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Trauma Releasing

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Trauma Release Exercise

Some experiences we encounter cause intense stress and tension in our body. If we are unable to change the circumstances or receive treatment in the way of resolution, these situations would cause that strees turns into mental physical trauma. As these stress accumulations can have great consequences in our body, with the accumulation of minor effects, they can turn into mentally depressive states in total and into key points in our body such as a physically active contraction / pain / nodal point. Trauma Release Exercises (TRE) is based on the basic idea supported by research that stress, tension and trauma are both psychological and physical at same time. TRE applications are the stresses that are released from the body by physical oscillations and vibrations that occur as a result of a number of exercises for the treatment of these tensions accumulated in the body. This technique is designed to help release the deep tension created in the body during a traumatic experience or through chronic stress.

TRE was created by psychologist Dr. David Berceli who observes war-traumatized communities in the Middle East and Africa. He discovered that by activating the body’s natural tremor mechanism to release trauma, the need for psychotherapy or medication to control post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is decreased. Accordingly, he has lived extensively in Israel / Palestine, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Yemen, Egypt and Lebanon and worked by providing trauma relief workshops and designing recovery programs for international organizations around the world.

Steve Haines is a leading TRE provider with training in various locations around the world. “Shaking is normal and hugely beneficial,” he explains. “You see animals do it after a stressful encounter, yet we’ve forgotten how to access it. Under stress, your body is stuck in fight, flight or freeze which affects every system in your body; your heart rate, muscles and nervous system are all geared up to make you react quickly in response to danger. This response can remain in the body long after the event and become chronic. TRE can reset these systems.”

TRE consists of seven simple exercises that induce a natural tremor reflex in the body. (In case of lack of competence to perform the movements, the movement series can be revised and changed by experts in the field.) After performing the exercises related to a certain number of repetitions, lie down on the ground. The legs take the butterfly position (baddha konasana from yoga positions) and the feet are pulled towards the hips. The tremor response begins when you slowly bring your knees together. To find the vibration, you open and close your legs with very slow movements and find the relevant stopping point. The tremor usually starts in the legs and can move the spine upwards. In this way, the upper body and arms can also be involved in the swing movement. If the tremor becomes too strong, do not panic. This shaking state is the part where the application is healing, it should not be forgotten that it is the discharge of tensions in the body. It is also possible to control vibrations with leg movements. Afterwards, rest on the mat (savasana from yoga positions) to allow your mind and body to calm down. This is important for the combination of your healing with your body.

TRE’s reflexive muscle vibrations are generally pleasant and soothing. It has been observed that after performing TRE, feelings such as peace, relaxation, calmness and comfort are revealed in many people. It is stated that there are thousands of people who have recovered mentally and physically with this method. During the learning and experience phase, it is important to get support from experts in the field and to apply the movement series in the right positions to prevent damage to the body. When this muscle shaking / vibration mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return to a state of equilibrium.

It is thought that after gaining experience in flow, the person can use it independently when needed throughout his life, thus continuously supporting personal health and well-being, and this method can be used as a self-help tool.

You can listen to the video interviews with the opinions of the people in the following study areas, who have tried the TRE application and gave feedback on its effect on them, and you can read detailed studies on the subject on the same link.

  • Sleep, Stress and Relaxation
  • Military, Vets and PTSD
  • Doctors, Therapists and Emergency Workers
  • Work Related Stress
  • Yoga, Meditation and Pilates
  • Affordable and Universal Healing
  • Sports Recovery and Resilience
  • Media Covarage


Friday, April 23rd, 2021


Yoga is a top concept that covers the general practice of meditative and physical education developed in the pre-writing periods around the Himalayan mountains. It is in a tight relationship with the philosophy of sacred, great spirit, which deals with the relationship between order of the universe and the phenomenon of life in its entirety and the body and soul of the individual, grips the universe as, that the whole and the single are reflections of each other. In this sense, it is a complete philosophy of life that also covers a theological context. The philosophy in question, that is, the understanding of everything as part of the great spirit and the idea that healthy life is possible in harmony, is fundamental in the shamanic tradition as well as in all other Eastern disciplines (e.g. Tao, Buddhism, Hinduism, Shamanism, etc.). A person who follows the teaching of Yoga and devotes himself to living in harmony with the universe and maintaining physical and spiritual serenity at the level of worship is called a yogi. For example, people belonging to the sadu sect of Hinduism, which brings the face death to the forefront and are characterized by drawing hands from life, sensual pleasure, are generally yogi, but not every yogi is sadu.

