Stress and anxiety have become a normal part of daily living for many. There is pressure, both internal and external, to accomplish more, do more, be more. This daily stress, along with accumulated stress, anxiety and old (or current) trauma or upsets, can take a toll on our physical and emotional well-being. Extreme stressful situations can put our nervous systems into a fight, flight or freeze response, or we may remain in them as a result of long-standing stressful or traumatic events. Fortunately, our bodies are equipped with the ability to handle the pressures of living in today’s world, as well as to restore homeostasis from past wounding, both physical and emotional.
TRE®, or Tension and Trauma Release Exercises, is a method developed by Dr. David Bercelli to do just that. The method uses a series of somatic exercises to induce a natural tremoring response in the body. This tremoring response is a safe, automatic response that calms and balances the nervous system and relaxes muscle tension. Some examples of when we see this tremoring response in ourselves or others: when we are cold (shivering), stressed (nervous tapping), after an acute stressful or traumatic experience (spontaneous body shaking.)
– relief from stress and anxiety
– relief from PTSD
– improved sleep
– better relationships
– relief from chronic pain and chronic health conditions
– improved emotional stability
– improved energy
– less muscle tension
I use TRE when working with individuals and groups at The Kiloby Center. It nicely complements the inquiry work that we do, and is an additional tool that clients can learn to help themselves.
Individual and group sessions are available in the Palm Springs area. Individual sessions can also be done online.