Yoga and Tre with Ans

I tried TRE out of interest to see whether it might help me with the long-term bodily effects of anxiety, tension, insomnia and trauma. I found Ans to be a very careful, gentle practitioner who took care to help me keep myself safe in sessions and checked in with me regularly. Overall TRE is a subtle, non-intrusive experience. It’s not rushed at all and I could slow down the experience – in fact Ans was particular about that. In the process of learning how to tremor, I’ve seen that I’m used to a higher level of agitation generally than I realise, and probably just try to push through it. TRE is a way to have a conversation with my body and listen. Afterwards I felt a physical peace. I feel like TRE can help me to build more trust in my body and to feel safe in it. I’m very grateful to Ans for her teaching TRE.

Anonymous.

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I have attended the first of three sessions of TRE with Ans.  After the ‘pre’ tremoring exercises, I found myself to be very relaxed and in a good head-space.  I have osteoarthritis in my elbow and once the tremoring began, a ‘warmth’ went straight to the area, it actually felt less painful.  I’m looking forward to my follow-up sessions and to discover if tremoring is beneficial long-term  A strange, but pleasant experience.

J.S.

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I was recommended to try TRE by my doctor to see if it helped with my migraines and anxiety/stress. I had never heard of this so I was intrigued. Also it is medication free so that’s a great bonus.

I went along and met a wonderful lady Ans, who is very passionate about TRE and health and well being. She carefully guided me through the whole process of TRE and i have to say that I was blown away, even after my first session. My first session I did have a migraine and by the end of the TRE session it had gone. I felt completely relaxed and my mind was empty and free.

What a wonderful experience and very easy to do. I cant stress enough how effective the TRE is on the physical, mental and emotional body. It is a tool that can be adapted into every lifestyle. I highly recommend Ans and TRE to all, as we all can benefit from TRE in this day with all added stresses in life.

Try it, you wont regret it!
Karen

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I have always been very active in sport; rugby, squash and water polo, but since age 46 had serious heart conditions. In July 2016 I had a burst Aorta and actually died, but was revived by surgeons. Through that effort and a long operation afterwards my back got severely strained. Taking a lot of medication, I was still in a lot of pain and stressed. In Jan. 2017 now aged 78 my GP suggested to try TRE with Ans.

At the first session, I couldn’t bend to take off my shoes and socks and had difficulty getting down and up from the floor. The next lesson I was able to take off my own shoes and put them on again and I had some periods without pain and slept better.

I. H. P.

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I have had severe back pain from horse riding falls and 4 childbirths.

Observing my husband doing TRE with Ans, I joined in and noticed my back got more comfortable with less pain doing regular practise of TRE at home.

M.C. P.

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We noticed our stress and agitation was greatly reduced doing TRE.

During our lessons Ans was very careful to show us exactly what to do and very patient to answer our many questions. We found the follow up TRE group classes with other students very helpful.

We will continue with TRE and are very grateful to Ans, that she has taught us how to tremor, because it has made a significant difference to our lives. And that doesn’t involve any more medication, just some easy effort on our part.

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My GP suggested I see Ans and try TRE to help relieve back pain and stress following a road accident.

I went into my first session expecting perhaps an improvement in the physical symptoms. That has indeed happened, but something much more significant occurred as well. I understood how calm and peaceful I can be and how the routine of stress and frustration has been affecting all aspects of my life.  I understood that I can change it.   

What appeals to me in TRE is the simplicity of the exercises, the control I have over the process and how profound the change has been since the very first session.

I feel very lucky to have met Ans. She is a wonderful and kind guide.

PL

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I just want to say thank you for teaching me TRE. I have been searching for a tool to help with my anxiety and insomnia for a long time. I meditate, do yoga and have tried many other things but have found TRE to be the deepest method of releasing stress. I feel very relaxed and calm, am sleeping more deeply than I have in years and the stress lines on my forehead are disappearing! Amazing! 

