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To heal trauma we do not need to remember

Posted on24 Sep 2018
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Memory is a complex perception How does memory work? Why does it get confused in trauma? When trying to recover from overwhelming experiences it can be helpful to understand how memory works, particularly how memories are related to feelings in the body. There are folklore phrases such as ‘muscle memory’ and ‘cellular memory’ that can be very useful but need to be applied carefully. They speak to the importance of information stored in the body. However it is essential to understand that for the information to be available to our awareness, our brain needs to be involved in processing the patterns of information flow happening in the body. Where the...
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You are already shaking

Posted on17 May 2018
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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...
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Succesful TRE Module 1 in London

Posted on30 Mar 2018
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‘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...
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‘The new wellbeing craze of shaking’ TRE in The Sunday Times

Posted on01 Oct 2017
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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...
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Another Successful TRE Module 1 in London

Posted on29 Sep 2017
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  ‘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

TRE has helped me transform my health and regulate my heart without meds

Posted on16 Dec 2016
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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...
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