THE NORTHEN IRELAND COUNSELLING FORUM
Working with the Body
David Berceli’s Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises TRE® are an amazing tool for helping the body let go of deep, chronic patterns supporting calmness and resiliency in the body. ‘TRE®, Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises, are a simple set of exercises that trigger a natural tremor reflex in the body.Shaking can release long-held tension patterns and promote new feelings of connection and ease. Shaking is a novel stimulus to the central nervous system. New stimuli, approached with safety and curiosity, can support learning and growth.The psychology of trauma is complex, the physiology is relatively simple. In trauma old parts of the brain are fixed in defence cascades of ‘fight-or-flight’ or ‘freeze’.TRE® is a safe, natural process to re-boot overprotective reflexes.’The workshop will be very practical. There will be time for discussion and sharing of experiences. We will explore the theory behind the model, see the highlights below.
- Anatomy, neurology and physiology of stress and trauma as it relates to TRE
- Understanding the tremor response
- Introduction to the polyvagal theory: How humans are always checking for safety.
- Containment and grounding strategies.
- Introduction to TRE and personal tremoring experience.
Gareth is a teacher and bodyworker supporting and educating individuals and groups to reconnect with their bodies and health. Over the last 20 years Gareth has immersed himself in the field of Sports and Exercise Science including the last 7 specifically in the area of somatic awareness. Gareth has an ever-growing fascination and excitement about the potential for transformation through bodywork and his work expresses the principles of biodynamic craniosacral therapy (BCST), neurobiology and deep embodied presence. Gareth has clinics in Belfast and Newcastle practising BCST and Tension / Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) and teaches seminars / workshops with www.bodyintelligence.comand www.trecollege.com. He holds an M.Sc in Exercise Physiology and a PGCE in Physical Education and at present teaching 2 days in a secondary school.
IT IS ADVISABLE FOR ALL THOSE WISHING TO EXPERIENCE THE EXERCISES TO WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHING AND BRING A YOGA MAT/TOWEL AND BLANKET.
Date: Saturday 6th April 2019
Venue: Friends’ Meeting House
Library, bring a book – exchange a book
Tea/coffee e available from 9.30am – workshop 10am – 1230pm approx.
www.nicf.org.ukand 07775947991 for further details;
Cost: Members £5 non-Members £10
CPD Certificate supplied