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KwaZulu Natal TRE® Providers & Certification Trainer (s)

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 Although the exercises evoke tremors easily, the ability to understand and safely guide a person through a successful completion of a session is more complex. The goal of providing you with certified TRE® Providers is to ensure you have a safe, pleasant and positive experience.

A certified TRE® Provider is qualified to take both individuals and groups through the TRE Process. A TRE® Certification Trainer will offer individual and group TRE® as well as TRE® Provider Training.


TRE® Certification Trainer
Life Coach (COMENSA), Therapeutic Fascia Massage
Phone No: 082 787 2229
Website (German language blog):
Area: Durban, Pinetown, Highway Area 
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Having experienced profound liberation and joy in my own TRE® process, I have made this work my main focus. I often use TRE® alongside Coaching and Fascia Release Therapy for a truly holistic approach. I attended training with David Berceli in 2011/12 in South Africa and am now leading the TRE® Provider Training in KwaZulu Natal. I am founding member of TRE for AFRICA Foundation and the webmaster for this website. I also speak German.

For up to date information on TRE® Provider Training in KwaZulu Natal go to:  Su Thomas – TRE®Training/Advanced/Workshops

TRE® Certification Trainer (trainee)
Phone: +27 84 015 0166
Area: Durban Glenwood, Berea, Morningside

Anita is passionate about contributing to the global community by supporting and encouraging individuals and organizations to discover all that they are and can be and thereby to realize their full potential. Her approach includes process facilitation, organizational development, facilitating processes for leadership and personal mastery and building and maintaining great teams. Leadership for life coaching and TRE® contribute to a person’s living a life of personal integrity and to a world where we live together in mutual acceptance of our differences.

Anita is fluent in four languages and works with communities, national and international NGO’s, the public and private sectors bringing her work to Tanzania, Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and other countries.

Contact her if you are living in any of these countries and would like to know more about TRE®. Anita will be happy to explore possibilities in bringing TRE® to you. When she is not travelling, she participates in the training of TRE® Providers in Durban


Dominance Profiling, Brain Training and Brain Balancing
Phone: 084 5485277
Area: Durban, Westville,Outer West Area
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I have always loved working with people and when I was introduced to TRE in February 2010, I felt that I had finally ‘come home’; and I have never looked back! The learning continues and each client or group I facilitate provides new insights for me, as I observe them change their stories through TRE.  As TRE Providers, we are there to witness and support people to connect with their own innate ability to heal and be healthy. TRE is a body centred method, which we can use as a pressure-release valve, which enables one to release deep rooted chronic tension, as well as facilitate recovery from traumatic events. As a qualified Nutritional Consultant, I incorporate nutrition into my TRE work with clients. I believe that healing starts with the body and through TRE and Nutrition, empowers people to make better choices to heal themselves in a more holistic way.

I run regular TRE group workshops in Westville , please check my Facebook page for updates. I also see clients individually. I usually work with a client for a few sessions to teach self-regulation and to ensure optimal results are achieved through facilitation.

Another passion of mine is working with children to overcome learning difficulties using Dominance Profiling and Brain Balancing/Training. What I notice in many children who are struggling at school is that there is often a history of trauma. This brought me to work with children using TRE, and I saw 16 children through a series of 4 TRE sessions in Durban in 2013.


Nutritional Consulting & Stress Management
Dip. D.N. ITEC (U.K.)
Phone: 083 400 5924
Twitter: @healthytails
Area: Durban North, Hillcrest and surrounds

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Hazel is a Nutritional Consultant & qualified with the South African College of Complementary Therapies, as well as the International Therapy Examination Council (I.T.E.C.) U.K. Hazel is also an Advanced TRE Provider (Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises) and teaches TRE to individuals as well as to groups. She started her practice on 1st March 2011 to offer Nutritional Coaching & TRE sessions. 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 has worked with all ages – teaching TRE to emergency responders, businessmen and women, school children (including a remedial class), school staff and principal, 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 in themselves and more present in the moment, come and learn this wonderful tool for life.

Hazel’s vision is….
to empower others to manage their own health by giving them the tools needed to heal themselves; to facilitate improvement in mobility through TRE for accident injuries and after surgery and to help relieve stress, tension and anxiety in the workplace, home, and in the community, bringing peace and harmony to all.

