‘It was brilliant and gave me a lot more than I was expecting. A great healing tool!’ Katie Worsdall – Yoga Teacher. What did you like about the course: ‘Everything.’ Jerry Lunn – Consultant, Upstream Oil and Gas Exploration. What did you like about the course: ‘The flow. It was gentle but boundaried. I felt safe in pushing through my boundaries.’ Ranjit Mann – Psychologist. What did you like about the course: ‘I learnt that safety is a body sensation: often in workshops safety is created by words and group contracts. Here I didn’t need those, just the mentors’ body presence was enough to tell my nervous system the message of safety. For the first time in my... Read More
The focus of our last TRE class was on self-regulation and the way it leads to self-empowerment. The path of discovery through self-regulation and self-empowerment is essential not only in our inner search, healing and integration, but in every aspect of our lives: within family, in our work, in all our social interactions. Over the last twenty years of studying, practicing and teaching in the field of alternative medicine, I have often come across ideas of self-regulation and self-empowerment in a mental and esoteric context. Lately, working with trauma and TRE, my understanding of both shifted profoundly to a much simpler point of reference – our own body! So what exactly... Read More
I have booked the new dates for the monthly TRE groups in London. The dates run through to the end of 2013. You can see the full list here The next group is on Monday 10th December 2012. Please email email@example.com to book a place.
One day Introduction to TRE workshop at the ‘Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Energy Medicine’ Conference Description: The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Energy Medicine (ACPEM) warmly invites all interested health care professionals and physiotherapy students to our 2012 conference running in the wonderful Ammerdown Conference Centre. The TRE workshop will be very practical and is open to anyone – with or without a therapeutic background. The goal is to learn this method to relieve mental and physical stress. We will explore the theory as well as the scientific research supporting TRE’s model of self-healing. There will be plenty of time for discussion and sharing of our experiences. When: Monday 16th April 2012 ... Read More
Just arrived home from three days with David Berceli in Oslo. I learnt loads. A quick list of some of highlights I can remember right now: Stay focused on self regulation. Stay with the body. ‘Where is it in the body?’. The tremors reveal existing issues they do not create new ones. When people come out of freeze it is inevitable to feel things. It is healthy. We need to do more TRE to then help the charge of the fight and flight responses resolve. As a therapist, can you stay present in the face of huge charge and intensity emerging in the client? Presence is the most important skill to... Read More
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLXbACZqC9k] I am always impressed by how many countries and how many people David has work in and with. Above is a great video from Sudan. Below a video from China. There is also a very interesting and informative news piece from South African TV which you can access by clicking here Carte Blanche Medical: Trauma Releasing Exercises [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfcLIqEW-EU&feature=related]
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPFbXdSGSkc] This short video gives some sense of the tremors that can occur after doing the tension and trauma releasing exercises.
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... Read More