Try this; with your feet hip width apart, try and stand perfectly still. ‘Perfectly still’ is the kicker – it’s not possible. Let’s increase the stress on your body by making your brain work harder; bring your feet together. Notice the natural oscillations in your body amplify. We are constantly contracting and over-correcting as we attempt to stand upright. If you are still not sure you are already shaking all the time; stand on one foot (only if your balance is good). Really feel how you are endlessly dancing with gravity. Muscle activity is mediated by ‘central pattern generators’ – groups of neurons in the spinal cord that cause rhythmic motor... Read More
‘The atmosphere of safety and an allowing attitude was superb.’ -Lotta Kupiainen, Yoga Instructor ‘Steve is quite calming and I felt safe and supported in the tremoring. No questions felt silly to ask. The science given was interesting without being confusing.’ -Laura Sanders, Children’s Social Worker ‘The course was excellently run, encouraging and supportive.’ -Jo Robertson, Yoga Teacher ‘I enjoyed the balance of theory and practice, all delivered at a manageable pace. It offered a solid explanation of what happens in our bodies when subjected to stress and trauma; and why shaking makes sense. The practice was extensive and thorough. I feel confident enough to continue the practice and look... Read More
TRE in The Sunday Times Style Magazine ‘There’s some physiological logic behind shaking. “A noisy neighbour or an argument with your husband takes you down the same fear pathway as fleeing a tiger,” says Steve Haines, who runs TRE workshops at Triyoga in London. It’s hard to think clearly when we’re tense. “We feel stuck, numb, absent and depressive.” Change the physiology, though, “so you feel released and connected”, and the effect is “a sense of joy, ease and comfort”. This, he says, leads to better sleep, more stability and confidence, and less pain. Diverting energy from stress, he claims, means resources can go into “the long, slow projects” such... Read More
‘I liked everything about the course. Steve was an amazing font of knowledge, a phenomenal representation of TRE. All the tutors were great at grounding and supporting the students’ Jamie McIvor – Renewable Energy Entrepreneur ‘I had no idea about TRE at the start. It was very well explained, I liked the pace and that I learned more than the exercises. I liked that I felt safe even when I clearly showed some vulnerability and it was ok.’ Gabriella Piccinni – Business Fashion Consultant ‘I liked the mix of practical and theory. The course really helped deepen my practice of TRE.’ Keith Black – Integrative Therapist
In 2002, I contracted Lyme disease in Spain, which was traumatic and had an effect on my heart causing arrhythmia at the time. My wife died in 2006 leaving me with two young children. Her illness and death were a catalogue of traumatic events and I began to develop arrhythmia again, on a sporadic basis and was prescribed medication (bisoprolol) to control the condition. Over the following 10 years my condition became steadily worse until in 2016 my medication dosage was at a high level and having a major impact on my wellbeing. My likely future was more medication, surgery and a pacemaker. A friend suggested TRE and I took... Read More
Jo Hamilton, TRE College tutor and supervisor, was invited to talk about TRE and Trauma Release on BayFm Radio in Devon with Howard James. If you’d like to know more about TRE and Shaking it off Naturally, you can listen to the interview here.