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
Austrian Military Research Project Outline – Download
Neurogenic Tremors Training (TRE) for Stress and PTSD: A Controlled Clinical Trial (VA Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona) – Download
Legal Disclaimer (per traumaprevention.com): 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.