“TSRR Practices” stand for Trauma & Stress, Releasing & Rewiring Practices, and was coined by Eric and our Expert Practitioner Alliance. While genetics can and often do play a large role in the development of mental health complications, so too do traumas and stresses that we experience and accumulate over time, as our lives unfold. Traumas and stresses can be minor in nature (e.g., a fight with a friend, or a disagreement at work), or major (e.g., witnessing a terrible fatal accident, or the passing of a close loved one).
Over time, these traumas and stresses build up in our central nervous systems and change other body processes, and if we don’t do anything about them, they start to do serious damage, leading to mental at even physical health complications. There are many analogies to describe this process of trauma and stress building up over time – a balloon filling with too much air at risk of popping, a water cooler filling with too much water at risk of overflowing. As in the case of the balloon or the water cooler, where there are mechanisms to drain that “air” or “water,” so too can we drain the overabundance of trauma and stress that has built up in our systems and rewire how we react to the emotional memories of those experiences.
Think of it this way – if you kept walking barefoot on a wooden patio, and continued to pick up splinters, would you allow these splinters to heal internally inside your skin, or would you remove them, so that you didn’t have to walk around in pain? Why then don’t we treat emotional traumas and stresses the way we do physical ones? To maintain or get back to a strong mental health baseline, it’s essential we have practices that continually take out those emotional “splinters” and allow our “healing” to take place appropriately – hence Release and Rewiring.
The practices discussed by our expert practitioners on our Alliance are a collection of TSRR Practices that (while each has its differences), all have the goal of allowing us to release and/or rewire the traumas and stresses we accumulate over our lives. This is meant as a resource center for you to learn more. We are not recommending any one over another. Pick the one, two or more of the TSRR Practices that seem to work best for you, and make them part of your daily routine. Don’t give up if you don’t see improvements immediately. Stick with your practices, daily. Your mental and physical health will thank you!
If you are a practitioner trained in any of the TSRR therapies featured, and would like to be added to our growing database of recommended practitioners who are able to offer TSRR therapies to their patients, please fill out this form.