Stress and the phenomenon of muscles holding tension is very hard on one’s thinking process. It gets in the way.
Above is a interview with Dr. Robert Scaer where he shares thoughts on Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE). It was conducted by Chris Balsley, a TRE Trainer based in Denver, Colorado.
Highlights from the interview:
- He has been doing TRE for over 10 years.
- It helps him deal with chronic back pain.
- TRE helps him release the tension in the Psoas muscle, helps calm the autonomic nervous system and get more clarity of thought.
Bob: He [David Berceli] is doing the same thing as Somatic Experiencing, but he’s found the core muscles that everybody has tightness in. Everybody has these tight muscles because of our culture, everybody has some trauma, and those muscles are tight… these are all instinctual muscles of startle and it’s the same in every culture…
Chris: So it doesn’t matter who you are, where you are, you’ve got some stress and TRE will probably be of some benefit.
- What is TRE?
- David Berceli explains TRE
- What are Neurogenic Tremors?
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Robert Scaer, M.D.
Robert Scaer, M.D. is Board Certified in Neurology, and has been in practice for 36 years, twenty of those as Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services at the Mapleton Center in Boulder, CO. His primary areas of interest and expertise have been in the fields of traumatic brain injury and chronic pain, and more recently in the study of traumatic stress and its role in physical and emotional symptoms, and in diseases.
He has lectured extensively on these topics, and has published several articles on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dissociation, the whiplash syndrome and other somatic syndromes of traumatic stress. He has published three books, The Body Bears the Burden: Trauma, Dissociation and Disease, The Trauma Spectrum: Hidden Wounds and Human Resiliency, and Eight Keys to Brain/Body Balance. For more information, visit his website traumasoma.com.
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