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Tension and Trauma-Releasing Exercises—the Benefits and Challenges


In August, my articles have been centered around Tension & Trauma Release Exercises (TRE) and how they can aid in self-regulation and the treatment of trauma. We discovered that TRE is life-changing if done correctly and with a tension-releasing exercise practitioner.

In this article, we shall recount former posts about TRE and explore together the benefits and challenges of this unusual form of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex post-traumatic stress disorder.

A Recap: What are Tension & Trauma Release Exercises?

Trauma and stress are stored in our bodies, causing us physical pain and emotional distress. Tension-releasing exercises, created by Doctor David Berceli, are new and innovative methods using vibrating and shaking of the body to release deep muscular patterns of stress, tension, and trauma.

Through observations done in the Middle East and Africa, Doctor Berceli witnessed many people who had been traumatized by war and discovered that by using the body’s natural tremoring mechanism, one could release the harmful after-effects of trauma and stress

TRE has been used to support and treat United States war veterans and is found to reduce the need for drugs or psychotherapy to control PTSD symptoms. Tension releasing exercises have gone viral and, although not yet accepted by all physicians and mental health professionals due to lack of research, TRE continues to grow.

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