Important notification for Certified TRE® Providers in South Africa
David Berceli will come to Cape Town in March 2020 for an Advanced TRE® Training. This event is for certified TRE® Providers only – but he will do a public talk/ introduction to TRE® in Cape Town during the course of his stay. Date and venue TBA
If you are a certified TRE® Provider (or trainee who has advanced to Module 2), please use this link to get to the registration page for this event: TRE® Advanced Training March 2020 Cape Town
You may also enquire with the Cape Town team by writing to:
TRE for Africa Foundation Membership and Advanced TRE® Provider information can be found here: Membership and Advanced Provider Info
To register as a member of TRE® for Africa please use this form: Membership Application (Google Form)
You need to be a member of TRE® for Africa Foundation to:
- have your profile on the website
- receive the newsletters for certified providers
- apply for Advanced Provider status
Thank you !
TRE® (Tension and Trauma Release Exercise) is a simple set of movements that turn on our body’s natural re balancing process – providing immediate relaxation. By releasing everything from everyday stress to deeply held physical tension and trauma, TRE® frees us up to meet life’s challenges with greater skill and ease. Our bodies do the work; we get relief without needing to process or retell our story.
TRE® as a new method to manage stress and release trauma, works on many levels:
⦁ Neurologically: helps to restore the capacity of the brain to operate from higher cortical functions – improving concentration & focus and helps to restore our autonomic nervous system – leaving us feeling calmer, more peaceful, balanced and connected
⦁ Anatomically: helps to relax muscles and fascia improving posture and mobility
⦁ Biochemically: helps to rebalance the body’s chemistry thereby restoring homeostasis
Watch this 5 minute video below for a quick explanation
TRE® is a powerful modality to assist a wide variety of individuals and groups to cope better with the demands of life. While it is extremely effective as a stand-alone practice, it also deepens all other stress-relief practices such as mindfulness, yoga, and meditation and supports trauma counselling and psychological interventions.
The following improvements have been researched and confirmed after 3 months of continual TRE® ( two sessions per week average) :
- Better sleeping patterns and quality of sleep
- Less anxiety and tension in everyday life
- Less reactivity and greater calm under stress
- Substantial improvement of stress related muscle tension, especially neck and shoulder as well as lower back pain
- Less headache and migraine
- More general flexibility of joints and stronger muscle tone
- Improvement of work and family relations
- Better self care
- Greater sense of empowerment
- Ability to stay away from unhealthy habits
The insights taught with TRE® – the scientific basis of the method – allow everyone to immediately evaluate the ‘truth’ of what has been taught by ‘personal experience’ and integrate it in their life in a self-directed and individualized way.
TRE® is a powerful tool for personal development, the result of continued practice greatly improve
- Grounding and
- Emotional and physical resilience
Please note: TRE® is not a substitute for trauma counselling or other proven and endorsed methods and therapies in the treatment of chronic stress and trauma.
It is not said to ‘heal trauma’ and all individuals who are suffering from or diagnosed Bi-polar, PTSD or Developmental Trauma are advised to learn TRE® with a qualified Provider. Individuals under psychiatric care and/ or medication are advised to learn TRE® with a qualified Provider and include their therapist or doctor in the process. There are medical Doctors, Psychologists and Counselors among our TRE® Providers who can answer questions and give advice.