Trauma Releasing Therapy

Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE ®)

Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®) is a revolutionary body-based movement therapy designed to release emotional and physical trauma that is stored in the body. TRE® consists of 7 body movements that fatigue the muscles that control our natural tremor (shaking) mechanism. By slowly reintroducing natural tremoring to the body, we’re able to release deeply stored tension, stress, emotional and physical trauma and re-regulate the nervous system.

Trauma and the Nervous System

There usually isn’t one single life event that causes trauma and nervous system dysregulation, but a series of events or circumstances, many times starting early in life. It can be deeply confusing or frustrating for those struggling with traumatic experiences, PTSD, or highly stressful lives to understand how trauma not only changes the way the brain functions, but also the body.

Nervous system dysregulation happens when someone experiences dangerous, traumatic, or stressful situations for a prolonged period and is continually entering the sympathetic state (fight/flight/freeze). Over time, the nervous system adapts to be on alert for constant danger, pumping the body with inflammatory stress hormones, even when there is no real danger present. This dysregulated nervous system leads to things like anxiety, depression, PTSD, feelings of fear, rage/anger, problems with mood, lack of emotional regulation, over thinking, poor sleep, chronic pain, migraines, asthma, inflammation, weight gain, ADD, IBS/digestive issues, poor immunity, and autoimmune disease.

By reintroducing controlled tremoring to the body, we are slowly discharging this deeply stored physical and emotional trauma. As stress, tension and trauma are released, the nervous system begins to re-regulate, the mind becomes calmer, and the body begins to heal.

How Are Sessions Conducted?

TRE® is done virtually over Zoom in the comfort of your home. During our sessions I will guide you through the set of body movements that are designed to fatigue the muscles that control the natural tremor mechanism. We will also integrate breath work and mindfulness, and I will monitor you carefully once you begin tremoring. When done in a controlled and guided environment, tremoring safely allows the body to release suppressed energy and brings our minds and bodies back to a more even baseline.

What Does TRE® Look Like?

TRE® is generally very relaxing and allows the body to naturally shake and discharge deeply held trauma.

How Many Sessions Do I Need?

TRE® is an extremely effective, affordable, self-directed way to help quickly and
naturally heal trauma and repair the nervous system. Unlike other therapeutic modalities that require ongoing visits with a practitioner, after only 3-4 sessions clients have the tools and knowledge to confidently start a regular TRE® practice on their own.

How Long Does TRE® Take to Work?

As soon as the 1st session clients start to feel an energetic release. After just a
few weeks of a regular practice, clients report better mood, calmness, less pain,
increased flexibility, decreased inflammation, weight loss, improved digestive function, and an elevated sense of overall wellbeing.

How Often Can I do TRE®?

In the beginning you will only do TRE® 1-3 times a week and tremor up to 15 minutes each time.

Who should do TRE®?

TRE® is an incredibly effective somatic practice for almost everyone and may be a good fit if you have experiencedd:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Panic Attacks
  • Assault
  • Childhood abuse or trauma
  • Prolonged exposure to stress
  • Major traumatic events
  • Grief/loss
  • Physical injuries
  • Pain (general or chronic)
  • High stress work/life
  • Asthma
  • Inflammation
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble regulating emotions or anger
  • Disrupted sleep patterns
  • IBS and digestive issues
  • Migraines
  • Frequent muscle aches or stiffness

How much is TRE®?

3 sessions are $495.
First sessions last about 75-90 minutes and follow-ups are 60-65 minutes.

Massage with TRE ®

Massage in conjunction with TRE® is an incredibly powerful combination for healing and addressing deeply held trauma. As a trauma-informed massage therapist, I understand how muscles react to an activated nervous system and store stress. My goal is to help you become more in tune with how your body reacts to stress and trauma and bring awareness to these physical sensations. Clients have found that integrating TRE® with massage therapy allows for deeper work, increases relaxation, and has a greater impact on healing.

Where Can I Find More Info?

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