The first archaeological finds related to Yoga are seals and figures dating from 3000 to 1700 BC found in the Indus Valley of Pakistan. These depict some yoga and meditason postures. The first written sources are believed to be Vedas (theological texts, prayers) belonging to the Brahman tradition, dated between 900 and 500BC. Altough it is progressed to be the discipline with 8-digit spiritual education and developed as different applications for different needs in a subsequent period, it can be seen as exposition and assemble of more ancient teachings and the practice of life and healing, can be converted to a comprehensive and holistic doctrine. Already the concept of yoga derives from the Sanskrit meaning of unification, unification, wholeness, and can be understood as the integration of one with the universe, as well as as a reference to the unification of universal knowledge and practices.

The eight-step discipline of yoga, attributed to the Great Master Patanjali, who is said to purify the mind and soul with yoga, language with grammar aand the body with medicine, a figure on which Sanskrit culture is based, aims at spiritual and bodily purification step by step:
Yama (five “retreats”): no harm, accuracy, no steal, control sensual pleasures, no hoarding
Niyama (five “observations”): simplicity, satisfaction, strong desire, reading, remembering
Asana (sitting Place): refers to the sitting posture used in meditation in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, it is thought that it provides an ideal state of energy and comfort physically, becoming compatible with Universal vibration.
Pranayama (“stopping the breath”): Prāna, breath,” āyāma”, means to stop. It can also be interpreted as the control of the life force, control of the breath, continuity and calmness are provided by calmness.
Pratyahara (“isolation”): means to isolate the sensory organs from the stimulation of external objects.
Dharana (“concentration”): is the focus of attention on a single object.
Dhayana (“meditation”): is intense contemplation on the nature of the object of meditation that is focused.
Samãdhi (“Emancipation”): the fusion of consciousness with the object of meditation.

The doctrine outlined above reflects an understanding of yoga that mainly encompasses meditation and spiritual discipline. The physicaly trainings of yoga, which puts especially in the Western world today at the forefront, , can be considered a physical meditation or a preparation for mental meditation and takes place in the daily routine of Yogi. This practice is applied as a series of movements involving postures named with the forms of nature and objects, such as Bow Pose (Dhanurasana), Chair Pose (Utkatasana), Eagle Pose (Garudasana).

Classification of Patanjali offers a person a way to control the impulse and fears that abuse a person with the kind of moral teaching that we encounter in all religions, and in this form it also carries the nature of worship. In addition, the disciplines of yoga are also divided into genres in which the different themes in its component are brought to the fore. For example, Hatha Yoga focuses on posture and breathing exercises, while Bhakti Yoga emphasizes spiritual purification through devotion to God, attachment to God with love. Other examples of such specialized types of yoga include Rãja Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Karma Yoga, Mantra Yoga, Tantra Yoga.

The physical aspect of yoga has come to the fore in modern times, and the benefit it provides with the balance it has established between stretching and strength work has become relevant again as an undeniable phenomenon. In addition, it has been determined by many people through experience that breathing and meditation can also benefit in the direction of achieving psychological or, so to speak, spiritual balance. Having a holistic and harmonious view of life and existence is a reasonable and realistic understanding that disciplining life to find what is good and build a mental state compatible with the right morality can also make life more quality and meaningful. But it is debatable whether it will help with problems caused by different bodily or psychological traumas or with genetic and chemical reasons, even in advanced psychological disorders, the consequences that can lead to such an intense understanding of meaning can even be dangerous. If you have significant psychological problems, you should always consult a specialist. In addition, in advanced physical problems, yoga practices should not be applied without expert control. Even for healthy people, incorrect physical practices without the help of someone who is competent in yoga, excessive self-strain of beginners can be harmful and cause injury. However, taking advantage of the tradition of yoga by showing the right practices and patience is an alternative medicine option that positively affects Community Health, encourages staying healthy, and therefore can prevent potential health problems.