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.
TRE® Certification Training
TRE® Certification Trainer
‘The Work’ of Byron Katie
Phone: 083 324 6582
Health and Wellness Centre, 33 Old Kilcullen Rd, Bryanston, Sandton, 2191
For information on Barbara’s TRE® Provider Training course, please contact her on phone or via email, thank you.
At 42, after a 2nd failed marriage, I decided that I needed to get to know myself and explore my mood swings, my high levels of anxiety and fear and my inability to control my emotions. I started therapy and, after a few years, I started to learn various therapy practices to try and help myself and others who felt as overwhelmed with life as I did. By 2009 I had many therapeutic certificates and then TRE® found me. It was then that I learned how my body was bearing the burden of my traumatized past.
Having the honor and pleasure of attending all of Dr David Berceli’s trainings in South Africa, I am now a very privileged TRE® Trainer and Advanced Provider. This amazing body-based process has totally transformed my life and my passion now is to work with anyone who is “sick and tired of being sick and tired” of their own behaviors, overwhelming emotions and issues and for anyone who feels numb and disconnected.
Do you want to live in a healthy, happier and more fulfilled way? Come for some sessions so I can teach you how to do this for yourself and for your own well-being or come and train and be of service to others after a mere eight months of training.
Monthly inquiry circles using ‘The Work’ of Byron Katie and Family Constellations are also available
TRE® Certification Trainer
Cranio Sacral Therapist (Upledger Institute USA) Allied Health Council of SA
Phone: +27 (0)83 627 7743
76 Longacres Street, Kyalami Estates, Gauteng
Information on Haley’s TRE® Provider Training via THIS LINK
I have always instinctively believed that the body is capable of facilitating its own healing and like many people who have tried TRE® and incorporated it into their lives, I realised very quickly that this was indeed a possibility. After incurring a back injury 24 years ago, I started a journey of self-awareness and physical healing, finding that the two are linked.
I attended the first TRE® training in South Africa in 2010 with Dr David Berceli and within 8 sessions my back pain was gone. Living without pain and fear has been a life changing experience for me. I am also a Cranio-Sacral Therapist and work with facilitating the body to release its OWN tension. TRE® is the ultimate form of this kind of release and the two work effectively together. TRE® is truly a process of not only release but true recovery from past experiences that change who you were meant to be.
If you thought there was no chance of improving your life or physical condition, you may just be wrong. TRE® is about resolving past tension and trauma, providing you with an essential tension discharge tool – just for you.
I specialise in physical pain, working with children and ADD related anxiety and fear.
ADVANCED TRE® PROVIDERS AND MENTORS
Advanced TRE® Provider
QEC (Quantum Energy Coaching)
Phone: 011 849 4951 and 082 656 3030
Benoni, Johannesburg, Gauteng
I discovered TRE at a point of great emotional trauma in my personal and family life. I was in awe as I discovered this incredible built-in mechanism that heals and de-stresses simultaneously. I like to refer to the process as a BODY and SOUL massage from within. I have shifted from depression to joy and peace by using TRE.
TRE is a powerful tool for anyone who is ready to face his or her challenges, thereby taking responsibility for living an authentic, healthy life.
I am qualified to work in groups but prefer the intimacy of working one-on-one. I will however also work with 2 or 3 people maximum
Advanced TRE® Provider
Phone: 011 640 4556 and 082 463 4094
Johannesburg, Northern Suburbs
I have always been amazed at how our bodies heal and respond to life situations. When introduced to TRE® I just knew that this was a tool that I needed to help me cope with life stresses that are inevitable in a very fast paced modern lifestyle. TRE® has given me the ability to deal with life in a much calmer way. No longer being anxious and fearful I now think more clearly and make better decisions.
Becoming an Advanced TRE® Provider gives me the opportunity to help others use this powerful therapy to improve their daily lives.
Advanced TRE® Provider
Phone: 083 5777721
Johannesburg North, Bryanston, Fourways
I am dedicated in my body-work practice to creating optimal possibility for the balancing of the nervous system as a fundamental pre-requisite to the wellbeing of all other systems and the whole organism. I see this as the foundation upon which health and growth (in all senses) is built and out of which sustainable and authentic self-manifestation in life can blossom.
Although my practical approach varies, I apply this view equally in my work with children and adults of all ages.
I offer private sessions and TRE group-work facilitation
Trauma Release Exercise Facilitator (TRE – TRE Gauteng);
Craniosacral Therapy ( Upledger Inst, and SAICS Diploma);
Visceral Manipulation ( Int. Alliance of Healthcare Educators and Barral Inst);
Somato-Emotional Release ( Upledger Inst);
Psychophonetics Inner Life Facilitation (Persephone College SA);
International Medical Training in Anthroposophical Medicine and Health Care
(Medical Background: SA National Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography)
Specialised Kinesiology – Cranio Sacral Therapy
Many of my clients are amazed at how quickly and easily they respond to TRE®, with great results and a few belly laughs amongst the tears and more serious stuff along the way.
There are times when we need to get out of our heads and allow our bodies to do the healing work. I have found TRE to be an invaluable tool for doing that – it helps us to release the baggage and trauma that we hang onto, that we sometimes don’t even know is there, and often don’t know how to get rid of.
I enjoy creating a safe space where people can discover and respond to TRE, using it to offload, repair, gain insight, come unstuck, and ultimately move towards having a more free and fulfilling life.
