What are the benefits of TRE? Can it help us cope with life and be more resilient? Often, if trauma is stored in the body it can shut us down and distort our experience of the present. Trauma is anything that overwhelms our system.

Humans beings are generally able to access huge stores of resilience. We are designed to overcome traumatic experiences, however, sometimes we can get stuck in loops when experiences have been to much to process fully.

For example mums who have a traumatic, life threatening birth experience may not be able to process their own trauma because they have to focus on their new baby. Their own requirements can be dismissed and pushed deep inside as they look after their new infant.

One of the great benefits of TRE is that we can gently and slowly process overwhelming events from our body/mind system. It doesn’t matter what happened or when it happened and we don’t need to re-tell the story. We let our bodies do the talking.

When using TRE most clients report feelings of profound and peaceful release and expansion inside perhaps rarely experienced before.

Additionally resilience to life’s triggers can greatly improve, we are able to ‘bounce back’ and recover from difficult experiences.

If taught correctly, TRE is something clients can take away and do themselves at home to great benefit. We actively encourage that you do self practice as the good effects are cumulative.

However participating in a group or with a Certified TRE Provider in a 1:1 session can further enhance the experience.

Would you like to try a TRE in a Group? For London Groups click HERE.  

For Kent Groups click HERE.

Going slowly in a comfortable environment and having your process held and witnessed in safety can be deeply healing. Also specific interventions, designed just for your body (for example around old injuries) can also be used 1:1.

For example there are specific interventions to help release tension from the chest or lower back.

Other benefits of TRE can include:

Less chronic tension, aches and pains
Lowered stress levels
Feeling more grounded and present
Better sleep patterns – deeper, longer sleep
Better sex life and stronger sex drive as muscles which have held years of tension relax
Feelings of empowerment
Feeling calmer and less ‘triggered’ by stressful events
More able to meditate
Greater ease of movement
Deeper sense of self acceptance

Back to back

When attending a TRE Workshop it is often comforting to be with others and discuss and witness their process – and to realise we are all the same as our bodies unwind.

We all have a shake, it can be a great leveller!

Humans are essentially tribal in nature and need to connect. We often feel safer this way.  Experiencing the benefits of TRE in a group can help smooth out the ripples of trauma allowing them to gently fade as your body returns to harmony.

Kate is a trauma and embodiment specialist. She is a TRE & EFT Supervising Mentor and is on the Executive Board of EFT International (formerly AAMET) and is a Comprehensive Energy Psychology Practitioner, DipPsych, Master Hypnotist, Master Practitioner of NLP and Time Line Therapy (accredited by the ABNLP) and has been an intuitive body & energy worker for 30 years. While she works with any problem state she specialises in the sensitive areas of Post Traumatic Stress, emotional abuse, chronic pain and anxiety.