TRE for Veterans & Defence Personnel
I want to improve Wellbeing & Performance
Originally developed to self-empower large populations in their recovery from mass-scale trauma, TRE provides a neurobiological model of resilience & elite performance training that focuses on self-regulation of the sub-threshold neuromuscular tension underlying most physical & mental health conditions.
By deliberately invoking the nervous system’s innate capacity to regulate itself through spontaneous involuntary movements known as ‘neurogenic tremors,’ TRE provides a body-based self-care technique to help prevent injury, switch off hypervigilance, improve sleep quality & maximise the body’s own adaptive resources to help prevent PTSD & burnout.
Why Veterans & Defence Personnel like TRE
All around the world TRE is consistently well-liked by Veterans & Military Personnel because it is body-based & doesn’t require them to talk about or recall past events. As TRE takes almost no mental focus or physical effort, it is easy & efficient & can be easily used simply lying in bed to switch-off hypervigilance & assist with getting to sleep.
Able to be used alone or in groups in as little as 5-10 minutes with immediate calming effects, TRE is easily integrated into exercise & recovery routines to help support sustainable high performance & peak performance mind states. As TRE & other similar ‘tremoring’ techniques are already being used by elite athletes including AFL Footballers & Professional Surfers, it is stigma free & embraced as an elite performance enhancing technique as much as a preventative wellbeing one.
The Evidence for TRE
Already learnt by an estimated 5 million people around the world, the evidence for TRE is emerging. The technique was identified by the US Military as one of the 5 most promising techniques to regulate the autonomic nervous system due to its ease of use & immediate effect of reducing hyper-arousal & muscular tension. A 3-year controlled clinical trial for the treatment of stress & PTSD is currently being conducted by the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs.
Peer-reviewed research has shown TRE helps to improve quality of life, reduce domestic violence & mental health conditions and enhances the capacity to deal with adversity, while at the individual level, the benefits of TRE are immediately verifiable using wearable technologies that measure sleep quality & heart rate variability, both key neurobiological markers of resilience, elite performance & wellbeing across the lifespan. A case study on the use of TRE for PTSD recovery by an Australian Veteran was also published in the Journal of Military & Veteran Health.
TRE Resilience & Performance Training
TRE Resilience Training combines the latest developments in trauma-informed neuroscience with a simple technique to self-manage sub-threshold presentations of most physical & mental health conditions. By providing a body-based model of cumulative trauma and a neurobiological model of resilience, TRE is stigma-free and over the last 10 years has consistently been evaluated by Australian front-line health workers as ‘more effective’ than other forms of resilience training they have done & unanimously recommended for other staff in their organisations.
Cost-effectively learnt in a large group setting with options for additional online learning & support, TRE can be introduced using a peer-supported train the trainer module & is easily embedded into standard recovery routines to help support sustainable high performance. While TRE appears innovative in western cultures, similar tremoring techniques have been deliberately used to support a culture of excellence & elite performance in martial arts for many generations, including the contemporary Japenese practice of Katsugen Undo & the traditional practice of Seiki Jutsu used by Samurai Warriors.