Ranjana (Ranji) Ariaratnam is passionate about holding space for people who want to deepen their self-care and to heal themselves, whether from the stresses of daily life or the repercussions of more momentous events. After spending years overseas as a humanitarian aid worker in more than 10 countries, Ranji was searching for practices that were transformative and could address the conditions which led people to be displaced by wars in the first place. This search led her to NVC (Nonviolent Communication) which then led her to TRE. In TRE, Ranji found a method for addressing deeply held tension and pain which complements very well her practices of NVC, yoga and Vipassana meditation.
Ranji has shared TRE & NVC in Northern Sri Lanka to support people there recovering from the war. In addition to her work in North America, she intends to continue working in other war-affected regions of the world bringing together her previous experience as a humanitarian aid worker with her TRE & NVC training in order to support traumatized communities, frontline workers, and local TRE providers –addressing in particular intergenerational trauma which she sees as at the base of so much of the violence in the world.
As a Certified TRE Provider and Trainer Trainee, Ranji provides:
- Private instruction
- Group instruction
- Associate faculty of certification program
- Languages: French, Tamil
- Location: Chico, CA and Vancouver, BC
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I found Ranji to be well informed and fluid in her teaching style of TRE. In small group settings I felt very well attended to in learning this vital form of releasing trauma. I have used TRE during especially stressful and emotionally charged times in my life. The exercises can be done in the privacy of your home or on the road. The technique is easy to learn but profound in application. In our times of change, TRE helps move energy to free us up to flow with what life offers us.
I had been able to get the tremors going on my own, but working on Skype with Ranji took this practice to a new level for me. She invited and guided me in moving into different positions to find deeper levels of comfort and allow tremors to travel into new areas and with more fluidity. She sometimes called my attention to my breath. Even though I’m familiar with trusting my body’s wisdom and regularly practice it in my life, her discerning witness to my process sweetly supported me to embrace more fully the empowerment that comes from truly respecting life as it flows through me. Ranji is a superb witness and sensitive coach. Several years after I was introduced to TRE, my home and half the homes in my community burned in a wildfire. Ranji reminded me to shake. This made a huge difference to my ability to release the initial shock, integrate other forms of healing that were supporting me, and to let each opportunity of spontaneous tremoring complete itself on the spot. Six months later, I gratefully turn to shaking when the uncertainty of my future overwhelms my ability to take the next step in rebuilding my life.
I began learning and practicing TRE while recovering from a long, very stressful time. It has helped me to calm my body and integrate cognitive changes. TRE supports other ways of bringing about change; changes to thinking, patterns, and emotions are hard to integrate without changes to the body as well.Trauma passed on through my parents’ experiences has affected me my whole life. The combined TRE and NVC practices that I have learned from Ranji, supported by her calm and patient presence, have helped me identify and meet my own needs and release trauma from the various levels of my self. Plus, I have hope of not passing this trauma on to my children, and tools for supporting them in their healing as well!
TRE gives me a physical coping mechanism. It allows me to release physical tension and anxiety, which brings me a sense of calm and peace. Ranji has such a calm and loving energy that allows you to feel safe and really be open to this beautiful self-care practice.
TRE is a way of freeing your body from tension, and therefore freeing your mind, as well. I needed to be given lots of support in the beginning to actually incorporate it into my life, but Ranji is delightful to work with, and I never felt any pressure to do it a particular way or at a particular speed. I use TRE often for short periods in the day to shake off tension and connect more with myself. Ranji is an excellent teacher!
Ranji provides a supportive, safe, and extremely comfortable environment (in which) to learn, heal, and practice self-connection. After I leave, I feel very at peace, revitalized, re-energized, calmer, happier, and truly like I am making progress in my quest to become more self-connected, as well as a better parent and a better human being. TRE has helped with my body pain and helps me feel relaxed and rested, calm and at peace. It is most definitely a way to care for yourself. Great for the physical body and the mind!