Acudetox Specialist – The Bars Therapy
I have not forgotten that moment when I first experienced TRE® and a deep state of calm. It helped me realise just how much anxiety and stress played a role in my life! At that stage I was very dependent on physiotherapists, chiropractors and my doctor to keep me in reasonable health.
Married with 2 children, I can happily say that the benefits of living without constant anxiety – of having healed past traumas that remained unresolved on a physical level – not only improved my overall health and wellbeing but changed my life so much so that I felt compelled to share this knowledge with others. I so enjoy this journey with each of my clients – we all deserve to feel good, have positive attitudes about ourselves and enjoy what life has to offer and most of all, feel empowered to create the life we desire!
To support clients struggling with addictions, depression, hyperactivity and as a general detox aid, I also offer the NADA 5 point Acudetox protocol. And if you are a worrier – constantly scaring yourself with negative thoughts causing further distress in your body, I highly recommend The Bars – a session is like deleting old files or a virus off your computer!
I plan to live a long, happy, healthy and fulfilling life how amazing to have these tools to help me achieve this goal – are you?
Advanced TRE® Provider
Phone: 071 134 2833
Area: Sandton, Northern Suburbs Johannesburg
I have always had a deep interest in helping people, and have a naturally empathetic nature.
Having healed so profoundly myself, my passion has led me on a journey of working with healing modalities (Reiki Master), that assist others on their journeys to optimum health and vitality.
I have always believed that any unreleased emotions, stress and traumas create havoc in our lives on a mental, physical, emotional level. This creates dis-ease and blockages for us when all we really want is to be able to move forward in a powerful way and grow through our experiences.
With TRE® I have personally experienced and witnessed that once we release stress, traumas and pent up emotions in our bodies, our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing automatically improve.
My own TRE process led to a much calmer nervous system, a more focused mind and a general sense of wellbeing. I have overcome years of physical and emotional pain and trauma by releasing past patterns. This has opened up so many doors for me.
I enjoy sharing this self-empowering tool with all my clients. I am privileged to witness them progress into the best possible version of themselves.
Advanced TRE® Provider
Phone: 082 5943803
Area: Johannesburg, Gauteng, all areas
I am a Healer – a mother of 4 and grandmother of 9. I have suffered physical and emotional trauma from the age of 6. I practice many forms of healing modalities and TRE® has allowed me to introspect deeply in becoming the healthy person that I am, dis-ease free.
I enjoy TRE® as a non cognitive therapy and I believe in the body’s ability to self-heal .
Business Admin, Energy healing through intuition, Realtor, Reiki, Crystal healing, TRE Provider and Touch for TRE Fascia Release Technique.
ADVANCED TRE® Provider
Phone: 082 5677178
Area: Randburg, Gauteng
Stephen Sweetman has always found ways to help others, from working in marketing and transportation, to being involved in the Boy Scouts and his local running scene. But, through the highs and lows of a business career and as he raised two daughters, Stephen struggled, like so many of his generation, to help himself overcome PTSD from his time in the military.
It was only once he found TRE® that Stephen benefited from the immense value of working out the traumas held in the body without reliving them in the mind. To help others find the peace he found through this revolutionary therapy, Stephen became a TRE® Provider and now devotes his time to teaching others the healing art of tremoring.
When not teaching, Stephen volunteers at his local public park, and Event Directs his local parkrun event, thriving by contributing to his community and to the wellness of all around him.
LARA TATZ – Advanced TRE® Provider
Phone: 082 786 4729
Address: 132 Athol Street (Corner Meyer Street), Waverley, Johannesburg
Working in a therapeutic environment for over 15 years, dealing with people living with cancer, autoimmune conditions and the like, I also work with those going through huge positive life changes like pregnancy – my approach to healing has always been holistic.
Once I had attended a TRE® workshop, I realized that this was another way to help my patients hold themselves in the world. Trauma can manifest in physical illnesses in the body and that’s why both TRE® and Therapeutic Reflexology complement each other. Together they assist us in dealing with the cause and effects of trauma.
The impact of trauma not only affects our health, but also shows in behavioral changes such as aggression, anxiety and social disengagement. These symptoms can be extremely overwhelming and damaging, but because the TRE® helps to calm down the nervous system the ripple effect allows people to regain the ability to manage their lives.
I was introduced to TRE® during a fascia releasing course and have not looked back since. I continuously look for new and innovative ways to help my clients work towards achieving an optimal and healthy body. Body based therapies and natural remedies have always been of interest to me.
Having completed courses in Reflexology and Reiki, TRE® has added another dimension to my business.
My Studio is located in a tranquil and picturesque small holding.
VANESSA ADDISON – TRE® Provider
Executive / Life Coach (Diploma – Cum laude) B.Soc.Sci. (University of Cape Town)
Phone: 084 909 6308
Northern Jhb, Rivonia, Sandton, Paulshof, Sunninghill
I am an Executive and Life Coach, based in Rivonia. I believe that resilience is not about pushing harder, it is about knowing when you need to stop and recharge. Hence, my approach embraces the connection between the mind and the body. I offer clients a calm, supportive space away from the urgency and demands of life, to help people come unstuck and live fulfilled happy lives with less stress.
