Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises
TRE® is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. The exercises safely activate 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.
Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (or TRE®) is based on the fundamental idea, backed by research, that stress, tension and trauma is both psychological and physical. TRE®’s reflexive muscle vibrations generally feel pleasant and soothing. After doing TRE®, many people report feelings of peace and well-being. TRE® has helped many thousands of people globally.
TRE® is designed to be a self-help tool that, once learned, can be used independently as needed throughout one’s life, thereby continuously supporting and promoting personal health and wellness.
New to TRE®?
It is easy to begin your own personal journey with TRE®. The exercises are simple to learn and can be utilized on your own schedule to fit your own needs. There are many ways to get started: you can purchase one of Dr. Berceli's books for detailed instructions, purchase an instructional DVD or download our iPhone / Android apps to learn the exercises. You can also connect directly with a Certified TRE Provider in either a one-on-one or group workshop setting. See the links below for more details.
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TRE®'s Response To COVID-19
Our providers are also working to provide online sessions to the global community.
Who Can Benefit from TRE® ?
You! Since this shaking mechanism in the muscles is part of our natural behavior as humans, everyone can benefit from TRE. This shaking of the muscles increases the resiliency of the body because it causes deep relaxation that naturally reduces stress levels. It can release emotions ranging from mild upset to severe anxiety whether it is caused by work stress, excessive worry, conflict in relationships, physical stresses or traumas from accidents.
Whether you are a parent/spouse who would like more patience with your family, a victim of violence or accident, a soldier suffering with PTSD, an athlete, or simply a person who wants to become more resilient and just feel better about life, you can benefit from TRE.
Taking TRE® to the Next Generation in North America
TRE® Mentor to Trainer Pilot Program – TRE® MTT
The North American region has a population of over 500 million people. Presently, there are only 13 Certification Trainers in North America and several of these trainers are only teaching TRE part time. Over the last five years many of the TRE Certification Trainers have retired and presently, several others, in the near future will be following that path. Due to the need of Certification Trainers in North America, Dr. David Berceli and Donna Phillips created the MTT Pilot Program.
Are you from North America & want to become a TRE Certified Provider? Do you want to be part of this MTT program? We want you!!Learn More
A video made by Paula Capocchi, a TRE trainee from Chile (alongside TRE Certification Trainer, Pedro Rojas of Colombia), under the sponsorship of ARAUCO, a Chilean enterprise, about a community affected by a tsunami and large fire.
As Mentioned in Oprah Magazine
Dr. David Berceli, creator of TRE®, was mentioned in the May 2019 issue of Oprah Magazine. O Life Coach Martha Beck spoke with Hurricane Harvey survivor Sara Cress about harnessing the transformative power of trauma. She noted feeling a bit awkward at first but “about ten minutes in, I teared up and thought, Great, this is having an effect.” View the full article here.
Melanie Salmon, MD Psychiatrist UK RSA
Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises, TRE, is a route to healing that I have 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.
Robert Scaer MD, Author of the Body Bears the Burden: Trauma Dissociation and Disease
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. TRE is a powerful tool to achieve this. I have personally used TRE and have taught them to friends and patients with remarkable results.
Carol Swanson, PhD
To have access to releasing trauma without having my clients having to relieve or re-experience trauma events is very exciting. TRE is the most rewarding work that I have become involved in working with clients.
Our Areas Of Focus
The TRE certification training programs ensure TRE is taught competently throughout the world.
Providing TRE's self-care technique and educational programs to those in need.
Continuing the support of controlled qualitative and quantitative TRE scientific research.