Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) is the body’s natural process for releasing stress, tension and trauma. TRE is a set of gentle exercises to activate the body’s inbuilt tremoring mechanism so it can shake out the tension, stress and trauma. When the body is triggered in threat or perceived danger it gets pumped full of adrenaline and cortisol to prepare it to fight back or run away. If you don’t run or fight those chemicals stay within the body and contribute to the chronic tension, tightness, and soreness that we feel when our muscles are locked up and have restricted movement. TRE helps to unwind these tension patterns. Once you have learned how to self-regulate your tremoring you can use TRE regularly on your own at home to help your body relax, let go of any stress, tension and trauma, and return to its natural calm state.
Want to learn TRE?
Over 5 million people have learnt TRE. It is taught in over 60 countries worldwide. TRE can be learned via an appointment in person or online. A minimum of 3 sessions is recommended to ensure that you have learned how to self-regulate your tremoring. You can bring a friend and share the cost! Once you have learnt how to self-regulate you can continue using TRE at home for the rest of your life as part of your self-care routine. You do not have to see a TRE provider regularly. However, you may choose to have occasional or regular sessions with a TRE provider if you want more guidance or support with your tremoring process.
TRE can also be learnt in workshops and through a free TRE online course. Please note the free online course is not suitable for:
- Anyone with psychological/psychiatric conditions that require strict regulation
- Anyone with fragile psychological defences
- Anyone who has a history of complex trauma (near-death experiences, abuse, violence, major accidents, natural disasters, surgeries, severe losses, etc)
- Anyone with physical conditions that require strict regulation
- Anyone with physical or medical limitations.
For anyone in the above categories, it is best to consult with a TRE provider, like me, to make sure TRE is suitable for you and to teach you how to use it safely.
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