Tension and Trauma Release Exercises (TRE)

About TRE

Tension and Trauma Release Exercises (TRE) is the body’s natural process for releasing stress, tension and trauma. TRE is a set of gentle exercises to activate the body’s inbuilt tremoring mechanism so it can shake out the tension, stress and trauma.

When the body is triggered in threat or perceived danger it gets pumped full of adrenaline and cortisol to prepare it to fight back or run away. If you don’t run or fight those chemicals stay within the body and contribute to the chronic tension, tightness, and soreness that we feel when our muscles are locked up and have restricted movement. TRE helps to unwind these tension patterns.

Once learned you can use TRE regularly on your own at home to help your body relax, let go of any stress, tension and trauma, and return to its natural calm state.

Jodi-Anne Smith – What is Tension & Trauma Release Exercises (TRE)? (5:01 mins)
Jodi-Anne Smith – Stress & its impact on our body – how TRE helps (8:45 mins)
Jodi-Anne Smith – The benefits of being witnessed while tremoring (doing TRE) (5:15 mins)

Want to learn TRE?

TRE can be learned via an appointment in person or online. If you have experienced significant trauma in your life it is recommended that you see a TRE practitioner like me so that we can teach you how to use TRE safely and ensure you know how to self-regulate during a session. For those that haven’t experienced significant trauma, you may choose to learn TRE from a practitioner or you can access a free TRE online learning course.

Over 5 million people worldwide have learnt TRE. It is taught in over 60 countries worldwide. If you would like to find a TRE practitioner near you visit the TRE global website.

Want to learn more?

Below are links to more information on TRE.