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.treforall.org 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 TRE® Certification Trainer will offer individual and group TRE® as well as TRE® Provider Training.
TRE® CERTIFICATION TRAINER
TRE® Certification Trainer
Life Coach (COMENSA), Therapeutic Fascia Massage
Phone No: 082 787 2229
Area: Durban, Pinetown, Highway Area
Having experienced profound liberation and joy in my own TRE® process, I have made this work my main focus. I teach TRE® alongside Crisis Coaching and Fascia Release Therapy for a truly holistic approach. I attended training with David Berceli in 2011/12 in South Africa and am now leading the TRE® Provider Training in KwaZulu Natal. I am founding member of TRE for AFRICA Foundation and the webmaster for this website. I speak German.
I come from a business background, having founded and lead a music production and distribution company together with my husband for 20 years – before emigrating to South Africa as a family in 1996. Since then I have raised foster children, adopted one, did community work in the rural areas of KZN and cared for my terminally ill husband who passed away peacefully in 2008. My encounter with intense grief and being a mother for a foster child who experienced severe childhood trauma – and a subsequent disillusionment with the classical psychotherapeutic interventions on offer – led me to look for alternatives. When I found TRE® I knew that ‘this is it’ and 10 years later it is still my passion. Nothing else would have done what TRE has done for me – and I have done a lot of everything else.
For up to date information on TRE® Provider Training in KwaZulu Natal go to: KwaZulu Natal – TRE® Certification Training
TRE® Certification Trainer (trainee)
Phone: +27 84 015 0166
Area: Durban Glenwood, Berea, Morningside
Anita is passionate about contributing to the global community by supporting and encouraging individuals and organizations to discover all that they are and can be and thereby to realize their full potential. Her approach includes process facilitation, organizational development, facilitating processes for leadership and personal mastery and building and maintaining great teams. Leadership for life coaching and TRE® contribute to a person’s living a life of personal integrity and to a world where we live together in mutual acceptance of our differences.
Anita is fluent in four languages and works with communities, national and international NGO’s, the public and private sectors bringing her work to Tanzania, Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and other countries.
Contact her if you are living in any of these countries and would like to know more about TRE®. Anita will be happy to explore possibilities in bringing TRE® to you. When she is not travelling, she participates in the training of TRE® Providers in Durban
ADVANCED TRE® PROVIDERS AND MENTORS
Advanced TRE® Provider
Phone: 082 443 1929
Kloof, Hillcrest, Gillitts
Whilst having studied Counselling Psychology and a number of other complementary post graduate studies, my passion lies with both Trauma and Tension and the undeniable connection between them.
ADVANCED TRE® Provider
Associate in Logotherapy
Therapeutic Reflexologist (Registered with the Allied Health Professions Council of SA)
Access Bars Practitioner
Phone: 072 4229889
Area: Mtunzini, Dolphin Coast
My career in wellness started in 2002 as a Therapeutic Reflexologist and a Shiatsu Therapist. I also completed an International Diploma in Clinical Nutrition. During 2010 I was diagnosed with an illness that changed my perspective on life as well as challenged my approach to healing.
In order to find meaning in my illness I explored various therapies, and realised that there was no recipe or quick fix to get through life’s challenges. The answer lies within one’s own choices and sense of responsibility for your life.
TRE® and Logotherapy found their way into my life simultaneously. TRE® activated my body’s natural ability to release stuck patterns and fears from many traumas throughout my life. I became more available to my life, and I am now able to meet life’s challenges with greater ease. I work with individuals and groups of any age.
Logotherapy is a meaning-centered psychotherapy. For more information visit the website vfisa.co.za or read Dr Viktor Frankl’s famous book “Man’s Search for Meaning”. Through my Logotherapy studies at UNISA I have designed a workshop called: “An Inspiration to find meaning in your life, through the integration of TRE® and Logotherapy”
Advanced TRE® Provider
BSc (Hons) HED, QEC Practitioner
Phone: 082 210 5273
Ballito/ Salt Rock, KZN, South Africa
My passion for people and teaching stems from my many years as an educator. I discovered TRE® through Dr Melanie Salmon and my own personal journey revealed what a powerful, life changing tool it can be. The desire to share this knowledge motivated further study and I qualified as an Advanced TRE® Provider. Regular participation in TRE® professional development keeps me abreast of new thinking and changes in TRE®.
In the spirit of ‘giving back’ to the community, I have been involved with community group courses (including Rape Crisis, Patch, Hospice, Child Welfare, Compassionate Friends) aimed to manage stress and vicarious trauma which often affects those who work with people in crisis.
