TRE and play

 

When I explore the natural shaking and tremoring of the body – through Tension/Trauma Release Exercises – I find some questions helpful:

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What happens when I allow the natural shaking and tremoring of the body?

What happens when I follow the form? What happens when I try it in different positions?

What happens when I try it standing freely? Sitting? Laying on my side with my legs curled? Laying on my back with my legs out? Laying on the back with the knees over the chest?

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Can I find a way to do this so I would want to do it indefinitely?

How is it to move in the direction of comfort and enjoyment?

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How is it to bring attention to the body?

How is to to allow attention to stay with the body?

How is it to bring attention to the breath, the heart area, the weight of the body, the movements?

How is it to bring my hand to my heart, to my belly, the back of the head?

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What happens if I do it for what I think/feel it may lead to in the future?

How is it to recognize ideas/feelings about the future as ideas happening here now?

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The natural shaking and tremoring of the body is as natural as breathing, eating and moving freely. So why not explore it freely? As play, a game, a question?

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  • TRE and play
    • workshop – made it appear very formal, strict
      • shaking in only two positions (by wall and laying down with feet together)
      • emphasized benefits in the future
    • but much more fun to treat it as play
      • find a way to do it so i would want to do it for a very long time – comfortable, enjoyable, fun
      • explore, see what happens here and now
      • do  it for what happens here and now
      • try shaking whenever and wherever, in different position etc.
      • use what they say as pointers, questions, hold it lightly, recognize as images/ideas here now
        • notice what happen if project into future and take as true
        • what happens if recognize as images here now
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My first TRE workshop made it appear formal, about form and emphasized benefits in the future.

All of that is uncomfortable to me, so even before the workshop I remembered that I wanted to find a way to do it so I would want to do it indefinitely.

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Can I find a way to do this so I would want to do it indefinitely?

Can I find a way to do it so it’s comfortable, enjoyable and fun?

I went into TRE – Tension/Trauma Release Exercises – with those questions, and it’s an ongoing – and fun – exploration.

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Of course, part of the game is the (at least for me) inevitable shifting between those two approaches, see what happens within each, and see what happens when I relate to it as I do in the moment. What’s my underlying assumptions here? What happens if I see one approach as right and the other as wrong? Is it true that one is right and one is wrong?

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In my initial workshop, it was made to appear quite formal and about form of what may happen in the future.

What happens if I only do it in the two forms she recommended – standing with back against a wall and laying with feet together? Is there a reason to not try it wherever, whenever and however?

What happens if I do it with an expectation of what I may get out of it in the future?

And…. What happens if I do it more freely, as a game and exploration?

What happens if I do it for what’s happening here now?

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And…. What happens if I do it for what I think/feel it may lead to in the future? How is it to recognize ideas/feelings about the future as ideas happening here now?

The natural shaking and tremoring of the body is as natural as breathing, eating and moving freely. So why not explore it freely? Why not exploring it as play, as a game, as a question?

For me, if I do it only in the formal way and with an expectation about something in the future, it (a) gets boring and (b) is uncomfortable. When I approach it more freely – with receptivity, curiosity and as free play it’s much more interesting. And when I notice images/feelings about the future as images/feelings here now, there is a sense of relief and returning home.

There is another question here, something more to explore: What happens if I make one approach wrong and one right? Is it true that one is right and one is wrong? What’s more true for me? I find that each approach has consequences, and I may be drawn to one right now, but they are not inherently right or wrong. In reality, I do both. I do the form and also explore it freely as play. I have ideas of the future, and also recognize those ideas here now. It’s all about what we want, what we are drawn to. Whatever I am drawn to, there is something there for me.

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When I explore the inherent shaking and tremoring of my body, I find it useful to sometimes follow the form and also explore it as free play.

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Can I find a way to do this so I would want to do it indefinitely?

Can I find a way to do it so it’s comfortable and enjoyable?

I went into TRE – Tension/Trauma Release Exercises – with those questions, and it’s an ongoing and interesting exploration.

What happens when I allow the natural shaking and tremoring in the body?

What happens when I try it in different positions – standing, moving freely while standing, sitting, laying on my side, with the knees over the chest?

What happens if I do it for what I think/feel it may lead to in the future? How is it to recognize ideas/feelings about the future as ideas happening here now?

The natural shaking and tremoring of the body is as natural as breathing, eating and moving freely. So why not explore it freely? Why not exploring it as play, as a game, as a question?

For me, if I do it only in the formal way and with an expectation about something in the future, it (a) gets boring and (b) is uncomfortable. When I approach it more freely – with receptivity, curiosity and as free play it’s much more interesting. And when I notice images/feelings about the future as images/feelings here now, there is a sense of relief and returning home.

There is another question here, something more to explore: What happens if I make one approach wrong and one right? Is it true that one is right and one is wrong? What’s more true for me? I find that each approach has consequences, and I may be drawn to one right now, but they are not inherently right or wrong. In reality, I do both. I do the form and also explore it more freely as play. I have ideas about the future, and also recognize those ideas here now. It’s all about what we want, what we are drawn to. Whatever I am drawn to, there is something there for me. At the very least, if I act on a belief I get to experience what happens when I caught in that belief.

Synchronicity: As I finished this post, the music I listened to got to Trouble by Bitter:Sweet.

Ohhh you have too much fun breaking all the rules
Maybe so much fun I just might break them too

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