PTSD Treatment: Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises

I often receive email asking the question, “Is there one method of treating trauma and PTSD that always works?”

And I always think to myself, “I soooooo wish there was!”

Unfortunately,  no. The good news, though, is that there are a lot of treatments that have great success rates. Since your healing journey is your individual mission it’s your job to investigate as many healing approaches, options, modalities and treatments as you can until you find one or a combination that works for you. In my own recovery that meant ten altogether!

On this site we’ve listed an overview of some traditional trauma recovery methods, plus some alternative PTSD healing options along with a slew of trauma experts offering their perspectives of what they see work.

There’s also a ton of information in these videos about tips for PTSD recovery and PTSD education.

And this week, on YOUR LIFE AFTER TRAUMA, in our ongoing exploration of PTSD treatment that works, I’ll interview the founder of Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE), Dr. David Berceli. TRE focuses on bringing your body back to a natural balance and is designed to rid your body of physical trauma tension.

Sounds promising, doesn’t it?

Join us on air tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 30th, for a deeper discussion about this topic. Plus, you can call in to win our PROJECT GIVE BACK giveaway!

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  1. You will have to look long and hard to find someone who wasn’t helped with Trauma Releasing Exercises. I hope you will list it under your alternate therapies.

    • @Terry — Loved my interview today with Dr. David Berceli; I can see why the technique is so popular. The list of modalities we have on this site is by no means inclusive. I’ll see if I can find someone to write about TRE so it can be added, great idea, thanks for suggesting it.

  2. “Is there one method of treating trauma and PTSD that always works?” I do not think there is one method. People do not react in the same way to the same traumatic event. So you will have to find out what works for you by yourself.


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