TRE- Stress, Tension, Trauma Release Exercise
Our bodies “speak” our history! The experience of mental, emotional, or physical pain often results in stress/trauma. Some people may carry it with them for the rest of their life, allowing it to interfere with the correct and accurate perception of people, places, objects and experiences in the present. Every stress or trauma, whether physiological, cognitive, emotional or interpersonal, affects the body. The healing of stress and/or trauma begins in the body. Since the body is an accurate history book of our experiences in life, it is essential to include the body in the healing process.TRE® (Tension, Stress & Trauma Release Exercise) is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. Created by Dr. David Berceli, PhD, TRE® safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system, releasing deep chronic tension from the sacrum to the cranium, often without recalling the “stories” or the past “issues in the tissues.” When this muscular shaking / vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return to a state of balance.
TRE can release emotions ranging from mild upset to severe anxiety, whether it is caused by work stress, excessive worry, conflict in relationships, physical stresses or traumas from accidents. Additionally, TRE has been reported to reduce pain, increase mobility and aid healing of past injuries. When tension is released anywhere in the body, the brain registers a reduction in pain signals and produces new hormones for relaxation and comfort. Often, this release of tension is much like receiving an internal massage.
Who can benefit from TRE?
Whether you are a parent, spouse or anyone who would like more patience with your family, have suffered from chronic illness, a victim of violence or accident, a soldier suffering with PTSD, a caretaker or simply a person who wants to become more resilient and just feel better about life, you can benefit from TRE.
TRE (tension/trauma releasing exercises) is a set of 7 gentle physical exercises that evoke a tremoring or shaking response to the body. They are easily learned in one session and can be done on your own at home to relieve stress and promote self-healing. The tremoring allows the body to release tension, negativity and trauma at very deep levels. TRE was developed by Dr. David Berceli and it is currently practiced in over 40 countries world-wide.
Reported Benefits of TRE
*Deeper sleep, *improved digestion, *improved cognitive thinking, *deep relaxation, *increased body mind awareness, *minimized tremors, *peaceful, *improved muscular range of motion, *reduced anxiety, *experiencing grace and body wisdom;, *feeling present, *releasing armoring and *feeling aliveness and joy.
Alyce Sorokie is the director of Partners In Wellness, a natural health center she founded in 1990. Known as a pioneer in the Chicago wellness community, Alyce has been a certified TRE provider since 2013. In addition, she is a Digestive Consultant, Colon Therapist, author of Gut Wisdom: Understanding and Improving your Digestive Health (Career Press, 2004), and creator of the Belly Buddy TM, a gut stress reducing, healing pillow.
Check for TRE videos and further information at trealyce.com or traumaprevention.com.