For your safety and comfort you should only receive TRE® guidance from certified individuals. Please do not receive TRE® guidance from anyone who is not certified and listed on this website or on www.traumaprevention.com. Although the exercises evoke tremors easily, the ability to understand and safely guide a person through a successful completion of a session is more complex. The goal of providing you with certified TRE® Providers is to ensure you have a safe, pleasant and positive experience.
A certified TRE® Provider is qualified to take both individuals and groups through the TRE Process. A certified TRE® Level I Practitioner is qualified to take individuals through the TRE® Process.
TRE® CERTIFICATION TRAINER (S)
TRE® Certification Trainer ( trainee)
Quantum Energy Coach
Learning and Development Facilitator and Trainer
Advanced Diploma for Educators of Adults (UWC)
Phone: 079 0386382
Cape Town, Thornton, Goodwood
I grew up knowing that my career and life purpose would be deeply connected. My interest and passion in helping and teaching did not translate into the traditional pathway of teacher or nurse, but instead I have journeyed a 25 year career in the training and personal development field and since 2011 has integrated deeper process facilitation and healing practices into my own life and approach in my work.
I am a skilled and experienced facilitator, creating and holding spaces for learning, healing, growth and development of individuals and groups ranging from local government, to corporate and the NGO sectors.
I am a TRE® Certification Trainer trainee and works full time in TRE® Practice since early 2015, using my skills and experience in TRE® along with Basic Gestalt Counselling practice and Quantum Energy Coaching (QEC) to offer an integrative approach to releasing and healing tension, stress and trauma. I am an active member in the TRE® community, assisting in the training and supervision of TRE® Providers and I serve on the board of the TRE® for Africa Foundation, a Non-Profit Trust, established to create awareness of and introducing TRE® to communities in South Africa.
I also contribute to the gender reconciliation work of an NPO, called GenderWorks, as a Gender Reconciliation process facilitator and as well in an operational capacity, promoting and supporting the work of the organisation. I also serve on the GenderWorks Council.
“Being strongly grounded in my purpose of facilitating healing and empowerment within communities, I especially love working with women and youth. With a strong connection to and belief in the power of doing service, I volunteer some of my time and skills weekly to contribute meaningfully to women’s groups and youth organisations.”
TRE® Certification Trainer
Sexuality Counsellor, Kinesiologist
Phone: 082 343 4699
Area: Cape Town, Romania, Thailand
Connect on Facebook: TRE for LIFE
Fiona is a TRE® (Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises) Global Certification Trainer, presenting in Thailand, Romania and Southern Africa. She practices and teaches Taoist Energy techniques and meditations, and has created ” Nectar – Sexual Wisdom & Alchemy”, a practical, safe and accessible program, practicing the transformation of Jing Chi (sexual energy) for health and lifestyle benefits. She has contributed to Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Shape, Women’s Health and O Magazines, and is currently in publication with her first book on “Healthy Sexual Secrets”.
Fiona has worked, shared and studied with some inspiring people including Master Mantak Chia, Caroline Myss, Wayne Dyer, Bill Kauth , Liz Koch and her TRE® Mentor, Dr David Berceli. In her practice she also includes, Chi Kung, Chi Nei Tsang (Taoist Visceral massage), Kinesiology, Breath work, Psychic Surgery and Craniosacral therapy. These approaches aim to uncover deep-seated blockages, which may manifest as persistent health difficulties.
Fiona carries a Masters degree in Design, and lectured at The University of The Arts in London for 9 years structuring programs in fashion and product design. She still works part time as a Design Consultant.
TRE® Certification Trainer
Integral Health Practitioner
Phone: 082 9250076
Trainer Page: Ingrid Regenass; TRE®Training/Advanced/Workshops
Constantia, Southern Suburbs, Cape Town
Ingrid Regenass is an Integral Health Practitioner, TRE® Certification Trainer, and Mindfulness Teacher (MBSR) based in Cape Town. She has qualifications in nursing, exercise and fitness, clinical nutrition, counseling and coaching and has worked the field of health promotion and wellness for over 25 years. Over the years her work has evolved to include a variety of modalities, which she draws from to empower people to journey towards optimal health and wholeness.
Ingrid trained as a TRE® Provider and Trainer with the founder of TRE® Dr. David Berceli. Apart from including TRE® into her health practice and training TRE® Providers her intention and passion is to take TRE® into communities who are challenged with the effects of chronic stress and trauma. She has worked on a number of community projects and initiatives in the past few years, namely: Chrysalis TRE® research project, SOS Children’s Village Project; The Clothing Bank (NGO); Salesian Life Choices (NGO) and SAPS (South African Police Service) – Western Cape.
