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External conflict comes to an end with the dawn of internal peace. (David Berceli, PhD)

What is TRE® ?

TRE® stands for Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises.

Developed by Dr David Berceli, TRE® is a self-help technique that deliberately activates our bodies’ instinctive tremor mechanism in a safe and controlled way.  Session by session, these tremors help to release the build up of  muscular tension patterns acumulated in our body during stressful and traumatic life experiences.

trauma-induced-behavious-1024x666These neurogenic – now called ‘unclassified therapeutic tremors’ – occur naturally in life when our nervous system is over-activated (Sympathetic overload) and are our organisms default way of bringing the nervous system nack into a calm and balanced state (homoestasis). The tremors response is generated in the brainstem, well below our cognitive functions but it is easy to learn how to regulate them – just like we always breathe but are able to regulate our breathing consciously.  The tremors originate in the centre of gravity of the body, which is protected by the psoas muscles. When shaking is evoked in these powerful core muscles, it slowly but surely pulsates throughout the entire body travelling along the spine, releasing deep chronic tension. When tension is released anywhere in the body, the brain registers a reduction in stress signals and lowers the output of stress hormones.

TRE® is being taught and used succesfully in more than 30 countries for recovery from chronic stress and/or post trauma symptoms.

Reported benefits include:

  • Less Worry & Anxiety
  • More Energy & Endurance
  • Less Workplace Stress
  • Less Relationship Conflict
  • Reduced Muscle Pain & Body Tension
  • Increased Flexibility

For more information please use the TRE® Links on the right or browse our articles and testimonials. Thank you