TRE for Birth

I want to support Birth & Recovery

Most women experience some form of shaking or tremors during or after birth. Generally misunderstood as a sign of shock & trauma, the inhibition of this natural relaxation response may inadvertently contribute towards failure to progress and post-natal depression. 

Commonly referred to as ‘post-partum shivers,’ TRE provides a trauma-informed model of these spontaneous movements & outlines their role & purpose in supporting natural delivery and post-birth recovery.

With spontaneous shaking & tremors deliberately used by Traditional Swahili Midwives for countless generations to help support post-birth recovery, TRE not only prepares women to surrender to spontaneous movements during & after birth, but also provides a practical self-care tool to support their mental health & physical wellbeing on the rest of their parenting journey. Easily used in as little as 5-10 minutes simply lying on the floor or even in bed, TRE also provides a body-based self-care technique to support the wellbeing & performance of Birth Professionals.

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Supporting the Journey of Birthing

TRE can be used to support mental health & physical wellbeing throughout the entire journey of birth.

Supporting Conception

By providing a practical tool to reduce stress & anxiety at its core below the level of conscious control, TRE provides a unique yet complimentary approach to consciously directed self-care techniques (such as mindfulness, breath training, visualisation & general exercise) to help optimise mental health, physical wellbeing & hormonal balance prior to conception.

Supporting Pregnancy

By providing a practical self-care technique to release muscular tension, reduce stress & anxiety & improve sleep quality, TRE supports women to optimise their mental health & physical wellbeing during pregnancy. As there are cautions for usingTRE during pregnancy it is recommended all pregnant women be professionally guided by a suitably qualified TRE Provider.

Supporting Birth

By providing a practical experience of the positive effects of spontaneous movements in relaxing the mind, releasing the body & reducing pain prior to birth in a safe & controlled environment, TRE prepares birthing women to surrender into & be supported by the innate wisdom of their body & its spontaneous involuntary movements during labor & delivery.

Support Birth Recovery

By normalizing post-partum tremors as a natural recovery response & empowering women to deliberately access them in a safe & self-regulated way, TRE provides a practical self-care technique to release the trauma of birth & rebalance the nervous system on an ongoing & regular basis to support the relaxation required for optimal bonding & breast-feeding.

Supporting Birth Professionals

Learning TRE not only provides a practical self-care technique for Birth Professionals but also offers an embodied framework to understand & support the role of spontaneous involuntary movements during labor & recovery.

Self-care for Birth Professionals

By releasing stress, trauma & anxiety at its core below the level of conscious control, TRE provides a body-based technique to support the mental health & physical wellbeing of Birth Professionals. Requiring little mental focus or physical effort it can be used in as little as 5-10 minutes simply lying on the floor or even in bed at night.

Supporting Spontaneous Movements at Birth

By providing a practical self-care technique to release muscular tension, reduce stress & anxiety & improve sleep quality, TRE helps support the mental health & physical wellbeing of mothers during pregnancy. As there are cautions for the use of TRE during pregnancy it is recommended all pregnant women be professionally guided by a suitably qualified TRE Provider.

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Supporting New Parents

While birth is obviously the primary focus of the pregnancy journey, the growth & development required of new parents or the accommodation of an additional child into an existing family unit can be an extremely stressful time.

By providing a simple, fast & effective self-care technique to release stress & shift the neurophysiology of the body towards more relaxed & relational states, TRE supports the ongoing growth & development of parents as well as the health & wellbeing of relationships & the family unit as a whole.

Providing Training to your Birth Professionals

If you are interested in providing TRE as a self-care technique for your staff you can direct them to the self-guided online learning course or contact Physiotherapist & National TRE Coordinator Richmond Heath on 0409 357 964 or email treaustralia@hotmail.com to tailor a program specific to your organization.

While Birth Professionals wanting to learn TRE for professional use are welcome to undertake the standard TRE certification training program, there are also opportunities for abridged training for groups of suitably qualified staff to deliver & support the ongoing use of TRE within their specific organization.