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TRE For Children and Parents Together


What is TRE?  TRE teaches simple exercises that a parent and child can immediately use to evoke their body's own spontaneous movements through a natural neurogenic tremoring process.  These movements the body creates are generated by the nervous system's reflexes and can be used directly to help provide support, rebalance, and destressing when it's needed whether at home, at school or following play.

While most of us have been told that shaking, tremoring, as well as other signs of disruptive movements are signs of stress, fear, nervousness, weakness or symptoms of something wrong, anxiety, panic, or PTSD, this natural recovery reflex can also be used as a solution to help children feel more comfortable in their bodies, manage stress better, and feel safer and more connected in their environments.  This automatic self-care technique exists in all mammals and humans and is a intuitive processes (amongst several others we now know of) that helps the body interact with the subconscious systems as well as the neuromuscular and fascial system associated with unresolved stress, tension, and trauma.

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Why TRE Works:   TRE can be used wherever a child is which makes it a very personalized and convenient tool for providing self-care and can have substantial effects with just a couple minutes of its use to help calm the nervous system.  It is easy to use, requires no thinking, and only minimal physical effort.  The spontaneous movements generated with TRE help the child to safety and easily release bottled-up stress and tension that can get in the way of feeling safe, comfortable, and be present and helps return a calming sense to the child's body often immediately.  It also helps with bringing better focus to the mind and can be a wonderful alternative tool to help with managing impulsive and dysregulated behavior that is sometimes disruptive to the classroom.  TRE can also help enhance self-awareness, address muscular and body tension, enhances recovery and sleep, reduce anxiety, and improve thought processing and concentration.  When used more regularly, TRE can also help a child to improve creativity and performance under pressure due to it's accessibility to access "flow states" and help a child become more flexible and successful with working with uncertainty and unexpected changes in their environment.


Best of all, TRE also works well in small and large groups and promotes a cohesiveness and openness between parents, teachers, peers, students, and community.  Where some children may wish to learn in the presence of others, this makes TRE a great tool to share in together to gain benefits.  Because it is based on natural physiological responses shared by all human begins, it is an easy to learn tool that promotes connection when shared together while still allowing each individuals unique experience to be highlighted as their own.




What Are People Experiencing and What Are The Benefits of TRE?


  • Clarity and Helping Kids Come Back to Present for creativity, self-awareness, and maintaining of focus through releasing of subconscious muscular tension that causes distractions and fatigue

  • Improving Relationships by shifting the nervous system towards more safe, secure, and relational states you child is able to offer more of themselves to friends, interests, and their community

  • Listening easier because of the reduction in competing sensations and distractions from an often overprotected and overstimulated nervous system

  • Rebalancing of the Nervous System below level of conscious awareness or control that allows ease with its use through simple and easy directions of "following" the body vs cognitively directing 

  • Supportive Recovery following stressful events and challenging situations at home or school that often leave a child feeling exhausted, unsupported, or drained 

  • Building Resilience by down-regulating the nervous system and switching off hypervigilance

  • Strengthening Self-Regulation by developing greater capacity when working with challenging behaviors and unpredictable changes outside of control that leads to frustration, stress, and energy imbalances

  • Complements Other Therapies and Physical Exercise such as counseling, cognitive-based therapies, mindfulness, bodywork, rehabilitation programs, and other movement arts like Yoga and Pilates  

  • Optimizing Performance that helps reduce fatigue, improve performance under pressure and tight schedules, and increase problem solving skills.

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