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.
Dr MELANIE SALMON MB BChRand
TRE® Certification Trainer
Dr Salmon has relocated to live in Spain. She is and will always be the ‘Mother of TRE®’ in South Africa and without her TRE® would not have been such a success in our country.
Thank you Melanie.
Dr Salmon brought Dr David Berceli to South Africa to present TRE® in 2010 and train Providers in 2011 and 2012. The Provider Training in South Africa was the first formal training in the world at the time. Between 2012 and 2017 Dr Salmon facilitated several TRE® Pilot Projects ( Helderberg Rape Crisis Centre, SOS Children’s Village , Chrysalis Academy and in 2016 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.
“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. ” – Dr Melanie Salmon
TRE® CERTIFICATION TRAINERS
TRE® Certification Trainer
Phone: 079 0386382
Cape Town, Thornton, Goodwood
Quantum Energy Coach, Learning and Development Facilitator and Trainer, Advanced Diploma for Educators of Adults (UWC)
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 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.”
Fiona is a TRE® Global Certification Trainer, presenting in Thailand, Romania, Portugal and South 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.
Clinical Psychologist, Energy Psychology, Somatic Experiencing (SE™) Hypnotherapy, Eye movement integration (EMI)
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.
ADVANCED TRE® PROVIDERS
Clinical Psychologist – Practice nr: 086 000 0188956
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 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.
I work from a practice in an idyllic setting but also have a burning desire for projects that can touch countless lives.
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 biochemistry – 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.
When I found David Berceli and TRE® in 2012, it was a real “coming home” experience, bringing so many forms of healing into a 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!”
Advanced TRE® Provider
Life Line counsellor, HR practitioner.
Phone no: 084 5824798
Marina da Gama, Muizenberg,
Southern Suburbs, Cape Town
Somatic Counselor, QEC Practitioner, Trained in Gestalt Therapy
I am a trained Somatic Counsellor 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.
JEREMY DE TOLLY
Advanced TRE® Provider
Phone: 084 023 2720
TRE® Provider since 2012. I combine TRE® with energy work and have a self-expression, singing, music and communication focus.
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 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.
Advanced TRE® Provider Mentor
Phone: +27 72 494 6869
Stellenbosch & Somerset-West
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 and gave me an enhanced tool for my own healing, I soon 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 – I have been witness to remarkable change and healing in myself and many others.
TRE® 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 fulfilment 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.
ADVANCED TRE® Provider
Phone : 021 8522534 and 083 953 3637
Life Coach (Comensa), Pilates & Callanetics QEC Practioner, Sports & Fitness Massage – facilitator and trainer
I am the Founder/Owner of ‘Self and More,’ serving businesses and individuals in the Western Cape. 33 years of corporate working experience, retrenchment, personal trauma and loss have all assisted me to formulate my integrated knowledge into a wide range of coaching skills with a unique personalised and highly effective approach.
I am a Life coach (Comensa), Pilates & Callanetics Instructor, QEC Practioner, Sports & Fitness Massage Therapist, Facilitator & Trainer. These skills enable me to assist people of all ages, circumstances and ethnic groups with both personal and group coaching. Working with clients on a mental, emotional and physical level allows me to offer holistic, practical solutions. My program equips them with tools to implement immediate change and self-maintain and self-regulate afterwards, checking-in only occasionally for refresher sessions.
Why connect with me? Because my career path chose me! I didn’t set out to do this work, but in working on myself realised I had a special gift to help others. My work therefore is at a deeper level and very authentic. Through the trauma I faced myself I have a genuine empathy for my clients.
I let things unfold in accordance with where you are right at this moment. Things change every day and so therefore should my approach. Healing is an organic process and not a scheduled one. I have a way of keeping things lighter without being frivolous, allowing people to freely express themselves.
Check out my website to find out more or connect with me here – I look forward to it.
