Our nervous system comes with an in-built mechanism made to release the stress that gets stored in our body. Trauma and Tension Release Exercises (TRE) are quick and effective exercises that activate the body’s tremor mechanism, effectively relieving chronic tension and bringing our nervous system back into balance.
Have you ever observed how when people or animals are nervous, they tremble? In order to prevent stress from building up in our bodies, we are innately designed to release it. As a result of social conditioning, we’re told to halt the shaking rather than rely on this natural stress-relieving mechanism to help us relax our bodies.
Stress, tension, and trauma first develop in our nervous system and body before they do in our thoughts. They are our body’s natural reaction to any situation that is perceived as a threat or throws us off balance.
The exercises can also be tailored to each individual’s needs based on flexibility & physical health, making them suitable for people of all ages and abilities. It is a set of straightforward exercises that prompt the body’s natural shaking reflex to relieve muscle tension, soothe the nervous system, and help the body regain its balance, thereby releasing stored tension and trauma from our bodies in the long run.
TRE is a highly effective tool that can assist the body in releasing the energy naturally – resetting the nervous system and bringing the body back into equilibrium. As a result, it releases pent-up stress and stores emotions leading to decreased anxiety, stress and overall ineffective emotional regulation associated with a stressed nervous system.
The use of TRE can help the body heal deeply ingrained trauma as well as decrease stress, reduce anxiety, foster resilience, and diminish feelings of overwhelm. It encourages mental, emotional, and physical wellness.
Our regularly hosted workshops on Introduction to Tension and Trauma Release Exercises aim to impart an understanding of the biology and science behind tension and trauma release, how stress gets stored in the body, and our body’s natural healing mechanisms to process and relieve the energy of stress from our system. In these workshops, participants are taken through the experience of TRE and its healing effects. The end result is always an awe-struck understanding of and appreciation towards the body and all that it can do!
This training is in affiliation with TRE For All. It is designed for professionals who are looking to help individuals dealing with adverse stress and trauma stored in the body using the body’s natural healing/tremor mechanism. By releasing stress and healing trauma, individuals connect to their wholeness in a way that improves all areas of their life and their community. Because TRE is a natural response that requires no language, it transcends many barriers and can benefit everyone, making it inclusive for all. Professionals can practice TRE with their clients to provide a safe method to process trauma without going into the narration of it.
This training is in affiliation with the Arizona Trauma Institute. It is designed to enhance non- clinical care professionals’ knowledge and skills to support the healing process for those they care for, who struggle due to history of trauma and adversity. This training will enhance the skills that are vital and fundamental to effective recovery and resilience of a trauma history.
Our upcoming Senior Leads training is an international training taking place in October. This training offers practical ways of supporting children/teenagers whose learning is interrupted by trauma or mental health problems and whose troubled behavior may have become a barrier to learning for other pupils. This training is in partnership with Trauma-Informed Schools UK – for teachers and staff who aim to build a safer and inclusive school environment.