She called on TRE® Providers in the Western Cape to offer free TRE® sessions for fire fighters, emergency personnel and communities affected by the devastating runaway fires around the peninsula. (Read Ingrid’s article here)
For more information on Ingrid’s programme for 2018 including TRE® Certification Training, Advanced Workshops, Group Classes and Introductions visit her website : Integralhealth.co.za
ADVANCED TRE® PROVIDERS
Advanced TRE® Provider
Aromatherapist, Reiki Practitioner
Reflexologist, Nia Brown Belt Teacher
Fascia Release Practitioner
Hospice Volunteer Massage Therapist
Phone: 083 3266352
Area: Hout Bay, Cape Town
I have a great passion for working with people, for knowing that each person has their unique road they walk and their unique human story. And that every human body keeps that selfsame story inside itself – in the fascia, in the muscles, in the chemicals – basically in every cell! As medical intuitive, Caroline Myss puts it, our biography is held in our biology.
My love of the body really took roots when I qualified as an Aromatherapist in 1994. From there I went on to learn Reflexology, became a Reiki Practitioner and took many courses on energy healing and more.
In 2003 I began teaching the Nia Technique, combining my passion for the human body with my love of movement to music. Watching how people move their bodies, how they dance, tells another wonderful story all by itself!
So when I found David Berceli and TRE® in February 2012, it was a real “coming home” experience, bringing so many forms of healing into a totally, totally body centred modality. I absolutely “knew” I would resonate with his work and signed up for the course with virtually no research into it.
I have not looked back. I have seen countless clients shift physical and emotional parts of their story through TRE®. Whether they are in groups, whether in private sessions, there is always a tremendous sense of reverence as I watch people release their stories through their bodies. Organically, naturally, easily. Making space for a new story to emerge.
I operate in the small town of Hout Bay, Cape Town, from a space I call my Quiet Room. And I love taking TRE® into my retreats – in Temenos, McGregor or on our dolphins swims in Mozambique.But best of all, I love doing TRE® myself. This allows me to live a life that is super full – as a director of DreamWorker, an NGO set up to help the unemployed, as a Nia teacher, as a bodyworker and TRE® Provider and as a wife and mother.
What a wonderful tool it has become in my life! I am truly grateful to be able to share it with anyone willing to “shake, shake, shake it off!”
SANDY BURLS – Advanced TRE® Provider
Life Line counsellor, HR practitioner.
Phone no: 084 5824798
Area: Marina da Gama, Muizenberg,
Southern Suburbs, Cape Town
Advanced TRE® Provider
Phone: 072 145 1595
Area: City Bowl, Cape Town
Originally from London, I have been based in Cape Town since 2006. I have an MSc in International Development from Bristol UK and have travelled extensively throughout Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Central and South America. I have twenty years experience of working in the NGO sector with a focus on the empowerment of people with physical disabilities and their families. My passion is to support people to overcome their challenges and achieve their potential. I am also a qualified Body Talk practitioner.
Advanced TRE® PROVIDER
Dip. Applied Psychology (SACAP)
Phone: 081 3645871
Address: 2nd Floor Harbor View studios, Main Road
Kalk Bay, Southern Peninsula, Western Cape
I am a qualified counselor, with a private practice overlooking the picturesque harbor of Kalk Bay. I work with adults and adolescents in many areas, including stress, depression, trauma, addiction, difficulties in relationship and personal growth. I believe that for therapy to be effective, it needs to translate into meaningful action in daily life. Therefore my approach includes practical skills and tools to apply in relationships and daily living.
My special love is the ability of the natural environment to facilitate growth and healing. I run weekly groups which prepare girls for adolescence, and a weekly TRE® group in Fish Hoek. I love the way TRE® works for everyone, and how quickly people themselves recognize the changes they experience from TRE® – It’s very motivating! TRE® helps people to help themselves:-) easing stress and creating more alive lives!
I am offering a weekly TRE® Group in Fish Hoek – please call or mail me for more info.
JULIE PETRIE – Advanced TRE® Provider
Counselling and Coaching, Mindfulness
Phone: 021 790 8767
Area: Hout Bay, Cape Town
Having completed a Transpersonal Psychotherapy and Counselling training in the UK, I worked for many years in private practice and the NHS. I now work in Hout Bay offering Counselling and Coaching where my main focus is on trauma, stress and personal growth issues.
I have found combining TRE® with the work I do to be a very powerful combination to help my clients work through past trauma and to provide
them with a technique to manage their stress and help regulate their
I also facilitate regular TRE® and Mindfulness Groups in Hout Bay.
