Pt. Richmond, CA – TRE® Global Certification Training & Workshop

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Pt. Richmond, CA - TRE® Global Certification Training & Workshop


Date(s) - July 12, 2019 - July 14, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Body Wisdom Studio


Event Notes


Module  1

Friday, July 12, 2019: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday, July 13, 2019: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday, July 14, 2019: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Module 2

Friday, October 25, 2019: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday, October 26, 2019: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday, October 27, 2019: 10:00am – 6:00pm


Body Wisdom Studio
146 Washington Avenue – Suite A
Point Richmond, CA 94801

Cost, cancelation policy and CE

Module 1 : $475 if paid in full by 5/15/2019, $525 after that date. Module 1 is open to the public and it can be attended for personal healing.

Module 2: $475 if paid in full by 8/15/2019, $525 after that date – Module 2 is not open to the public, it is only for trainees who are enrolled in the Certification Program.

You can get a full refund (minus $50 administrative fee) up to two weeks before the training. If you cancel less than two weeks before the training you fee will be transferred to the next available training taught by Maria.

Both workshops are very experiential and provide 18 CEUs each to massage therapists and body workers nationally and to LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs in California, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Acupuncturists in California get CEUs as well

Maria’s NCBTMB CE provider # is 550. Her CAMFT approved CE provider # is 130203 and her California Acupuncture Board CE Provider # is 1560.

Module 1 is open to the public and it can be taken as a personal healing exploration.



Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

    *   Identify the three key guidelines about how to practice TRE safely and effectively.

  • Identify the three most commonly experienced benefits of TRE tremoring.
  • Identify the main concepts of the Polyvagal Theory (by Dr. Stephen Porges) and how it relates to the TRE process.
  • Identify the three ways to self-regulate one’s own tremoring experience so that one’s physical sensations and emotions remain manageable and comfortable and they feel safe.
  • Identify the physical and psycho-emotional precautions facilitating TRE.

Module 2 is only open to people who are enrolled in the TRE certification program to become TRE providers. 


Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the 3 key points that therapists must always remember to say when guiding someone else through the TRE process.
  • Identify the four steps for guiding someone else through the TRE process and tremoring experience that ensure that you, as a facilitator, act in the most ethical manner possible.
  • Use no-touch and hands-on interventions, to facilitate the tremors to circulate more freely in the body and to increase or decrease the tremors as needed.
  • Identify the three key points therapists must notice while guiding a small group of people through TRE exercising and tremoring.
  • Describe how guiding a group in TRE differs from guiding just one person.
  • Identify 3 places where the client (or the group) can be on the Polyvagal graph while practicing TRE (as shown at the training and in your manual).
  • Describe strategies to bring the client (or the group) back to a place of homeostasis and social engagement when necessary.
  • Describe the function of fascia and myofascia in the human body and how it is relevant to the TRE process.

Disabled attendees:

Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities, pursuant to the Americans for Disabilities Act (ADA) and related state and local laws. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, please contact Maria in advance, at Please allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs. The TRE Exercises can be modified to accommodate people’s injuries and physical limitation. Their aim is to reduce, not increase, tension and pain in the body. Do not hesitate to contact Maria in advance if you have any concerns.


Maria Alfaro, senior TRE® Certification Trainer and Neurogenic Yoga™ Certification Trainer, started training with Dr. Berceli, the founder of TRE, in 2004 and she assisted him in numerous trainings in the US, South Africa and Brazil. Over the past 14 years, Maria has facilitated TRE for thousands of people in the US, Europe, Canada, Indonesia and the Middle East. Since 2011 she facilitated hundreds of public workshops and over 90 Certification Trainings worldwide, attended by all kind of health professionals including psychotherapists, massage therapists, nurses and acupuncturists. Maria creates a supportive and compassionate learning environment which makes people feel safe and she is known for her sense of humor.