Chronic stress and trauma can take a toll on all aspects of your life, including your physical and mental health. Fortunately, there are cutting edge embodiment techniques that you can learn to can help alleviate the effects of these debilitating conditions. One such technique is Tension & Trauma Release Exercises (TRE®).
WHAT ARE TENSION & TRAUMA RELEASE EXERCISES (TRE®) AND WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
TRE is a body-based, self-help technique created in 1998 by Dr. David Berceli, an internationally acclaimed trauma expert. TRE helps the body release deep tension, stress, and old patterns of unexpressed trauma responses that are held in the nervous system. The idea underpinning the process is that our fascia and muscles often hold the embodiment of old tension, stress, and trauma. Therefore, appropriate manipulation of these muscles will lead to the release of chronic holding and muscle strain; by releasing this strain, the whole body can return to a state of equilibrium or balance.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM TRE®?
TRE is a safe and effective tension-releasing tool for everyone, including children. It is a simple and easy-to-use technique that once learned correctly can be practiced in the comfort of your home. If you are struggling with chronic stress or chronic illness, TRE can be a helpful addition to your recovery tool box.
SOME BENEFITS POSSIBLE WITH REGULAR TRE® INCLUDE;
- Deep tension relief
- Chronic Stress reduction & management
- Pain reduction
- Improved mood
- Physical and psychological trauma recovery
- Improved sleep quality
- Feeling more self-reliant and motivated
- More sexual enjoyment
- Reduction in PTS symptoms
SCIENTIFIC BACKING FOR TRE®.
Several scientific studies* confirm TRE® is effective to relieve deep muscle tension, trauma, and stress. A recent study in 2021 to test the effectiveness of TRE in multiple sclerosis revealed that these exercises can help to alleviate the symptoms of this muscle-related condition.
Also, a recent case study revealed that a former soldier practiced TRE exercises consistently for four months, before bed and right after waking up, and testified of massive improvement in his post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.
Further studies found that TRE was effective in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in former soldiers.
Another study found that TRE helped reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
HOW DO WE PRACTICE TRE®?
The process consists of learning 7 simple exercises which clients can practice in any comfortable environment. The exercises are taught in a specific sequence and they involve a series of gentle movements and stretches to build a little tension in the muscles. These unique movements invite the body to access an innate reflex mechanism that triggers the vibration or tremor of the muscles and fascia.
This is similar to how a dog will tremor when frightened or excited. Our nervous systems work in the same way to discharge stress. TRE gives us a doorway to access this natural self-healing tool.
This then creates deep relaxation and calms the nervous system. Often the sense of calm experienced is very different and profound for many.
TRE® encourages the body to return to a state of balance by activating by our shaking mechanism in a safe and regulated environment.
Although TRE® is a simple self-help tool, it can very powerful and experts recommend being supported by a Certified TRE® Provider in the early stages.
After booking an appointment, clients are taught the various safe and effective ways to practice TRE® exercises to achieve maximum benefits.
WHAT MAKES TRE® DIFFERENT FROM OTHER EXERCISES?
Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®) is a revolutionary exercise and embodiment training system that aids the body in releasing stress, tension, and trauma stored in deep muscular patterns.
The latest research supports the idea that stress, tension, and trauma have hugely psychological and physical effects on the body. TRE® is founded on this concept and has aided thousands of people worldwide. The reflexive muscle vibrations produced by TRE® are generally pleasant and soothing, often leaving participants feeling peaceful and rejuvenated.
TRE® is a self-care practice to promote relaxation and general health and wellness. Everyone experiences stress, tension, and trauma, thus everyone can benefit from TRE®. Also, the muscle-shaking mechanism it uses is typical of all humans – everyone has a tremor, it is a naturally occurring response. This inner vibration enhances the body’s resiliency by extinguishing cortisol and causing deep relaxation, thus lowering stress levels day to day.
By simply shaking your body you can help alleviate anxiety, pain, and stress, and live a more comfortable life.
TRE® is available at Therapy Harley Street with Kate Munden, Certified Global TRE® Trainer and Advanced Provider.