Q: How often should I do TRE?
A: To begin with, aim to practise 2-3 times a week for 5-15 minutes at a time. After a month, you’ll really be feeling the benefits and you’ll be able to tune into what your body needs and increase or decrease your ‘dose’ (session length or frequency) as required.
Q: Is there a best time to do TRE?
A: Some people like to do TRE in the morning to set them up for the day, others use it when they come home from work. It’s best to experiment to see what works for you. Try using TRE…
- before an event, such as a speech or interview, to calm your nerves
- after an event, such as a hectic day at work, to help you shake off stress
- before you go to bed, or if you wake in the night, to help you sleep
- after exercise or sport (you can shortcut the exercises and just do the last one)
Q: What if I don’t shake?
A: Don’t worry, everyone shakes but in different ways. Typically, people experience shaking or tremoring in the legs and pelvis. Over the following weeks and months this movement may spread to different parts of the body. The tremors may be very active and ‘large’, or they may be fine vibrations. Some people experience rocking, swaying, bouncing or stretching movements. You may also feel warmth or tingling sensations. One of the great things about TRE is that there’s no ‘right’ way to tremor. Everyone has their own tremor pattern and experience, and this can change from session to session.
Q: Can I use TRE alongside therapy or counselling?
A: Yes, TRE works very well with other therapies, including talking therapies such as psychotherapy and counselling. Please discuss this with your doctor or therapist to check they are happy for you to use TRE alongside their treatment.
Q: Will I have an emotional release?
A: Most people experience TRE tremors without any emotions or memories surfacing. However, releasing deep tension from muscles and fascia can sometimes bring up buried emotions. This is why self-regulation is so important. It’s essential that you listen to your body and take things very slowly and gently. If you experience an uncomfortable feeling, memory or physical sensation, pause the session and re-start it when you feel ready, or stop the session altogether. I will go through this with you in more detail during a 1:1 or class, and I am always available should you need any help or support (see below).
A: Yes! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or queries you may have. I’d love to hear from you.