TRE for Trauma & PTSD
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) develops following exposure to an event that results in psychological trauma. It is not only those from the Military that are affected. PTSD suffers have either been victim or witness of an overwhelming event.
There are many situations that can be overwhelming.
Events might include:
- Domestic Violence
- Natural disasters
‘A trauma is a dangerous experience that does not only expose people to threat to life or limb: it also pierces strong psychological defences to produce a state of fear, helplessness or horror’ Gordon Turnbull.
PTSD also affects those closest to the sufferer. As a result relationships invariably breakdown and the family unit suffers.
If one is likely to suffer PTSD sypmtoms can manifest within a month of the event.
Such symptoms might include;
- Flashbacks of the event
TRE UK has and is successfully helping war veterans and others to release their PTSD symptoms or need to recover from traumatic experiences. What PTSD sufferers like the most is that there is no talking involved and they can release in a safe and supportive environment. They are also empowered to practice comfortably and confidently on their own.
North Staff Veterans
As a veteran myself I used TRE and it was the missing part of the jigsaw to helping me get back on my feet after suffering years from PTSD. We fully endorse TRE as a system to manage and control PTSD.
‘After attending classes, in order to learn the method behind Total Release Experience I started to practice on a regular basis at home. It took a while before I finally released tension ( because of the sheer amount) . The more and more I did I was starting to feel release “Lighter”,
I suffer with complex Post-Traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and since practicing TRE as a daily routine I have slept so much better with less nightmares, the depression (Darkness) has lifted, I have more patience and less anger.
Caroline who runs the sessions and workshops was very polite. When I first attended sessions I was petrified (Anxiety problems) but she made me feel so relaxed and she was very welcoming. I would happily recommend this to anyone.’
Nick Cane – Kent
‘I had been having nightmares after experiencing trauma in 2000, when our home in Nigeria was attacked and torched with us inside. Cognitive therapy sessions had not been totally successful.
I have felt the difference after the TRE sessions and will definitely continue them. My awful nightmares are less and have changed in pattern. From a negative victim being pursued to a more positive creative nature-however bizarre some of them are. My sleep at night (and occasional afternoons) are more restful.
I would definitely recommend you to my friends or any one with stress or a mid post traumatic disorder.’
Dr Eli Babajiya Mama – Kent
‘As a scientist, I was very sceptical about TRE before starting. In the past, I had tried to get rid of stress, anxiety and phobias in many different ways. None helped me thoroughly and I still had to deal with tensions and phobia which were growing.
I became interested in TRE because it was a hope that it would reach very deep inside the roots of these disorders in a non talkative manner. All I knew before I started was that a session would consist of a set of physical exercises that would trigger shaking and shivering as the body releases tensions.
Probably for the first time ever, I decided not to do any research (on the Internet) about TRE before I wanted to make it an unprejudiced physical and an emotional experiment.
The first 3 sessions were very disturbing and produced no expected effects. But and it is a big BUT, most of recurrent body pains that I had, such as backache, happened during these first sessions and additional support through foot and back massage, Caroline released tensions and blocking points. My backache has disappeared since, after so many years of recurrent pain.
During these 3 sessions, Caroline built a trustful relationship. In my case it turned a key as I have built over the years an ivory tower around myself to hide any emotions or feelings.
During the fourth session I cried as a young boy which is, as far back as the bad things that were done to me. For the first time in my life I could accept that what happened to me was not only bad but unacceptable. It was the first time in 15 years that I could cry again.
During the Fifth session I had to face my worst phobia up to panic. Again Caroline took control to ease it off but without stopping the expulsion of the anxiety. Some of the anxiety was coming from breathing and lungs issues; again supporting through foot massage Caroline unblocked points, and for the last 10 weeks I feel really better in my breath. It is now slower and deeper.
Over the years, I have ignored pains and aches in my body as I have ignored unacceptable facts from my childhood. For years I have cut myself and others from my emotions and I have kept my feelings and my wrath inside. Today I feel like a plane crash survivor rediscovering little by little, the happiness of being alive, listening to my emotions and caring to my pains that tend to disappear smoothly.
I feel I have a truly powerful tool to deal with stress, trauma and tension whenever it may come. TRE has helped me greatly with getting rid of past trauma too, a very calming and cathartic, cleansing therapy for mind body and spirit! It has also helped me stop ‘comfort eating’ and as a result I have lost half a stone since starting the course. I sleep deeply on average 6 to 7 hours per night since the end of TRE compared to 4 to 5 hours max (of bad sleep) for the last 12 months before TRE.
My TRE sessions are over but I will go for maintenance sessions in the future. I would definitely recommend TRE to anyone feeling tensions, chronic anxiety, stress or phobia. What you could lose at most (which I doubt) is the price of 6 sessions. What you could earn is a passport to a better life. TRE is a secret weapon in today’s world! I found Caroline very nurturing and inspirational; she does a very good job.’
Franky – Kent