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Shake It All About – TRE in Metro, London 2019-11-28

Posted on03 Dec 2019
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TRE, the new exercise craze born out of a war zone I’M lying on my back with my knees bent and slightly apart, and my legs are twitching uncontrollably. For some reason, rather than making me anxious this strikes me as utterly hilarious — I just have a mental picture of myself as a cartoon, with my upper body still and my rubber spaghetti legs doing some crazy dancing I’m powerless to stop. I’m not powerless, of course, but I’m rather enjoying this weird out-of-body sensation. I’m trying out a new therapy that is rapidly gaining traction as stressed-out types seek more creative ways to relax. This particular approach was...
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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: http://bit.ly/stevehainestriyogaevents 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
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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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TRE Intro Days are a great way to learn TRE

Posted on19 Apr 2019
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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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TRE® in 100 words

Posted on18 Mar 2019
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‘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.

What is it like attending a TRE Intro Day? Review from a Yoga Teacher.

Posted on12 Nov 2018
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‘I found the process to be very accessible and immediately effective – I was shaking well before I finished the exercises, and enjoyed the sensation of release.’ Here is great review of a ‘TRE Intro Day’ from Susie Gerke, yoga teacher and blogger via http://omdepartment.com  Friday Featuring … The Shakes Or, more officially, Tension, Stress and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE). Intrigued by the idea that inducing involuntary tremors might be another way of tackling deep tension and chronic pain, in August of this year I went along to a day-long workshop run by Steve Haines to learn about shaking as a form of self-regulating the nervous system. I booked this workshop...
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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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