MARTHA BECK, OPRAH & TRAUMA TENSION RELEASING EXERCISE
I was taken aback this week. In asking a new client how she had found me (a common question of mental health practitioners). While holding up some papers she said, “Oprah sent me.”
She handed me a copy of the Oprah Mag May 2019 article with Author & life coach, Martha Beck (pg. 76).
In the article Beck explains to her client that to prevent the symptoms of post traumatic stress, its very helpful for the body to shake & tremble. She goes on to explain how the mechanism works in animals as well as humans & that humans often get stuck in the freeze response. We do this by resisting the shake & emotions. Beck called this “armoring”.
She suggested to her client to find a TRE® group, community or provider & also trying it at home. The article closes with Beck reminding the client to shake, shake, shake. It’s the key to the kingdom, as you will see.
Shaking, trembling & vibrating the body is a powerful healing skill that we all possess. It can be used to recover from a traumatic event & to help maintain healthy energy patterns & more.