TRE® stands for Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises


About TRE®

tre-logo-blue-16-9-v1TRE® is an innovative series of exercises that help the body to release deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. Created by Doctor David Berceli, PhD, TRE® safely triggers a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, that calms down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a secure and controlled environment, the body is motivated to return back to a state of balance.

TRE® is based on the fundamental idea, that is backed by recent research, that stress, tension and trauma is both psychological and physical. The reflexive muscle vibrations in TRE® are known to feel pleasant and soothing. After doing TRE®, the majority of people report feeling peaceful with a sense of well-being.

TRE® is designed to be a self-help tool that, once learned, can be used independently as needed throughout one’s life, thereby continuously supporting and promoting personal health and wellness.

TRE® was developed as a result of Dr. David Berceli’s work with large traumatized communities while living in Africa and the Middle East. His observations and research led him to understand that this natural shaking/vibrating response appears to be the body’s own built-in system for quieting down the brain and releasing muscular tension as a way of healing itself from chronic stress, tension and trauma.

TRE® re-sets, renews and rebalances the nervous system.

Who does TRE® benefit?

Since this shaking mechanism found in the muscles is part of our natural behaviour as humans, everyone can enjoy the benefits of TRE®. This shaking of the muscles, increases the the body’s resilience because it’s responsible for deep relaxation that naturally reduces stress levels. It can release emotions ranging from mild upset to severe anxiety whether it is caused by work stress, excessive worry, conflict in relationships, physical stresses or traumas from accidents.

Whether you are a parent/spouse who would like more patience with your family, a victim of violence or accident, a soldier suffering with PTSD, an athlete, or simply a person who wants to become more resilient and just feel better about life, you can benefit from TRE®.

However, with TRE® you:

  • don’t need to talk about difficult things
  • don’t have to confront painful experiences
  • don’t have to get lost in overwhelming emotions

TRE® wakes your body up, generating new sensations and feelings, helping you to feel connected, centred and alive.


TRE® can help with:

Anxiety depression
Anger, irritability,
Feelings of apathy,
Survivors guilt
Recovery after illness or grief
Inflammatory conditions
Physical and emotional stress and trauma

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