Frequently Asked Questions

TRE – Frequently Asked Questions

TRE in this country until recently has only been little known.  So it is no surprise that you have not heard of it.  The article in the Daily Mail written by one of my clients has raised awareness with a wider UK audience. Naturally, there are many frequently asked questions.

What is TRE

The Total Release Experience (TRE)  is a self-help practice.  It is a practice that releases symptoms of stress,  anxiety and PTSD from the body.   We teach a simple routine of trigger exercises that are adapted to individuals physical ability before coming to a final position lying on the floor. The intention is to invoke the body’s innate tremoring response in a controlled and sustained way.  The technique  safely and gently releases symptoms of stress, tension, and trauma from the core of the body.

Chronic muscular tension is released from the core of the body where the protective pattern of muscle contraction is created.  The body returns to a more calm, relaxed and balanced state.  The technique is easily learned, self-empowering and immediately effective.

TRE has a major impact on reducing symptoms from general stress, anxiety, tension, and pain.  This makes it ideal not only for survivors of extreme trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) but anyone with chronic stress and tension bringing about a greater sense of well-being.

TRE is a ‘no talking’ technique so there is no need to recall specific events or the need to re-experience unwanted emotions or memories.   TRE releases stored physical energy and tension from the deeper core of the body.  Learning with TRE UK® Practitioner makes it a safe and gentle way to heal from chronic stress, PTSD or trauma.

That all seems a bit scary?

Be reassured there is nothing to be afraid of.  Clients often cannot believe how calming and relaxing the practice feels.  It is not anything one can tell you what it would feel like until you do it.  It is the work of TRE UK® practitioners to guide and support you through the practice so that you feel confident and comfortable to continue.   How can you be afraid of your own body – which has an amazing ability to heal itself?

Will I feel better if I practice TRE?  

A regular practice of TRE has released symptoms that have been endured for years by some clients.  As tension releases from the body, the brain registers a reduction in pain signals, producing new hormones that promote healing from within bringing about a greater sense of well-being.  Sustained regular practice is key to feeling better.

What makes the TRE technique different as a release for stress, anxiety or PTSD?

The process activates an involuntary shaking in the muscles.  An individual does not use the conscious control of their body or brain that most other relaxation techniques rely upon.  It is a natural practice.

How will I benefit from TRE?

Stress, tension, and anxiety are common events in our lives.  We often experience stress on a daily level, brought on by many factors.  Trauma may have happened from events over which we have had no control.  As we go through elevated levels of stress our deep core muscles contract holding the stress in our body.  It is not until we experience pain, discomfort or illness that we associate how we feel as being directly related to our stressful experiences.

TRE releases symptoms of stress and anxiety held in our body.  If left unchecked symptoms can elevate to a point of chronic illness. By practicing TRE we can prevent stress and tension levels getting out of our control.

Will do I wear?

We advise comfortable nonrestrictive clothing.  Trousers, leggings or  tracksuit.

Will TRE improve my sleep?

Difficulty in sleeping is an indicator that our body may be out of balance.  Sleeplessness a symptom of stress, anxiety or tension.   One of the key factors of stress is a worried mind!  Deep muscular relaxation, which TRE elicits, induces our body to activate the rest/digest.  This brings about the relaxation response of the parasympathetic nervous system.  This will allow our body to sleep.  Many of our clients report better sleep.

How does TRE  reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and PTSD?

Symptoms of stress and anxiety can be difficult to manage if left unchecked.  We can feel overwhelmed at times.  TRE is a ‘no talking’ therapy.  Using it in a therapeutic context enables the Practitioner to encourage the body to bring about the stress reduction process by breaking down the iceberg tension deep from the core of the body.

If you have further questions please do get back in touch so we can add them to our frequently asked questions page.