Lewis Capaldi (Image: PA)
Lewis Capaldi (Image: PA)

Tourette's is your body wanting to release
anxiety and stress

“Tourette’s syndrome (abbreviated as TS or Tourette’s) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder. It is characterized by multiple movement (motor) tics and at least one vocal (phonic) tic. Common tics are blinking, coughing, throat clearing, sniffing, and facial movements. These are typically preceded by an unwanted urge or sensation in the affected muscles known as a premonitory urge, can sometimes be suppressed temporarily, and characteristically change in location, strength, and frequency.” Source – Wikipedia

This is a description of what the medical profession label Tourette’s.  In the TRE world of natural involuntary ticks, jerks, shakes, tremors and facial releases we would say Tourette’s is our body wanting to release stress and anxiety through genetically-programmed involuntary movements. We see this in the animal world and see in this video of a Polar bear recovering from the stress of being chased. 

Having first seen Lewis Capaldi on Jonathan Ross and then recently in his documentary and his performance at Glastonbury last weekend, what I see is Lewis’ body wanting to naturally release his anxiety and stress.  I don’t see it as a dis-order or dis-ease.  I see it as a body wanting to release stress and anxiety.  The tics (involuntary movements) are instinctual, genetically programmed releases.   There are other ways the body naturally releases, and these are also given medical labels again making them part of our issues, ‘Restless Leg Syndrome RLS’ and ADHD, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder.  When the body makes these movements it wants to heal itself.  Unfortunately, we don’t listen to the body anymore and we have medicalised and monetarised it’s healing.

TRE is a way to re-connect to these involuntary movements and start a journey of allowing our body to heal itself.  Millions of people practise and benefit from TRE throughout the world.  There is some academic research but it’s tough to get any non-pharmaceutical/medicalised therapy formally recognised by National Health institutions.  Fortunately, the Brazilian NHS and Danish MS society are leading the official field in supporting the use of TRE as it works.  It’s not Woo-woo or new-agey but our body’s natural healing still used by the Kalahari tribesmen.    

We know David Berceli’s TRE self-help therapy works and we now understand how our body has this natural, instinctual release mechanism.  As a result of reconnecting to this neurogenic release in our body many people have been healing many symptoms of ill health.  Every time I teach someone to reconnect with their body, I see the transformation as their body starts to regulate our nervous system and release stress and anxiety. 

I would love to work with anyone who has Tourette’s and show them how to reconnect to their body and transform their tics into a natural healing release.  I spent 11 years allowing my neurogenic release to heal me.  My body has done the same shoulder to head movements as Lewis’s to heal my birth trauma of being strangled by my umbilical cord and I know all the other amazing involuntary tics, shudders, stretches, shakes etc it has done have healed me. I want to share it more and more. Contact me to find out more

Vicki Cook