TRE®: Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises
TRE®, or Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises, are a simple set of exercises that trigger a natural tremor reflex in the body.
Shaking can release long-held tension patterns and promote new feelings of connection and ease. Shaking is a novel stimulus to the central nervous system. New stimuli, approached with safety and curiosity, can support learning and growth.
The psychology of trauma is complex, the physiology is relatively simple. In trauma old parts of the brain are fixed in defence cascades of ‘fight-or-flight’ or ‘freeze’.
TRE® is a safe, natural process to re-boot overprotective reflexes.
Sarah has worked in mental health for over 10 years. For 4 years she worked with male offenders with experience of complex trauma within a forensic setting.
She has diplomas in hypnotherapy, counselling, CBT, DBT and has trained in massage and Reiki, she has experience as a trainer for other professionals about becoming trauma informed. She is a qualified TRE provider.
Working with complex trauma got Sarah interested in how trauma is held in the body and the curious about the most effective way to heal trauma. She discovered TRE and discovered its benefits through regular practice and became inspired to train in TRE and help others release trauma somatically.
“Helplessness is a universal state for people overwhelmed by traumatic stress. Gaining control of their symptoms, their body, and their life is an essential part of the healing process. TRE is a powerful tool to achieve this. I have personally used TRE and have taught them to friends and patients with remarkable results.” Robert Scaer MD, Author of ‘The Body Bears the Burden: Trauma Dissociation and Disease’.
“Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises, TRE, is a route to healing that I have not experienced from any other modality. I have been a physician, a psychiatrist, and a Gestalt Specialist for 35 years. I am now teaching TRE to all my clients as a healing modality.” Melanie Salmon, MD Psychiatrist UK RSA
60 mins one to one session: £50
60 mins one to one session for BeWell members: £35