THIS IS WHAT THEY SAID
Nov 2016 - from another TRE group
I've had my first reconnection feeling with my body. I can feel my feet on the ground again. The sensation of feeling the firmness of my feet on the floor. I was in a car accident 20 years ago, and also have childhood trauma. I had tried osteo/chiro/massage/yoga/walking all giving temporary relief from growing sacral/hip pain, especially after having a baby and my hips opening, and side sleeping to breastfeed. I was starting to get desperate to relieve the growing pain. Then I found TRE, and after about 4 longer sessions, and a number of little ones, I am amazed at the rapid reduction in pain, and now I have this new feeling of being reconnected to the earth. Wonderful.
It's been a busy day and finally I get a chance to write a few lines, though it will not sufficiently express my gratitude for the hope I now have that my life will improve beyond belief. I am too tired to extend, but thank you for two fabulous sessions where you confirmed to me my best hopes, that you would be as kind and gifted a guide as you promised to be from our many e-mail correspondences. I have already talked about the techniques to several people. Planting little intelligence bearing seeds of hope and possibility of recovery for such a range of conditions. TRE is all I can think of. I'm going to take a few days before I write again as I'd like to provide a brief report of my progress, which is inevitable all of a sudden. I do not say that lightly. This is the first time that a technique offers real change. I love the way it is so simple - a natural evolutionary response, suppressed to our cost, re-learned. I will be mindful to take it very slowly. I intend to practice daily for approx ten minutes. I will be flexible and listen to my body. You are a good teacher and I have learned much.
Ace score = 8
July 2016 FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
The necessity for shaking and releasing is a part of me now. I no longer fight it when it arises, and I'm aware of it with my kiddies too.
Well, after I interviewed Svava Brooks - for Survivors Voices : Speaking Truth to Power - she introduced me to Raymond Lambert who practices TRE in Dublin, Ireland.
Then I watched the interview with David Berceli on the summit and did some research on TRE. I'm not one to hang around or waste time so today I am at the end of a week spent in Dublin working daily with Raymond for two hours a day in private sessions.
I'm really amazed at the results. I've been a meditator for sixteen years and been working this whole time on my recovery. I had real trouble with my body: spine, diaphragm, complex locked-in trauma response. It's going to take some more work and discipline on my part to continue healing, yet TRE has added a whole new and very powerful tool to my transformation toolbox.
There is already muscular release that is noticeable and an improvement in my breathing. My case is quite severe and I won't be healed fast, yet I have no doubt this is a very valuable part of the puzzle for me.
So here is a big thank you to Svava for the introduction, David for developing the technique and especially Raymond for his down to earth, compassionate approach to the work.
If you're a survivor in Ireland I cannot recommend Raymond highly enough.
ACE score = 9
April 2016 - France
Encore merci d'avoir animé ces 2 jours Raymond. Thank you for your teaching. We liked your way to work. Humeur douceur et professionalisme sont ta présence.
Merci Raymond pour ces 2 belles journées, je n'entend que remerciement et éloge à ton égard et c'est bien mérité . Bon retour chez toi.
TRE Ireland offers a *trauma-informed approach, inspired and guided by the ACEs Study (Adverse Childhood Experiences) >> get your ACE Score here. So when a participant writes "Hey, you are definitely asking the right questions" .... we feel we're on the right track.
But sometimes a person comes with a very specific reason in mind. So when we get a message, the NEXT day after the workhop : "Sorry for texting you on Sunday but I HAVE to : I feel a HUGE difference. I feel much much better. My breath is coming back. Thank you very much. I will definitely come back to you so, see you in a month (for the peer-group practice), Glod bless you" ................... then we know it's all good !
Thank you for the fantastic training. I have learned so much and I look forward to learning more. I have taken my first TRE workshop with Raymond and I must say I am thrilled by his knowledge and skills as a facilitator. His passion for the work excites you throughout the day and he creates a very safe space for each participant to express themselves. Sometimes we hear the sentence "let it go" but we are not sure how to do that.
TRE is a great tool for everyone to access the authenticity and presence of their body. Raymond guides you in this journey with wisdom and caring. I highly recommend to work with him in his workshops and private sessions. I am looking forward to continue my work with him. Thanks a million Raymond. C.B.
8.1.2016 The PRACTICE (peer group)
Thank you Raymond for a fantastic 'shake-up' tonight at 'the practice' in Inchicore. Since my completion of the full day workshop in the summer I have benefitted so much from the exercises. My life has completely changed on so many levels. Thanks again and already looking forward to next months meetup.
Bernadette Meade, Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
14.10.2015 ADHD Initiative - feedback
* I feel like a weight has dropped from my shoulders.
* This morning, I found my son (6) in bed, doing the exercises. He's like a different boy.
* I feel great. I slept well and had crazy dreams. I will continue this practice.
I so appreciated being in your workshop, your empathy and care for people is tangible, coupled with knowledge and wisdom and WOW.....loved it!
I love how you held the group, especially when fear was expressed from the outset! Love that you listen deeply and without judgement and that you share all your information, experience and knowledge freely.
And I love that you are passionate about supporting our girls and creating healthy, balanced empowered mums.
The "RETREAT" (3 days) 5, 6, 7 June 2015
"The whole concept that you brought to your retreat is very beautiful, experiential and practical for the participants. You proved to be a great facilitator, very courageous to put it all together. It is only the beginning of more to come. Well done."
Hi Raymond. Just a quick note to tell you I'm very happy with how helpful TRE has been for my clients at the addiction centre I work in and in my own private practice. I continue to encourage people to allow their bodies to relax and let go of their tension and trauma. Keeping it light while acknowledging memories and feeling and of course breathing it all out. I'm very grateful for having this powerful technique and it's something that really compliments my work. Thank you for your teaching and enthusiasm for spreading the word about TRE.
I participated in a day-long TRE group workshop with Raymond one week ago. The experience was life-changing for me. I have some post-traumatic stress due to several incidents from my childhood and more recent past, and have been pro-active for almost a decade in addressing this with many types of therapy both of body and mind. In any therapy I've done, if it really worked (and after a long, painful time), I got a strong sense that there was an infinite ocean of despair in me that would not shift, no matter if I cried forever. Having encountered this feeling several times as the pinnacle of what could be achieved in my recovery, I had - understandably I think - become exhausted and suicidal. Raymond explained the science behind TRE simply and concisely, and created an atmosphere of trust and safety so I felt able to let go in the sessions, which happened very naturally once I did the muscle-fatiguing exercises, guided by Raymond. I had a strong emotional response quite quickly, and within minutes had reached the deep, primal despair and fury that took me months of crying and pain to contact in other therapies. Soon after this, staying with it with Raymond's unobtrusive support, I had the sensation for the first time in my life that it was going away, that I had been able to get to the end of it because I felt safe and supported. The anger left and I kept crying, but with a sense of healthy grieving and letting go. I feel a looseness and calmness I haven't felt in years, maybe ever. It was all so natural and easy. I have been calm and peaceful since in a way I can't remember feeling before. My creativity seems to have been released (a large part of my work and life) and I feel excited about living. I intend to make TRE practice a central part of my life from now on - it's so easy to do. #TREvoices
Hi Raymond. Still doing TRE and it's working very well for me. I find it works extremely well after around 20 minutes of meditation. When the mind relaxes, TRE does amazing things. I am so much better. Not perfect but almost there, unreal how much better I am in such a short space of time.
....really enjoyed your presentation and I feel I benefited greatly and want to learn and experience more....
Thank you for everything and for allowing us to find out about TRE - which is without any doubt a fantastic method! It was great meeting you and to have a teacher who was so attentive and so helpful towards his students!
I have a nice souvenir of the TRE seminar. The theory as well as the exercises have been really useful for me and when I talk to people about it they are really interested in learning more about it. I do the TRE from time to time and is helping to release some anxiety and sleep problems.
