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What is TRE®?

Tension & Trauma Release Exercises (or TRE®) is a simple yet innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension, and trauma. Created by Dr. David Berceli, Ph.D., 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 return back to a state of balance.



Who Can Benefit from TRE®?


You! Since this shaking mechanism in the muscles is part of our natural behavior 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 work stress, excessive worry, conflict in relationships, physical stresses or traumas from accidents.



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


Healing of Old Injuries

Lessened Anxiety surrounding Serious Illness

Relief from Chronic Medical Conditions




TRE® is a safe and effective stress release technique for most people. The TRE process should not be used as a substitute for trauma recovery procedures of a medical or psychological nature. Individuals who have physical or psychological/psychiatric conditions that require strict regulation, individuals with fragile psychological defenses, A complex history of trauma or restricting physical or medical limitations should consult their medical practitioner prior to performing these exercises. 


TRE® has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration or the American Medical Association. This technology is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and medical advice must only be obtained from a physician or qualified health practitioner. There are no guarantees, expressed or implied.​