TRE Introductory Workshop: Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises with Maria Alfaro, E-RYT
Saturday, June 8 • 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
TRE is a simple, gentle, and profound technique that facilitates the lengthening and relaxation of the psoas muscle and the release of physical and emotional tension and stress. The TRE exercises mildly tire the legs, triggering an involuntary shaking and trembling response, which begins in the legs and often spreads throughout the body. This natural response, called neurogenic tremors, is the nervous system’s way of discharging long-held tension and unconscious body contraction caused by everyday stress and traumatic life experiences, in order to restore the body to wholeness.
TRE was developed by Dr. David Berceli, a bio-energetic therapist and social worker, who used it successfully worldwide in working with soldiers, firefighters, police officers, and survivors of war, natural disasters, and other traumatic circumstances to help alleviate the many symptoms of post-traumatic stress. TRE is taught in more than 60 countries worldwide. Most people describe this experience as pleasant and report many improvements in their physical and emotional state.
This workshop not only allows participants to experience the tremor response but also gives them a foundation for understanding how it works and how to integrate it into their lives.
Reported benefits include
- decrease in anxiety
- release of chronic tension
- discharge of emotional and physical trauma
- increase in energy and flexibility
- improvement in sleep and mood
- relief from aches, pains, and symptoms of fibromyalgia and sciatica
This workshop is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. A short and gentle Yoga practice, designed to engage the body, relax the mind, and get participants out of their heads, will precede the teaching of the TRE exercises. The Yoga part of the class is simple, and the exercises can be modified to accommodate any body’s need.