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The Importance of Emotional Regulation

Maybe you know what it’s like to feel unable to control your emotions. You’re walking along having a fine day when all of a sudden you hear a siren or a car backfires and you hit the deck or hide in the bushes. Or, you’re feeling completely at ease in a conversation with someone and […]

Healing from Shame

by Dr Melanie Salmon Level 3 TRE Trainer and QEC founder I believe that SHAME is seldom talked about and seldom does it appear in the literature on healing modalities. As a Trainer for Practitioners in both TRE (Trauma Releasing Exercises) and QEC (Quantum Energy Coaching), I feel the time has come to shine a […]

Life After Trauma

The unconscious und uncontrolled yet natural survival reactions we experience in a traumatic situation are supposed to be temporary and the body should be allowed to return to its natural relaxed state. That is what we expect and what seems to happen:  anger calms down, fear is diminished, the broken bone is healed but still […]

TRE® and Post Traumatic Stress

The medical world has labelled Post Traumatic Stress a ‘Disorder’ suggestive that there is something inherently ‘wrong’ with the person rather than him/her having a normal response to an unresolved traumatic experience. Hence the term Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) has been used here in place of PTSD. PTSI occurs when a person continues to re-experience the acute […]

Wisdom Born of Trauma

“I do not wish tragedy on anyone but ever since that accident, I never fail to tell my wife I love her. I kiss my children every day. Life is richer, fuller and deeper than I have ever experienced. It has more meaning and depth than it ever had before.” This type of transformation of […]

What is Trauma ?

Stress, tension and traumatic experience is common and natural, it cannot be avoided. Most people know when they feel stressed and tense, they will recognize the symptoms and have a found some more-or-less effective ways to help themselves. But what about trauma? What is the difference between Stress and Trauma ? How do you know […]

TRE® and Addiction

TRE® and Addiction

By Frances Ward Reg. Addiction/ Trauma Therapist TRE®  Provider “Just one more drink” “I’ll stop tomorrow” “I’m just so stressed” “I need something to deal with the pain and anxiety” In South Africa’s diverse population, many people abuse substances or alcohol. For some, chronic stress due to poverty, lack of safety, and other […]

What is TRE® and how can you learn it ?

What is Tension and Trauma Release Exercise (TRE®) ? Developed by Dr David Berceli, TRE® is a self-help technique that deliberately activates our bodies’ instinctive tremor mechanism in a safe and controlled way.  Session by session, these tremors help to release the build up of  muscular tension patterns that have built up in the body […]