TRE® is a natural way to let go of and purge the excess energy from stressful experiences. I use this practice to help people get back in touch with their natural instinct to overcome past trauma, or current tension and stress. I have found that combining TRE® with coaching work to be very effective. It is an empowering technique that enables you to deal with the physical effects of stress and trauma without digging up the emotional connections.
I will teach and guide you, so that you can continue the process on your own as a way of regulating your emotions. Once you start doing TRE, a range of possibilities will become visible to you once again.
I have experienced the benefits of this practise in my own life, with my clients and family members. It has helped me to get through a difficult transition period in my life with ease and inner strength. If you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, uninspired or you have high levels of anxiety, depression, fear, sleep difficulties or you have experienced trauma, contact me for a brief consultation.
I work with individuals, groups and offer corporate wellness programs. I also work with teens who are overwhelmed by exam stress. I would love to assist you to find greater innovation, resilience and grounding.
CHRISTINA J. BELLONI – TRE® Provider
Advanced Classical Pilates Instructor
Golf Conditioning Specialist, BA Ed (Admin)
Phone: 083 266 8755
PRETORIA – BASED AT ZAH IN MUCKLENEUK
JHB – BASED IN LINKSFIELD
I have dedicated most of my life to working with people as an advanced and internationally qualified classical Pilates body therapist and English teacher. I incorporate Pilates for Golf, Holistic and Advanced Sports Massage into my specialized services.
I am grateful for my life experiences: a variety of trauma-based events has shaped my goal-driven focus on life, and my inner strength has equipped me to overcome anything that I have had to deal with.
I have worked with children, adults, sport enthusiasts and individuals diagnosed with ailments of inexplicable origin who have recurring levels of pain and discomfort and also with older people.
The personal insight and experiences gained as a teacher, Pilates practitioner and trainer have given me an excellent understanding of body, mind and spirit. TRE has helped me to open many locked doors.
My insight and knowledge have brought me blessings, enabling me to take the best options available and to make the best choices to excel in all areas of my life. I want to share my knowledge and experiences with those I encounter, assist clients who have a hunger for development and growth in their own individual way.
I offer private classes, couple sessions and group TRE classes to assist those who are interested in complementing their personal growth and leading the best life they can, the quality life we are all meant to live.
NAMITA BUERKLE – TRE® Provider
Phone: 082 562 1312
I strive to make a difference to better this world.
I believe we are all capable of so much more than we can ever imagine. There is a limitless power within all of us and I am dedicated to helping you unlock it.
As a Tension and Trauma (Stress) Releasing Exercise Provider (TRE®), my vision is to empower you to re-connect with your own body, allowing you to re-create authentic and meaningful relationships with others, and re-emerge feeling relaxed, restored and embodied.
I envision a world where we are not held back from our past or fear our future. We embrace all changes and challenges because we are supported by our fully regulated nervous system, and our relaxed and restored body.
I envision us all re-emerging embodied, ready to engage socially. Supporting each other and uplifting each other. Co-creating a world filled with love and support.
I am a licensed Davis Dyslexia Correction Facilitator, I work primarily with children and young adults who have Dyslexia, Dyslcalculia and ADD/ADHD. I love working with children and adults who strive to overcome their learning barriers and want to better themselves. I feel very passionate about improving the well-being and self esteem of young children. I love the way that the Davis Program and TRE® work together.
Psychology Practitioner (Registered Counsellor), Pastoral Therapist, PRC 0012726, Practice no. 0414298
Since I am practising TRE I am able to live the life I wished to live for many years. TRE has become the first save step for me to take in my work with clients. Every week I see miracles happening in people’s lives as a result of TRE. I am also as registered psychology practitioner to assist clients to take further steps after they have mastered the technique of practicing TRE. My fees are covered by most medical aids.
RYAN COOPER – TRE® PROVIDER
PHONE: 082 780 7304
I have been a Clinical Psychologist since 2004 and have worked with all variety of cases e.g. couples, children, adolescents, individuals, groups, grief, trauma debriefing, mediation, psycho-educational assessments, career guidance and subject choice testing.
I have always been fascinated with healing in all its forms, as part of the human condition seems to be suffering and pain. Sharing healing with people is a deeply meaningful and freeing experience for all parties involved. Compassion and laughter are central to my approach, whilst keeping the individuals particular needs as the compass for the process.
TRE® fills a vital role in terms of healing that does not require people to speak about their suffering should they not wish to do so. This appealed to me as it opens another channel for healing in an intuitive way, in that we can trust our bodies to know what we need and how we need it!
SUE CRAMER – TRE® Provider
NLP/ Life Coach
Emotional Freedom Technique
Phone: 072 345 3078
Northgate/ Jukskei Park, Fourways
School was a struggle, what went wrong?
Why wasn’t I like the other kids?
I too wanted my mom and dad to be proud of me. I started school with great enthusiasm no tears, I could not wait. Like a lot of small girls, I wanted to be a ballerina, I practiced every day. But after one year the teacher told my mom not to waste her money as I was a bit like a baby elephant. I don’t know when I stopped trying, but I did. From the age of 16 I started to look for answers, studying many things.
My greatest understanding came at the beginning of my training in TRE® (Trauma Release Exercise).When humans suffer trauma, our autonomic nervous system takes over the running of our bodies, putting us into fight flight or freeze. Neuroimaging studies found patients with severe early life trauma had almost NO activation of any of the self-sensing area of the brain. So early childhood trauma was the cause of my struggle. TRE® also helps with pain reduction and reducing the effects of fibromyalgia.
