Some ways TRE (Tension and Trauma Release Exercises) and the Living Inquiries are mutually supportive:
- Natural Rest is great to combine with TRE. During a TRE session, notice what’s happening. Feel sensations and notice they are sensations. Look at images and notice they are images. Hear (or look at) words and notice they are sounds (images).
- During therapeutic tremoring I can bring a stressful situation, trauma, addiction, body contraction, or something else to mind. This can help release tension out of it.
- Therapeutic tremoring can bring material to the surface we can then take to inquiry. Some of what surfaces through therapeutic tremoring may be difficult to access through the Living Inquiries alone.
- During a TRE session, it’s possible to do a simple inquiry. Whatever is here – a sensation, image, words – I can feel it / look at it, stay with it for a while, and ask a simple question. For instance, is it the actual past? Is it the actual future? Is it in itself a threat? (I do this minimally, but it can be helpful.)