Just wanted to let you know that I really appreciated and enjoyed the workshop last week, it was very energetic and informative. I am interested in the practice and enjoy having a go daily, although in a very gentle way as I have physical limitations..... It surprises me how practical and accessible it is.
I felt the vibration for many hours after the workshop. The next day I felt very tired from the releasing, a little emotional too I would say. Thank you Raymond !!! Keep up your great work.
I really enjoyed the informal learning setting and since the workshop I feel an unravelling happening in my body.
Although all my tremors were below the waist, something great happened. I had very restricted movement in my neck, but now I can literally see who’s coming up behind me. (A month later) I have not had any flexibility in my neck for years but now it’s unlocked.
This is what a blogger wrote recently:
TRE – the new way to release tension?
This Saturday I attended a workshop on TRE, trauma release exercises.. the good news? I slept like a baby last night… that’s not all…..Benefits of TRE:
Tension and Trauma Releasing exercises were originally developed to address the impacts of traumatic experiences on the body; however, we have come to learn that TRE benefits all people. Hurtful experiences, stress, and tension are part of everyone’s life and we often do not realize how these experiences are etched deep in the mind and body.
TRE, unlike other modalities, is designed to rid the body of this deeply held physical tension and bring the body back to a natural balance where all the systems are working in harmony. New benefits of TRE reveal themselves every day, as the body releases held tension and traumatic events. Healing occurs on many different levels both physical and emotional. By reducing stress and tension levels within the body, these exercises have secondary benefits that encompass many areas of an individual’s life, such as those listed below.
Reported Benefits Include: • Less Worry & Anxiety • Reduces Symptoms of PTSD • More Energy & Endurance • Improved Marital Relationships • Less Workplace Stress • Better Sleep • Less Relationship Conflict • Reduced Muscle & Back Pain • Increased Flexibility • Greater Emotional Resiliency • Decreases Symptoms of Vicarious Trauma • Healing of Old Injuries • Lessened Anxiety surrounding Serious Illness • Relief from Chronic Medical Conditions
I’m going to try out these exercises a couple times a week and see what comes of it. Even if it’s just another amazing night sleep!! If you are interested in looking into TRE in more detail you can contact https://www.facebook.com/TRE.Ireland and speak to Raymond, who did a wonderful job of facilitating on the day.
On Sunday I felt absolutely knackered! My body ached in places I didn’t think I had muscles. But inside me I felt very much at peace and in spite of my tiredness, was looking forward to doing more TRE. I then got a call from a friend about a course we were both interested on that night, and not the weekend as we had expected. So off I went! A man mentioned that recently he had been robbed and was in the house while the thieves were there but didn’t meet them. A few days after this experience he started shaking and knew instinctively to let it happen and was aware that birds did just that. So I stuck my oar in and told all about TRE and got a great interest going. I’ve been practicing every second day or so and now find myself shaking at any time – in bed lying down completely flat, or any time, just sitting having a bite. Or mostly when I allow myself to completely relax.
I’m in a beautiful space Raymond and expect it to get even better. So thank you with all of my heart. I’m aware that there is a lot of grief still stuck inside me and know that the floodgates can’t open until I release sufficient muscular or cellular trauma first. With gratitude and love.
I really enjoyed yesterday’s session…. I thought your presentation was excellent, not complicated. I learned a lot. My next step will be to go and qualify for TRE.
TRE is amazing and incredibly simple and in no way mind wrecking!!
Did the TRE course with Raymond in Dublin yesterday. An amazing day! I think this is going to catch on big time...
Highly effective, simple and primal ... Highly recommended for releasing physical and emotional stress / trauma, both from past experiences that have accumulated in the body and also for every day stresses. I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and left feeling very relaxed and clear.
I did a TRE course with Raymond last week and really enjoyed it. I've been recommending it to everyone I meet. I felt great afterwards and learned so much. Thanks Raymond
I did two TRE workshops with Raymond. This is a genuine therapy that helps with trauma.
Congratulations, Raymondo, I wish you all the best while pioneering TRE in Ireland !