How TRE works

These videos provide different explanations of what Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) is and how it helps your nervous system and body.

Star Groups – Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (5:02 mins) – explains the fight, flight and freeze mechanism, how stress and tension build in our body, the impacts of this on our health and how TRE helps to reduce this.

The Berceli Foundation – TRE Tension, Stress & Trauma Release: a revolutionary way to feel better (7:11 mins) – explains the tremor mechanism, and shows examples of people tremoring in different countries,
Dr David Berceli – Developing Resiliency using the uniquely designed TRE Protocol – explains how stress and trauma up-regulate our nervous system resulting in anxiety, irritability and getting caught in fight and flight. It then explains how TRE helps to down-regulate the nervous system bringing us back into a calm and relaxed state. With repeated use of TRE we become more resilient. (4:23 mins)
Mental Joe – What is TRE? (2:43 mins) – explains the TRE process and the benefits from doing it.
Dr David Berceli – Shake and relieve anxiety? (8:49 mins) – explains how stress and tension in the body result in anxious thoughts as the body interprets tension as a lack of safety and sends danger signals to the brain that then scans for danger and stays hyperalert even if there is no actual external danger. If you release the tension in the body through TRE the body feels safer, the danger signals reduce, so the mind relaxes and isn’t as anxious.

Want to learn TRE?

Over 5 million people have learnt TRE. It is taught in over 60 countries worldwide. TRE can be learned via an appointment in person or online. A minimum of 3 sessions is recommended to ensure that you have learned how to self-regulate your tremoring. You can bring a friend and share the cost! Once you have learnt how to self-regulate you can continue using TRE at home for the rest of your life as part of your self-care routine. You do not have to see a TRE provider regularly. However, you may choose to have occasional or regular sessions with a TRE provider if you want more guidance or support with your tremoring process.

TRE can also be learnt in workshops and through a free TRE online course. Please note the free online course is not suitable for:

  • Anyone with psychological/psychiatric conditions that require strict regulation
  • Anyone with fragile psychological defences
  • Anyone who has a history of complex trauma (near-death experiences, abuse, violence, major accidents, natural disasters, surgeries, severe losses, etc)
  • Anyone with physical conditions that require strict regulation
  • Anyone with physical or medical limitations.

For anyone in the above categories, it is best to consult with a TRE provider, like me, to make sure TRE is suitable for you and to teach you how to use it safely.

Want to learn more?

Below are links to more information on TRE.