Sunday, January 27, 2013


I have had several people ask me what TRE is and what it does.  TRE stands for Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises and was created by David Berceli, PhD.  I'm sure none of you have any tension or trauma in your life but on my stars, I DO!  J does too.  Big ol "Duh" there.  Our bodies remember trauma whether our brains can process it cognitively or not.  Trauma that remains in the body can have lasting damaging effects sometimes even resulting in illness and disease.

I'm paraphrasing from the website but it is a set of six exercises that causes your body to start a self controlled muscular shaking (don't worry, shaking is a good thing and you will love it.)  This is called neurogenic muscle tremors.  Quote from websiteThe uniqueness of this technique is that this shaking originates deep in the core of the body of the psoas muscles. These gentle tremors reverberate outwards along the spine releasing tension from the sacrum to the cranium."  The exercises are simple stretches that cause the body to start the muscle tremors.  These simple techniques are easily mastered and can be used daily. Plus they are easy peasy!  This is similar to the wet dog shake that I've posted so much about (you can search over on the right side of my blog) but it releases the trauma at a much, much deeper level.  

You do not have to consciously remember the traumas but your body will and the shaking will release them and allow your body to heal both physically and emotionally.

Here are some of the benefits of TRE:

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

I have had several on this list, however, my biggest benefit is not on this list but let me just say it was quite miraculous results. I'm not sharing here.  Sorry.  A few of you are privy to the info and the rest of you will find out in Orlando.  J always says she feels lighter and more peaceful every time she does them.  She is always happier.  I'll take it. :)

As Wendy said, we'll be doing the DVD of the exercises (as they are demonstrated) and we'll be there to help support you through the exercises and do modifications if necessary.   So if you're interested or just curious and want to watch, sign up and show up.  We'd love to have you.  

I do them regularly now and have found that after I've completed the 6 exercises, I can lay in the bed to do the shaking process while I'm reading or watching TV.  The benefits are the same.  

Also, to all the ladies that need/want to learn to tap, I'll be available all weekend.  Don't be shy....just come by the house (Sanctuary) any time and I'll walk you through it.  Those that might have a hard time leaving on Monday, just let me know and we'll walk it together.  I'm not leaving till later in the afternoon on Monday so I'll be around.  Susan and Tab at Emerald Haven are tapping masters too and can help you as well.  Don't hold me to it but I'm going to try to have a tapping script printed and ready to hand out to all who think they might have a hard time with flying out and/or re-entry.  


marythemom said...

Thank you! I'm going to look into this. We've seen a lot of the spontaneous trembling at our house, and triggering it deliberately really intrigues me. Hope you don't mind that I linked to you in a post about TRE. Actually, I link to you a lot! Thank you for all of the resources and information you share!!

Mary in TX

marythemom said...

TRE This is my review. I'd love to hear your comments.