3 Ways to Engage Your Body to Transcend Trauma

3 Ways to Engage Your Body to Transcend Trauma

I think it’s very useful to define trauma as “anything that overwhelms our ability to cope”, as well as to view trauma as a continuum.  The overwhelm that leads to trauma patterns in the body may be from a specific experience such as a car accident, sexual abuse,...
How to Make Your Brain Feel Safer?

How to Make Your Brain Feel Safer?

There is a lot of pain around: In a huge study (Breivik et al 2006) across 15 European countries, 19% of people reported living with moderate to severe pain for more than 6 months. That’s 1 in 5 people in persistent pain states, the majority for many years. Holy moly....
What I’ve Learned From Teaching TRE to 2000 People

What I’ve Learned From Teaching TRE to 2000 People

Over the past 13 years, I’ve had the privilege of teaching TRE (Trauma and Tension Releasing Exercises) to over 2000 people. Here are some of the insights I’ve gained about the power of this simple trauma healing practice: People expect change to be painful or...
Five Ways That Shaking Can Help to Heal Trauma

Five Ways That Shaking Can Help to Heal Trauma

Shaking can release long-held tension patterns and promote new feelings of connection and ease. It is a novel stimulus to the central nervous system. New stimuli, approached with safety and curiosity, can support learning and growth. TRE®, Tension and Trauma Releasing...
Is trauma physiological, or psychological?

Is trauma physiological, or psychological?

When it comes to healing trauma, psychology isn’t unimportant, however, when we work with a body-up approach, we can reset the overactive triggers in our threat detection systems. When the body is calm and we’ve quieted its protective reflexes, we can make more space...