On this page you find certified TRE® Providers in the Western Cape, South Africa. 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 contact details for certified TRE® Providers is to ensure you have a safe, pleasant and positive experience.
TRE® CERTIFICATION TRAINERS
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, Portugal
Information about all training and workshop events : http://www.treforlife.com
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
Clinical Psychologist, Energy Psychology
Specialized in Somatic Experiencing (SE™)
Hypnotherapy, Eye movement integration (EMI)
Phone: 021 9756363/4 or 073 1411153
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For information on Ingrid’s programme for 2018 including TRE® Certification Training, Advanced Workshops, Group Classes and Introductions visit her website :Integralhealth.co.za
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.
Dr MELANIE SALMON MB BChRand
TRE® Certification Trainer
Dr Salmon has relocated to live in Spain and is no longer holding workshops and training in South Africa. She is offering workshops internationally, specializing in TRE® with Children.
Nevertheless, she is and will always be the ‘Mother of TRE®’ in South Africa, having brought David Berceli out to train in 2010,11 and 12. Dr Salmon has facilitated several TRE® Projects ( Helderberg Rape Crisis Centre, SOS Children’s Village , Chrysalis Academy and in 2016 she took TRE® into the Cape Flats and into the SA Parliament.
Under Dr Salmons watch and considerable input TRE has continued to grow exponentially year on year and slowly becomes a tool of choice, negating endless & expensive therapy sessions to deal with ones stress, tension or trauma. In the world that we currently find ourselves in, we are faced with the day to day unfolding of trauma & violence.
QUOTE : “later that night I held an atlas in my lap, ran my fingers across the whole world & whispered “where does it hurt?'” It answered “Everywhere, everywhere, everywhere” ~ Warsan Shire
QUOTE : “Our bodies are like an atlas of all the roads that we have traveled in our life time and there are times we feel like we hurt ‘everywhere’. Before we can live in a world with less pain & suffering, we need to deal with the pain & suffering within ourselves. TRE® is unquestionably the tool of choice for finding our road to freedom from our past. ” – Melanie Salmon
ADVANCED TRE® PROVIDERS
SANDY BURLS – Advanced TRE® Provider
Life Line counsellor, HR practitioner.
Phone no: 084 5824798
Area: Marina da Gama, Muizenberg,
Southern Suburbs, Cape Town
FAZLIN DAVIDS – Advanved TRE® Provider
Somatic Counselor, QEC Practitioner, Trained in Gestalt
Phone: 082 853 6055
Area: Pinelands, Western Cape
I am a trained somatic counselor with 10 years experience. My passion is to empower people to harness their own inner healing from the wisdom of the body-mind connection. I can only do this work by continuously working on my self, which creates a space filled with authenticity and safety for the client to heal and explore their true selves. I work in a collaborative manner, from the premise that the client is the expert in his/her life.
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 work in private practice in Stellenbosch, at 63 Dorpstreet. As a clinical psychologist I use my training and experience to guide clients and to help them move towards health, happiness and wellbeing. Clients consult me because of any form of distress, such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, problems with relationships, problems with adjustment, concentration (ADHD), self-image, grief and loss, or any form of trauma. Human beings can transform and resolve any form of distress or uncertainty. No issue or problem is too big or too small to bring to therapy.
Human beings are multi-dimensional and interconnected beings. Whatever affects one system within the human entity, will have an effect on every other system, whether physical, emotional, psychological, neurological or spiritual. Depending on the client’s needs and experiences, any system may be used as the entry point to start the therapeutic healing journey. Therapy may start with the body based therapies, such as TRE or SE, or the mind based therapies such as CBT or DBT, or the unconscious or with dissociated states (Hypnotherapy or Ego-state therapy) or positive psychology and energy healing modalities such as EFT or Mindfulness, or more neurological, multi-modal modalities such as EMDR or EMI. Wherever the journey starts in therapy, the goal is for the individual to function optimally at all levels, as a healthier, more integrated and happier being.
VERA MELVILL – ADVANCED TRE® Provider
Phone : 021 8522534 and 083 953 3637
MANUELA KACINARI WALL
Advanced TRE® Provider
Phone: 082 5757 050
Area: Cape Town, City Bowl, Green Point
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Since certifying in 2012 Manuela has shared her passion for the healing power of ones body and mind through TRE sessions with many people in various underprivileged communities, women shelters and addiction/health clinics around Cape Town. Manuela has also run TRE programmes at the Ottery Youth Care & Education Centre and the Pollsmoor High Security Prison.
