Reset The Nervous System With TRE
- Sun 4th Feb 2024, 11am – 1pm GMT (UTC +00:00)
- Mycelium Space, Station Approach, Frome, UK
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Is a feeling of overwhelm, stress or anxiety taking over your life?
Do you sometimes feel hyper-vigilant or even zoned out and in need of clarity or calm?
Enter TRE! (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises)
What is TRE?
Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) are a wonderful tool to assist the body to let go of chronic stress and deeply held protective patterns. A series of 7 simple exercises designed to evoke the body’s inbuilt natural tremor mechanism, this reflex allows the body to shake naturally, providing a way to process and release deep tension, increase blood flow and rewire neural pathways. After doing TRE, many people report feelings of peace and well-being. This practice can bring the body and mind into a more balanced state, building resilience to deal with the stresses of everyday life. The innate ability to tremor or shake is a primitive reflex, originating from the older parts of the brain and is something we share with all mammals to help down regulate protective states in our nervous system.
By down-regulating protective states in our nervous system – mobilised states (fight/flight) and immobilised states (dissociation/freeze), this mechanism can assess deep chronic held tension and stuck, arrested energy leaving us feeling more connected.
TRE is designed to be a self-help tool, an embodiment practice that, once learned, can be used independently as needed throughout one’s life, thus continuously supporting and promoting personal health and wellness. Since this shaking mechanism is built into our natural physiology as humans, everyone can benefit from TRE. This shaking of the muscles increases the resilience in the body as it creates deep relaxation and naturally reduces stress levels. It can release emotions safely in a very gentle way ranging from mild upset to severely held anxiety whether it is caused by work stress, PTSD, excessive worry, conflict in relationships, physical stresses or traumas from accidents.
When tension is released anywhere in the body, the brain registers a reduction in pain signals, producing new hormones that promote healing. TRE’s reflexive muscle vibrations generally feel pleasant and soothing. All the exercises are designed to gently awaken muscles that are normally activated when we are stressed. So, expect to go slow, take deep breaths and relinquish awareness to the body. Much of this workshop will encourage self-regulation, bringing awareness to how activated states may feel or where they are held in the body. This will be done with curiosity, playfulness, all the time encouraging you to be an active observer, making sure things do not become intense.
All the exercises are adaptable and are designed to awaken, not stress, muscles.
Please wear comfortable clothes - and bring an open smile (these will be provided if you don’t have one)!
Luke Mullen is a trauma and embodiment specialist.
He is a Systematic Kinesiologist (Dip T.A.S.K) and a certified TRE (Trauma/Tension Release Exercises) Provider/Mentor.
As a body worker, Luke specialises in stress, trauma, and anxiety related issues. He works with people of all ages, conditions and backgrounds, always illuminating issues gently, encouraging curiosity with the body to ultimately provide a space for the body's innate ability to heal.
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