I am happy to announce that because of TRE® I am no longer shut down and shut off to life. With great passion I want you to know, that no one needs to go through life not being able to dance, learn, feel or excel, because with a few simple exercises and our body’s own intelligence we can switch our ‘self’ back on and thrive.
Help me and TRE® For Africa give all the kids with learning difficulties a fighting chance. And all of you who have and still are suffering from stress use TRE®. NO DRUGS NO ENDLESS HOURS OF THERAPY JUST TRE®.
I am a pharmacist by profession and I have always believed in the spontaneous healing ability of our bodies. After the birth of my twins I explored the field of complementary medicine, starting a wellness practise in partnership with Sportron International (suppliers of the patented licensed Foodstate™ vitamin and mineral supplements).
I qualified as a Biofeedback Specialist using the SCIO Quantum Energy device in rebalancing people’s body stressors and coaching them on how to listen to their body’s needs.
The need to find a way to deal with chronic stress and trauma led me to the incredible concept of TRE®. I use TRE® in my practise as a tool to empower people not only to release every day stress but also to facilitate a better self-awareness and zest for life!
I come from a corporate background and was introduced to TRE® a few years ago. I qualified as a TRE® Provider in 2019. I am currently working towards my Advanced Provider certification.
TRE® has changed my life and I absolutely believe in what it does for the human body and mind when it comes to dealing with everyday stress to deep trauma.
TRE® gives you the tools to work through those every day annoyances and stresses, and teaches you how to handle it better. On a deeper level it helps you get rid of years of trauma held within your body. I am passionate about helping people feel better about themselves and become more healthy and balanced. In short, to have a happier and better quality life!
I work one-on-one and also with small groups from Elarduspark in Pretoria East and I love to create a calm and safe space for my clients, so they can relax, reflect and……………take a breath!
Phone: 084 460 8667
Johannesburg, Auckland Park, Woodmead, Gauteng
With more that 15 years experience in the personal growth domain, I have seen first hand how important it is to move from fight and flight into rest and digest. TRE® does this beautifully in a simple and self-empowering way. I run my sessions from the Country Club Johannesburg doing both groups and individual sessions. Change your life when you shake out your stress and tension.
I have been in the health industry more than twenty-five years. I have always believed that keeping healthy is an on-going practice. We can eat well, exercise, do all the correct things and yet if we carry negative emotions or trauma in our body we will never achieve this.
I feel strongly that TRE® is an exceptional body based therapy that does just that, release our fears, traumas and trapped negative emotions. Bringing a state of balance where the body can truly heal and where we can start to reach our full potential.
I have found such a profound difference within myself and those I have already had the privilege to work with !
Therapies that I include and offer : Thai Body Therapies, Copper Bowl Foot Therapy, Reflexology, Vacu-flex Boots from Denmark, Shiatsu, Life Science Clinic. (Fasting and Cleansing Hygienist Approach)
Occupational Therapist (UP) 2011 (Cum Laude), Licensed Adult and Adolescent Sensory Intelligence Practitioner
Jacqui Edgar is specialising in the assessment and treatment of adolescents and adults with psychiatric conditions. She assists clients with vocational, sensory and functional assessment and therapy, geared towards improving functioning in work, studies and lifestyle management.
Graduating Cum Laude from the University of Pretoria in 2011, Jacqui worked at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital (CHBAH) for three years where she was awarded the CHBAH’s OT of the Year Award in 2013.
Jacqui assists individuals who experience difficulties processing sensory information (auditory, tactile, movement, smell, taste, visual) to manage these difficulties and to improve their ability to cope in work, home and school environments.
As she frequently works with clients that suffer from anxiety, stress, somatic difficulties and trauma, TRE® is an integral part of her practise.
SILVIA FAIRHURST – TRE® Provider
Phone: 083 2267355
Area: Kempton park, East Rand, Gauteng
I have always believed that the body holds all the stresses and trauma we go through and did not know how we could release it, till I found TRE® or it found me. I heard about TRE® and signed up to become a Provider. TRE® helped me so much that I needed to share it with others.
I do one on one sessions, group work of up to 3 and children. If you are overwhelmed, stressed, have sleep difficulties or high levels of anxiety and/ or have experienced trauma, contact me for an appointment.
BEVERLY FELDMAN – TRE® Provider
Phone: 083 260 6770
LAUREN FINK – TRE® Provider
Phone: 072 481 7560
TRE® is a methodology that I had inadvertently been seeking out my whole life. I have pondered on the topic of mental stability for a long period of time, as we live in a society that has taken ”anxiety” and made it the “it word”.
My son Carter was the reason I came across TRE®. He had been diagnosed with ADHD and was in desperate need of a way to release the pent up anxiety and stress in his system. TRE® provided a “self-help mechanism”” that was incredibly impactful in a mere 6 sessions. These remarkable, life-changing results that I saw in both my child and myself, propelled me towards gaining my TRE® certification.
I have been fortunate enough to have qualified under one of South Africa’s highest acclaimed trainers, equipping myself with the latest, cutting-edge and pioneering methods used in TRE® today. The results associated with the TRE® method can be seen in the unmistakable responsiveness of our physical bodies (alleviating pain), as well as our nervous system/emotional wellbeing (relieving anxiety). This then introduces us to a new level of self consciousness, allowing us to be content within our own skin.