Manuela offers private sessions in the CBD and facilitates in German, English and (Serbo)Croatian. Manuela also works with the Reiki energy healing.
TIM KNIGHT – Advanced TRE® Provider and Mentor
TRE Group courses, individual TRE facilitation
Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine
Phone: +27 72 494 6869
Area: Stellenbosch & Somerset-West, Western Cape
I had been involved with complementary medicine since 1994 when, in 2002, I had the opportunity to begin three and a half years of formal training in Chinese Medicine; this ignited an extensive period of introspection:
At this time I had a “light-bulb” moment when I realized and acknowledged I had been experiencing depression since high school, and so began a progressively intensifying journey to resolution with “internal medicine” – this gave me experiential insight into how our unresolved emotional imbalances are the underlying causes affecting our wellbeing (which is indeed what the Classical Chinese texts tell us), a process that continued when I moved back to South Africa in 2008 to start a practice.
In 2012 TRE® synchronistically crossed my path, which immediately gave me an enhanced tool for my own healing, so at the same time I decided to undertake the practitioner training. Of the many modalities I have investigated TRE® has given me the ability to deal with some highly stressful circumstances, and I have been witness to such remarkable change and healing in myself and many others. This platform beautifully complements Chinese Medicine, philosophically and practically, in that it fundamentally re-connects our awareness with our body’s integral healing mechanism.
I truly see this journey as a gift that has given me not only another wonderful modality to work with, but also deeper sensitivity, intuition and insight for the benefit of those struggling with their own health and sense of fulfillment in life, and it is my privilege to facilitate others seeking well-being; above all, this is a journey of transformation to self-empowerment on which I humbly and gratefully invite others to walk.
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.
RIA SCHOLTZ – ADVANCED TRE® Provider
Educational Psychologist in private practice
EMDR and Hypnosis
Phone: 082 4514493
Area: Clanwilliam, Lamberts Bay
A large part of my time is dedicated to the assessment and therapy of children and adolescents with learning, emotional, developmental and behavioural difficulties and to parental guidance. My training in TRE, EMDR and Hypnosis enables me to help people to deal more effectively with stress and trauma.
TRE gives the client the opportunity to let the body speak- and in this way the client’s body is able to release the held stress and trauma. TRE works effectively in groups and I am privileged to have witnessed incredibly positive changes in individuals since starting with TRE.
My passion is to help both children and adults who have suffered trauma and who experience stress in their daily lives.
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
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.
SHEENA ARNOTT – TRE® Provider
Phone: 072 4951442
Although I have spent a good part of my life in Conservation and the Creative Arts, I was from a very young age, intrigued by and perhaps out of necessity, compelled to study Complementary and Alternative Therapies, some of which include; Emotional Freedom Technique, Touch for Health, Certification for Anatomy, Physiology and Pathologies, Energy Medicine, Bach Flower Remedies, TRE and I am currently studying Craniosacral Therapy. Over the course of the last 16 years I have recognised the enormous value in practicing these modalities myself and latterly in using them to encourage others to allow their bodies to facilitate their own healing. TRE in particular is a gentle, safe, self-empowering modality for dealing with past trauma and accumulated stress, without the need to verbalise any past experiences. With continued practice it helps one to reconfigure our innate resources and reclaim a sense of wholeness.
Jessica completed her certification 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. 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. As part of developing her expertise, Jessica is studying a BSc in Psychology and Physiology with Genetics.
Mari-Luisa Becker – TRE® Provider
Kliniese Sielkundige / Clinical Psychologist
Praktyk nr / Practice nr: 086 000 0188956
Phone : 083 633 3996
E-mail : email@example.com
Web: www.mari-luisa.co.za Vitali Wellness Centre, Serpentine Manor, Hoekwil Road, WILDERNESS
During my internship year as a Clinical Psychologist I felt a strong sense that ‘there must be more’. After seven years, I felt like I knew very little of the intricacies of the fascinating human being.
Inquisitive, I entered a process called SHIP®. I discovered that the world of wisdom is safely stored inside our bodies – each person concealing a different part of life’s mystery. During my years in SHIP® I opened up and completed trauma locked up deep inside the tissue of my body – discovering so much more of me, waking up the frozen potentialities of self, slowly accumulating wisdom.
