What does TRE feel like?

We asked some of our London module 1 students about TRE; why they came on the course, what TRE feels like, and how it can help – the answers were varied and fascinating. If you’d like to study TRE, either for yourself or as a practitioner, we invite you to join us for one of our upcoming TRE Intro events or training modules. (We’ve just added some new dates due to high demand). TRE Introductory Days in London: Sep 1st, Sep 23rd, Nov 14th, Feb 16th, Mar 9th, Apr 22nd You can register here: TRE Mod 1: London Oct 2019 Steve Haines October 28-30, 2019 57 Jamestown Rd Camden,...
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What are the limits of TRE?

Posted on08 Aug 2019
Exploring the limits of TRE and trauma therapy TRE is simple and powerful. For some people not talking, just shaking, coming into their body and working on their own is a life changing. These limits can also be hard for some people; they may benefit from finding a community, social justice, appropriate medication, ongoing one to one talking therapeutic support. In these cases TRE work best as part of a package of care. No one knows how to treat trauma successfully for all clients. We do not claim TRE is cure for all people, nothing works all the time for everybody, this is the same for any intervention. Treating trauma...
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Successful TRE Module 1 in London

‘I really liked learning about grounding and self regulation tools that helped me to connect and feel and be in my body’ -Marika Mason, Community Worker ‘The main thing for me was the sense of safety’ -Sophie Johnson, Yoga Teacher ‘Great teaching! I really appreciated the skills, knowledge, grounding and embodiment of Steve’ –Emmanuelle Rosa, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Senior Assistant, Physiotherapist, Acupuncturist ‘I liked the experiential and teaching balance. The simple and clear way TRE works with the nervous system’ -Lesley Burrows, Psychotherapist ‘I feel really happy to have been a part of the course’ -Pierre-Yves Daicon, Dancer/choreographer and Ortho-Bionomy practitioner ‘I understood in a different way what it means to be grounded. I...
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How to Create Safety in Trauma Healing?

Posted on30 Jul 2019
The very nature of trauma is that it is overwhelming – it’s more than the organism can cope with. Trauma shatters our worldview and rules of fairness and justice no longer seem to apply. Trauma often leads to a spiritual crisis and a profound re-evaluation of meaning. It takes us to very primitive place of fight–or–flight or dissociation. It’s very hard to live fully with a brain screaming “danger!”, and generating life or death scenarios at the slightest stimulus. The best way to reset the old parts of our brain is to slowly wake up the body. Healing trauma is not about remembering. It is about self-regulating to turn down...
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TRE Intro Days are a great way to learn TRE

Posted on19 Apr 2019
TRE Intro Days are a fun and safe way to learn about your body. No need to talk about difficult things. No need to confront painful experiences. No need to get lost in overwhelming emotions. Learn the simple power of shaking to help you release tension and feel more connected. Here is some feedback from yesterday’s workshop: ‘I loved it!! I felt very safe. There was an appropriate level of science, physiology and time for questions.’ – Anthonissa Moger, Midwife ‘Great course that provided theory and ritual to enable our bodies to safely release and manage ourselves. Really enjoyed myself. Beautifully done’ – Keekz, Nurse ‘I liked everything! The explanations, the exercises, the...
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Another great TRE Module 1 in London

Posted on27 Mar 2019
‘Great teachers – I felt in very safe hands. I enjoyed the whole course but primarily the knowledge and information on the science of shaking.’ Sophie Hurley – Holistic Practitioner ‘I enjoyed delving deeper into the neurology of trauma and I feel Steve has a great way of explaining things and making information accessible.’ Calli Popham – Yoga Teacher Trainer ‘I felt safe at all times. I liked Steve’s grand background knowledge covering psychological, medical and developmental information.’ Cornelia Pohl – Mother and Bodyworker  ‘I loved having different tutors around as they all have different personal approaches and life experiences which adds to the learning process.’ Claudia Colella – Sophrology ‘I felt very grounded...
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Can we trauma-proof our brains?

In our modern day world, you don’t have to look too far to find a source of stress. A noisy neighbour, a traffic jam or an argument with your partner can take you down the same fear pathway as being chased by a tiger. It’s no wonder many of us feel chronically tense. I believe we all need to learn to be a bit more ‘mammal’. And in doing so, we can actually ‘trauma-proof’ our brains. Time to be more ‘mammal’… When an antelope escapes the jaws of a predator, it picks itself up, has a good shake and then carries on munching grass like nothing happened. Very quickly, the...
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TRE® in 100 words

Posted on18 Mar 2019
‘TRE®, Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises, are a simple set of exercises that trigger a natural tremor reflex in the body. Shaking can release long-held tension patterns and promote new feelings of connection and ease. Shaking is a novel stimulus to the central nervous system. New stimuli, approached with safety and curiosity, can support learning and growth. The psychology of trauma is complex, the physiology is relatively simple. In trauma old parts of the brain are fixed in defence cascades of ‘fight-or-flight’ or ‘freeze’. TRE® is a safe, natural process to re-boot overprotective reflexes.’ Got asked to describe TRE® for a magazine today. Fingers crossed it gets printed.
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