I work with small groups as well as one-on-one. I enjoy creating a safe environment where one can gain insight into TRE® and also experience the breakthroughs which lead to the empowering of oneself to gain mental stability back, a priceless commodity.
From early childhood, I realised that I want to help people to improve their lives and have a more positive outlook on life. I completed a BA in Communications in 1988 with Psychology major. In 1989, I completed diploma in Public Relations, working full time in Public Relations and received an Honours degree at Unisa. I worked in Sales, Marketing and Training and have been co-owning and managing a Guest Lodge in Magaliesburg. My life has always been about multi-tasking and coping with lots of stress.
I was introduced to TRE® as it was recommended for my son to help with concentration and anxiety. Once I understood more about TRE and saw the positive changes in my son I realised that TRE® would be the way to help myself and other people on a deeper level.
Since doing TRE myself, I have become calm and focused, several health issues have improved and best of all, my mind has become clearer! I have been able to assist my husband with relaxing and improving his health since a suffered a heart attack. I have been able to help people of different ages from mature women with muscle pain and unresolved childhood trauma to children with concentration and anxiety problems.
Emmett Therapy is a highly effective technique to relieve pain and discomfort in the body. I have personally experienced Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy, and am convinced that the Emmett Technique combined with TRE brings faster relief with fewer after effects!
Being able to help people with their pain, stress and trauma is more rewarding than anything I have done in the past!
MARIAAN GENADE – TRE® Provider
Phone: 083 309 4897
Pretoria (Moot Area) – Villieria
Emotional stresses emanating from daily life, experiences of trauma, loss and hurt find its way (and are embedded) into the human body. I discovered that we were born with the potential (ability) to release stress and trauma in a natural way and that this reality is within each person’s grasp.
TRE® was the key to my personal quest for releasing imbedded traumas physically. Once I mastered the technique and my body experienced it, I literally needed to tremor. It has become part of my daily life, I know my personal experience can benefit others.
I have been in the IT profession all my life, a world where logic reigns. With TRE® I now live a world where logic mostly plays no part, where each individual can follow his/her unique, unpredictable path to healing. I am also a wellness consultant.
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Mary Oliver
I was introduced to TRE in 2011, as my life did a full 180 – work, solo-parenting and leaving the city to live close to the land.
Little did I know what challenges and at times, terrifying, adventures lay ahead!
Through it all, TRE® has been a mainstay.
More than simply survive, I integrated long-held woundings and trauma and began rediscovering the path to joy, creativity & vibrance.
TRE® has taught me about the body’s capacity for resilience; how relationship with self and others can be repaired and rebuilt.
Our bodies hold the stories of our lives and the lives of our ancestors. Through commitment to continued learning and training, I aim to be part of addressing the suffering caused by collective and intergenerational trauma.
Are you tired of waiting…
to let go of the patterns that hold you back
to feel comfortable in your own skin
to feel safe, confident and connected
for happiness to show up and stay?
Then it’s time to tap into your body’s powerful tools and wisdom to rebalance and restore.
I believe that the people we need come into our lives for a reason, usually when we’re ready for big shifts. If you’ve found yourself here on my profile, feeling a pull to connect it’s likely not a coincidence. I’d love to hear from you and look forward to joining you on the path to finding a deeper sense of internal harmony and overall wellbeing.
Working online allows me to connect with clients from wherever I am and in the setting of their choice. When possible, I travel to the Cape, Johannesburg and Bloemfontein and can arrange in-person sessions for those who would like this option.
ETRICIA HARMS – TRE® Provider
B Psych Hons (Psychology)
Phone: 079 884 1845 and 082 677 1773
Lyttelton Manor, Centurion, Gauteng
As a Registered Psychological Counsellor with a special interest in trauma, stress and anxiety, I suspected early on in my career that addressing the mind and emotions in isolation is a good start, but only addresses part of the issue.
Trauma and stress starts in the body and affects us on at least three levels: Cognitive (believe system and self-talk), emotional, as well as physical (body memory and influx of stress hormones). The feedback I received from my clients stated that they were feeling much better after the counselling, but that they “could still feel it in their bodies.”
Taking the feedback very seriously, I went in search of a tool that I could use to also provide release on a physical level. Coming across TRE, I instinctively knew that this was the tool that I have been looking for – not just for my clients, but also for myself. TRE addresses issues in a holistic way – not trying to separate mind and body from each other.
What excites me most about TRE is that it is an empowering modality. The skills are passed on to the client and become part of their coping structure.
Cheryl enjoyed a corporate career in the areas of marketing, business consulting, training and development. Since then she has immersed herself in somatic therapies for her own and others’ healing at all levels of body-mind. In her work as a teacher of the Alexander Technique (which provides a practice for consciously owning, being content in, moving happily with one’s body), she realised that severe stress and deep trauma sometimes interfered with a client’s ability to come to the still and clear space required to make decisions, set directions or maintain their attention on what was most important to them. Even with the best intentions to increase awareness and be present in the moment one can feel blocked from being fully in touch with oneselve.
TRE® enables people to safely release built-up and long-held tensions which, consequently, opens them up to new possibilities for living healthily, improving their relationship with their bodies and taking responsibility for their well-being. Cheryl facilitates this process for individuals and groups.
