Intro to TRE, 6-Week-Series ONLINE: Wednesdays at 7:30pm 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, and 3/6. Please note, our first session will run from 7:30-9:30pm, all other sessions will run from 7:30-9pm. We will be using Zoom video conferencing. Link and log-in information will be emailed 24 hours prior to each session.  All session will be recorded for later access if you cannot make the live event.



Intro to TRE: 6-Week-Series Online

  • Tension, Stress and Trauma Releasing Exercises® (also known as TRE®) are a series of simple movements enabling the body to release deep muscular patterns of stress, tension & trauma by stimulating a gentle, involuntary, shaking response.


    TRE® was developed with the understanding that human beings are genetically encoded to contract to protect ourselves during stressful or traumatic situations.  After the stressful event has passed, the next phase of the survival cycle is the release of these contractions bringing the body and mind back to an optimal state of balance. 


    However, the way the body releases these contractions is through shaking and tremoring.  Culturally, we’ve been conditioned to believe that shaking is a sign of weakness.  Very early on we learn to unconsciously inhibit this healing response—often by tensing even more.


    TRE® interrupts incomplete looping defense responses by reactivating this natural healing mechanism--letting our nervous system know it is now safe to return to a state of relaxation and calm.


    TRE® was originally intended for sufferers of acute trauma.  However, over the past few decades, TRE® has become an increasingly popular way to effectively manage the ongoing stressors of everyday life.

    This technique is intended to be a self-empowering practice. Once you are familiar with the process, TRE becomes a tension and stress management resource that is available to you anytime, anywhere often producing immediate and profound results.


    Some of the reported benefits include:


    • Better sleep
    • Fewer, less intense, headaches
    • Overall decrease of aches and pains
    • Reduced symptoms of anxiety & depression
    • Increased overall energy and stamina
    • Discharge of emotional & physical trauma
    • Feeling calmer and less reactive
    • Release of deep chronic tension


    In the late 1980’s, TRE® was developed for international use in high-conflict zones by David Berceli, PhD—an expert in the field of trauma recovery and conflict resolution. Utilized by large military populations, traumatized communities exposed to natural and war-related disasters, first responders, mental health professionals, teachers, children, prisoners, individuals with PTSD & C-PTSD, and athletes, TRE® has been taught in more than 100 countries.


    In 2011, the US Department of Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury recognized TRE® as a promising modality for regulating stress and promoting resiliency, especially due to its “simplicity, brevity, and immediate effects.” There is a copious amount of anecdotal evidence globally and pilot clinical outcome studies have verified efficacy in various populations in Canada, the US, and South Africa.


    Currently 35 countries maintain active training and certification programs. TRE® training materials have been translated into 10 languages. For information about international certification programs, see the global website. (Source: