What is TRE®?

Tension, Stress & Trauma Releasing Exercises or TRE® is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of tension and stress. Created by Dr. David Berceli, PhD, TRE® safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to go from a high-activation, charged state to a state of calm & balance.

It naturally discharges tension from stressful or difficult situations or every day circumstances (e.g. school exams, job stress, financial concerns etc.)

“You can’t heal an organism that doesn’t feel safe. You can’t stop an organism from healing that feels safe.”

David Berceli, Ph.D.International expert in the areas of trauma intervention and conflict resolution

How does TRE® work?

Stressful experiences often cause very deep muscle contractions designed to provide protection to the body to help it survive the stressful or traumatic event. It is essential to release this chronic tension pattern after the stressful event has ended to help prevent the development of physical pain and muscular constrictions.

Once the stressful event is over and our organism feels safe, the body’s nervous system is designed to literally shake out deep muscular tension patterns and help the body return to its normal relaxed state. However, due to our overemphasis on the ‘thinking mind’, we have suppressed or inhibit this shaking mechanism so that it no longer has the opportunity to naturally reduce muscular tension and return our bodies to a healthy, relaxed state.

How does TRE® work?

Stressful experiences often cause very deep muscle contractions designed to provide protection to the body to help it survive the stressful or traumatic event. It is essential to release this chronic tension pattern after the stressful event has ended to help prevent the development of physical pain and muscular constrictions.

Once the stressful event is over and our organism feels safe, the body’s nervous system is designed to literally shake out deep muscular tension patterns and help the body return to its normal relaxed state. However, due to our overemphasis on the ‘thinking mind’, we have suppressed or inhibit this shaking mechanism so that it no longer has the opportunity to naturally reduce muscular tension and return our bodies to a healthy, relaxed state.

Through TRE®, we can self-induce this effortless, sustained, neuro-muscular vibration or shaking mechanism and experience its many benefits. TRE® is based on the fundamental idea, backed by recent research, that tension and stress is both psychological and physical. TRE®’s reflexive muscle vibrations generally feel pleasant and soothing. After doing TRE®, many people report feelings of peace and well-being.

The tremors in TRE® work in several ways allowing to

  • Release muscle and fascial tension
  • Discharge stress chemicals in the system
  • Turn off the fight/flight/freeze response
  • Turn on the parasympathetic nervous system (i.e. “rest and digest”)
  • Calm heart rate and breathing
  • Tone the vagus nerve (part of the “social engagement system”
    which helps us to feel safe and connect with others)
  • ‘Wake up’ areas of the body which may be numb or blocked

What are the exercises?

TRE® is a set of 7 easy to follow exercises that help the body to activate a tremoring response.

This ‘body shaking’ releases and unwinds deep muscular tension patterns in an intentional and controlled manner. The exercises are designed to either stretch or mildly stress the muscles to activate this natural reflex response and to sustain it comfortably. This simple and easy process gently induces what we call “therapeutic tremors” or “neurogenic tremors”.

What are the exercises?

TRE® is a set of 7 easy to follow exercises that help the body to activate a tremoring response.

This ‘body shaking’ releases and unwinds deep muscular tension patterns in an intentional and controlled manner. The exercises are designed to either stretch or mildly stress the muscles to activate this natural reflex response and to sustain it comfortably. This simple and easy process gently induces what we call “therapeutic tremors” or “neurogenic tremors”.

Psoas Muscles

The uniqueness of this technique is that this shaking originates deep in the core of the body in the psoas muscles. These gentle tremors reverberate upwards along the spine releasing tension from the sacrum (pelvis) all the way to the cranium (head).

TRE®@ Benefits

Since this shaking mechanism in the muscles is part of our natural behaviour as humans, everyone can benefit from TRE®.

This shaking of the muscles, increases the resiliency of the body because it causes deep relaxation that naturally reduces stress levels. It can release emotions ranging from mild upset to severe anxiety whether it is caused by daily life or work stress, excessive worry, conflict in relationships or physical stresses.