Dr GARTH MILLER – Advanced TRE® Provider
Homeopathic Practitioner M.Tech(Hom)
Phone: 073 374 0513
68 Link Rd, Waterfall and 45 Augustine Rd, Queensburgh 

I’m a registered homeopath practicing in Waterfall and Queensburgh, with a passion for classical homeopathy and somatic-based approaches to mental and physical well-being.


DEBORAH RAW – Advanced TRE® Provider
Specialised Kinesiologist
Phone: 033 3302716
Area: Howick, Midlands, KwaZulu Natal


Advanced TRE® Provider
BSc (Hons) HED, QEC Practitioner
Phone: 82 2105273 (mobile & sms)
Ballito/ Salt Rock, KZN, South Africa

My passion for people and teaching stems from my many years as an educator. I discovered TRE® through Dr Melanie Salmon and my own personal journey revealed what a powerful, life changing tool it can be. The desire to share this knowledge motivated further study and I qualified as an Advanced TRE® Provider. Regular participation in TRE® professional development keeps me abreast of new thinking and changes in TRE®.
In the spirit of ‘giving back’ to the community, I have been involved with community group courses (including Rape Crisis, Patch, Hospice, Child Welfare, Compassionate Friends) aimed to manage stress and vicarious trauma which often affects those who work with people in crisis.

I enjoy working with individuals, couples and groups. During one-on-one TRE sessions I work at a pace that suits the needs of each individual and feel privileged to facilitate their healing journey. Another option is to join a 6-week Introductory TRE course, for small groups of 3-5 people. This course gives participants confidence to continue their journey to incorporate and use TRE to cope with the stressful demands of day-to-day life.

As I work with people and teach them TRE, I am constantly amazed and excited by the incredible shifts and changes that happen, usually within a very short period of time. The comment from a client that TRE “opened up pockets of forgotten personality”, and the fact that I see similar positive changes repeated over and over again, motivates me to continue sharing this hugely empowering technique.

Advanced TRE® Provider and Mentor

Clinical Psychologist
KZN Representative for ADHASA
Individual and Family Therapy
Encounter group work
Trauma Counselling
Phone: 082 4991344
Area: Hillcrest, Outer West and Durban Central 

Robin Vanderplank is a Clinical Psychologist who offers individual and Family Therapy and is an experienced expert in Trauma Counselling. As the KwaZulu Natal Representative for ADHASA (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Support Group of Southern Africa) he offers advice and therapy for adults and children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD.

Robin Vanderplank integrates TRE with his work whenever possible and wished for. In 2010 he was one of the first Professionals in mental health in KwaZulu Natal who embraced TRE and his personal journey is a profound one. He works with children of all ages with great success.
His diploma in Nutrition & Diet enables him to include nutrition into the holistic approach he has always preferred to use when working with people. This work is based on understanding the nutritional components of psychological functioning.

Robin is TRE® Mentor and co-leading the TRE® Provider Training. He provides supervision for certified TRE® Providers who would like to apply for the Advanced TRE® Provider status.

TRE® Providers

cheryl-tresmallCHERYL – ANN ANTONIZZI  – TRE® Provider
Fascia Release Facilitator
Phone: 083 4578802
Area: Hillcrest, Kloof, Highway Area  

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Science is proving that stress, tension and trauma can have serious consequences for our bodies, manifesting in cancer, chronic heart and lung disease, depression etc. TRE is a wonderful way of allowing our bodies to do the healing work, enabling us to release deep-seated stress and trauma without having to talk about it.
Combining my 20 years of teaching experience with TRE, I specialise in working with children experiencing  ADD and other anxiety related fears that may hinder academic progress.
I also work with individuals who have experienced emotional or sexual abuse, as well as assisting in the release of stress experienced through divorce.
Sessions can be done individually or in groups.

Kelly Berry TRE Provider KELLY BERRY – TRE® Provider
Counselling Psychologist and Teacher
(BA, BAHons, PGCE, MSocSci)
Phone No: 079 889 5564
Area: Durban North,Umhlanga, La Lucia

Psychology Student
Phone: 072 154 8650
Durban, Westville

TRE® has been a transformative force in my own life. I use it in my sport to erase the mental trauma of being hit regularly in the head with swords, for me and my team mates. (Ask me about medieval combat!).