Somewhere during those years, I started to experience that my hands could feel ‘more than they are supposed to’. Another world came to life. Integrating this with my love of anatomy and physiology (the aspect of ‘self’ that I feared the most), I started my training in CranioSacral Therapy®, Visceral-® and Neural Manipulation®. I discovered that my hands can feel the same process that my body can experience, and can unlock stubborn on-hold energy.
My healing process was profound, but slow and painful and often made me feel ungrounded. Raising two children and running a 7h/day practice in Pretoria, I prayed for a solution. I noticed Dr Berceli’s eyes in an email and couldn’t resist the invitation. This wise man and TRE® changed my life, bringing fun and groundedness to a healing process. Integrating TRE® with the other modalities helped me to unlock parts of me that I couldn’t imagine existed. Changes rippled through my family. Clients and friends blossomed. Life’s impossibilities became possible.
End of July 2017 we relocated from Douglas NC, to The Garden Route. I’m opening a practice in an idyllic setting, but also have a burning desire for projects that can touch countless lives.
Dr TONJA BLOM – TRE® Provider
(DBL, MBA, BCOM, BA, Master HR Professional, BKP Int Cert, 3HO Foundation SA)
Phone No: 071 203 0074
I combine hard-core academic work with alternative modalities (TRE®, Applied Kinesiology, Kundalini Yoga) to assist individuals, groups and organisations to reduce stress and tension, to balance energy towards more optimal functioning and to open up a path of self-discovery and healing.
The context of my 2014/15 doctoral research related to organisational change, diversity and stress. As the high incidence of stress is not acknowledged in any organisational change models, I work towards the academic inclusion of this reality into the field or organisational development. My academic research continues to explore individual struggles towards wholeness and self-identity. Most of my research papers are available on my website.
My areas of specialty includes organisational development and well being. Looking through a lens of change, stress and diversity I apply tailored solutions towards sustainable transformation of the self. I apply these approaches in individual sessions as well as in group work, workshops and retreats.
Personally, in terms of TRE®, I think the contribution is creating an academic foundation into the reality of stress and alternative modalities. My aim is to create credibility whilst starting to move the methods more towards mainstream interventions which contributes towards easier acceptance while creating academic and public validity.
I included TRE® in my research papers on Organisational Change and continue to present at international academic conferences. Please use this link to read a full article and to download my papers (PDF):
Presenting TRE® on Academic Conferences International
MIEMIE BOSMAN – TRE® Provider
Phone: 082 5776537
Area: Knysna, Western Cape
TANIA BOWNES – TRE® Provider
Aromatherapist, Reiki Practitioner
Reflexologist, Nia Brown Belt Teacher
Fascia Release Practitioner
Hospice Volunteer Massage Therapist
Phone: 083 3266352
Area: Fish Hoek, 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 centered 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 Fish Hoek, 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!”
NIKKI BOYD – TRE® Provider
Registered Counsellor (HPCSA, PRD0021350)
Certified Teacher of Mindfulness-Based Interventions (Stellenbosch University)
Phone: 083 303 3598
Area: Rondebosch, Cape Town
SALLY BRITTON – TRE® Provider
QEC practitioner, Personal Energy Healing.
Phone : 083 758 4547
Facebook Page : Radiant Heart
Area: Southern Suburbs, Cape Town
“My career has been in education, but slowly over the last twelve years, I have been evolving into my true calling, working as an energy healer. This is now my full-time occupation and at last, it is my time to fully engage with this, and serve the cosmos, our planet and all who live on her.
I feel I have within my hands a magic gift to offer. To bring harmony, peace of mind and a transformed life to all of you who have the courage to want to change what is currently showing for you.
My skill is a trinity of modalities:
TRE® as a body-based medium (and a self-help tool) for releasing daily pressures, and long term chronic stress accumulation. Creating change by bringing the body back to state of calm and inner peace.
QEC (Quantum Energy Coaching), to help shift your mind out of its negative groove, with thought patterns supporting beliefs that no longer serve you. Change into a dynamic being, living a dynamic life with your subconscious mind helping you create what you really really want.
My own energy healing work to help nourish your spirit, re-calibrate and adjust the body’s response to a host of physical symptoms, so that you feel much happier emotionally and mentally. Choose to transform body, mind and spirit for true health and well-being.