Nicola

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After many, many months of suffering from light headedness and dizziness and with all the (expensive!) tests coming back normal, it became apparent that anxiety was the likely cause of the dizziness. My Doctor put me in-touch with Ans feeling that TRE could be of help.  I was initially sceptical, but after the first session with Ans I was amazed. I felt lighter, my shoulder’s dropped and I felt my ability to cope had increased. Ans was lovely – she talked me through the exercises and checked how I was feeling at every step. I had another session with Ans and again, my anxiety was reduced (and subsequently the dizziness has significantly reduced). Ans is the first to say that it’s not a ‘fix-all’ treatment but more a tool that you can use when you feel you need it. I have just ‘tremored’ by myself at home following the guidelines that Ans gave me. I feel great!’

Emma

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I have just had my first pain free sleep in months – thanks to Ans and her TRE session.

My back woes started over 40 years ago when I was in the Police.  Police work in that era was tough and macho.  I had many back injuries, especially when I was a dog handler.  In those times, back treatment consisted of taking anti-inflammatory drugs and put back into the same environment. 

This year has been a tough, challenging year as I have taken an organisation I am passionate about through its greatest change since inception.  After one of our most stressful weeks my mother died.  Collecting veges from our green grocer I struggled to get the box into the car, twisting my back to get the heavy box into the car.  This twisting led to me “popping” two of my discs in my lower back.  The pain was excruciating, rippling through the nerves, spasms racking through every cell in my back. 

  Luckily, I have the best General Practitioner anyone could wish.  He was good at giving me medication, but strong at wanting me to take control of my own health.  At one stage I lost all feeling from the waist down – the disc is pinching the spinal cord.  I lost bowel and bladder sensation – totally humiliating.  I wanted to try everything instead of surgery.

 My GP told me to go to Ans, as he suspected stress playing a major role in my inability to heal myself.  I had a session with Ans who put together a programme, taking into account my damaged spine.  It was a delight to go to bed that night without pain killer medication.  Sleep was deep, relaxing and reinvigorating.  This followed by a day almost pain free. 

Ans is a brilliant listener, cares and a great teacher,   I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Bruce Howat
Chief Executive

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When I had my first TRE treatment from Ans, I had no preconceptions as to what the result would be for me.  I just thought it sounded interesting.  And Ans had asked me to be a guinea pig for her.  After that first session, I began to notice significant changes in myself.  I had been through some very traumatic life experiences in the fairly recent past, not to mention the ones further back, and I’d dealt with them the best I could.  I know lots of ways.

 But after the TRE, I began to realise that I was somehow different.  One of the first things I began to feel was that the world had more light in it, and then that the world seemed to be a better place to be in than it had for a long time.

I noted that I was definitely happier and getting more pleasure out of my life.  So, I had another treatment.

Now, I realised that inside myself, not knowing, I had been on guard, ready to fight, and fighting, really all the time.  This began to ease.

I thought, “I’m beginning to feel like the real me, the person I was meant to be.”  

Now, I’ve had another session, and this time I’ve gradually felt a physical change–everything is easier to do.  Playing the piano is easier.  Singing is easier.  Gardening is easier.  And more.  Amazing!  This makes sense to me, too, because if deep within yourself you are tense, this takes energy, and affects how your body works.  Yay!  I’m definitely going to keep on.  Thanks, Ans! 

Pam
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I have found TRE to be a great tool to have in my “toolbox”. I use it regularly about 2-3 times a week, it is really handy for stressful situations. 

I often do some exercises just before a job interview to get centred or after a stressful encounter. The bigger the stress, the bigger the difference it makes. Sometimes I use it instead of a sleeping pill to get back to sleep.  

I highly recommend it to anyone.

Lucas Campbell

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I am a practicing Doctor. TRE makes sense in medical, spiritual and now observational contexts.

I have struggled with low back pain and recurrent strains since my mid-teens. Physiotherapy was moderately affective but upkeep of exercises proved challenging. Massage was temporarily useful.

I found Ans to be a very responsive and sensitive teacher.

In TRE I have found a treatment which is highly effective and essentially free, the speed of response is immediate, it’s transportable and I can adjust the number of minutes I practice based on my symptom level and available time.

I recommend Ans to many patients and have had similar feedback that she is an excellent teacher.

MB

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