As a former first responder working in emergency management for a decade, stress was unavoidable and constant. Standard treatment at the time consisted of counseling and antidepressant drugs. This method worked to an extent, but years later I still had symptoms and it seemed I’d gotten as much as I could from it. I continued struggling with PTSD and had physical symptoms that doctors wanted to prescribe drugs for; effectively managing them, but not getting to the root of the problem.
In my search for methods that would bring healing without medication, I found that most seemed to stop working after a time. Then in 2013 my life changed. I heard about a stress management method that focused on releasing stress from the body through muscle movements that originated from the nervous system; I was intrigued.
This marked the beginning of my journey with TRE®. As I practiced regularly (and continue to do so), I noticed a decrease in PTSD and physical symptoms; they’re now both all but gone. In addition, overall, I’m calmer and more relaxed. Your body has the innate ability to release stress and tension naturally; when you learn to recognize, honor and allow that process, you can move through your life from a place of calmness and groundedness. If you’re ready to “shake it off,” I’m here to guide you through the process.
Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (or TRE®) is a simple yet innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. TRE® safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/ vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance.
Susan Sanders, Certified TRE® Provider / 636-283-8308 / www.susanmsanders.com
DeMun Healing / 734 DeMun Avenue / Clayton, MO 63105 and 1381 High Street / Suite 211 / Washington, MO 63090
Reclaim Your Power
You are more powerful than you think. Identifying how your body holds tension, stress and trauma may start you on the path to self-healing. To get started, ask yourself
these questions: What kind of thoughts and/or situations trigger tension in your body? Where do you hold stress in your body? What, if anything, gives you relief?
TRE® can help pave the way!
“When we give ourselves the chance to let go of all our tension,
the body’s natural capacity to heal itself can begin to work.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh