TRE / Tension Release Exercises
TRE is based on the fundamental idea, backed by recent research, that stress, tension and trauma is both psychological and physical. TRE safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down and recalibrating the nervous system.
How does it work?
The reflexive muscle vibrations in TRE generally feel pleasant and soothing. After doing the exercises, many people report feelings of peace and well-being. I am a certified TRE Provider. In addition to one-on-one sessions, I run workshops periodically (contact me if you wish to host a group). Attendees of either can meet together to practice in regular fortnightly "drop in” group gatherings which I lead (1 hour duration - upcoming dates tbc).
For more info about TRE see www.traumaprevention.com
Dr. Berceli - who developed TRE - writes:
“I was living in several countries in Africa & Mid East that were experiencing war and political violence. I noticed a pattern among all of us, that when we became anxious, frightened or traumatized, our bodies would begin to shake from fear. This shaking had a predictable pattern. It had a beginning, at the onset of violence; middle during the violence; and an end, the shaking would stop when the violence ceased and safety was restored. I recognized that the shaking was not a pathology of the fear response, as traditional medicine suggests, but rather it was a healthy mechanism of the nervous system trying to help the body reduce its fear, tension and anxiety. I developed a method to artificially evoke this shaking response in a safe and controlled environment. This allows the individual to complete the shaking response long after the stressor is over and reduce the still-existing excited charge of the nervous system.”