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Tension & Trauma Release Exercises (TRE)

What are Tension and Trauma Release Exercises?: Tension and trauma release exercises (TRE) is a somatic body-based practice. It is based around a series of seven simple exercises that are designed to trigger your body’s natural reflex mechanism of gently shaking – or vibrating – your muscles.

Many relaxation techniques are based on, and rely on conscious control, whereas TRE relies completely on unconscious control.

Originally designed by a psychologist to help war-traumatised communities process their experiences. TRE has since grown to be used to reduce stress and release emotions and can help with a wide variety of issues such as assisting in the release of deeply held trauma, such as PTSD, and also help relieve stress, anxiety and support your overall wellbeing.

Since tension & trauma release exercises do not require you to talk about an event or your feelings, it is not hampered by the language barriers that can sometimes cause added stress in other therapies.

What Does TRE Help With?

What to expect from tension & trauma release exercises (TRE): TRE exercises are simple and accessible, can be practiced alone or in a group, and can be modified for people with medical conditions or mobility issues. You will usually be lying down, and many people report that the sensation itself is pleasurable and soothing and that they feel peaceful afterward.

We want you to feel able to discuss any questions or worries with your well-being therapist. This is important in order for you to progress in your wellbeing therapy.

***If you feel you need some help with getting therapy contact us using the form at the bottom of this page and someone will guide you through the process.***

These are some of the additional therapy issues we deal with that are closely related to tension & trauma release exercises.

HQ Wellbeing Therapists Working With Tension & Trauma Release Exercises (TRE)

TRE is based on the idea that mammals naturally shake to process stress, and that humans can benefit by encouraging and developing this response. TRE exercises can safely activate your natural reflex mechanisms of shaking or vibrating, which in turn releases muscular tension, calming down your nervous system.

Below is a selection of our current wellbeing therapists who are fully trained to work with clients seeking tension and trauma release exercises using different types of therapy modalities and a wide range of techniques.

Choosing the right therapist is an important decision for you and it is important that you work with the right practitioner and that both feel comfortable working together.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Tension & Trauma Release Exercises?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply get in touch with us using the form below or give us a call at 0203 997 9229 and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

However, if you feel you are ready to start therapy straight away then click HERE to book an initial therapy assessment with a fully qualified therapist, or if you are struggling financially click HERE to book an initial therapy assessment with one of our Low-Cost therapists.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored to the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced-rate therapy to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.