VIV ROUTLEDGE – Advanced TRE® Provider
Trauma and Loss Counsellor – Quantum Energy Coach (QEC)
Phone: 082 5610124
A tragic loss of someone close to me prompted me to change my life path and become a Counsellor, specialising in trauma and loss. While on this personal healing journey, I discovered TRE® and went on to train with Dr David Berceli and Dr Melanie Salmon. Many years on I am still enthralled by this powerful modality which helps individuals to draw on their internal resources to combat everyday stress and overcome traumas.
It is a truly remarkable tool and it is such a privilege for me to witness all the positive changes, both physical and emotional, that my clients and I experience through TRE®. It has helped me to live a healthier, more grounded, fulfilled and purposeful life.
I consult with clients individually and I facilitate regular ‘Introduction to TRE” courses and another course called ‘Finding the Stillness within‘ where I combine TRE with mindfulness and ‘work’ in a labyrinth. I occasionally offer weekly ‘maintenance TRE’ classes in the Somerset West area. In collaboration with an Integrative Doctor and Yoga and Mindfulness teacher, I host talks and away retreats, called ‘Revive and Thrive’ which focus on encouraging people to embrace lifestyle changes to enhance wellness, something that I am passionate about.
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 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
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.
ONLINE TRE® for individuals and groups
Regular online TRE® groups.
Online global TRE® beginners group series – for more info www.shalinigidoomal.com
Frances Ward is a registered counsellor (PRC 0013668), specialising in addiction and trauma treatment. She has more than a decade experience in this field.
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 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.
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.
ZUBEIDA ARNOLD – TRE® PROVIDER
Phone: 082 610 2417
Cape Town, Western Province
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.
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 is 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.
Use this link to read more and download Dr Tonja Blom’s PhD papers.
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®, my 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.
Hazel is a certified TRE® Provider and Nutritional Consultant and teaches TRE® to individuals as well as holding regular TRE® group workshops. She started her practice in March 2011 after being trained and certified by the founder of TRE®, Dr. David Berceli PhD (USA) in 2010 and 2011, when he first brought TRE® to SA. Prior to this, Hazel owned a franchise shop called House of Health in Umhlanga Rocks, Durban, South Africa for 8 years. During that time she provided nutritional & dietary advice when she was involved in a once-weekly support group for adults with ADD/ADHD for 2 years. Hazel is currently based at Sedgefield, Western Cape, South Africa.
Hazel has worked with all ages – teaching TRE® to emergency responders, businessmen and women, school children, school staff and principals at several schools, office staff, accident victims, hi-jack and break-in victims, frail care residents, and members of the public from all walks of life. Even people who have not suffered a major trauma, or are not under much stress, who simply want to feel more grounded and present, can learn this wonderful tool for life.
Hazel is passionate about empowering others to manage their own health by giving them the tools needed to heal themselves; to facilitate improvement in mobility and reduce pain levels through TRE® for accident injuries and after surgery and to help relieve stress, tension and anxiety in the workplace, home, and in the community.
HEIDI BRESLER – TRE® Provider
Reiki Master/Body Work Practitioner
Breast Health Advocate
Advanced Biostructural Correction
Family Constellations/Ancestral Connections
Early Interventionist for families with deaf, hard-of-hearing and special needs children.
Phone: 082 856 3520
City Bowl, Cape Town, and surrounds
As a Breast Cancer Warrior, my beliefs are deeply rooted in the knowledge and experience that a healthy regulated nervous system is a fundamental prerequisite for Body-Mind-Soul-Energy alignment; for optimal Wellbeing, to enable one to heal and stand in the full Magnificence of who you truly are.
“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.
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.
FIONA BROPHY – TRE® Provider
Phone: 083 512 4500
Wellington, Western Cape
I am a Social Worker and have found TRE to be most beneficial in my work particularly in the field of addiction treatment and recovery and working with people who have ADHD and PTSD.
For more information please see my LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/fiona-brophy
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.
Juanita Coetzee – TRE® Provider
Phone: 079 8810690 j
Saldanha, Langebaan, Paternoster
I have spent the last few years doing volunteer work mentoring the youth in my community and ministering to the women awaiting trial at Pollsmoor Prison. Having seen so much hurt and trauma in these spaces I couldn’t move forward without being part of the solution and healing.
