An Introduction to TRE & Coherent Breathing
TRE is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. The exercises safely activate a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or tremoring that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/tremoring mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance.
Since this somatic tension release mechanism is part of our natural behaviour as humans, everyone can benefit from TRE. The tremoring increases the resiliency of the body because it causes deep relaxation that naturally reduces stress levels. It can release emotions ranging from mild upset to severe anxiety whether it is caused by work stress, excessive worry, conflict in relationships, physical stresses or traumas from accidents or abuse.
TRE is based on the fundamental idea, backed by research, that stress, tension and trauma is both psychological and physical. TRE’s reflexive muscle vibrations generally feel pleasant and soothing. After doing TRE, many people report feelings of peace and well-being. TRE has helped many thousands of people globally.
If there’s one breathwork technique to learn and practice on a regular basis, Coherent Breathing is it. By breathing at a specific rate, known as the resonant frequency, this operates as a central conductor, bringing all of the other systems of the body into a state of coherence. When we add music and guided softening of areas of bodily tension, this style of breathing is a great way to achieve all of the benefits of meditation and more, without even trying. The benefits include:
improving circulation; making your heart more flexible and resilient; assisting with digestion; reinvigorating your energy levels; restoring balance to your nervous system; reconnecting you to your intuition, inspiration and insight; increasing creativity; enhancing interpersonal relationships; cleaning your brain; and reminding you how to relax and feel good
Both TRE and Coherent Breathing are self-help tools that, once learned, can be used independently as needed throughout one’s life, thereby continuously supporting and promoting personal health and wellbeing.