DONOVAN BROWN – TRE® Provider
Quantum Energy Coaching
Phone: 079 614 7181
I am a TRE Provider with a special interest in Neurobiology and Neuropsychology and learning how these change with the TRE process. How TRE, so effortlessly, with practice changes the internal landscape and the external experience of the individual to a positive state, in a safe gentle way is always awe-inspiringly simple to me, and more importantly, to my clients.
I practice full time as a TRE Provider and Hypnotherapist and have been involved in the complementary health field for 25+. Starting on my path by participating in guided group meditations, focused breathing sessions and Chi Gung training, to leading these sessions, and learning so much along the way.
Working in the Overstrand and Helderberg areas I see individual clients on a one-to-one basis over a 12 week cycle.
You might be curious as to the one question I ask all my clients? Well it is simply, ‘I am ready to walk the path with you now, are you ready?’
I am a body-oriented psychologist. In other words, although I am a psychologist and use talk therapy as and when the need and desire arises, I keep and use the info gained in context of healing body, mind and spirit. My primary goal is at bringing completion to the whole body-mind system. Somewhere, often in our distant past, we get disconnected from ourselves, and our higher spirit. This happens when there is something that is too big for us, and our body, to handle. So we disconnect from our body with all the discomforts. But unless this event is processed, and the stuck energy released, it leaves us feeling disconnected, empty, lonely, depressed, and often anxious and frustrated. TRE® is one of the tools that I use to heal the body- mind system, bringing a sense of connection and inner peace.
ROSALIND DOCKENDORFF – TRE® Provider
Yoga Facilitator,Touch for Health,
Neurotraining, TRE Fascia Release,
Dorn Technique, Reiki
Phone: 082 370 0939
Area: Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape
Yoga has been my passion for over 10 years. It has helped me make better life choices and one of those choices was TRE. This beautifully gentle self healing modality changed my body and my attitude towards my yoga practice and my life. After a few months of TRE, I felt like my body went back to basic, which it did. The emotional contractions in my body were suffocating me, I was hard in my practice and hard on myself in life. TRE freed my musculature system, my mind and my attitude towards my body. I have recently started strengthening my body with a completely new awareness of how my body feels. The new strength in my muscles is organic and I have an amazing awareness of sensations, tweaks, pains, pulls, pretty much anything the body is doing on the inside. It’s empowering and I feel quite courageous in the choices I am making for myself in life now.
I have found that yoga and TRE are a brilliant combination. While teaching yoga at rehabilitation centers in Gauteng I have seen the desperate need for those in recovery to experience TRE. I have trained in other modalities, Touch for Health, Neurotraining, TRE Fascia Release, Dorn technique and Reiki and they all add to the TRE experience I offer.
AMANDA FOSTER – TRE Provider
QEC Practitioner, Integral Life Coach
Phone: 082 4202757
Area: Cape Town, Western Cape
As I work with clients who have been carrying unexplained pain and discomfort in their bodies, I am in awe of the wisdom and power of the body to release the effects of unresolved overwhelming and dis-empowering traumatic experiences.
I use the principles of Integral Coaching, that take the whole being into account, and use the modalities of TRE® (Trauma Release Exercises) to release the traumatic experiences from the body and then to use QEC (Quantum Energy Coaching) to reprogram the resulting limiting beliefs from the sub-conscious mind in order for you to live a life free from the shackles of your past.
TRE® (Trauma Release Exercises) is a natural, safe and unobtrusive modality that allows the body to release trauma. I feel privileged to be able to be a TRE® Provider and offer my clients a tool that sets them free to live their best lives.
GILLIAN FOWLER – TRE® Provider
Phone: 064 6844881/ 072 2117462 (w)
Seapoint, Cape Town, Western Cape
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.
I run a Wellness Practice in Somerset West where I draw on my knowledge of various complementary and alternative therapies to support and empower people on their journey towards health and wellbeing.
My special interest is working with cancer patients and I have been privileged to witness the power of the body to heal when it is supported using a holistic approach. My own path to recovering my health has taught me many valuable life lessons which I see as a gift that has given me greater sensitivity, intuition and insight for the benefit of those with whom I share life’s journey.
I love working with people and witnessing the growth and potential of the human spirit and the wonder of the body’s innate capacity for healing. My passionate interest in Natural Health and Complementary & Alternative Therapies compels me to constantly research these topics and at present I am evaluating various longer term study options to obtain a degree in this field.
