Q & A with Ann Baret

16th October 2015 | By More

Ann Baret 2Q & A

with Ann Baret
(Ann Baret Coaching)



What is TRE and where did it originate?

TRE® stands for Tension, Stress & Trauma Release Exercise and was created by Dr. David Berceli. It consists of an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. TRE® safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance.

Can anyone do TRE?

TRE® is a safe and effective stress release technique for most people. Although the exercises appear simple and easy to learn, the deepest value to learning TRE is with a Certified TRE Provider.  Though many people report immediate benefits from a single session of TRE, it is recommended that TRE be used as a consistent practice on an as-needed basis, either alone or in groups, to sustain its benefits over time.

Can it be an alternative for people who are not interested in analysing their trauma through therapy / counselling?

Absolutely, Tremoring is an organic, inbuilt mechanism designed to release the huge energetic charge that builds up in the body during the instinctual “fight, flight or freeze” response to overwhelming stress and trauma. Like other mammals, when we are frightened or experience trauma, our instinct is to shake and tremor, but over time, most of us have been conditioned to block this very necessary healing mechanism.

Divorce is considered one of the top five stressful events in life, among death of a loved one, losing a job, battling a major illness and moving house. How would TRE be beneficial for someone going through the trauma of divorce?

Stress, anxiety and trauma are common events in people’s lives and especially when we got through a divorce. The body constantly responds to elevated levels of stress by contracting the muscles to ‘get through’ the problem. However, we seldom recognize these contractions until we experience pain, discomfort or illness. By practicing preventative techniques like TRE, we can prevent stress and tension levels from elevating to a point of chronic illness

Can you give an example of successful TRE treatment in some of the other major stressful events?

In 2012 Dr Melanie Salmon together with the Chrysalis staff who had trained in TRE, carried out a 3 month pilot qualitative research program to 152 girls at the Academy. The results have been phenomenal.

Apart from TRE, you also offer consciousness coaching. What does that entail and how can divorcees benefit from that?

I combine the Consciousness Coaching Model with the The Demartini Method®, which is a breakthrough discovery and cutting edge personal transformation methodology which results in a new perspective and paradigm in thinking and feeling. A systematic pre-determined series of mental questions are directed toward the objective of assisting an individual to feel present, certainty and gratitude. The process neutralizes an individual’s emotional charges, balances his or her mental and physical reactions, opens his or her heart and clears his or her mind.

From a coaching point of view, what advice would you offer those people who are dealing with the hardships of divorce, in order to help them move forward?

The hardest step in the arduous journey of divorce is this one painful decision to finally let go. It’s this single decision that means the difference between learning from this devastating experience or dwelling upon the negative for a long time, risking that this whole process might happen again in your future relationships. The difficult part about moving on after a break up is that it takes a conscious decision.

Anything else you would like to add?

One of my favourite quotes is from Christopher Columbus “You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore”. In order to grow and to experience, one must leave his comfort-zone. Very often this means that you have to do what you are afraid of in order to find what you didn’t know you were looking for. This takes a lot of courage. Wisdom is instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.


Posted by Sinta Ebersohn (Creator of fairdivorce.co.za – Stellenbosch RSA)


Category: Physical, Physical Q & A

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