JEROME LUBABALO JACOBS
Phone No: 071 1486210
224 Urban Ridge West, 81 5th Street
Halfway Gardens, Midrand
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 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 re-programmes the system to be positive and decisive. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) through the University of South Wales.
BCOM Industrial & Organisation Psychologist, CLYT Laughter Yoga
Anjana always believed in self-healing and the power of the body and brain. TRE is a powerful body based healing tool. Anjana finds TRE amazing the way the client lets go of inner blocks that they didn’t even knew were there. TRE is a safe and easy way to restore, rebalance, repair, release, and gain heightened awareness. Its a transforming and empowering journey. The shackles that held you back is being shaken off. Releasing of deep-seated mental and physical pain. Letting go of helpless and hopeless feelings. Rising above our pain. Moving forward one minute, one hour, one day… this are the victories. One by one the masks are falling off. Gain meaning, pleasure and fulfilment.
Anjana Lala wants to live in a world where books are bundled with extra Swiss chocolate, love letters are hand written and life comes with a magic wand. A sought-after Happiness at work and De-stress consultant. As a Happiness & Laughter Coach with over 10 years of experience, she’s been featured on Radio 702, Eastwave Radio, Life is Journey, & Mela.
When Anjana is not being The Happiness Diva, creating The Happiest & De-Stress Programs for companies or inspiring Women Moving on Up in life, you can find her whipping up yummy garlic ice cream, watching obscene amounts of television without a trace of shame or chatting up unlikely heroes, dreamers, and doers.
EVELYNE MBANGOT- SERRA
Dorn & Breuss Massage
Family & System Constellations
Phone: 072 460 2554
Faerie Glen, Pretoria
Kareema Mitha is a TRE® Provider who offers clients a safe, nurturing and non-judgemental space to work through traumas, anxieties and every day stresses – at a pace set through consultation with the client. Drawing on her experience as a Kinesiologist and a Life Coach – she also works with children who need assistance with ADD, Learning Difficulties and Allergies.
Kareema runs a multi-faith practice and encourages clients to grow into a space of understanding themselves and embracing their own uniqueness. Based on over a decade of experience in the corporate world as a Chartered Accountant she understands the pressures of working in Corporate, as well as that of being a working mother. Kareema believes that TRE® allows people to free themselves of their past hurts and experiences and live the lives they know they were meant to live.
NOMSA JOAN MLAMBO
Phone: 082 778 0878
Pretoria East, Gauteng
I’m an MPhil graduate, with Honours in Psychology and an Advanced Certificate in Counselling, I’m also a certified Chirologist and a Transformation Life Coach. I have 19 years work experience in Human Resources.
I always believed that the body is an incredibly powerful tool that can heal itself, it’s constantly sending messages on what’s happening physically/mentally and emotionally which we often ignore. This leads to dis-ease that can manifest as stress/anxiety/chronic illnesses and more. This has proven to be true as I learnt more about the body, from my own experiences, those witnessed in my loved ones and clients I’ve had the privilege to facilitate TRE® for and through energy healing work.
In 2012 I made a conscious decision to stop being a victim, I knew that there must be more to life than what I had experienced thus far. I invested more time, money, and energy in my personal development, taking up courses/workshops from various local and international teachers and experienced great shifts in my life. My soul is at its happiest when I am engaging in work that inspires, empowers, and transforms people’s lives, this led to the birth of Liifa in 2019.
Prior, I held several senior management positions within digital/Social Media & CRM data agencies in SA which came with its own stress and trauma that TRE® helped me release and recover from. TRE® helped me with a severe shoulder and neck pain I had for years and released knots from the accumulated tension held on my back.
I love that TRE® compliments other modalities from Breathwork, energy healing/clearing, reiki and more.
As a facilitator my aim is to create a safe, supportive space for you and your body to Remember, Re-learn how to use your body to heal itself bringing balance, more joy, peace, harmony, and freedom in your life.
I offer online individual, couples, group TRE® sessions, facilitate personal development workshops/programs to help people shed old emotions, limiting beliefs enabling them to live to their full potential.
NOMATTER MTHETHWA TRE®️Provider
Phone: 078 341 3465 or 083 274 9561
E-mail: email@example.com .
I always wanted to do something to help myself and others .
I was neglected as a child by my caregivers. As a domestic worker l didn’t know how to heal my pain and I didn’t even know where to start looking. I needed something to help me deal with anxiety and chronic pain .
In 2015 I heard about and experienced TRE®and in 2019 I was given the opportunity to train and certify as a TRE®Provider . It’s amazing how TRE®unlocked tension and pain in my body .
TRE®has helped me to know myself better, not to live in my head and to be grounded. TRE®has expanded my tolerance and my ability to cope when things get challenging.
I am a sports masseur & bodyworker, NLP practitioner, a life coach and retreat facilitator. I started my practice in 2010, and discovered that I am not the only one with issues about my body, sexuality, relationships, vulnerability, health and life in general.
My focus, therefore, has become to help men.
I was introduced to TRE® in 2017, in my healing journey and realised that TRE® would be one of my preferred modalities to use with men (and women) – specially in our society, living with fear.
LOUELLA NOPPÉ – TRE® Provider
QEC (Quantum Energy Coaching)
Phone: 083 589 5027
My realisation over several years of using different modalities to manage my stress and trauma was like putting a plaster on a wound which would repeatedly flare up.