I experienced TRE® as a client for the first time in 2016. After seeing how TRE® positively affected my life, health and relationships – I couldn’t wait to introduce others to it too. It is an honour to hold space for clients and their healing.
I work from Strandfontein and run groups and offer individual sessions.
Yoga has been my passion for many 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 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 thatYoga 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.
Claire Louise Dovey – TRE® Provider
Phone: 076 837 6527
Area: Franschhoek, Western Cape
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
It is exceedingly difficult, consciously or unconsciously, to not be affected by some form of stress or trauma, particularly in the current world that we find ourselves in. Daily stress alone impacts our mental and physical health. There has never been a time when we needed to take better care of ourselves.
TRE® (Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises) is a modality that can empower you to achieve the freedom to choose your attitude and response to life’s challenge. A healthier body and mind and reduced stress levels creates a whole new set of opportunities regardless of the external environment.
Working with individuals and groups, I have been incredibly privileged to observe the transformations that take place as a result of practising TRE®. Each and every person is unique in their experiences and responses; together we uncover the best healing path for you in a peaceful and confidential manner.
From 2018 – 2019 I had the privilege of running TRE® programs on a pro-bono basis with the staff from Johannesburg Child Welfare, who work under extreme conditions with abused, abandoned, neglected, orphaned and vulnerable children.
The positive results they reported back were astounding both from a stress reduction, trauma healing and overall health point of view.
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.
CHARISSE FOURIE – TRE® Provider
Phone: 072 195 1295
Swellendam, Western Cape
Charisse is a Wellbeing Coach and certified TRE® Provider with a particular passion for somatic healing.
As a trauma survivor Charisse brings a personal approach to helping clients recover from chronic stress and trauma. She uses a combination of somatic experiencing, meditation and TRE® to assist clients restore and rebalance their nervous systems for connection, growth and healing.
GILLIAN FOWLER – TRE® Provider
Phone: 064 6844881/ 072 2117462 (w)
Seapoint, Cape Town, Western Cape
Jody Francke – TRE® Provider
Phone: 078 613 0926
Cape Town, Western Cape
MA’AYAN HAMILTON – TRE® Provider
B.Sc. Occupational Therapy (UCT)
Deep tissue and rebalancing massage therapist
Phone: 083 462 5991
Cape Town, Western Province
I am a qualified Occupational Therapist (B.Sc.O.T from the University of Cape Town), also trained and qualified in deep tissue and rebalancing massage therapy.
I feel a deep appreciation and connection with the body and with our lived experiences within the body. TRE® is a powerful tool that enables our bodies to release the stress, tension and trauma which has been held within. This release provides a sense of deep relaxation, inner balance as well as reconnection with a sense of self that is more grounded and calm.
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.
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.
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.
“As a life coach specialising in the field of recovery from addiction, I soon noticed that with many people entering recovery, there is past trauma. In fact, the very nature of a substance using lifestyle is traumatic. This trauma was getting in the way of change.
To recover requires being open to learning new life skills and practicing these, and when the body mind is in a state of tension/trauma, new learning is virtually impossible. That’s where TRE® comes in, in that the process gradually brings people out of the survival response into the thrive response, and real change has a chance of taking hold.
Recovery is sustained by creating a life worth staying clean for, and in this respect I encourage an approach informed by Integral theory, positive psychology, as well as more traditional approaches. All of which become more easily available once the nervous system gentles down through TRE® practice.”
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.
She offers private sessions in the CBD and facilitates in German, English and (Serbo)Croatian. Manuela also works with the Reiki energy healing.
Read about Manuela’s TRE® Project at Ottery Youth Care Centre
Read about Manuela’s TRE® Project at Pollsmoore Maximum Security Prison in Cape Town
BETH KEYTEL – TRE® Provider
QEC Certified Practitioner, doTERRA Wellness Advocate
Phone: 083 2276830
Cape Town, Western Province
I was in the corporate IT world for over 30 years, working as a developer, team lead and human resource manager. My passion has always been people, supporting and uplifting them to be the best they could be. Eventually I decided to go further into helping people heal, so after a small decline in my own health, I decided to follow my heart.
I studied courses in Kinesiology, QEC and TRE® and am really finding my true passion here. It is an absolute honour and privilege to witness how people benefit from practising TRE® and to be trusted to offer that place of safety.
My passion is to empower people to heal themselves through TRE®, QEC and certified pure therapeutic grade doTERRA Essential Oils. My healing journey continues so I am able to offer this amazing gift with my training and wisdom over the years.
I am a qualified counsellor, 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!
Phone: 021 852 3021
32 Dirkie Uys Street Somerset West
Ange is a qualified Occupational Therapist, who is a passionate Health and Nutritional Advisor who 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 effects modern drugs had on patients during her Psychiatric practical block at Stikland Medical institution. She realised that modern medicine does not address the cause of illness nor does it aim to heal the patient. Drugs “treat” the disease rather than the patient who is suffering from it and she vowed that she would never use drug treatment unnecessarily when effective and natural solutions are available. Ange will treat the patient as a whole entity and on a much deeper level – spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically.
Ange returned to SA and opened her own practice, incorporating the 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 holistic and complete result
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 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.
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.
ANNI NEWHAM – TRE® Provider
Life Coach, Mindfulness & Meditation, TRE®, Reiki and Energy Modalities
Phone: 082 331 2061
Durbanville, Western Cape
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 clients 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!
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.
I offer TRE® Online Classes. For more information and to sign up for a class, please visit my website.
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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 including mindfulness 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 emotions.
I also facilitate regular TRE® and Mindfulness Groups in Hout Bay.
MARGRIET OBERHOLSTER – TRE® Provider
Phone: 0727849959 / 044 690 5409
Mosselbay, Western Cape
I am a counselling psychologist who has worked in private practice in Mosselbay for almost 20 years. Before we relocated to Mosselbay, I was involved a the University of the Free State and the University of Namibia.
I had the privilege to use my training in a wide field that focused on the usual techniques of emotional and cognitive problem solving and/or growth.
Ego state therapy became part of my practice as well as EMDR and this made me ready to explore Trauma Releasing Exercises through excellent training with Heleen Loubser.
It opened my therapy in integrating physical, emotional, psychological and neurological aspects of our journey to health and happiness.
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
Area: Somerset West and Green Point
I have been incorporating TRE® in my Psychotherapy practice for ten years and I love the results. I have been amazed at the subtle but real changes that occur for those who persevere and the drastic results that I can see when a person has had an acute shock or traumatic experience. It is an honour for me to sit beside a body that is tremoring and to observe the releases that take place. My body has a way of telling me when I need to tremor and I listen.
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. TRE® is a technique that can assist the individual in developing healthier coping strategies to deal with daily and chronic stress due to trauma.
Healing holistically from the inside out.
Sanmari is a bodyworker 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.
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.
BA Hons Psychology, EFT Practitioner, QEC (Quantum Energy Coach), FamilyMediator (SAAM), CCSA reg.: CO1968
I am a Holistic Wellness Practitioner with a decade of successful experience in personal coaching, counselling and family mediation. I specialise in personal growth (body, mind and soul), conflict management, stress management, trauma release, family and relationship problems, dealing with loss and uncertainty, mindfulness, law of attraction and manifestations.
The results of my co-published academic journal on the relationship between worldview, self-efficacy and psychological distress and health-promoting lifestyle, motivated me to explore and find modalities that is effective in changing limiting beliefs, negative thought patterns and performance issues to bring about a new enriching perception, thus a new worldview, a new empowered state of being to individuals and groups in various context.
Integrated Health Practitioner BodyTalk, Family Constellation,
Fascia Release Therapy, Gestalt Counselling Skills,Muscle Activation
I completed my training with TRE® founder, David Berceli and my 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 training in 2014.
During my TRE® 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.