I enjoy working with individuals, couples and groups. During one-on-one TRE sessions I work at a pace that suits the needs of each individual and feel privileged to facilitate their healing journey. Another option is to join a 6-week Introductory TRE course, for small groups of 3-5 people. This course gives participants confidence to continue their journey to incorporate and use TRE to cope with the stressful demands of day-to-day life.
As I work with people and teach them TRE, I am constantly amazed and excited by the incredible shifts and changes that happen, usually within a very short period of time. The comment from a client that TRE “opened up pockets of forgotten personality”, and the fact that I see similar positive changes repeated over and over again, motivates me to continue sharing this hugely empowering technique.
ROBIN VANDERPLANK – TRE® Provider and Mentor
KZN Representative for ADHASA
Individual and Family Therapy
Encounter group work
Phone: 082 4991344
Area: Hillcrest, Outer West and Durban Central
Robin Vanderplank is a Clinical Psychologist who offers individual and Family Therapy and is an experienced expert in Trauma Counselling. As the KwaZulu Natal Representative for ADHASA (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Support Group of Southern Africa) he offers advice and therapy for adults and children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD.
Robin Vanderplank integrates TRE with his work whenever possible and wished for. In 2010 he was one of the first Professionals in mental health in KwaZulu Natal who embraced TRE and his personal journey is a profound one. He works with children of all ages with great success.
His diploma in Nutrition & Diet enables him to include nutrition into the holistic approach he has always preferred to use when working with people. This work is based on understanding the nutritional components of psychological functioning.
Robin is TRE® Mentor and co-leading the TRE® Provider Training. He provides supervision for certified TRE® Providers who would like to apply for the Advanced TRE® Provider status.
CHERYL – ANN ANTONIZZI – TRE® Provider
Fascia Release Facilitator
Phone: 083 4578802
Area: Hillcrest, Kloof, Highway Area
Science is proving that stress, tension and trauma can have serious consequences for our bodies, manifesting in cancer, chronic heart and lung disease, depression etc. TRE is a wonderful way of allowing our bodies to do the healing work, enabling us to release deep-seated stress and trauma without having to talk about it.
Combining my 20 years of teaching experience with TRE, I specialise in working with children experiencing ADD and other anxiety related fears that may hinder academic progress.
I also work with individuals who have experienced emotional or sexual abuse, as well as assisting in the release of stress experienced through divorce.
Sessions can be done individually or in groups.
KELLY BERRY – TRE® Provider
Counselling Psychologist and Teacher
(BA, BAHons, PGCE, MSocSci)
Phone No: 079 889 5564
Area: Durban North,Umhlanga, La Lucia
DES HUMPHRY – TRE® Provider
Aqua Therapist, Muscle Activation, Fascia Therapist
Phone No: 033 344 1750 & 082 679 0241
64 Uplands Road, Blackridge, Pietermaritzburg
I am an Aqua-Therapist, rehabilitating people in a heated pool in a multi disciplinary practice. Water is a wonderful medium for people requiring orthopedic rehab, whether pre, post operative or a maintenance programme. I assist people to regain their mobility and independence whilst recovering from an accident, stroke or working with special populations; Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s etc.
Whilst working with the different groups, I feel that stress and or trauma experienced in the past may often hinder the rehab process. To assist the person to unlock their stress/trauma, Tension and Trauma Release (TRE) is a wonderful modality, this in turn then empowers them to individually continue with this learnt skill and is a very rewarding transformation process to witness.
Fascia Therapy and TRE work well together. Often through trauma/ anxiety/ stress, the fascia in the body becomes tight and causes a great imbalance. By working on the body to release the fascia, balance and ability is restored. The release of fascia also assists with the TRE session.
I’ve been a massage therapist for over 20 years and on the journey to discovering ever new and amazing techniques to help both my human and equine clients, and none have ever been as effective as working with the amazing connective tissue :Fascia
I have worked on a wide range of people and horses over the years, applying Equine Laser Acupuncture, Reflexology and Meridian Therapy, Sports and Swedish Massage techniques, Trigger Point therapy, Muscle Activation, Lynotherapy and Trauma Release Exercises.
I teach workshops for both humans and horses around South Africa and internationally where I combine a unique blend of techniques.
Being a part of the Fascia Summer Schools in Germany in 2014 and 2016 as well as The International Fascia Congress in Washington DC in 2015 allowed me to really understand and convey the science behind the techniques I teach.
I live on a farm in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa with my family a menagerie of four legged pets.
