Are You Ready to Let Go of the Past
and Embrace Your Life?

 

• Do you struggle daily to control your emotions?

• Do you suffer with stress-related health problems such as chronic back pain, headaches, insomnia or worse?

• Have you experienced a trauma that still causes you distress?

• Are you frustrated with quick-fix solutions and other remedies that don’t deliver the results you so desperately need?

In this fast-paced world, it’s easy to put off taking care of yourself. When did your life become a treadmill of stress? You’re creative and successful. But despite your achievements, you have a growing sense of unease or dissatisfaction in your life or relationships. You know there is something you should be doing with your life, but you just can’t figure out what it is.

You still struggle with old patterns of self-doubt, depression, toxic relationships or isolation. You are aware of some unresolved trauma, but can’t see how those experiences are relevant to your current situation. You feel stuck in the past and completely unable to alter the course of your life.

Or perhaps you’re a veteran suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, hoping to find a way to heal without revisiting the story over and over. You struggle with chronic physical or emotional pain, and talking about what happened is unbearable. You need real results FAST and not just symptom relief. In addition, you need effective self-help tools that you can use whenever PTSD symptoms reoccur.

 

Don’t Give Up!

You CAN Heal Yourself and Feel Better!

You CAN restore harmony in your relationships.

 

Whether you have experienced trauma or you suffer from the chronic stress of daily life, Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®) and Yoga for Trauma Recovery can help you safely and quickly release the past and experience love, hope and joy again. 

 

A Mind-Body Approach to Healing

Research into the connection between the mind and the body has provided evidence that emotional, mental, and spiritual factors directly affect your physical health and play a major role in serious illnesses such as heart disease. And what you do with your body (what you eat, how often you exercise, how much sleep you get, etc.) affects your mental state and may even cause depression and anxiety.

The mind and the body are inseparable and work together to manifest our emotions, thoughts, health and behavior—for example, biochemical compounds called neurotransmitters influence our emotional states and affect our sleep patterns.

During trauma or stress, the mind and the body are both affected, because they work together to deal with the threat or stress. A holistic approach to healing trauma and reducing stress addresses all aspects of the human organism—mind, body and spirit.

Mind-body practices such as TRE® and yoga can aid in the treatment of physical conditions as well as psychological issues, including symptoms of PTSD or chronic stress. TRE® and Yoga for Trauma Recovery incorporate movement, stretching, breathing and other techniques to release deep muscle tension in areas of the body most affected by stress or trauma.

Releasing this physical tension discharges pent-up energy, negative emotions, buried memories and negative thoughts. By focusing on releasing the physical tension instead of telling the story, trauma and stressful memories or emotions can even be released without conscious awareness.

 

A Somatic Approach to Healing Trauma

Like animals in a natural environment, humans have the innate capacity to heal themselves after traumatic experiences. This instinctive process is physiological rather than psychological. Involuntary and spontaneous shaking, trembling, and deep breaths discharge the energy mustered for defense during a traumatic experience.

TRE LLC logoDischarging this energy resets the nervous system, which restores wellness and equilibrium. Other mechanisms for discharging the energy may include crying, wailing, moaning, rocking, pacing, twitching and more. These forms of energy discharge may occur before, during or after the trauma.

This automatic healing response is our inherent capacity to self-regulate. Without it we would not survive. Our physiological self-defense system requires huge amounts of energy, and mustering enough energy for protection diverts fuel from other body systems, including digestion, the immune system and sex drive. Long-term stress or trauma can damage these vital physiological systems, leading to serious illness.

Unfortunately, humans have been conditioned to suppress this discharge. Cultural values and training have taught us to fear “negative” bodily sensations and that expressing strong emotions means we are weak. As a result the energy becomes stored in our bodies as muscle tension and a part of our mind remains stuck in the past, as if the stressful experience never ended.

Somatic therapies approach healing trauma by working with the body to facilitate this energy discharge. The somatic approach addresses both the body and mind simultaneously, because they are always connected.

TRE® and yoga have been gaining recognition as effective somatic therapies for relieving and resolving the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma-related health problems.

 

Possible Benefits of Practicing TRE® and Yoga for Trauma Recovery

• Reduces stress, depression and anxiety

• Increases tolerance, patience and compassion

• Increases mental focus, concentration and clarity

• Reduces pain and muscle tension

• Improves digestion and elimination

• Increases self-esteem and self-respect

• May help you overcome addiction

• Improves breathing

• Improves sleeping

• Increases flexibility

• Strengthens and rejuvenates the nervous system

• Stimulates detoxification

• Stimulates the body to heal and regenerate

• Improves your relationship with yourself and others

• Helps you change your thoughts and behavior

• Empowers you to change your life

 

Working with Arden

Arden Riordan is certified in Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®), Kundalini Yoga and Emotional Freedom Techniques. In addition, she is a Reiki Master. She has been teaching yoga since 2000, and she has been teaching TRE® for individuals and groups since 2004. Arden received her TRE® certification in 2009, in the first TRE® training course in the U.S. She offers workshops and private sessions. Click here for more information about private sessions with Arden.

Arden creates a safe and loving atmosphere for participants to recover and reconnect with their spirit and intuition. The exercises are easy to learn and can be practiced on your own. Private sessions and classes are now available in the Austin, Texas, area.

 

Don’t Suffer Any Longer! Get Started Now!

Contact Arden for a FREE 30-min Strategy Session.
(512) 203-9375

 

Some Guidelines For Best Results

• Use common sense and trust your intuition: If your inner voice tells you not to do a particular exercise or if you experience any pain (a strong message indeed) please stop immediately and ask for assistance in finding an alternate position.

• Let the instructor know if you have any special needs or have any injuries or limitations.

• Go at your own pace. TRE® and yoga are not competitive.

• Remember that you can stop if you experience uncomfortable emotions.

• Do not wear socks during the class.

• Do not eat at least 2 hours before practicing yoga or TRE®, and eat easily digested foods, to prevent cramping during the movements.

• Drink plenty of water throughout the day.

• Please consult your doctor before practicing yoga or TRE®.

 

Considerations For Women

During the heavy part of your menses (moon cycle or menstrual period), avoid strenuous exercises. Energy is moving through your body in a downward direction (this is a process of elimination and detoxification), so try not to disrupt the flow. Restorative yoga, yin poses, and hip openers may be beneficial. Avoid overheating with heavy breathing, and strenuous activities that put pressure on internal organs, including bandhas (body locks), inversions (shoulder stand, etc), and leg lifts while on your back. Also avoid bow pose, camel pose, locust pose. Ask the instructor for modifications if you have any concerns.

 

If You Are Pregnant

TRE® and Yoga for Trauma Healing classes are generally contraindicated for pregnancy after the third month. Contact Arden to discuss options and alternatives if you are pregnant. After giving birth, however, TRE® and Yoga for Trauma Recovery can assist in recovery and releasing tension remaining in the body. In fact, spontaneous tremors sometimes occur during or after birth. Releasing deep muscle tension is very grounding, and this will assist the mother to create a more peaceful environment for the newborn child.

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Don’t Suffer Any Longer! Get Started Now!

Contact Arden for a FREE 30-min Strategy Session.
(512) 203-9375