Trauma Releasing Exercises, TRE®

Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE ®)

TRE® is a highly effective, body-based movement therapy that releases deeply stored emotional and physical trauma and regulates the nervous system. It’s an extremely transformational practice and can have a significant impact on major life areas including mental & physical health, career path, relationships, and general wellbeing. TRE® is ideal for those who:

  • Have a history of emotional or physical trauma and stress
  • Feel unhappy or stagnant with their emotional or physical wellbeing, career path, relationships, or general health
  • Are looking to release past conditioning, limiting beliefs, and negative patterns
  • Want to regulate their nervous system and connect more deeply to intuition
  • Feel a regular sense of unease and discomfort in the body 

How TRE® Works

TRE® consists of simple exercises and 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 regulate the nervous system. Once learned, this is a valuable skill clients have throughout life as a self-help tool.

As the nervous system regulates with TRE®, clients can gain access to their intuition, make aligned decisions, improve health and wellbeing, have healthier relationships, create a fulfilling career path, and live life with more ease and intention.

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, fear-based thinking, unease in the body, lack of emotional regulation, chronic pain, inflammation, ADD, IBS/digestive issues, poor immunity.

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 regulate, the mind becomes calmer, and the body begins to heal.

How Are Sessions Conducted?

TRE® can be done in-person at my office or virtually via Zoom from the comfort of your home. During our sessions, you will learn how the nervous system works and its impact on major life areas like health, career and relationships, self- regulation techniques and connect more deeply to the body. I will guide you through the set of simple body movements and you will learn how to safely activate your body’s natural tremor mechanism.

When done in a controlled and guided environment, tremoring safely allows the body to release suppressed energy + deeply held patterns of muscular and fascial tension, 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® begins with a set of 3 sessions: A 1st 90-minute session and two (2) 60-minute follow-up sessions. After this, clients can practice independently. If more support is needed, they can schedule follow-up sessions or integrate a combination of TRE® with massage if appropriate. There is no “one size fits all” and the number of sessions and frequency is different depending on each client’s individual needs.

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, most clients report better mood, calmness, less pain,
increased flexibility and an elevated sense of wellbeing.

How Often Can I do TRE®?

In the beginning, TRE® should only be done 1-3 times a week up to 15 minutes each time. The amount depends on your body’s nervous system response and is discussed during our sessions.

Who should do TRE®?

TRE® is an incredibly effective somatic practice for almost everyone and may be a good fit if you have experienced:
  • 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®?

Set of 3 sessions (1st 90-minute and two (2) 60-minute follow-ups)- $495
Follow-up 60-minute session (after 1st 3 sessions are completed)- $150

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.

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