Wendy Scurr is a qualified educator who has spent 25 wonderful years working within primary and secondary education, teaching learners of all ages. As an experienced teacher she understands the daily stressors that contribute to children and teenagers becoming stressed, and how this impacts on their ability to learn. Her passion for struggling learners took a new turn when, in 2012, she started using Tension Release Exercise (TRE®) as a tool to assist these learners. The results were phenomenal and long lasting, and TRE® soon became her tool of choice.
Wendy started in private practice in 2012, resigning from teaching the following year to work full-time in her successful practice. She trained with Dr Melanie Salmon, the Principal Senior Supervisor for TRE® training nationally. She regularly attends TRE® practitioner supervision as she believes that personal growth is crucial to being a practitioner herself; and she has assisted Dr Salmon in many TRE® practitioner trainings and TRE® groups.
Wendy’s keen interest in assisting the body and mind to heal led her to qualify as a Fascia Release Therapist and Quantum Energy Coach (QEC). As a Health and Wellness Practitioner, she uses a combination of her skills to devise the best treatment plan for each client, attending to their individual and unique needs.
TRE®, Fascia Therapy and QEC complement each other in a wonderfully holistic way – assisting clients along the road to renewed health and wellness.
Frances Ward is a registered counsellor (PRC 0013668), specialising in addiction and trauma treatment. She has more than a decade experience in this field.
Please read Frances Ward’s article in Blog section: TRE for Addicts – Finding Balance and Sustainability in Recovery
EMMA JANE WILLIAMS
Advanced TRE® Provider
Integrated Health Practitioner incorporating BodyTalk, Family Constellation Therapy, Fascia Release Therapy, Gestalt Counselling Skills,
Phone: 021 7158795 and 082 8266551
Area: Southern Suburbs Cape Town, Tokai
I completed my Level I training with TRE® founder, David Berceli in 2012 and my Level II with Dr Melanie Salmon in 2013. My qualifications include teaching Pilates for 10 years, BodyTalk, Muscle Activation, Family Constellation Therapy and Fascia Release Therapy. Through my years of working holistically with the body and drawing on my years of work experience, I have found TRE® to be the most powerful body release without engaging our perpetual mind chatter that seems to dominate our every waking moment. I have experience in working with clients with injuries and trauma from violence.
My aim is to support clients, as well as myself, on the journey to a healthy, balanced, productive and fulfilled life. I am a Life Coach ( dip SACAP ), Life Line Trained Counsellor and Internationally accredited Advanced Trauma Release Provider in private practice. I am married and a mom to two teenagers. Prior to qualifying as a life coach, I was the owner of a successful model agency in Cape town for ten years, but after my children were born my priorities changed and I no longer found fulfilment working in the industry.
As a trauma survivor, I have always held an interest in psychology, as I was curious to gain deeper understanding of the human nature; what motivates us, what breaks us, what keeps us stuck, what helps us endure and overcome… and most importantly, to gain self-awareness that would highlight my own areas that require re-programming and healing in order for me not to unconsciously pass on the experiences I have been through, onto my children.
My current work and focus is on helping clients reduce and recover naturally from Stress, Tension and Trauma Related Symptoms using Neurogenic Tremors (TRE®), Mindfulness, Coaching, Breath Awareness and Restorative Postures. I share and teach these learned methods with passion, because they have personally assisted me to recover, without medication, from chronic muscle tension, lower back pain, insomnia and anxiety symptoms I battled with for more then 20 years.
TRE® in particular has changed the way my body felt, during a six week’s program I participated in for the very first time, on such a profound and deep level, that I have become an instant convert.
It has now become my regular practice and a big part of my work. It’s effectiveness has also encouraged my own vigorous research on natural and safe, non-drug methods, in which our own body can assist in reduction of various stress, tension, anxiety and trauma related symptoms.
ANDREA ANTELA – TRE® Provider
Family & Systems Constellations
Meta-Health – Art and Science of Self-healing
MFL® Morphic Field Reading
Phone: 082 5634079
My therapeutic focus is on using the most cutting-edge energy technologies currently available to assist my clients in finding optimal health. I work with the whole body-mind system to restore harmony to my clients.
Most importantly, I will help you to create a thriving life by teaching you TRE® techniques for trauma and tension release in your body and mind on a deep neurological level. As a TRE® Provider, I will professionally guide you through the process, and help you create a safe inner environment to get the most out of the technique. You will also be taught how to do TRE® by yourself.
I am Naturopath of Psychotherapy certified in Germany. In 2011 I moved to South Africa and feel tremendously blessed to be able to enjoy this beautiful country and its people. I am fluent in German and English and speak some Spanish.
