Total Release Experience® 

Frequently Asked Questions

The TRE in this country is little known. Naturally, there are many frequently asked questions we hope you can find some answers.  We want you to feel confident and comfortable to come and learn to release stress and anxiety for yourself.

  • Let us answer some of your questions?

    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.

    The 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. The TRE releases stored physical energy and tension from the deeper body. Learning with a TRE UK® Practitioner makes it a safe and gentle way to heal from day-to day or chronic stress, anxiety, PTSD or trauma.

    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 the TRE?

    The short answer is yes.  A regular practice of the 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.

    Having worked with many, many clients from all walks of life and with different, debilitating issues - practice has bought them back to a happier state of well-being.

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

    The TRE®   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 that is innate in every human being.  So once learned safely you do not need to rely on anyone else to continue.  However always be reassured with give our ongoing support at no extra cost.

  • How will I benefit from the TRE?

    Many in today's society suffer the debilitating symptoms of stress, tension, anxiety and mental health issues. We often experience stress on a daily basis, brought on by any number of 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.

    The 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 the TRE you will prevent stress and tension levels getting out of our control.

  • What should I wear?

    The TRE is not about exercise although we do some simple stretches.  We advise comfortable non restrictive clothing. Trousers, leggings or  tracksuit. The practice can be done with or without socks.

  • Will the TRE improve my sleep?

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

  • How does the 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.  The TRE is a ‘no talking’ self-help practice.  Using it in a therapeutic context enables the Practitioner to encourage clients to relax enough so the body can bring about the stress reduction process, 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.