As humans, our bodies are meant to pulsate naturally just like all other living organisms on our beautiful planet. We are at one with nature, only our ego creates an illusion that we are separate from our environment, and from each other, even that our individual body and mind are separate. The ego takes control over our emotions and stops our body from naturally pulsating.
Why? Because through social conditioning, we have trained our way out of some of the most primitive natural responses of the human body. We stigmatise and negate them.
For example, society teaches us that shaking from nerves or shock is a sign of weakness or insecurity. We believe crying unveils vulnerability or fear so we “bottle it up” or “suck it up” and “keep it all in”. When we are growing up we are told that big boys or big girls don’t cry. Yawning, another excellent way of releasing tension naturally, if done in public is a sign of rudeness or boredom.
So we suppress these natural impulses from our body to release tension and stress and our muscles become so tight that it cannot pulsate any longer.
This causes all sorts of bodily discomfort, pain and restriction in the way the body can move. Even emotions can become blocked, can weigh us down like “emotional baggage”, and our nervous system responses become heightened as we have a feeling of being “on edge”. We learn to live with these discomforts and symptoms as a normal state of being.
Helping our body to pulsate again the way it is naturally meant to frees the body of tension patterns, removes blockages that cause discomfort and pain, and provides the body with an ability to heal.
In some ways, we are no different to other mammals and can learn a lot from our animal friends. Animals in the wild are constantly under the threat of danger, whether it is a perceived or real threat. But if they survive a real threat, they release their stress response in the moment rather than carry it through their life like us humans can do.
How? Well, imagine an impala escapes from its prey after an attack in the wild. It will take itself to a safe place, lay down and let its body shake to discharge stress chemicals released to cope with the experience. After shaking, it will continue with life as normal. It does not hold on to that energy. To see for yourself, click here
Have you ever watched a dog during a thunderstorm or firework display? It will suffer fear and panic from a threat of danger. To release this tension and heightened energy, it will shake to naturally let go of that stress response, releasing the stress chemicals its body created, helping to calm it down naturally.
In humans, we experience a threat of danger every day, whether real or perceived, as our autonomic nervous system constantly scans for cues of safety and danger, giving signs when safe to engage or warnings when danger is sensed.
During traumatic events, the stress response (sympathetic nervous system) is engaged, flooding the body with stress chemicals adrenaline and cortisol to assist in fight/flight response, our nervous system gets very high and our muscles tense.
But everyday stress can do this too. Whether it is worrying about losing the job you love, or losing a relationship, or the stress of juggling family and work life – we can live with that stress day by day, and even a thought about the event may trigger the stress response.
When we get nervous or anxious, our nervous system gets very high. At a certain height, the body naturally tremors by itself to calm down the nervous system. Most suppress these impulses as it’s not socially acceptable or makes us look weak or vulnerable.
TRE® helps to activate this tremor mechanism again, calming down the nervous system naturally by releasing tension from a heightened stress response in the moment rather than accumulating it day by day, month by month, year by year. This assists the body to heal.
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