In early 2015, a wave of xenophobic unrest and violence shook South African Cities and regions. Durban was affected as well and within a short time, thousands of residents from African countries (mostly from Zimbabwe and Malawi but also from Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo and others) who were living in and around […]
Ufafa Valley near iXopo KwaZulu Natal is a rural area consisting of about 10 villages and appr 8000 people affected by HIV and AIDS and poverty, including orphaned children and their caregivers.
David Whitlow, who is active in Brasilian Jujitsu (Submission Wrestling) talks about his TRE experience. TRE has helped him to recover from injuries related to his sport and improved his general wellbeing in a way he never thought possible.
October 2016 – Dr Melanie Salmon, Desiree English and team On 10 October, we began a 6 week TRE® group with 53 Ladies from Benteheuwel, in the urban war-zone area of the Cape Flats near Cape Town.
Written bySusannah Cole Hamilton and Erika Coertzen, thank you for your great work ! 16 nompilos (community health workers), peer educators, home-based carers and community workers from the Hoedspruit, Phalaborwa and Tzaneen areas were trained as TRE Community facilitators. TRE (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises) is a method to help release tension stored in the […]
By Frances Ward Reg. Addiction/ Trauma Therapist TRE® Provider www.franceswardtherapy.co.za firstname.lastname@example.org “Just one more drink” “I’ll stop tomorrow” “I’m just so stressed” “I need something to deal with the pain and anxiety” In South Africa’s diverse population, many people abuse substances or alcohol. For some, chronic stress due to poverty, lack of safety, and other […]
by Dr Melanie Salmon TRE Certifying Trainer In March 2016 Mr Buyile Bashe, head of Wellness in Parliament Cape Town, invited me to train a selection of Parliamentary staff as Accredited TRE® Providers.
Guest post by Frances Ward In 2007 after Xenophobic attacks in Cape Town, South Africa Candi Horgan and partner Sidney Ryan started social enterprise Projekt Ubuntu to assist local communities in the outskirts of Cape Town. UBUNTU in the African tradition means Humanity to others. “I am what I am because of who we all […]
On the 27th of August, 4 of your 6 TRE Community Facilitators at WOZA MOYA NGO in iXopo received their certificates. The other two were absent that day and will receive theirs in September. Robin Vanderplank and Su Thomas led 12 training days between July 2016 and March 2017 and three of them attended the […]
Results of an Introductory TRE® Course for Staff of Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison in Cape Town Presentation and demonstration with Correctional Services Psychologists Following a request by Emily Mokoena of Cape Town Correctional Services, TRE ® Advanced Providers Manuela Kacinari Wall and Christine Cornick ran a pro-bono TRE® introductory presentation and TRE® session for 16 […]