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3.0 out of 5 starsMore personal than scientific
Reviewed in Canada on October 2, 2018
I get that the actual technique is scientifically tested, but there is lots of fluffy content and personal stories that I just didn't get into and didn't buy into. Other books of this nature will give you a lot of scientific information and studies that are relevant to the treatment or issue. With this, it felt like he came up with a treatment that was so simple and needs very little preparation, then he had to figure out a way to write a whole book about it. I like the exercises, but some parts of the book were just a waste of time.
I did quite a bit of research on TRE before buying this book. When the book arrived, I devoured it in a very short time. The anecdotes are interesting and the principles / concepts are practical and relevant. As a Physical Therapist and a person who has experienced anxiety, I was a little skeptical at first. I would like to hear more about the science behind this approach but realize that the book is written for the lay person. I have done the exercises a couple of times and have seen some positive results. I am definitely hopeful and loom forward to continuing with the program. Definitely some nuggets of real value in the text prior to the exercises as well. I would recommend this book for sure.
5.0 out of 5 starsHelps you let go trauma from body and emotional life
Reviewed in Canada on October 21, 2015
Very helpful. Clearly explains the process to get the vibration in your body that will release trauma from your body and your entire life. David is a caring, smart and kind man. He goes around the world to war torn regions, teaching people to do this technique. It has helped a LOT of people so far and if you do it as a practice I imagine it will help you too.
4.0 out of 5 starsgreat introduction to trauma release
Reviewed in Canada on March 1, 2014
This book is a great introduction to trauma release, and how to activate the body's endogenous methods of healing from trauma, stress, and other insults to our sense of inner peace and equilibrium. The author brings up relevant anecdotes from his own experiences abroad to show show trauma is something that affects all cultures, classes, and religions. Talk therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy can help in many ways, but is almost never enough on its own to relieve what is fundamentally a neurophysiological congestion of energy.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 10, 2014
Most of the book is the story trying to convince you that trauma causes disease. If you're already on board with this concept then it might be a bit redundant. The actual TRE exercises are just a few pages towards the end. It could have benefitted massively from having an extensive FAQ and 'troubleshooting' section, plus suggestions of other therapies/interventions that fit well with TRE would have helped. These should have been the bulk of the book. I think the real life consequences of TRE, e.g. triggering negative affective states that don't go away for days or weeks, are being overlooked by many in the TRE world. People need to know what to reasonably expect and need tools to deal with what comes up. Trauma release doesn't necessarily mean it is released and now gone, it can mean that it simply dredges it up and releases it in your face - and this doesn't just apply to major abuse trauma in psychiatric patients, I'm talking about 'normal' people with 'normal' life stuff.
I was introduced to the idea of tremoring (TRE) by a yoga teacher and she recommended this book. I cannot speak highly enough of David Berceli's work - it enables people to heal, not only from past major traumas, but from ongoing problems that can accumulate in the body just through everyday life, and cause a whole range of heath problems (without years of therapy and drugs). I would say, read this book to get the background and understand what it's about, and then find yourself a practitioner to learn with. I learned from a yoga teacher, and I don't do all the exercises in the book - I use a specific yoga practice and then Exercise 7 which gets me into tremoring (this is called neurogenic yoga). I can now do this myself, so it's self-healing (very empowering). Also check out some of his videos on YouTube. It may look VERY strange but it feels WONDERFUL to do. I'm so much more relaxed, even tempered, sleeping better and have more energy since I've been tremoring. Wish I'd discovered it years ago!
Very well-written, easy to read. Although you can read the book and watch videos on Youtube, I think it's probably best to attend a group session in addition, as nothing beats guidance from someone who is properly trained to show you what to do and answer your own specific questions. I've been in several bad traffic accidents, as a pedestrian and passenger, hence my interest. I went to a group the day before the book arrived and it was very interesting - once is enough to learn them. The book fills in all the detail you need to know and shows the exercises at the end. To anyone new to Tre, though, I'd suggest giving the book a thorough read through and ideally go to a session. As an guide, charges for groups in my area seem affordable at £20 or £10 conc.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 8, 2013
As a practising hypnotherapist and psychotherapist I work a lot with people suffering from the effects of trauma. In fact, I'd go as far as saying that everyone is experiencing the legacy of trauma to some extent. I've been practising these exercises regularly and have found them to be exceptionally relaxing and beneficial. I'm so impressed that I'm considering training as a practitioner. The book is really about the development and theory of this work. The exercises are clearly described near the end but are deceptively simple. For this reason it would be beneficial to purchase the dvd or download to see them taught in person.