TRE for Young People & Schools
I want to improve Resilience & Wellbeing
TRE is a revolutionary self-care technique that helps to support the mental health, physical wellbeing & educational performance of both Young People & their Teachers. By rebalancing the nervous system at its core below the level of conscious control, TRE helps reduce stress & anxiety and shifts the neurophysiology of the body to more relaxed & relational states required to enable optimal learning & development.
As TRE does not require talking to others or recalling past events it is socially safe & stigma free. As the spontaneous movements invoked naturally help to calm the mind, TRE provides a body-based alternative to mindfulness & general exercise at the same time as supporting & enhancing their effects. While TRE doesn’t replace counselling or professional support for those who require it, providing TRE to your Staff & Students not only empowers them with a life-long technique to manage stress & anxiety, but also supports a culture of wellbeing, resilience & high performance in the entire school community.
Supporting Young People & Students
As TRE requires almost no mental focus, minimal physical effort and can be used in as little as 5-10 minutes simply lying on the floor or even in bed to assist with getting to sleep, it is easy & efficient when Young People are most stressed & least likely to undertake more demanding self-care practices such as mindfulness & general exercise.
Easily introduced in a group environment & providing a neurobiological model of resilience & self-regulation, TRE provides a critical outlet for Young People to physically release the literal internal tensions that build up in response to the educational & relational pressures of adolescence. As the spontaneous movements have an innate calming effect on the mind & help to reinforce natural meditative flow states, TRE not only helps reduce anxiety & improve sleep, but also helps to enhance creativity & performance under pressure during exams.
Supporting Teachers & Staff
TRE not only offers a self-care technique for Teachers & Staff to manage stress & optimise their own health & wellbeing, but also provides a trauma-informed model of learning, behaviour & development that integrates the underlying physiology of the nervous system in addition to cognitive inputs & conscious choices.
By combining education about the nervous system’s habitual responses to stress, anxiety & trauma with a practical technique to rebalance the nervous system below the level of conscious control, TRE not only empowers Staff in their own self-regulation, but also provides a body-based model of relationships that supports the growth & development of physiological resilience in their students.
Benefits of TRE
As TRE invokes the human body’s innate capacity to release stress & reorganise itself towards more optimal & efficient states, the benefits experienced are as diverse as the individuals using it.
Calming the Mind
By calming the nervous system & releasing the subconscious muscular tension associated with stress & anxiety, TRE naturally helps to calm the mind & reduce hypervigilance. As the movements help generate meditative ‘flow states,’ TRE supports & enhances mindfulness & meditation practices & reinforces the ‘clear-mind’ state required for creativity & optimal performance.
Balancing the Body
By releasing tension & rebalancing the neuromuscular system below the level of our conscious awareness or control, TRE supports & enhances consciously directed techniques (such as Yoga, Pilates, stretching, body-based treatments & general exercise) & helps improve posture, reduce pain, prevent injury & optimise movement patterns & dynamic core stability.
By releasing shock & reducing the acute stress response, TRE provides a self-empowering technique to assist recovery from traumatic events such as car accidents, natural disasters, giving birth & loss of a loved one. By addressing the underlying neurobiology of stress & trauma, TRE supports cognitive-based approaches & helps people move through their grief.
By down-regulating the nervous system, switching off hypervigilance & releasing the chronic muscular tension associated with unresolved stress & trauma, TRE provides a simple, fast & effective self-care technique to build ‘neurophysiological resilience’ & coping capacity in the nervous system. As TRE is body-based & bottom-up, it supports & compliments top-down cognitive-based approaches.
By providing a trauma-informed model of behavior linked to the underlying states of our nervous system, TRE provides a practical tool to regulate our mental health & physical wellbeing, as well as a neurobiological pathway to develop greater capacity for the self-regulation of addictions, anxiety, anger & compulsive behaviours.
Assisting Other Approaches
By invoking the body’s innate capacity to reorganise itself towards more optimal & efficient states below the level of our conscious control, TRE provides an adjunct & complimentary technique to support & enhance other approaches including counselling, cognitive-based therapies, mindfulness, bodywork, rehabilitation programs & self-care practices such as Yoga & Pilates.
By providing a trauma-informed model of relational behavior linked to the underlying states of our nervous system, TRE provides a practical technique to help shift our nervous system towards more safe, secure & relational states – not only with respect to others, but also with respect to our body, our life & the world around us.
By calming the nervous system, releasing neuromuscular tension, training meditative ‘flow states’ & optimising movement & skills patterns below the level of our conscious awareness, TRE provides a performance-enhancing technique to enhance creativity, improve problem solving & performance under pressure, and reinforce the mind & body states required for optimal performance at school, sport or work.