Release everyday stress and deep-seated tension

TRE (Trauma Release Exercises) is a somatic (body-centred) practice, and once learned, you’ll have an effective self-care tool to support your health and wellbeing for the rest of your life. 

As your body opens to the tremors, you’ll be able to access them easily and gain benefits by practicing small amounts often - making it very efficient and powerful. 

People who regularly practice TRE have reported: 

Less stress, anxiety and rumination

Deeper connection to themselves and others

More energy and greater enjoyment of life

Better sleep

Less pain and tension

Greater flow in their days leading to increased productivity

More joyful relationships

Greater emotional resilience and deeper sense of freedom

Calm as their new 'norm'

What can I expect from a TRE session?

If you’ve never tried TRE, I’d like you to commit to three sessions as each session builds on the last one. My intention is: after three sessions, you’ll know enough about TRE to have it as a self-care, self-love tool for the rest of your life.

Session snapshot:  

Lying comfortably on the floor, you’ll be guided through a series of gentle positions designed to activate your body’s natural, neurogenic tremor mechanism.

Physical and emotional self-regulation is essential to learn, for you to feel 100% in control and therefore safe.

You’ll tremor for most of the session, with time for integration at the end- this allows your body to digest its experience. 

3-steps to stress less 

Session 1:
In your first session the focus is on ‘befriending’ the tremors. 
This session is about experiencing your innate tremor mechanism at work and becoming familiar and comfortable with the feeling. Teaching self-regulation is essential for you to become best mates with your tremors.

Session 2:
The second session is about ‘consolidating’ the tremors.
In this session we build on your sense of safety and control. We anchor your ability to self-regulate and to enjoy feeling connected to the process unfolding in your body.

Session 3:
The third session is about ‘expanding’ the tremors. 
Having befriended and consolidated the tremors, you are now ready to expand them through different positions and variations of the exercises.  
Many clients find this process both curious and fun.

Image by Elijah Hail

What next? 

After three guided sessions, my intention is you’ll know everything you need to practice TRE on your own. 
Some people may want or need more guided sessions to get to this point. Others decide to space out guided sessions a month apart, after their initial three sessions.

If you’re practicing on your own and become ‘stuck’, it’s best to book in for another guided session/s. 
How do you know if you’re stuck? If your tremors remain the same for a period of time, or if there’s a particular issue you’d like to work on, or if there has been a lapse in your practice. 

Either way, seeing a TRE therapist at these times is recommended if you want your practice to grow and to provide depth to your release process.

A safe space for all your emotions:   

Some people fear what emotions might come up for them during a session. As TRE is a body-based (somatic) therapy- there is no need to use words or to revisit your trauma history.
Emotions may arise, and I like to cultivate curiosity rather than fear around them. Often with TRE, emotions are not accompanied by stories, thoughts, or feelings, but are simply part of the physical release. 

My counselling qualifications allows me to safely support you at any time you may need. Through TRE, it’s possible that old triggers and anxieties are released, without even realising they’ve been processed.