TRE for Trauma and PTSD
‘TOTAL RELEASE EXPERIENCE (TRE)
Exposure to trauma excites survival which has a transient, necessary and beneficial effect in short-term acute stress reactions but, if that survival energy becomes trapped in mind and body then it creates ongoing strain which we recognise as hyperarousal, flashbacks and other intrusive images of the trauma and a host of ways to avoid reminders we call avoidance. These are the core features of PTSD, fuelled by trapped energy from the original impact of the trauma which has never been released.
The Total Release Experience is a natural method of releasing that energy from the mind and the body and eliminating the symptoms of PTSD and, in my experience, it is very effective…and…we didn’t invent it.. we observed it in other species who use it in the natural world as a way of preventing the development of their PTSD.’
Professor Gordon Turnbull Wg Cdr RAF Rtd, Consultant Psychiatrist
Going through trauma is an unimaginable experience that only the victim can know. From birth through childhood and old age for those living with the trauma, it prevents real quality of life. Those living with trauma never think they will recover. Releasing the anxiety from the body can help with that recovery in support of other modalities. The ‘no talking’ technique has bought release and a sense of hope to many who suffer the chronic effects from held trauma.
Shared feedback: ‘
‘I really wanted to thank you for that experience, at the time. I felt very supported by you as a facilitator and the other members of staff in the room. It was refreshing for me to experience your skills of containment, grounding and safety, such important skills when dealing with trauma. I felt held and I felt safe, something that was very important to me at the time. I also appreciated your encouragement to go into the emotions, not something that every facilitator is comfortable with and I appreciated your sensitivity to my vulnerable feelings.’ FC.