Mental Balance and Wellbeing
What is TRE? TRE evokes your body's own healing potential through a natural tremoring process. TRE is also a Polyvagal supported technique that encourages exploration of the different parts of your nervous system and works with your body's stress response. Spontaneous movements that your body creates under your control can be generated through your body's reflex system and autonomic nervous system. You can access a type of movement experience that rebalances and calms the body differently than other cognitively-directed techniques, which focus on directing body movement and behavior.
Most of us have been told that shaking and tremoring are signs of stress, fear, and anxiety, but this natural recovery reflex can be used for recovery. The process exists in all humans and other mammals. It is an intuitive processes and releases unconscious neuromuscular and fascial tension associated with stress and trauma and helps rebalance the autonomic nervous system.
When appropriate, TRE is used as a complementary resource for individuals undergoing other cognitive based therapies, including mental health therapy or counseling. Working and training with your body's spontaneous movements to discharge unnecessary energy in the form of tension can help you find balance and homeostasis.
Why TRE Works: Where other forms of cognitive based therapies involve discussion and revisiting of one's traumatic history, TRE offers an approach that allows for discharging of energy and muscular tension through movement, without the need for re-experiencing past experience or traumas. You will learn to let your body guide you through unique movements that your body intuitively knows will help you be more present and more connected, while at the same time staying in control. This can make TRE a wonderful complementary tool for traditional therapies.
You can learn TRE in as little as 5-10 minutes or be slowly introduced over several sessions. It requires minimal thinking or physical effort, which makes it a good tool for individuals where there is chronic fatigue or physical movement is challenging. The calming effect of TRE may also help with sleep, or with creativity and performance under pressure, due to it's access to "flow states."
TRE may not be suitable for everyone and is not a replacement for mental health, counseling, or other cognitive-based. But where mental health, counseling, or other mindfulness techniques are ineffective, TRE can offer an additional approach. Talk to us whether TRE is right for you. We'd be happy to communicate directly with your heath provider or therapist about the benefits of adding TRE in your wellness care.
What Are People Experiencing and What Are The Benefits of TRE?
Clearer Mind States through releasing of subconscious muscular tension
Rebalancing of the Nervous System below level of conscious awareness
Supportive Recovery following traumatic events such as car accidents, natural disasters, giving birth, or loss of loved one
Building Resilience by calming the nervous system and switching off hypervigilance
Strengthening Self-Regulation by tapping into underlying states of nervous system imbalances
Assisting with Other Approaches and Therapies such as counseling, cognitive-based therapies, mindfulness, bodywork, rehabilitation programs, and other movement arts like Yoga and Pilates
Improving Relationships by shifting the nervous system towards more safe, secure, and relational states
Optimizing Performance that helps reduce recovery times, improve performance under pressure, and increase problem solving skills.