WHAT TRE HAS DONE FOR ME
Childhood trauma and the effects of chronic long term stress left me with a diminished ability to cope. Several accidents resulting in spinal injuries further affected my posture and breathing. Eventually the debilitating muscle tension, pain and fatigue caused me to feel that I was just surviving life without any capacity for joy.
TRE helped my body relax physically and emotionally I became more balanced and peaceful. With continued practice I felt lighter and more joyful. My posture improved dramatically and I have been able to maintain it with ease. I no longer live with constant pain and have developed a greater sense of body awareness which enables me to listen to my body’s inner wisdom and act on its queues. My energy levels are excellent and I now possess the resources to deal with stressful situations and conflict more positively.
My experience of TRE is that it is a gentle, self-empowering modality for dealing with past trauma and accumulated stress, without requiring one to verbalise past experiences and in so doing re-traumatise your system. I really enjoy working with this modality and witnessing the positive change it brings to my clients.
Read Anette Laker’s testimonial here : My Healing through the TRE® Process
TRE Intro’s and classes click here: TRE Healing – Upcoming Events
ANGÉ LOOCK-SHEARER – TRE® Provider
Occupational Therapist, Quantum Energy Coach
Health and Nutritional Advisor
Phone: 021 852 3021
Address: 32 Dirkie Uys Street Somerset West
Ange is a qualified Occupational Therapist, who is a passionate health and nutritional advisor that has studied and followed alternative healing therapies for the past twenty years while living in New York. Ange moved away from conventional medicine after witnessing the affects that modern drugs had on patients during her Psychiatric practical block at Stikland Medical institution. It was during this time that she realised that modern medicine did not address the cause of illness nor did it aim to heal the patient. Drugs “treat” the disease rather than the patient that is suffering from it and Ange vowed that she would never use drug treatment unnecessarily when effective and natural solutions are available. She would treat the patient as a whole entity and on a much deeper level – spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically.
Ange returned to SA nine years ago and opened her own practice, incorporating the entire Vibrant Health range of natural supplements into her treatments as she believed so wholly in ethics and scientific nature of all Mark Timon’s formulations and had experienced the health benefits first hand many years prior when she was very ill and after trying anything and everything this was her turning point.
As a health consultant, Ange uses her broad knowledge of the human body, as well as health and healing modalities to determine her client’s innate needs. She works deeply with her own very strong instincts, as a medical intuitive, which she confirms via Kinesiology. This is all done in conjunction with changing and evolving the client’s lifestyle and diet, and helped with detoxification, nutritional, mental, spiritual and emotional support.
TRE and QEC practitioner training was added to be able to enhance her clients healing path, but it first became her own most powerful healing journey. She now incorporates both QEC and TRE in a significant way to her practice in order to achieve a more holistic and complete result.
CARINA LOUW – TRE® Provider
Quantum Energy Coaching (QEC)
Phone: 082 9258569
Strand, Somerset West, Gordon’s Bay
Loving yourself – truly, deeply loving yourself – is the most courageous thing that you can do, and is fundamental to living a wholehearted, healthy life from a place of authenticity and connection. As a self-love coach, I use various modalities (TRE®, QEC, NLP) to holistically support you in developing deep, embodied, resilient love, compassion and empathy for yourself. Your true self is able to shine and your self-love grows exponentially, moving you into a place of knowing that – “I am enough. Always.”
TRE® has been and continues to be a crucial part of my own journey to deep, embodied, resilient self-love. It has supported my body in releasing, processing and healing from the stuck tension, stress and trauma which had been sitting in my body for years and years, some since before I was born. This process has supported my nervous system in coming to homeostasis, allowing me to live life from a place of deep, embodied groundedness and presence. Self-love has been both a natural result of this as well as a tool to deepen the process.
I have both experienced and witnessed the deep, beautiful connection between the effects of TRE® on the body and the development of self-love, and there is no doubt in my mind that the two go hand-in-hand.
ANNI NEWHAM – TRE® Provider
Life Coach, Mindfulness & Meditation, TRE®, Reiki and Energy Modalities
Phone: 082 331 2061
Cape Town Durbanville
My focus is on supporting clients to improve how they think about themselves, their dreams and the world they live in. I use techniques from neuroscience, mindfulness, stress & tension releasing body work and energy modalities like reiki to help client achieve their goals. Sessions are designed based on client need and are suitable for children, teenagers, adults and families. Embrace the privilege of becoming who you are truly meant to be!
