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Some books with a shaking theme

Posted on17 Mar 2011
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I read Peter Levine’s new book, In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, over christmas – it is excellent. He has a very nice, and new, framing of emotion as a blocked or incomplete response. If we follow William James’s model of emotion: we see the bear and start running and then we get get scared (most people would suggest it is the other way around – we run because we think are scared). Levine says that actually whilst we are running we are neutral or even joyful as our physiology is successfully expressing itself and performing an act – the emotion of fear comes...
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TRE in London update

Posted on17 Mar 2011
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I am off to Norway today for a 3 day workshop with David Berceli. Hopefully it should be one of the last pieces in my TRE training. It will be great to see David in action again. I will be presenting a short piece on fascia and how it is involved in the trauma response. After one year of being involved with TRE, I continue to be impressed with changes that can happen through the tremoring process. About 60 to 70 people have been through the groups I have led in London and in Geneva.  Everybody so far has experienced the tremors, easily actually. Participants include pyschotherapists, craniosacral therapists, a...
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The Ease of Trauma Release Exercises by David Berceli

Posted on14 Oct 2010
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This is copied from a blog by David Berceli. You can access the original blog here. I like it as I recognise the difficulty of trying to get people to sense their bodies. It can be done, and cranial work has much to offer to support body awareness, but TRE is more radical. Once the tremors are occurring there is not much else to do, except maybe remembering to breathe. ‘Many times clients have come to me telling me that many spiritual books, gurus, guides, coaches, etc., give them mental exercises to try to ‘sense’ their bodies, ‘feel’ the tension inside, ‘imagine’ being calm or ‘focus’ on your tension. This...
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About TRE in London

Posted on14 Oct 2010
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David Berceli’s tension and trauma releasing exercises are an amazing tool for helping the body let go of deep, chronic patterns. They are remarkably simple and the process of change they facilitate is very easy to self regulate. The goal of the exercises is to start a self directed temoring process. The tremors are deeply natural and  release tension and trauma held in the body. Once you have learnt the exercises, and can feel and allow the tremors, you just let the body do its own healing and clearing out of overwhelming experiences. It really can be that easy. TRE communities are spreading quickly around the world, but it has been surprisingly...
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