Trauma and Tension Release Exercises (TRE)

  • 27th October 2023
  • soulmatics12
  • 2 min read

Have you ever felt anxious or irritated for no reason? Have you notice your physical pain worsening whenever you are angry or upset? Well, it could be a sign of stress and tension that is held in the body.

This blog explores what causes stress in the body and how TRE can be supportive in managing it. Read on to learn more.

Causes of tension in the body

Emotional stress and trauma: Emotional occurrences like persistent stress, anxiety, or traumatic events can activate your body’s fight or flight response. These muscles are closely tied to your primal survival instincts. They contract and tense up upon encountering stress.

Accidents and physical injuries: Physical injuries, specifically lower back injuries, falls, or accidents, can cause the our body to tighten as a protective mechanism. This persistent tension can result in chronic discomfort in the body.

Maintaining poor posture: Sitting for extended periods in your office or following a sedentary lifestyle can inhibit flexibility in the muscles. Even repetitive movements without proper posture can lead to body tension.

Chronic Stresses: Our bodies can hold emotions, chronic stresses can cause prolonged tension and discomfort, leading to pain and conditions like fibromyalgia.

Tension and trauma release exercises

At Soulmatics, we conduct regular TRE group sessions. TRE is a set of somatic exercises designed to help individuals release and manage physical and emotional tension. It involves simple exercises that engage specific muscle group to release tension through tremors.

By engaging in these exercises, you can access a unique approach to release physical discomfort and promote emotional well-being. It is advisable to engage these exercises with a certified TRE provider.

Contact us

We are a team of trauma therapists in Singapore to support you in finding connection in your mind and body

Get in touch with us today at +65 8851 0439 or email us at to learn more.

1 reply on “Trauma and Tension Release Exercises (TRE)”

  • 6th December 2023 at 12:45 pm

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