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.”
Marléne has worked with hundreds of people individually & in groups through their own journey of mental, emotional and physical discovery and transformation.
She herself has experienced trauma emotionally and physically from an early age , which has assisted her to empathize with others who have too. She has a strong fundamental theme of creating safety in allowing her client to explore the awareness around how “our condition, life experiences and thinking affects our every result”. Marléne’s style of session work is very personal, relaxed, nurturing yet it is disciplined enough to encourage clients to feel safe enough to be vulnerable and navigate through their barriers to find the self-empowerment beyond.
Her burning desire is to be able to open a center where she can empower traumatized individuals to be able to self regulate the effects of trauma in their lives.
She is continually adding to her skills by attending workshops and courses regarding emotional and physical trauma release modalities.
She also attends continued Supervision as required
Skills incorporated in the various programs on offer
- Life Coaching (NLP)
- Enneagram Accredited practitioner
- TRE Advanced Provider
- Mindful Movement Teacher
- Pilates & Callanetics & Indoor Cycling Instructor
- Colour Therapist
- Sports Massage Therapist have all be fields in which she has studied and contribute to her services she offers clients
- Shzen & Avon consultant
- founded Self & More in 2011
35 plus years of experience in the corporate environment and physical fitness and movement fields combined.
JULIE PETRIE – 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.
VIV ROUTLEDGE – TRE® Provider
Phone: 082 5610124
Area: Somerset West, Stellenbosch
I facilitate TRE® INTRODUCTORY COURSES and TRE® Open Groups @ The Treehouse, 19b Jacaranda Street, Somerset West.
I also offer ‘Soul Journey’ retreats on a regular basis, please call or mail me for more info ! Thank you
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.
Dr ANETA SHAW – TRE® Provider
Phone: 082 6868118 or 021 4395923
Area: Somerset West and Green Point
As a practicing Clinical Psychologist in Stellenbosch, I view psychotherapy as a journey, with the role of the therapist that of companion or a fellow traveler journeying with the client toward greater awareness, deeper insight and understanding, and eventual healing and wholeness. The goal of such a journey is to be more present in our lives, relating with more compassion and authenticity, in a mindful manner, to both ourselves and others.
As a qualified Tension/ Trauma Release Exercises (TRE®) provider I offer sessions on an individual basis as well as within small groups in Stellenbosch. Trauma is defined as the chronic and burdensome impact of past events on our current physical, socio-emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. As such, TRE® is a technique that can assist the individual in developing healthier coping strategies to deal with daily and chronic stress due to trauma.
SANMARI VOSLOO – TRE® Provider
Fascia Release/ TOUCH FOR TRE
Myofascial level 2 practitioner, paediatrics and unwinding
Phone: 082 535 0698
Healing holistically from the inside out.
Sanmari is a body worker passionate about using the body’s natural healing ability to bring healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience both physically and emotionally.
Sanmari helps clients to empower themselves consciously so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe. She came to TRE® through her studies on psychological, body connections and her love for kids and their healthy development. As her own son was diagnosed with cerebral palsy she became focused on finding modalities with concrete results which led to her personal healing journey. As a result she wishes to share this work with everyone. She is trained in various modalities and is vibrant and passionate about her work. She does individual and group sessions.
Empower yourself to use your body’s natural healing power to live a more fulfilling life.
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.
SUSANNA WESSELS -TRE® Provider
QEC Practitioner & Bereavement Support Counsellor
Deep Listening Facilitator & Psychometrist
Phone: 082 493 6117 & 021 782 3297
Glencairn, Deep South, Western Cape
I am a registered Psychometrist with experience working in the South African Police Service as well as the corporate and private sector. I am a Bereavement Support Counsellor, Quantum Energy Coaching Practitioner and a Deep Listening Facilitator. My interest has always been the origin of health (mental and physical) and the ability to heal ourselves. I believe in my own resilience and the resilience of others. I believe in the unwavering potential of human beings and their inherent ability to adapt and evolve. My path with TRE® has provided me with an opportunity to re-connect with myself on a physical, emotional and intellectual level. Through TRE® I can integrate my personal trauma and have found myself to be more and more of service to others. TRE® is the life long deepening of the connection with self. Through this sacred connection to self, healing becomes possible. My practice is in the Deep South in Glencairn.
EMMA JANE WILLIAMS – 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.
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.