TRE for Veterans & Defence Personnel

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TRE is a cutting edge ‘calming technique’ that empowers Veterans & Personnel in the self-management of their own wellbeing & performance. 

By releasing muscular tension, reducing stress & anxiety & rebalancing the nervous at its core below the level of conscious control, TRE provides a body-based technique to reduce stress, switch off hypervigilance, improve sleep quality, reduce recovery times, enhance physical performance & help prevent PTSD & burnout without having to talk about it.

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Why Veterans & Defence Personnel like TRE

All around the world TRE is consistently well-liked by Veterans & Military Personnel because it is body-based, stigma-free & 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 when most fatigued & easily used 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 effects, the technique is easily integrated into exercise & recovery routines to support sustainable high performance & train peak performance mind states. As TRE & other similar ‘tremoring’ practices are already being used by elite athletes including AFL Footballers & Professional Surfers, it is embraced as a performance enhancing technique as much as a preventative wellbeing one.

The Evidence for TRE

Due to its ease of use and immediate effect of reducing hyperarousal and muscular tension, TRE was identified by the US Military as one of the 5 most promising techniques to regulate the nervous system. A controlled clinical trial using TRE for the treatment of stress and PTSD is currently underway in the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs. In Australia, a case study on a Veteran using TRE for PTSD recovery was published in the Journal of Military & Veteran Health. Click here for the TRE Research Database. 

Peer-reviewed research has shown TRE helps to reduce domestic violence & mental health conditions, as well as improving quality of life & the capacity to deal with adversity. At the individual level, the benefits of TRE are instantly verifiable using wearable technology that measures sleep quality & heart rate variability, key neurobiological markers of resilience, elite performance & wellbeing across the lifespan. Evaluations by front-line health workers in Australia consistently report immediate calming effects & unanimously recommend TRE for other staff in their organisations. Click here for an evaluation of TRE Resilience Training by NSW Health Staff

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TRE Resilience & Performance Training

Originally developed to empower large populations in their recovery from mass-scale trauma, TRE provides a trauma-informed model of wellbeing & resilience that focuses on the self-regulation of the nervous system via a significantly different entry point to consciously directed techniques such as mindfulness, visualisation, breath-training & general exercise.

By invoking the body’s innate capacity to generate more strength, better co-ordination & deeper relaxation through spontaneous involuntary movement than we are able to create consciously, TRE also provides a cutting-edge recovery & performance enhancing technique that optimises neuromuscular balance & trains peak performance mind states. While TRE appears revolutionary in western cultures, similar spontaneous movement techniques have been used to support a culture of excellence in martial arts for many generations, including Seiki Jutsu practiced by ancient Samurai Warriors.

Providing TRE to Veterans & Defence Personnel

If you are interested in providing TRE Resilience Training to your Veterans or current Service Personnel, 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 to tailor a training program specific to your needs.

While Veterans or Personnel wanting to learn TRE for professional use are welcome to undertake the standard TRE certification training program, there are also opportunities to provide abridged training for the use of TRE within the confines of a particular organisation.