LIZA KIMBLE ACTIVATING FASCIA WORKSHOPS are a combination of techniques all related to Fascia, our connective tissue. Upcoming Workshops – check Liza Kimble’s website www.lizakimble.com
HELGA LAPKE – TRE® Provider
Phone: 031 2096720 and 083 2690851
Area: Durban, Berea
Dr GARTH MILLER – TRE® Provider
Homeopathic Practitioner M.Tech(Hom)
Phone: 073 374 0513
68 Link Rd, Waterfall and 45 Augustine Rd, Queensburgh
I’m a registered homeopath practicing in Waterfall and Queensburgh, with a passion for classical homeopathy and somatic-based approaches to mental and physical well-being.
LINDA NAYLOR LIEBENBERG
Massage Therapist, Reflexologist
Reiki and Bio-energy Practitioner
Phone: 082 4543181
Area: Kloof, Gillitts, Hillcrest – Highway Area
LESLEY MITCHELL – TRE® Provider
Qualified Nursing Sister
Life Alignment, Vortex Alignment
Phone: 082 880 1678
Of all approaches I have learned and brought to my clients, nothing has ever been seen in isolation and I have never assumed that I am the healer. I always work with the premise that I hold the space for my client to allow healing within themselves. My passion is self-empowerment which TRE® has allowed so profoundly, both, in myself and in the people I have the honour to teach.
LESLEY PASCOE – TRE® Provider
Phone 084 765 62 43
Lesley’s life is a wonderful journey of discovery, in 2006 she attended her first Body Talk course and her life changed, she had found her passion. Since then she never stopped learning and growing and now offers:
• Reconnection Healing and ‘The Reconnection’
• Bowen Therapy
• Body Talk
• TRE Individual and Group sessions
She says: “We are all on our own unique journey and through these modalities I can assist you on your path.”
Dr CLAUDIA PEDLAR – TRE® Provider
Phone: 84 2743528
44 Main Road Howick, KZN Midlands
Hi, i’m just me… and that may not sound like much, but it took a lot for me to finally be content with me. TRE® has been a big part of that process !
BRIGITTE PEEL – TRE® PROVIDER
Dominance Profiling, Brain Training and Brain Balancing
Phone: 084 5485277
Area: Durban, Westville,Outer West Area
I have always loved working with people and when I was introduced to TRE in February 2010, I felt that I had finally ‘come home’; and I have never looked back! The learning continues and each client or group I facilitate provides new insights for me, as I observe them change their stories through TRE. As TRE Providers, we are there to witness and support people to connect with their own innate ability to heal and be healthy. TRE is a body centred method, which we can use as a pressure-release valve, which enables one to release deep rooted chronic tension, as well as facilitate recovery from traumatic events. As a qualified Nutritional Consultant, I incorporate nutrition into my TRE work with clients. I believe that healing starts with the body and through TRE and Nutrition, empowers people to make better choices to heal themselves in a more holistic way.
I run regular TRE group workshops in Westville , please check my Facebook page for updates. I also see clients individually. I usually work with a client for a few sessions to teach self-regulation and to ensure optimal results are achieved through facilitation.
Another passion of mine is working with children to overcome learning difficulties using Dominance Profiling and Brain Balancing/Training. What I notice in many children who are struggling at school is that there is often a history of trauma. This brought me to work with children using TRE.
DEBORAH RAW – TRE® Provider
Phone: 033 3302716
Area: Howick, Midlands, KwaZulu Natal
QONDENI DOREEN SITHOLE
Psychology Honours Degree
Chairperson of the uMhlatuze
Local Drug Action Committee
Phone No: 0847794775 and 0718376570
Area: Empangeni, Richards Bay
Born and raised in Zululand, Doreen has first-hand knowledge of the effects of violence on communities. This knowledge is what sparked her interest in TRE®, as she is aware of the benefits of this therapy on individuals post trauma. Doreen began her TRE® training when she was going through a rough patch in her life. She was experiencing severe headaches, back pains and sleeping problems. After attending the six week course and seeing how it had helped her, she decided to pursue this amazing therapy further so she would be able to combine her new found TRE® skills with her existing knowledge to enable her to better help others.
As an employee wellness counsellor her duties include identifying training needs of the employees working within the different departments at uMhlatuze Municipality. Working in a multicultural context has enabled Doreen to garner an understanding of individuals and their unique problems. Further to this, she is involved in the recruitment and selection of prospective employees. As part of the employee health and wellness programmes, she runs biggest loser challenges and aerobic sessions for the employees. She has incorporated her TRE® training in her work by running TRE® focused sessions for individuals who are exposed to all types of trauma in their daily working environment.
