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What TRE UK® clients are saying about their Total Release Experience®.

 

 

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The TRE UK® Programme has transformed the lives of many. The stories, reflections, and testimonials that have been shared are a joy to many who are understandably hesitant about starting our TRE UK® programme. We are full of gratitude to those who have taken the time to share the story of their personal experience with the Total Release Experience® so that all of you who read them can understand the impact on their own personal physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

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My life was chaos...

"Before I had learned the TRE UK® programme, my life was chaos, and I went from one meltdown to another. Now my bucket is not so full I can handle what life throws at me and not let the stress and tension destroy me. It has never been more obvious than in the past year with COVID-19 all the challenges it has given me.  But I have noticed my resilience and how much the TRE has changed my life for the better.

I am a calmer, happier person, and I no longer let stress or anxiety stop me from achieving everything I have ever wanted to achieve. My relationships with others has improved because I am no longer stressing or being anxious with them. Thank you for teaching me the tools to empower my life."

Paul Turner - Director Entyer Ltd

A new sense of calm...

I purchased the TRE UK programme as the Independent Online Course 4 weeks ago, and boy, am I glad I did, as it has made a significant difference in the way I feel in both body and mind. I decided to go ahead because whilst I am very good at changing my mindset to a positive one; I realised that I still constantly felt butterflies in my stomach from the daily stresses of life. To be honest, I wanted a break from that constant underlying anxiety.

The course is extremely informative, explaining what we are doing, why we are doing it, and what to expect. However, everyone will, of course, have a different experience depending upon their past life experiences. My first release was an interesting experience. I didn’t know what to expect but found myself bursting into tears for no apparent reason 3 times during the Release, which was fine. Afterward, I felt a noticeable sense of calm but carried on with my day.

It wasn’t until the evening that I realised that a significantly bad experience that had been on my mind constantly throughout quiet times of the day for the past 3 weeks - well, I hadn’t thought about it throughout the day – weird but wonderful! The sense of peace was still with me. The following days I experienced bad dreams, but Caroline was there on the phone for whatever reassurance I needed, and these passed within 4 nights.

This new sense of calm has stayed with me, and I can truly say that it has helped me to be more ‘selfish’ in a good way - I can be less of a people-pleaser with my clients, meaning I feel less pressure and I give myself the space I need to remain centered and in control. My daughter says that she has noticed the difference in me too - I am less reactive - I feel this too. From a physical point of view, before beginning this practice, I had constant pain in both of my elbows for over a year. I thought I had arthritis and had even had injections in them previously. However, now almost miraculously, the pain has almost gone. Coincidence? I think not.

I will definitely continue my Release practice, and I would say to anybody thinking about it - please just go for it. It could change your life.  Claire Smith


Talking didn't work....
'After having tried other therapies, mainly ones involving ‘talking’ which haven’t been successful, I decided to give the Total Release Experience a go. I was unsure what to expect but have been utterly impressed with the sessions and feel relaxed. At one point, my heart started racing, which I linked to a pregnancy-related problem and was relieved it passed, and I felt better instantly like the problem and worry had dissipated. 10/10!'

Reducing Blood Pressure....
‘I wanted to share something that I found really strange (and positive!) but can only put down to practicing the TRE. I had a full medical carried out the other day as part of my health insurance policy requirements. For as long as I can remember, I have suffered from white coat syndrome, and my blood pressure readings are always on the high side because of this. I have never had a reading below 130/85 and the one I had done before the TRE, a few weeks ago, was 136/89!
Anyway, I explained this to the nurse on Wednesday and said that it’s more normal at home but always high when someone else does it and waited for the result. You know I’ve been anxious anyway as the practice has stirred up some stuff, so I was expecting it to be even higher but was shocked when he said that it was coming out at 121/79, which is almost bang on perfect blood pressure! (120/80) this has NEVER happened before, and although it might seem daft, it’s significant to me. It means my internal workings are calmer and more regulated, which can only be because of the Total Release Experience Process.'                      Clair 

Coping with day-to-day stress

'Whilst I've certainly had my fair share of lifestyle traumas, I wouldn't have considered myself as someone laden down with the day to day…for sure they pop up now and again, but don't they all…

I won't go into detail because everyone will be different, and everyone will achieve differing outcomes. I noticed subtle changes at the outset, but more remarkably, as the weeks progressed, things just seemed to be happening in my personal life that I couldn't put my finger on…day to day issues just seemed to disappear…nothing seemed to be going wrong. Old issues just seemed to be washing away, leaving room for a more focused and fresher outlook to be cast on everything.

