TRE for Individuals
I want to improve my Health & Wellbeing
While most of us have been told shakes & tremors are a sign of stress, fear, nerves & weakness or a symptom of anxiety, panic attacks & PTSD, this natural recovery reflex is a key part of the solution instead – relaxing the nervous system & naturally releasing the unconscious neuromuscular tension associated with unresolved stress & trauma.
TRE doesn’t replace professional support for those who require it, but provides a simple self-care technique to optimise wellbeing & performance and help support & enhance the effects of other treatments & self-care practices. While TRE appears revolutionary in western cultures, this natural recovery reflex has been deliberately used by traditional cultures all around the world for hundreds if not thousands of years.
Why People Love TRE
TRE requires almost no mental focus, minimal physical effort & can be used in as little as 5-10 minutes simply lying on the floor or even in bed. It can be used as a stand-alone technique or integrated into existing exercise & recovery routines to support & enhance other approaches such as Yoga, Pilates, sports training & general exercise.
While TRE is body-based, the spontaneous movements have a calming effect on both the body & the mind, helping to reduce anxiety, improve mindfulness & meditation and enhance recovery & sleep. By reinforcing meditative ‘flow states,’ TRE helps improve creativity & performance under pressure and provides a personal practice of self-regulation towards healthy relationships in all aspects of our life.
Benefits of TRE
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 & peak 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 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 reduce recovery times, improve performance under pressure, increase creativity & problem-solving, & reinforce the mental & physical states required for peak performance at sport or at work.