I was introduced to the TRE® process which has supported my body to release stress and trauma from the inside out…. No need for a plaster anymore! The TRE® process has made me “feel alive” again after many years of feeling numb.
I resonate with the TRE® process and feel passionate about self-empowering clients. The TRE® process is for all who would like to claim their power back to live a life in which you manage your everyday tension and stress.
Occupational Therapy (HPCSA)
Therapeutic Reflexology (AHPCSA)
Phone: 082 958 0775
Johannesburg Northern Suburbs
My focus with regard to TRE is working with people with physical and/or neurological disabilities as well as with adults who are suffering from psychiatric, psychological or stress related problems e.g. depression, PTSD or chronic stress. Individual and group sessions are available.
I work primarily with people who have either physical or neurocognitive disorders or psychiatric illnesses.
Eleen Polson is a Counselling Psychologist with 10 year Military experience, doing group debriefing in the field since 1995. Currently she is running a psychotherapy private practice based in Arcadia/Clydesdale, Pretoria. She has also specialized in expressive arts therapy using non-verbal and body based techniques to facilitate integration, health and wellness. Since 2005 she conducts group training for mental health practitioners as well as therapy groups for children and teenagers.
For more info please visit http://www.therapistdirectory.co.za/eleen_polson.asp
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
~ Adam Scott, American cartoonist
As a coach working in the Corporate world, TRE® has been a godsend – as a body-based practice, it is accessible to most people, and the results are awesome. Personally, I believe that if we do not incorporate somatics in our work as coaches, we cannot support clients in the best possible way.
As the saying goes: “the body always wins.”
SUE RANDALL – TRE® Provider
Registered Wellness Counsellor
MA in Psychology
Phone: 071 1654175
I’m a wellness counsellor registered with ASCHP, and I have an MA in research psychology (Wits 2006). I specialise in trauma release and pain management. In addition to being a counsellor, I’m a TRE® Provider and Reiki practitioner.
My approach to healing is holistic. Trauma affects both the mind and the body together, and the same is true of pain. I offer individual counselling, TRE, and various small therapeutic groups.
I also offer TRE check-ins for people who already know the process (and come to see me with at least one other person who knows the process).
My practice is in Sundowner, Randburg, Johannesburg.
DIANA RICHARDS – TRE® Provider
PPE (Stellenbosch), PDM Wits Business School, Addiction Life Coach, Children’s Nutritional Course
Phone: 082 413 2898
Johannesburg – all areas
I began my TRE® journey when my life unexpectedly took a completely different course. I have dealt with trauma and stress and TRE® has completely transformed my life. I strongly believe in the bodies own ability to heal itself and thus the magic of TRE®. I believe it is essential to optimum health, both mentally and physically.
I have always had a deep desire to help people, and when I saw how TRE® changed me and helped me in all ways from my body pains, relationship stress, decision making, dealing with people and daily life stressors I was sold. I have experience with clients who struggle with addiction and domestic violence.
TRE® has given me a tool I never thought possible to deal with situations I never could have imagined. My desire is to share this power, health, stress release and vitality with others. It’s taught me to let go, and leave the past behind. It is possible.
Each one of us has experienced stress, tension and trauma in our lives, but we don’t always recognize the symptoms and the impact of continuing to hold it in our body. Over time, unresolved emotions, stress and trauma are compounded and can start to present as anxiety, depression, pain, illness and disease.
Having experienced the challenges of chronic anxiety and depression in my own life, discovering TRE® has been a game changer, drastically reducing anxiety and muscular tension and providing a sense of clarity, peace and calm.
I am passionate about facilitating the process of determining what is at the source of an issue or area of life as well as unresolved emotions and negative belief systems which prevent us from reaching our full potential.
By using several techniques including Kinesiology, Integrative Neuro-Gastro-Enterology and Emmett Technique and TRE® I facilitate the body’s natural ability to heal, release pain, stress and trauma in a tranquil, safe environment.
CHRISTINE SMITH – TRE® Provider
Active Isolated Stretching,
Phone: 82 3775877
Area: Pretoria Gauteng
“Since my first awakening, a million years ago, to the incredible ability of the body to heal itself, I was in awe and knew instinctively there was no turning back; I was destined to be a therapist and intuitively accepted the responsibility to facilitate this process with whatever means available.
I embarked, bright-eyed, on a lifelong journey of studying the theory of and practicing several therapies. One very convenient advantage of my studying a variety of healing therapies is that I could experience the benefits of each first-hand. I am able to apply a unique set of tools for each client to match his / her individual needs.
My toolbox consists of Reflexology, Kinesiology, Active Isolated Stretching, Mindfulness, Iridology, Homeopathy, Chinese Acupuncture and Nutrition, Reiki and Osteopathic Massage. Through the years I became increasingly aware of the inseparable relationship between body and mind and that the one cannot be treated efficiently without implying the other.
I discovered TRE® and was thrilled to watch the beautiful dance between body and mind and the delicate unknown and especially the incredible wisdom of the body to be able to regulate exactly what the individual is ready to release. There is nothing I love more than to provide a safe space for a client to mindfully connect with and integrate the healthy and wounded parts of his being in order to become the whole, wonderful living soul he / she was destined to be.
