What is TRE
Tension/Trauma Release Exercises (Berceli, 2005)
is a unique and revolutionary process to de-stress,
release tension and process trauma. The six TRE
exercises reestablish our innate shaking mechanism, which is natural to us, but which we have 'switched off' through centuries of believing it to be unhealthy. The shaking, or what we call neurogenic tremors, release deeply held stress and muscle tension in the body, resulting in a profound relaxation response, leading to an expansion of inner awareness, full body presence and a renewed sense aliveness and vitality.
No matter the cause of the stress, tension or trauma, TRE is a powerful process supporting the intelligence and wisdom of the body by working directly with the body's anatomy and neurology bypassing the ego mind, allowing the individual to let go of stress, tension, and physical and emotional trauma.
Many people cannot effectively talk about what is causing them emotional pain. They need to release the muscular tension that keeps them from relieving their stress through poor sleep, busy thoughts, poor memory, shallow breathing, increased irritability, decreased ability to focus, anxiety and depression.
We need to learn how to tremor, shake and move spontaneously and to simply remember how to allow them to occur. The ability to release, rebalance and renew is already inside us, bound up like a spring, waiting for an opportunity to naturally shake us free. TRE is like first aid for life: 90% of the time for 90% of the problems, a little self-care and tremoring may be all we need to restore ourselves to our natural state of peace, calm, health and vitality.
What are Neurogenic Tremors?
Most people have experienced involuntary shaking such as ‘shaking like a leaf’ or ‘knocking knees’ after a severe shock or fright, when extremely nervous such as before public speaking
or even in moments of extreme excitement and joy such as when getting married or receiving an award.