An affiliate of ICAS, Doreen provides her clients with the time and attention required to effectively address their emotional and health concerns by using various TRE® techniques within her sessions. She strives to keep up to date with various pathologies and treatment methods through self-research. It has always been a passion of hers to interact with people and help them to the best of her abilities vocationally, emotionally and educationally.
Chandramala – Mindful Business Consultancy
I am passionate about women empowerment, entrepreneurial & sustainable business development and offering support through collaboration & co-creative projects. 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. 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 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
GARETH TENNANT – TRE® Provider
Phone No: 083 7186501
Area: Port Shepstone, Margate
My interest in the brain stem tremor response began years ago when it was brought to my attention via the study of Bodytalk self healing systems. At the time it was implied that this trigger mechanism was only active in the animal kingdom . But a lot of research has developed since and we now know that via TRE, humans can re connect to the primal self regulating capacity of neurogenic tremoring.
Apart from TRE’s efficiency in improving both physical and mental health, I am drawn to the life skill aspect. I love that once learned, TRE becomes a self determining tool of health and wellbeing for the rest of one’s life.
TRE is comprehensive in dealing with the consequences of Traumatic experience, but my special interest is in the quick recovery of physical injuries and the priming effect of the immune system. I teach Karate (6th Dan) and it has served my students well in that they are able to benefit more from training consistency and over night workout recovery.
LI THOMAS – TRE® Provider
Fascia Release Therapy
Phone Number: 0712012707
I’m passionate about healing and self improvement, which I’ve found to be a lot simpler than the commercial world makes us believe.
My experience with TRE®️ has shown me immense healing of deep traumatic wounds I have personally sustained, but also management and release of incredibly minor stressors in my day to day life. Not only has it helped to open me up to fun, but also to face the melancholic I had been running from, with confidence.
I use TRE®️ commonly, on nights where I’m anxious and can’t sleep, days where my mind drifts off and I need to concentrate, occasions where the adrenaline of my sports is still lingering, or even simply to release the tension of a social engagement I’ve just attended or am about to attend. We ALL have trauma, stress, anxieties and a need expression.
I am currently practicing Fascia Release Massage and perusing a chance to study Osteopathy, so I have time to see anyone, whether it be a place of your choosing, or in my office space. I am located in Westville and I am excited to teach TRE®️ to anyone, feel free to contact me!
Dr STEPHANIE THOMAS – TRE® Provider
Integrative Doctor, Public Heath Practitioner
Phone: 066 287 8140
Durban Westville, Bluff
As an Integrative Doctor and Public Health practitioner, I am passionate about finding affordable, accessible and truly useful healing tools which really work. I have struggled with drug based medicine for 2 decades – seeking non-chemical solutions for both my own anxiety as well the stress and trauma based chronic diseases that I see all around me.
TRE® opened my eyes to the gentle healing power that has been physiologically woven into our own bodies. It is a practice that not only works at root cause level, but it is something which anyone can learn and safely implement for themselves. Personally TRE has helped me to feel present and grounded, enabling me to better manage my day-to-day stress, reduce my underlying anxiety and completely eradicate my sleep issues
TRE® is a lifelong skill which I have seen transform outcomes in stressed communities, business environments, marriages and families.
I integrate TRE® as a core component of the management of burnout and chronic stress, trauma based issues, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and chronic disease.
I also offer educational workshops and TRE® sessions for Corporate and Executive Burnout management, School/ scholars stress reduction programmes as well as for medical management of mental health and chronic diseases.
As a life coach who focuses on supporting people who are recovering from abuse and toxic relationships, I feel TRE® is a solution to assist and help many, if not all, in some way. As an abuse survivor myself, I realised from an early stage, that there had to be more to the healing process than just talk therapy. TRE® releases muscle tension patterns and subconsciously held emotions resulting from traumatic experiences and I have embraced TRE® for both myself and my clients.
Discovering TRE® was a WOW moment for me. Our bodies are such miraculous creations that with the right knowledge and tools, we can heal naturally in our own unique way.
My personal healing journey has been profound and my passion is to support others, through TRE®. I wish to help transform their lives by dealing with the root causes of anxiety, depression and sleep disorders, in order for them to feel more grounded and empowered. TRE® is also a very cost effective way that individuals, groups and communities can use to reduce their everyday stress levels and improve their social interaction.
I believe that TRE® is a gift, that all those who experience chronic stress should have the opportunity to share in.