Whether you are a parent/spouse who would like more patience with your family, or suffer any of chronic stress or simply a person who wants to become more resilient and just feel better about life, you can benefit from TRE®.

TRE® is being used by thousands of people around the world as an effective tool for releasing everyday stress and anxiety, physical/muscular tension, and the reduction of psycho-emotional stress. It is easily learned and in many cases has immediate effectiveness. It integrates well with other therapies and has no negative side effects.

Reported Benefits Include:

  • Less Worry & Anxiety
  • Reduces Symptoms of PTSD
  • More Energy & Endurance
  • Improved Marital Relationships
  • Less Workplace Stress
  • Better Sleep
  • Less Relationship Conflict
  • Reduced Muscle & Back Pain
  • Increased Flexibility
  • Greater Emotional Resiliency
  • Decreases Symptoms of Vicarious Trauma
  • Healing of Old Injuries
  • Lessened Anxiety surrounding Serious Illness
  • Relief from Chronic Medical Conditions

Reported Benefits Include:

  • Less Worry & Anxiety
  • Reduces Symptoms of PTSD
  • More Energy & Endurance
  • Improved Marital Relationships
  • Less Workplace Stress
  • Better Sleep
  • Less Relationship Conflict
  • Reduced Muscle & Back Pain
  • Increased Flexibility
  • Greater Emotional Resiliency
  • Decreases Symptoms of Vicarious Trauma
  • Healing of Old Injuries
  • Lessened Anxiety surrounding Serious Illness
  • Relief from Chronic Medical Conditions

How do I learn it?

Learning TRE®, and then taking time to practice TRE®, is one of the best investments you can make in your mental and physical wellness. You can learn it with Auyantitude via individual private sessionsgroup sessionsworkshops or even via workshops and programmes @yourWorkplace. Once learned, they become an important self-help tool that you can practice on your own as well as in a group to help deal with stress and tension.

Individual private sessions

Enjoy the many benefits of personalised learning and follow-up by considering a private session in TRE®

Regular group
sessions

Deepening your TRE® practice with others can be an enjoyable experience

Workshops

Stay tuned for the next events and workshops

TRE® for stress reduction@work

Are you ready to offer your organization the opportunity to learn a unique, self-empowering stress reduction practice?

TRE® 8-week programme

Through our 8-week group program, using TRE® we will take you through a step-by-step progressive journey to help you to build resilience for stress and anxiety and discovering the wisdom of your own body.

How do I learn it?

Learning TRE®, and then taking time to practice TRE®, is one of the best investments you can make in your mental and physical wellness. You can learn it with Auyantitude via individual private sessionsgroup sessionsworkshops or even via workshops and programmes @yourWorkplace. Once learned, they become an important self-help tool that you can practice on your own as well as in a group to help deal with stress and tension.

Individual private sessions

Enjoy the many benefits of personalised learning and follow-up by considering a private session in TRE®

Regular group
sessions

Deepening your TRE® practice with others can be an enjoyable experience

Workshops

Stay tuned for the next events and workshops

TRE® for stress reduction@work

Are you ready to offer your organization the opportunity to learn a unique, self-empowering stress reduction practice?

TRE® 8-week program

Through our 8-week group program, using TRE® we will take you through a step-by-step progressive journey to help you to build resilience for stress and anxiety and discovering the wisdom of your own body.

Disclaimer

TRE® is not a substitute for medical or psychological diagnosis and treatment.
TRE® sessions do not guarantee a cure nor are they a substitute for qualified medical or professional care.
TRE® is one part of an integrative healing or wellness program.
​TRE®​ practitioners do not diagnose nor interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical professional. A licensed health care provider should always be consulted for any physical or psychological ailment.
It is contraindicated to utilize TRE®​ if you have epilepsy,
seizures or are currently pregnant.