Trauma & Tension Releasing Exercises (TRE)®
I completed my Level I training with TRE® founder, David Berceli in 2012 and my Level II with Dr Melanie Salmon in 2013. I attend regular Supervision meetings with my the TRE® Supervisor, Dr Melanie Salmon and collegues, so we can understand our own processes and discuss new information that may benefit our clients. I am now an Advanced TRE® Provider.
Tension and Trauma Releasing exercises were originally developed by Dr David Berceli to address the impacts of traumatic experiences on the body. Hurtful experiences, stress, and tension are part of everyone’s life and we often do not realize how these experiences are etched deep in the mind and body. TRE® is a simple technique that uses exercises to release stress or tension from the body that accumulate from every day circumstances of life, from difficult situations, immediate or prolonged stressful situations, or traumatic life experiences (i.e., natural disasters, social or domestic violence, hospitalisations, childbirth).
“TRE® evokes the tremoring or shaking of the Psoas muscle, which lies deep in the pelvis. This
muscle stores all our stresses over our life-time. If the Psoas muscle is not allowed to shake, it
remains tight and constantly sends a signal to the brain and autonomic nervous system that
“danger is still present”. Only a relaxed Psoas muscle alerts the brain and nervous system that
danger is over and adrenalin no longer needs to be discharged.
Tremoring is the only(natural) way that this important stress muscle can release….and thereby
inform our entire nervous system that we are now safe enough to relax fully. Tremoring is our
natural inbuilt organic mechanism that relaxes the Psoas and thereby turns off the adrenalin
release from the brain. If we engage in repeatedly doing TRE®, we are sending signals to the
brain and nervous system that danger has passed and we do not need fight & flight chemicals.
However it takes on average 3 months of doing TRE® for 20 minutes 3 times a week, for this
physiological and neurological change in the body to become permanent.
In order to de-stress and even achieve self-healing using TRE®, the exercises need to be done at
regular intervals (at least 3 x weekly), and for at least 3 months. The benefits are directly related
to the number of times a person does TRE®. The results keep improving over time.” quoted by Dr Melanie Salmon
Through working with the body holistically and drawing on my years of work experience, I have found TRE ® to be the most powerful body release without engaging our perpetual mind chatter that seems to dominate our every waking moment. I have experience in working with clients with injuries and trauma from violence.
TRE® is a safe process which can be done in the heart of the home.