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What is TRE®

TRE (Tension & Trauma Release Exercise) is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. Created by Dr. David Berceli, PhD, TRE safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance.

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TRE® Mobile App

TRE®, LLC is proud to announce the launch of the first and only official TRE app, available on Apple iTunes and Google Play.

TRE is a safe and effective stress release technique for most people. The official TRE app is only 'a short guide to the basics'. Though the exercises appear to be simple and easy to learn, the deepest value is held when TRE is learned with a Certified TRE Provider who can guide you through the complex principals of self regulation.


” Animals that live in their natural habitats often encounter trauma. Once the initial fight, flight, or freeze reaction is over, how do they process the trauma? If a gazelle is attacked by a lion but manages to escape, its entire body will shiver for a while. This trembling is a way of shaking out the excess charge. After the adrenaline has been released, the gazelle returns to the herd, drinking water from the pond as though nothing has happened “

Dr. David Berceli

What People Are Saying

“Helplessness is a universal state for people overwhelmed by traumatic stress. Gaining control of their symptoms, their body, and their life is an essential part of the healing process. Tension and Trauma Release Exercises,TRE, are powerful tools to achieve this. I have personally used David Berceli’s TRE and have taught them to friends and patients with remarkable results.”
Robert Scaer MD, Author of the Body Bears the Burden:Trauma Dissociation and Disease
“Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises, TRE, is a route to healing that I not experienced from any other modality. I have been a physician, a psychiatrist, and a Gestalt Specialist for 35 years. I am now teaching TRE to all my clients as a healing modality.”
Melanie Salmon, MD Psychiatrist UK RSA
“To have access to releasing trauma without my clients having to relive or re-experience traumatic events is very exciting. TRE is the most rewarding work that I have become involved in working with clients.”
Carol Swanson, PhD