My passion is to re-introduce people to the sparkle they once had.
Jessica completed her Level One and Two training in 2013. Since certifying she has assisted Cape Town L3 TRE Trainer Ingrid Regenass with multiple TRE Certification Trainings and TRE groups.
Jessica’s other passion is myofascial massage. She added this as one of her offerings after learning a myofascial release technique on a Touch for TRE® course in 2013. The results have been outstanding, and she loves the fact that she can offer her clients a combination of these modalities. She currently runs her practice in Blouberg, and does house calls in the Southern Suburbs and Johannesburg when she is there.As part of developing her expertise, Jessica is studying a BSc in Psychology and Physiology with Genetics through UNISA. She looks forward to graduating and becoming a body-mind therapist.
Jessica is offering a TRE Group in Table View please call her for dates and times. She is also offering generic TRE INFO Brochures (Providers can choose to have it personalized and printed as well) for sale via this website – a portion of the sales goes to TRE FOR AFRICA, so please support this initiative. More info here: TRE® Information Brochures .
NIKKI BOYD – TRE® Provider
Phone: 083 303 3598
Area: Rondebosch, Cape Town
YOLANDE HUNG – TRE® Provider
Phone: 084 2066 493
Hout Bay, Cape Town
I’ve always been fascinated by the human body and its complex workings, and was a Tui Na (Chinese therapeutic massage with acupressure, and bonesetting) practitioner for many years. Having been through a traumatic life (from the age of 4 to early teens and then later in adulthood), I’d been holding a lot of my own trauma that started taking its toll.
It was through my own TRE® journey that I realised just how profound a release could be and what it took to get there.
I’ve worked as a writer and PR consultant for many years, and decided a little while ago to get back to where my soul is fed – through helping others. I’ll continue to write and consult, but will spend more time on building a TRE® practice.
I am currently working on how to connect what I know from my Traditional Chinese Medicine experience and TRE®, to help those who need fascia release as well as TRE® sessions, and hope that the combination will be as beneficial to others as it has been to me. I have put together a series of self-help fascial release techniques using the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and am excited to bring those to as many people as would be interested.
I work from Hout Bay and will run group and individual sessions here as well as the immediate surrounding areas if needed.
MANUELA KACINARI WALL
Phone: 082 5757 050
Area: Cape Town, Gardens, City Bowl
Connect on Facebook: TRE Cape Town City Bowl
Manuela has certified in 2012, she offers private sessions in Gardens and facilitates in German, English and (Serbo)Croatian. Read inspired articles about TRE® in the South African Edition of ‘Woman’s Health’ and ‘Men’s Health”, initiated by Manuela – click here.
She facilitates a two-weekly TRE class at 6 Spin Street, Cape Town City Bowl – Wednesdays 6-7:30pm. Please contact Manuela for more information and to reserve a spot. (Special offer for attendance of TRE trainees and providers.)
JEROME LUBABALO JACOBS
Phone No: 071 1486210
Area: Cape Town
Jerome is qualified with a Diploma from an ICF (International Coaching Federation) accredited coaching institution, The Coaching Centre and has training in the Enneagram not only as a personality profiling tool but also as a leadership approach in all spheres including business.
Jerome is qualified and trained as a Level 2 TRE Provider (Trauma Release Exercises) meaning he can work with individuals and groups in trauma release. He has developed techniques to work with paraplegics wanting to find stress and tension release. In the busy and trying dynamics of the Cape Flats where Jerome hails from he initiated TRE interventions for addicts and their families.
Augmenting the training in trauma release Jerome qualified as a Quantum Energy Coach (QEC) which delves into the subconscious mind and changes limiting beliefs and reprogrammes the system to be positive and decisive. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) through the University of South Wales.
ZANDILE NKOSI – TRE® Provider
Personal Leadership Development
Phone: +27 (060) 902 4721
Connect on LinkedIn: Zandile Nkosi
Location: Century City, Cape Town
A native of Mbabane, Swaziland, I began my career in the beauty industry in neighbouring country South Africa as the co-founder of Braiding for Africa, which went on to be featured in several well-respected fashion magazines and events. I spent the next five years primarily in an administrative, team training and development capacity in the beauty, fashion retail and hospitality sectors.
In 2010, I had a desire to find greater meaning and fulfilment in my life which propelled me to embark on a personal journey of development. As I began exploring I came across several empowering therapies which challenged my belief systems, deepened my awareness and brought me to newer levels of understanding. In 2014, I was introduced to TRE® and subsequently trained as a practitioner, a decision that has indelibly changed my life while providing me with another powerful method to assist myself and others using a noncognitive, effective mind-body and natural modality that produces astounding results.
