TRE (stress, tension & trauma release exercises) is an innovative, cost effective & empowering self-care resilience training that teaches you how to deliberately use your body’s natural neurogenic tremor reflex to build resilience by physically releasing the impacts of stress & trauma on your own, on an ongoing & regular basis.
Often experienced spontaneously after stressful or traumatic experiences, these autonomic movements tend to be inhibited, misunderstood & pathologised in western cultures as a ‘symptom’ of stress, trauma, anxiety, PTSD & shock. TRE involves a reframing & normalising of this natural reflex as one of the body’s key resources to physically release stress & trauma in order to restore the neurophysiology of the body to calm, relaxed & balanced state.
Using simple exercises, (which can be performed lying in bed or on the floor) TRE teaches you how to invoke this natural tremor reflex in a safe & controlled way that is able to be self-regulated so you are always in control of your experience. As TRE is not a psychological or psychotherapeutic technique and does not require the recall or discussion of past experiences, it is stigma free & can be cost effectively learnt in a workshop or group training by the vast majority of people.
While TRE is most effectively used on a regular basis for building resilience & ongoing self-care, it can also be used as an early-intervention technique after stressful or traumatic experiences to help support traditional talk-based approaches by helping to address the often over-looked & unresolved physical aspects of stress & trauma.
- 4 mins -US TRE Provider Jessica Schaffer explains TRE as a stress prevention self-care tool
- 3 mins – US Coach/TRE provider Chris Balsley outlines TRE is a tool you can use for the rest of your life
- 2 minute video of therapists explaining the benefits of TRE for themselves and their clients