DEBRA SMUTS – TRE® Provider
I am an Occupational Therapist, specialising in acute adult psychiatry and a partner in a private practice situated at Denmar Specialist Psychiatric Hospital in Pretoria. TRE® sessions form part of our voluntary occupational group therapy programme. My passion is experiential group therapy, including psychodrama (I love being the giraffe…)
TRE® is the safest point of entry into a therapeutic programme for our mostly overwhelmed, anxious clients. TRE® sets the tone for a safe environment to start the healing journey, it supports experiences in other group sessions and with other professionals and it also provides the best opportunity to celebrate the growth experienced on returning to society.
LINDA STRYDOM – TRE® Provider
Biokineticist MA HMS Biokinetics (University of Potchefstroom)
BA HMS (Hons) Biok (Uni of the Free State)
Phone: 082 5561006
PRETORIA – ZAH IN MUCKLENEUK
I knew that stress and trauma could accelerate the onset of ill-health, but I never fully realized what the effect could be until it became part of my own journey. After becoming a victim of the South African crime statistics in 2017 I experienced the physical and psychological effects of trauma at first hand. That was how TRE was introduced to me and the effect of this modality was mind-blowing. I was intrigued by the immediate results and the effect of the TRE and that was how my journey started.
Training to be a provider and experiencing the effects of TRE over the past two years not only helped me physically and emotionally, but transformed my life and changed my outlook on rehabilitation completely. The body has an amazing mechanism and ability to facilitate its own healing and well- being.
I am a registered Biokineticist since 1994 and have extensive experience with the physical rehabilitation of cardiac, pulmonary, orthopaedic and metabolic-related patients over the last 25 years. I have always worked in an environment where clients are helped through rehabilitation to recover after they had experienced medical procedures, accidents or illness- related conditions.
I provide TRE to individuals and in group sessions and can assist people with medical conditions in particular. TRE is an amazing modality that not only changed my own life; I incorporate it in my working environment helping clients who are referred for physical rehabilitation. TRE, as a self-help modality, should be taught to every person to use as a means of stress management and release as well as a healing tool.
Yoga Guide, Artist
Phone: 082 774 8082
I am in total awe of the human body. For the last 10 years I have been guiding people through Yoga movement, finding ways to move with more ease and less force. The nervous system is an integral part of yoga where breathing is KEY, so it was inevitable that I stumbled onto TRE®.
The knowledge that there is a tool out there that can help us cope with trauma and stress in a positive, forever way, by simply stimulating the relaxation response and allowing our bodies to help heal themselves, well – I still find that mindblowing.
I facilitate TRE® sessions with adults and children and am in the process of studying The Roll Model Method where one uses soft balls – along the fascia lines – to create better connection between the bodies soft tissue and the brain. This adds an extra tool that can be used to help the body get the best from TRE® sessions.
JACQUELINE TEAGUE ROUX
Certified Life Coach
Therapeutic Fascia Massage
Phone: 082 884 1611
Email : Jacqueline@a2pay.co.za
Area: Johannesburg, Sandton
20 years after a near fatal car accident I found TRE which provided a way to manage my residual aches and pains, when I needed it. Re-alignment, sense of wellbeing and emotional balance were all a welcomed additional surprise. In my practice I have helped clients with muscular tension and those strained by daily stresses or feeling generally overwhelmed.
I began my TRE® journey, naively thinking I am going to learn a few basics (blindly underrated by myself) and maybe make one or two small changes in my life.
Initially I did TRE® for a physical injury. It brought substantial relief and I felt that it was wonderful for my physical body. I soon realized that there is more to TRE® than what only the body can feel and, excited about my new discovery, decided to do the course to become a TRE® Provider.
Little did I know that my entire life was going to change and that I was going to slowly, and with commitment to my complicated and difficult journey, reconnect with myself both physically and emotionally, and heal more aspects of myself than I ever anticipated.
ELSEMARIÉ VAN DER WALT
Phone: 082 781 9421
Area: Silver Lakes, Pretoria, Gauteng
From civil engineering I stumbled into motherhood and through this process became aware of the body’s intelligence. My love for maths had shifted towards an interest in the well-being of people. From 11 years as a La Leche League counselor for breastfeeding mothers I realized the importance of empowering people with both knowledge and support.
I am intensely curious and love to continuously investigate, try to understand how things work, learn new information and acquire new skills. This enables me to incorporate aspects from different disciplines to facilitate the most beneficial combination for a client. I was introduced to TRE® in 2011 and started an amazing journey of emotional and physical healing.
I have completed my honors degree in Psychology at the University of Pretoria and am in the process of doing a TRE® research project for a master’s degree.
TRE® can become your favourite self-help modality for stress management and resilience.
DR MARIE-HELEEN VAN ZYL – TRE® Provider
Counselling Psychologist, Certified EMDR Practitioner,
Certified Imago Relationship Therapist
Neurofeedback & Mindfulness Practitioner
Phone: 082 451 4382
236 Rondebult Road, Libradene, Boksburg (Johannesburg East Rand) 264 Highland Road, Kensington, Johannesburg (Central JHB)
I emphasize the fascinating mind-body connection in my work that focuses to a large extent on trauma and stress management. I work with children, adolescents and adults; and facilitate TRE groups and workshops at both my practices, and in corporate contexts if required.
I also facilitate TRE-Mindfulness Stress Management groups. I am contracted in to all medical aids and charge medical aid rates.