I am also the co-founder of a growing digital personal growth and wellness brand, Eneegma Unlocked. Working with people from all walks of life and assisting them to develop their strengths and achieve overall well-being brings me great satisfaction.
The following quote by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 8th Habit embraces my core personal philosophy on work and life:
“When you engage in work that taps your talent and fuels your own passion – that rises out of a great need in the world that you feel drawn by conscience to meet – therein lies your voice, your calling, your soul’s code. There is a deep, innate, almost inexpressible yearning within each one of us to find our voice in life. Find your voice and inspire others to find theirs.”
RENÉE SHEARING – TRE® Provider
Occupational Therapist, Specialist in Psychiatry, Addiction and Eating Disorders
BSc (OT), Reg number: OT 0032638, PR 0188042
Phone: 084 4038230
Area: Wynberg and Noordhoek
I am an Occupational Therapist and a specialist in the area of psychiatry and addiction. I have 15 years of experience of working in hospitals, clinics and rehabilitation centres around South Africa and the United Kingdom, treating a wide range of psychiatric conditions, addictions, eating disorders and trauma.
During my time as an Occupational Therapist I have constantly sought new ways to work with and help people deal with their difficulties and move through their life’s difficulties in a powerful and meaningful way. It was on this quest that I discovered Trauma Release Exercises (TRE®). This was the missing piece of the puzzle for me; a modality that bypasses the rational mind and that enables the body to do the work that it needs to do to assist in our healing process and to help us cope with life. It became apparent to me that sometimes in speaking about our trauma we unintentionally re-traumatised our system and leave ourselves feeling worse.
TRE® addresses this in a very simple and accessible way. It is a self help tool that I believe is valuable and necessary for every human being. With my work with TRE® I am regularly in contact with the wonder of the human body and spirit and it’s innate capacity to heal itself. Using TRE® in my practice I have noticed such extraordinary results amongst my clients and I am thrilled to be in a position to share this modality with the people I come into contact with. I love working with people and witnessing the growth and potential in the human spirit.
Chandramala – Mindful Business Consultancy
I am passionate about women empowerment, entrepreneurial & sustainable business development and offering support through collaboration & co-creative projects.
Coming from a corporate background in Sales, HR, Recruitment & Labour Law, my passion for people development grew, I noticed a gap in the market for a new approach. Starting out as a company offering Coaching & Wellness, we have now re-aligned our purpose for more impactful sustainable development.
The core offering is:
Home Alignment – bringing harmony into the home
Business Alignment – Strategic alignment of the Owner’s purpose to that of the business and offering support in the form of collaboration, coaching, mentoring etc aimed at NGO, SME, Entrepreneurs & Home Based Businesses
Organisational Alignment – Strategic alignment of all staff, departments to that of the company,
Wellness – TRE, Coaching, Events & Executive & Women Retreats
I have a specific passion to use TRE® with sportsmen and woman. I have worked with professional hockey players and golfers as well as school students. Sports enthusiasts of all ages and abilities have a wonderful appreciation for their bodies and the mechanics of its movement. TRE® then is ideally suited to help them foster this relationship with their bodies and help them to align their sporting intentions with their bodies. I am an avid sportsman myself and have found that TRE® has helped me with the recovery from past injuries and surgery, increased my mobility and flexibility and aided me in getting back in the game by improving my recovery time.
My TRE® journey however has not only been focused on sport, it has been a very personal one as well. TRE® has helped me to break through repetitive cycles that kept me back in my personal and professional life. For me it was the missing link between other modalities that focus on either only the cognitive aspect or the emotional aspect of wellness. TRE ®works on the level of the body where most of our daily stresses originate and the cumulative impact of these can become engrained as illness, destructive behaviour and negative coping mechanisms.
As a high school teacher I see a lot of these patterns repeat themselves in the lives of young adults. These were also evident in my own life. TRE® has helped me and the students I work with by increasing resilience to these daily challenges, seeing them in an objective way and making healthier choices which lead to a more fulfilled life. It truly is a gift that I am passionate about sharing and I feel grateful that it was shared with me.
I am a qualified counsellor and life coach and have been working with trauma and resiliency since 1999. I always felt that there was something missing in my work and I am delighted that I found out about TRE®. I completed my Level 2 training in 2014.
During my training I really realised what a powerful tool it is. It has helped me get through a difficult transition time in my life with real ease and inner strength, and I have seen how it has helped my clients. Combining TRE® with coaching can be very powerful.
I work from Claremont and run groups and offer individual sessions.