We all benefit from feeling more relaxed – with a calmer mind, better sleep, healthier body, happier in our relationships, more comfortable in our skin & at peace with our place & purpose in the world. For some people, deeper relaxation is also about recovering & performing better – at work, at sports, in creative pursuits or simply being able to love & care for our family & friends better.
Overlooked by western science until now, our human body possesses a natural shaking reflex that releases stress & tension below the level of our conscious awareness. We’ve all seen or experienced it – hands shaking when public speaking or trembling after a car accident or a shock, children vibrating with excitement or simply just shaking during yoga or pilates or when maxing out at the gym.
This natural reflex is not a ‘symptom’ of stress, shock, anxiety, fear, weakness or loss of control, but one of the primary ways our body releases muscular tension, relaxes the nervous system & restores our mind & body to a calm, relaxed & balanced state. It’s a natural response you can use in as little as 5-10 minutes simply lying on the floor or even in bed at night.
TRE (tension & trauma release exercises) teaches you how to deliberately invoke this recovery response in a safe & controlled way- providing you with a body-based technique to relax & rebalance your nervous system without requiring mental focus, physical effort or the need to recall the past or talk about it. Animals naturally use it & you can to – whenever & wherever you like. To release stress & tension, reduce anxiety, improve training recovery & performance, and to support & enhance the effects of other treatments & self-care techniques.