TRE

A natural way to return your body to a state of calm

Have you ever started to shake before giving a speech, or trembled uncontrollably after a car accident or sports injury? We’ve been taught to hide or suppress these ‘neurogenic’ tremors (their official title) for fear of looking weak or ‘silly’, but in fact this shaking is the body’s natural mechanism for releasing tension and trauma from the system!

Calm is a super power

Animals do this naturally. A gazelle that has narrowly escaped the clutches of a lion, for example, will run to safety. It will then tremor in order to discharge the excessive tension and stress chemicals in its system, before returning to its grazing, unaffected.

Amazingly, we have the same mechanism inside us. And we can tap back into this healing reflex using a process called TRE.

What is TRE® (Tension, Stress and Trauma Releasing Exercises)? 

TRE is a series of seven simple exercises which trigger a shaking reflex in the body. This shaking or tremoring releases muscle tension, calms the nervous system, and returns the body to a balanced state, where health and healing can occur.

The beauty of TRE is that…

  • it’s easy and fun to learn
  • it’s effortless – the tremors do all the work!
  • it doesn’t involve talking about your stress or trauma history
  • it’s empowering – once you’ve learnt TRE, you can practise at home
  • it can be used to relieve daily stress as well as deeper trauma

Here’s a 5 minute animation which explains how TRE works:

Learning TRE

You can learn TRE by booking a 1:1 appointment or by coming to a class. Most people need around 2-3 sessions in order to be able to practise safely and effectively at home. All sessions are held at at the WOW Clinic in Westbourne.

*Please note: Group classes are NOT recommended if you have any major medical or mental health conditions, or have a history of complex or severe trauma. If you have any concerns about this, please contact me for a chat before booking on a class or course.

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My qualifications

TRE Certified Provider
MSc Public Administration (Human Resource Management)
BSc (Hons) Experimental Psychology
Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy
Diploma in Personal Training

Advanced TRE training

TRE for Children (Dr Melanie Salmon)
Diaphragm workshop
Deepen Your Practice workshop
Interventions workshop
Psoas and Pelvis workshop

Nervous system training 

The Resilience Toolkit (Lumos Transforms)
Neurogenic Freedom (Fernando Aguiar)
Sense Writing – Rewire Your Creative Writing (Madelyn Kent)

Further info

Global TRE website: traumaprevention.com
UK TRE websites: TRE College

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