pIn the world we live in today it is hard to avoid any stress. Considering the different challenges, changes, and demands we face every day, stress is a normal human reaction that happens to everyone. In fact, the human body is designed to experience stress and react to it. Our body produces physical and mental responses when we experience challenges (stressors).
Stress responses help your body adjust to new situations. Stress can be positive, keeping us alert, motivated, and ready to avoid danger. ‘The fight, flight, and freeze’ mechanism have developed through evolution to help us to adapt to short-lived events when the physical alertness and activation of senses are intensified. Our bodies and nervous system can naturally cope with stress and traumatic experiences and grow stronger from them. But when the pressure continues without periods of relaxation it becomes a problem.
Effects of stress
Problems occur when there is no relief or room to recover from stress and process traumatic experiences. Tense muscles (“stress muscles” and fascia) send signals to the body about a dangerous situation, even after it is over. Long-term stress keeps the autonomic nervous system in an overexcited state. Sleep is disturbed, hormonal changes may occur, shallow breathing, muscle elasticity changes, and feeling nervous or agitated increases.
When a human feels naturally safe the organism is pulsating. Pulsating decreases when a human face a threat. The bigger the threat, the less pulsation. If the danger is severe it may result in a dissociation/freeze. The body’s tremor mechanism helps to gain back the pulsation. With the help of TRE® a tense body can be released bit by bit and the body can reach its natural “flowing” state. TRE® Tension and Trauma Release Exercises relax, activate, and mobilise tense muscles affected by stress and traumatic experiences.
The founder of TRE is American doctor David Berceli, an internationally known stress, and trauma care expert. He has developed and taught TRE for over 20 years. The method has been a success in several countries and cultures. At the moment TRE is being provided in 70 countries including Malta. People who work in burdensome occupations make use of TRE. This method is also a good tool for independent self-care and relaxation.
Create well-being and build resilience with TRE® Tension and Trauma Release Exercises
- Your body already knows how to release stress
- TRE-tension release is a simple and easy self-care method
- The effects are felt immediately
- TRE safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking and tremoring that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system
- When this shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance
Reported Benefits Include:
- Less Worry & Anxiety
- Reduces Symptoms of PTSD
- More Energy & Endurance
- Improved Marital Relationships
- Less Workplace Stress
- Better Sleep
- Less Relationship Conflict
- Reduced Muscle & Back Pain
- Increased Flexibility
- Greater Emotional Resiliency
- Decreases Symptoms of Vicarious Trauma
- Healing of Old Injuries
- Lessened Anxiety surrounding Serious Illness
- Relief from Chronic Medical Conditions
What makes TRE unique?
- The therapeutic muscle tremors evoked by the TRE exercise process is a natural, internal, neuro-physiological response of the body to reduce its own stress and restore a sense of well-being.
- TRE is a body-based (somatic) process that, when done properly, through a Certified TRE Provider can allow the individual to discharge tension from the body, which often does not require “revisiting the story”. (ie: verbally describing or talking about the traumatic experience)
- TRE is designed to be a self-help tool that once learned, can be used as needed, throughout one’s life, thereby continuously supporting and promoting personal health and wholeness.
- TRE can be taught as either a simple self-help, tension reduction technique in a physical exercise program OR it can be used as an effective complementary practice when integrated with other treatment modalities by those in the healing professions, including the treatment of PTSD and anxiety disorder recovery.