TRE for Carers
TRE UK® recognises the importance of the role of carers. Caring for others is probably one of the most precious gifts one can give to another.
Whatever your situation caring is a very demanding and challenging role. Stress and anxiety from the emotional burden can take its toll on you as the carer. Compassion fatigue can develop for carers when it all gets too much.
You may be;
- A young person caring for a parent or sibling,
- Caring for your elderly, sick or disabled parent
- Caring for your sick or disabled partner or child
- A single parent caring for your children
- A carer in hospitals, institutions or homes
- A therapist in the role of listening to the trauma of others
TRE has helped carers to find release from the symptoms of their stress and anxiety such they find their situation easier to cope with.
‘It was a strange and difficult time and the TRE was definitely as beneficial to me as it was to my daughter Sally! The whole experience was extremely calming and filled me with hope that the body/mind is able to heal itself. Caroline has created a lovely positive, unchallenging and supportive space in the centre.
I felt very vulnerable and about Sally’s recovery and future but Caroline’s quiet support and acceptance of her condition made me feel brave and hopeful. Thank you for that Caroline! It meant the world to me. It felt like an oasis of sanity in what was a chaotic, frantic and upsetting time. Caring for someone experiencing acute psychosis is a scary and bewildering undertaking. I had always felt uncomfortable with medication as the solution but was told by the professionals there was nothing else they were aware of that would help.
Talking therapies would have been useless as Sally had delusions and was not able to express herself clearly (although if you knew her you would recognise themes and concerns in her rhymes and metaphors). TRE however was perfect because it does not need words or concentration or focus. It just happens……amazing! I know it helped us both so much.
Sally is very well. She has just completed her first year of Uni and is off the anti-psychotic drugs she had been prescribed. Thank goodness! She is a better person post psychosis. She is less guarded and cynical. She is more caring and easy going. It is so much more than I dared to hope for. I truly thought I had lost her forever and every time I watch her laughing and enjoying the moment I am filled with wonder and deep pleasure at her recovery.’ Joan – Kent