“No-one escapes suffering in this life. None of us is exempt from loss, pain, illness and death. Yet, how is it that we have so little understanding of these essential experiences? How is it we have attempted to keep grief separated from our lives and only begrudgingly acknowledge its presence in the most obvious of times. Without some measure of intimacy with grief, our capacity to be with any other emotion or experience in our life is greatly compromised. It is our unexpressed sorrows, the congested stories of loss, when left unattended, that block our access to the soul.” – Francis Weller
There is so much loss in the world at the moment – death of those too young to die, destruction of the environment, losses of homes due to fire, the slaughtering of rhino……the list goes on.
I have been asked to run a weekly TRE® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises) ‘drop in’ group on a Tuesday evening at 7pm. This group is open to all people who have some experience of TRE®.
“I have benefited a great deal from doing TRE® with Lynne. I first did a few private sessions and have since joined an ongoing TRE® group. The group sessions are wonderful in that they are more affordable and you are with other people with whom you can share briefly at the beginning and end of each session. It has helped me to maintain the practice of TRE® which I may otherwise not get around to. TRE® really helps take the edge off my stress, which is priceless! Having Lynne’s support is really wonderful, too – I so enjoy her gentle, listening and non-judgemental approach.” Kyle
TRE® is a wonderful and very effective method to release tension from the psoas muscle – in this article Jacob Devaney writes about the psoas muscle and the negative impact of accumulated stress.
WEEKLY TRE® ‘DROP IN’ GROUP EVERY TUESDAY EVENING IN CLAREMONT
We are all affected by stress – it is part of life.
Designed by David Berceli, TRE® is a simple technique that helps your body release stress or tension that has accumulated from day-to-day life experiences, immediate or ongoing stressful situations, and traumatic life events. A set of simple exercises invokes a mild tremor which helps bring the nervous system back to a state of calm and balance. Once learned TRE® is a gentle and effective self-healing tool.
Some of the reported benefits of TRE® include:
Greater sense of calm and inner peace
Less anxiety and worry
Improved sleep quality
Reduced symptoms of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Increased emotional resilience
Relief from chronic medical conditions
Release of muscular tension from exercise and sport
Increased mobility and flexibility
Thriving in times of safety
Increased spiritual connection
Date: Every Tuesday
Cost: R100 per session
Time: 7.00pm to 8.15pm
Please phone or email to make your booking before you come as spaces are limited.
In the article, Hacking the Nervous System, the importance of vagal tone in our health is discussed. Tension and Trauma Release Exercises (TRE), deep breathing and meditation all activate and improve the health of the vagus nerve.
The vagus nerve ‘wanders’ through our body connecting to our organs and conveying sensory information to and from the Central Nervous System. It is the information highway connecting the body to the brain and is vital for keeping our bodies healthy.