To be less flippant (although it really does help in my sport and many others) I will also speak as to how the practice has healed the mental effects of gaslighting and severe childhood bullying (as a survivor of both). I have seen it help people around me with trauma symptoms ranging from depression and anxiety to intestinal issues, from insomnia to explosive road rage. You would be surprised how many of our ailments are routed in unacknowledged or untreated trauma. Treat the trauma and the symptoms dissipate.

I am currently pursuing a degree in psychology, with a focus on stress and trauma. I live in the Westville area and am happy to see people in my home or to travel. TRE® has made such an incredible difference in my life and I hope you will give it a chance to have a similar impact on yours.

Aqua Therapist, Muscle Activation, Fascia Therapist
Phone No: 033 344 1750 & 082 679 0241
64 Uplands Road, Blackridge, Pietermaritzburg

I am an Aqua-Therapist, rehabilitating people in a heated pool in a multi disciplinary practice. Water is a wonderful medium for people requiring orthopedic rehab, whether pre, post operative or a maintenance programme. I assist people to regain their mobility and independence whilst recovering from an accident, stroke or working with special populations; Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s etc.

Whilst working with the different groups, I feel that stress and or trauma experienced in the past may often hinder the rehab process. To assist the person to unlock their stress/trauma, Tension and Trauma Release (TRE) is a wonderful modality, this in turn then empowers them to individually continue with this learnt skill and is a very rewarding transformation process to witness.

Fascia Therapy and TRE work well together. Often through trauma/ anxiety/ stress, the fascia in the body becomes tight and causes a great imbalance. By working on the body to release the fascia, balance and ability is restored. The release of fascia also assists with the TRE session.

Massage Therapist
Fascia Release Therapy for Humans and Equines
Phone No: 082 3086609
Area: Greytown
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I’ve been a massage therapist for over 20 years  and on the journey to discovering ever new and amazing techniques to help both my human and equine clients, and none have ever been as effective as working with the amazing connective tissue :Fascia

I have worked on a wide range of people and horses over the years, applying Equine Laser Acupuncture, Reflexology and Meridian Therapy, Sports and Swedish Massage techniques, Trigger Point therapy, Muscle Activation, Lynotherapy and Trauma Release Exercises.

I teach workshops for both humans and horses around South Africa and internationally where I combine a unique blend of techniques.

Being a part of the Fascia Summer Schools in Germany  in 2014 and 2016 as well as The International Fascia Congress in Washington DC in 2015 allowed me to really understand and convey the science behind the techniques I teach.

I live on a farm in  Kwazulu Natal, South Africa with my family a menagerie of four legged pets.

LIZA KIMBLE ACTIVATING FASCIA WORKSHOPS  are a combination of techniques all related to Fascia, our connective tissue. Upcoming Workshops – please connect on Facebook or check Liza Kimble’s website

Helga-Lapke TRE ProviderHELGA LAPKE – TRE® Provider
Phone: 031 2096720 and 083 2690851
Area: Durban, Berea


TRE® Provider

Massage Therapist, Reflexologist
Reiki and Bio-energy Practitioner
Phone: 082 4543181
Area: Kloof, Gillitts, Hillcrest – Highway Area
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Phone: 079 9626442
The Medical Centre, Tiffany Shopping Centre, Salt Rock, Home Visitations in Ballito – Durban North and Pietermaritzburg Areas

Brigitte is a Nutritionist who qualified in the UK from Kingston University in London with a BSc in Exercise, Nutrition and Health with Honours in Nutrition and is now a Qualified Level 2 TRE Facilitator. Her passion for people and wellness has taken her on the incredible journey of finding and now practicing TRE and she finds that introducing her Nutrition clients to TRE dovetails and adds to her practice in many very meaningful ways.

She currently works at The Medical Centre in Salt Rock, a Multi-Diciplinary Medical Practice. Her interests in Type 2 Diabetes along with other noncommunicable lifestyle diseases and the role that Nutrition and TRE can play in healing, proving alternative treatments and interventions is her passion. More and more research is linking stress and anxiety to disease, poor nutritional and bad health choices as well as prohibiting people from making the lifestyle changes they want to.

