Developed by Dr. David Berceli, PhD, an expert in the field of trauma recovery and conflict resolution, TRE® is a stress, tension and trauma recovery practice.  There is extensive anecdotal evidence globally, as well as qualitative and quantitative clinical pilot studies that have validated the efficacy of this practice across the US, Canada and South Africa--specifically, noting TRE® for its "simplicity, brevity and immediate effects."

TRE® is currently practiced in more than 40 countries across the globe.



Berceli D. Evaluating the effects of stress reduction exercises employing mild tremors: a pilot study [dissertation]. Phoenix (AZ): Arizona State University; 2009. | Download


Berceli D. [Neurogenic tremors: A body-oriented treatment for trauma in large populations]. Trauma und Gewalt. 2010 May; 4 (2):148-156. German. |Download


Berceli D, Napoli M. A proposal for a mindfulness-based trauma-prevention program for social work professionals. Complement Health Pract Rev. 2007 Oct; 11 (3):1-13.| Abstract


Department of Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury. Mind Body Skills for Regulating the Autonomic Nervous System. Published June 2011. | Download


Johnson S. Interventions for stress and burnout of secondary school educators in high-risk schools. In: Robert M, ed. Abstracts of the 30th International Congress of Psychology; 2012 Jul 22-27; Cape Town, South Africa. Oxon, UK: Psychology Press; 2012. p. 167. | Download


McCann T. An evaluation of the effects of a training program in trauma release exercises on quality of life [master’s thesis]. Cape Town, South Africa: University of Cape Town; 2011. | Download


Macedo D. [Tension and trauma release exercise: Application to situations of domestic violence][Master’s thesis]. Brasilia, Brazil: Universidade de Brasilia; 2013. Portuguese | Download


Nibel H.Shake it up baby! Trauma and Tension Releasing Exercises (TRE@) as a new promising offering in promoting occupational health Proceedings of the Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft [Society of Occupational Science] Spring Convention; 2015 Feb 25-27; Karlruhe, Germany.  | Download


Schweitzer E, Bradt KM. [Dem Malinowski-Blues entgehen: KÖrperorientierte EntspannungsÜbungen zur Stressbewältigung während der Feldforschung]. Ethnoscripts. 2015; 17(1): 228-242.German| Download


Research In-Progress

Austrian Military Research Project Outline – Download


Neurogenic Tremors Training (TRE) for Stress and PTSD:  A Controlled Clinical Trial (VA Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona) – Download


Grounded in the latest neuroscience, stress & trauma recovery research, TRE® holds the key to releasing our biography from our biology.  

Rather than forcing the body to continue to shoulder, stomach and carry our heartache and pain, we can facilitate the movement and release of this  constriction through a very simple and safe process.  

Legal Disclaimer (per TRE® has not been evaluated by the US Food & Drug Administration or the American Medical Association. 

This technology is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

Medical advice must only be obtained from a physician or qualified health practitioner. 
Results may vary between individuals. 

There are no guarantees, expressed, or implied.