During my final session, I honestly felt like I was being purged of any physical and psychological ailments that had arisen from the week, leaving me free to tackle the week ahead. TRE must be a testament to the fact that it grabbed my attention enough and that it most definitely has a place in our modern hectic lifestyles'.                      Darren

Dealing with anxiety and stress
My TRE UK journey began when I was suffering from very high anxiety problems, Panic attacks, etc. I approached it with an open mind, and I left feeling totally revitalised and much happier.
I now have the knowledge to continue practice at home, which I have been doing.
After a few Home sessions, I started to experience the detox process, which Caroline explains will happen, so it's nothing to be worried about. For me, I felt a sense of sadness, followed by tears (even though I didn't know why I was upset), but all these symptoms flushed through very quickly, and I felt much better after. As Caroline explains, emotions may surface, and the body is releasing what it no longer needs. Don't allow the detox process to deter you from continuing your own Releasing journey. Detox can flush out the body after a few days, even weeks, as your body heals from within. Caroline is always on hand to advise and help you through.
Panic Attacks are now very rare and very brief if they do surface. For me personally, I feel TRE has helped me get back to a calmer state of body and mind. Caroline is a wonderful woman, and you will only benefit from her guidance. You have more to lose by not learning, and this experience will change your life.         Steve

Complex PTSD
'After learning the method behind Total Release Experience, I started to practice regularly 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 lighter, I suffer from complex Post-Traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and since practicing TRE as a daily routine, I have slept so much better with fewer 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 Crane 

'I can honestly say I’m now a different person. I do not have chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, or anything else holding me back now. I have energy, calmness, enthusiasm, and a spark for life, and if I ever feel any of these are slipping away from me, I have the tools to redress the balance again and am actively using them to do just that now. Thanks for introducing me to the Total release Experience and being part of my journey back to wellness.'                                  Cathy -  Chronic fatigue, anxiety, and depression

Abusive partner and divorce
'I have been through a divorce after 45 years of marriage to an abusive and controlling husband. Approaching my 70th birthday, I have been suffering from sleepless nights for 7 years and repeated bouts of depression, unexplained stiffness in joints, and headaches.
My yoga teacher introduced me to Caroline's work. At first, I did not really know what I was letting myself in for. I embarked on a series of sessions, not knowing what to expect.
After session one, I was more relaxed and sleeping better. By session six, I had started to feel my mood had improved. Christmas was approaching, and I was coping better than I had done in years. I was feeling more motivated for life and less self-indulgent with lots more energy.'  Audrey 

Healing from childhood trauma
'As a scientist, I was very skeptical about the TRE before starting. I had tried to get rid of stress, anxiety, and phobias in many different ways in the past. None helped me thoroughly, and I still had to deal with tensions and phobia, which were growing. I became interested in the TRE because I hoped it would reach very deep inside these disorders' roots in a non-talkative manner. Probably for the first time, I decided not to do any research (on the Internet) about the TRE as I wanted to make it an unprejudiced physical and emotional experiment.
The first 3 sessions were very disturbing and produced no expected effects. 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 over the years I built an ivory tower around myself to hide any emotions or feelings.
During releasing sessions, I cried as a young boy, 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 came 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 greatly helped me get 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 

PTSD
'I had been having nightmares after experiencing trauma in 2000 when our home in Nigeria was attached 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 anyone with stress or a mid-post-traumatic disorder.'                                   Dr. Eli Baba 

PTSD, Anxiety, and Panic  
'After a year or so of suffering from PTSD, anxiety, and panic attacks and being seen by doctors who simply just prescribed medication to suppress what was happening to me, my partner told me of a course that was being run by her yoga instructor Caroline. This was my first introduction to the Total Release Experience!
I was a little apprehensive at first, which in turn caused me to panic! I wanted to know more, but in my stomach, the knots began. Wanting my life to return to normality, my partner signed us both up to start the course. I can remember the drive to the class with my partner… trying my best to keep a brave face, but inside I was a nervous wreck! Arriving at the class, being greeted by Caroline, and having a little chat set my mind and stomach at ease. Caroline guided the group through each of the 4 steps reassuring us that we were in a safe environment and we could let ourselves go with whatever our bodies chose to do. Once I had relaxed, thanks to having my partner there and Caroline’s calming instruction, I felt calm from deep within and was able to switch off from the world around me but remain grounded at all times. Almost from the get-go, I started to feel the tremors at first short, gentle swaying only in my legs up to my waist. It was strange at first, but once I had decided to let myself go, it became very enjoyable.
The first session was over so quickly, and at the end, I felt almost torn between exhausted and strangely empowered! The weeks to come brought back memories and thoughts – some good and some not so!
As the sessions went on, I shared my experiences and thoughts with the group, who were becoming close and almost a little family as we all went through our journey together. In a matter of weeks, I was able to tremor deep from within my core and up through my body, after which my mind and body were recharged and ready to deal with whatever should come my way! I found myself doing things without a thought or worry, and when I did panic, I was able to tremor my fears away!
In the beginning, I could have never dreamt of having such wonderful results, and once again, I’m doing the simple things that most would take for granted, and now I’m getting my life back! Caroline all along said it is a tool you can take through life, and I have to agree wholeheartedly! I thank Caroline for all her guidance and my partner for standing by me and taking this journey with me!
If you have any doubts about the Total Release Experience, put them aside and give it a go with an open mind!'                    KG 

PTSD   
'One day, my wife came home with some information and a phone number from one of her friends on the Total Release Experience. At the time, I had been suffering from depression and stress due to long-term injuries from serving in the HM Forces, which had brought on problems with my lower back over time.
I Phoned Caroline, and my journey with TRE UK started. On the programme, we were taught how to bring on the releasing. I was amazed at the progression from the first session. During the sessions, I felt many emotions and feelings release and became more positive as the weeks went on. This also reflected more importantly in my well-being outside of the centre in day-to-day life, for example, being more tolerant of my 19-year-old teenage son to dealing with solicitors when going through the process of selling my house. My sleep patterns were also improved. I am feeling very upbeat and positive.
Caroline is an excellent teacher and is always to hand during the sessions or when away from the centre and can be contacted either by phone or e-mail for emotional support. I would definitely recommend TRE to anyone who holds onto hidden issues.'  Vic 

Ehlers Danlos

Hi to anyone interested in the Total Release Experience!! I've just completed my 6th Session of the TRE!! I was introduced to TRE UK by my daughter, who also attended weekly sessions with Caroline! I'm so glad that she informed me of Caroline's classes. I have a genetic disorder called Ehlers Danlos-it's a connective tissue disorder. Since connective tissue covers 95% of our body, it's a multi-symptom disorder; doctors, in general, have little knowledge of the condition of which there is no cure!! I wish I'd known of the TRE years ago!!!! Since attending sessions, My husband and I have noticed a big difference in my well being overall! I'm less stressed, less anxious, happier ( as the TRE is actually is helping), sleeping better than I have in the past 10 years! I feel that my pain has decreased to a more manageable level and my concentration & energy levels have improved, and I have far fewer "Foggy Heads"!

All in all, TRE is helping me manage my condition and improve my quality of life!! My husband said, "we're laughing more"!! TRE is something I'd recommend to anybody for any issues at all, whether it's health issues or just the need to "Unwind"!!! The NHS is missing out on a treatment for many, many ailments & conditions!  Thank you, Caroline -  Maggie :))

Dealing with Anxiety

'I can't believe the difference the TRE has made to my life. I have always struggled with anxiety, and now I know from the course that my body was holding a lot of tension and trauma. I feel like a new person with a new body that is not holding onto stress anymore.

I felt very relaxed and safe from the beginning. I found the process easy to follow, and the vibrations that my body felt during the session were a pleasant sensation. After each Release session, I always feel very relaxed, content and calm. I have noticed that my body feels more balanced, which has dramatically reduced my anxiety, and my stress levels have practically disappeared. It is such a lovely feeling knowing I have the TRE to use as a tool to help me for the rest of my life. Thank you.' Janey

 

Off the anti-depressants

Learning with TRE UK®, my life has changed. I feel like I have shed a skin. 4 months after starting the TRE, I feel like my inner tiger is out of the cage now, which is very exciting; I am definitely feeling my life moving forward. A potentially charged weekend with my dad was just fine. I am now off all anti-depressant medication. I was so ready for this as Id just had enough of feeling ill and dead. I can't recommend TRE UK® highly enough – itis life changing.   Alice

Relationship issues and anxiety

'I had a conversation about the Total Release Experience with Caroline and how it could help with some personal issues (relationships problems and anxiety)I was having. Caroline suggested that the TRE would help me deal with many issues that were worrying me. I signed up for the Course. From the very first session, I felt an immense release. I can liken it to the valve on a pressure cooker being released.

Each session after was a different experience, but I always felt relief and a sense of well-being. The whole process was and is very beneficial. I can now practice at home and continue to keep the 'feel-good factor. Caroline is an excellent teacher and guide. She holds a very calm and safe presence throughout the practice.'  Sheila