LesleyMitchellLESLEY MITCHELL – TRE® Provider
Qualified Nursing Sister
Life Alignment, Vortex Alignment
Soul Connection
Phone: 082 880 1678
Durban North

Of all approaches I have learned and brought to my clients, nothing has ever been seen in isolation and I have never assumed that I am the healer. I always work with the premise that I hold the space for my client to allow healing within themselves. My passion is self-empowerment which TRE® has allowed so profoundly, both, in myself and in the people I have the honour to teach.

Phone 084 765 62 43
Pietermaritzburg KZN

Lesley’s life is a wonderful journey of discovery, in 2006 she attended her first Body Talk course and her life changed, she had found her passion. Since then she never stopped learning and growing and now offers:
• Reconnection Healing and ‘The Reconnection’
• Bowen Therapy
• Body Talk
• TRE Individual and Group sessions
She says: “We are all on our own unique journey and through these modalities I can assist you on your path.”

Phone: 84 2743528
44 Main Road Howick, KZN Midlands 

Hi, i’m just me… and that may not sound like much, but it took a lot for me to finally be content with me. TRE® has been a big part of that process !

Lorraine ReleenLORRAINE RELEEN – TRE® Provider
NIA Technique – Movement for Body and Soul
Therapeutic Fascia Massage
Phone: 031 7671690 & 072 8128346
Area: Outer West, Hillcrest, Kloof, Gillitts

TRE® Provider
Psychology Honours Degree
Industrial Psychology
Wellness Counselor
Chairperson of the uMhlatuze
Local Drug Action Committee
Phone No: 0847794775 and 0718376570
Area: Empangeni, Richards Bay

Born and raised in Zululand, Doreen has first-hand knowledge of the effects of violence on communities. This knowledge is what sparked her interest in TRE®, as she is aware of the benefits of this therapy on individuals post trauma. Doreen began her TRE® training when she was going through a rough patch in her life. She was experiencing severe headaches, back pains and sleeping problems. After attending the six week course and seeing how it had helped her, she decided to pursue this amazing therapy further so she would be able to combine her new found TRE® skills with her existing knowledge to enable her to better help others.
As an employee wellness counsellor her duties include identifying training needs of the employees working within the different departments at uMhlatuze Municipality. Working in a multicultural context has enabled Doreen to garner an understanding of individuals and their unique problems. Further to this, she is involved in the recruitment and selection of prospective employees. As part of the employee health and wellness programmes, she runs biggest loser challenges and aerobic sessions for the employees. She has incorporated her TRE® training in her work by running TRE® focused sessions for individuals who are exposed to all types of trauma in their daily working environment.
An affiliate of ICAS, Doreen provides her clients with the time and attention required to effectively address their emotional and health concerns by using various TRE® techniques within her sessions. She strives to keep up to date with various pathologies and treatment methods through self-research. It has always been a passion of hers to interact with people and help them to the best of her abilities vocationally, emotionally and educationally.

Access Bars Facilitator, Intuitive Massage Therapist,
TYLEM Energy Medicine Practitioner
(BCOM, RYA 200hr Instructor, Healing Hands International Holistic Massage, TYLEM Energy Medicine)
Phone: 0827257579
Area: Durban

Phone No: 083 7186501
Area: Port Shepstone, Margate

My interest in the brain stem tremor response began years ago when it was brought to my attention via the study of Bodytalk self healing systems. At the time it was implied that this trigger mechanism was only active in the animal kingdom . But a lot of research has developed since and we now know that via TRE, humans can re connect to the primal self regulating capacity of neurogenic tremoring.

Apart from TRE’s efficiency in improving both physical and mental health, I am drawn to the life skill aspect. I love that once learned, TRE becomes a self determining tool of health and wellbeing for the rest of one’s life.

TRE is comprehensive in dealing with the consequences of Traumatic experience, but my special interest is in the quick recovery of physical injuries and the priming effect of the immune system. I teach Karate (6th Dan) and it has served my students well in that they are able to benefit more from training consistency and over night workout recovery.

Phone No: 031 7634091 and 072 4518207
Area: Outer West, Waterfall, Forest Hills