'As a scientist, I was very skeptical about the 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 the TRE because it was a hope that it would reach very deep inside the roots of these disorders in a non-talkative manner.Probably for the first time ever, I decided not to do any research (on the Internet) about the TRE as 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 the 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 releasing sessions 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. 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 lung issues; again with Caroline's support, I felt an 'unblocking'. Since then I feel really so much 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. The 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 compared to 4 to 5 hours max (of bad sleep) for the last 12 months before.
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 the course. What you could earn is a passport to a better life. The TRE is a secret weapon in today’s world! I found Caroline very nurturing and inspirational; she does a very good job. Franky - Childhood trauma