Tension and Trauma Release Exercises (TRE®)

Electromagnetic image of a nerve cell in connection with other nerve cells
TRE® feels like my body is laughing - from tiny giggles to big-belly laughs, and all variations in between!

Tension & Trauma Release Exercises (or TRE®) is a simple to learn technique that assists the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma by safely activating the body’s natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating to not only reduce muscular tension, but to also bring the nervous system back into a state of balance, ease, and resilience.

This natural shaking mechanism isn't unique to humans but is genetically encoded in all mammals as a way of discharging stress and trauma from the system.  Click here to watch a YouTube video of an impala shaking off the trauma of being pursued by a predator.  The animal lays on the ground, and its body tremors for approximately one minute before it gets up and runs off to move on with its life!

who is TRE® for?

Truly, TRE® can benefit everyone.  Specifically, TRE® can reduce the psychological, emotional, and physical impacts of:

  • Vehicle accidents
  • Traumatic injury
  • Surgery or invasive medical procedures
  • Recent medical diagnosis or chronic illness
  • Sexual assault
  • Acting as a caregiver for loved ones
  • Compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma experienced by those in the healing professions
  • The chronic stress we all face in modern-day urban life

TRE® is based on the fundamental idea, backed by research, that stress, tension and trauma are both psychological AND physical.  Because we engage directly with the nervous system through the body in TRE®, it is often possible to experience relief from symptoms of PTSD or unresolved trauma without any emotional or cognitive experience of “the story” behind these symptoms.  This can be a tremendous gift to those who don’t want to relive their experiences to find relief or for those who don’t know why they don’t feel well (or feel anxious, stressed, or frightened)…they just know they don’t feel well.

reported benefits of tre® include:

  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • Decrease in chronic pain and muscular tension
  • Improved quality of sleep
  • Increased energy and vitality
  • Greater emotional resiliency
  • Less conflict in relationships

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.  It can also be practiced in groups or with the on-going support of a skilled facilitator in one-on-one sessions.

You can learn even more about TRE® here.  Or call or email me anytime for more information.  I'm happy to answer your questions and help you decide if TRE® is right for you!

Private TRE® session rates are as follows:

  • Introductory session (90 minutes) - $150
  • On-going sessions (75 minutes) - $125
  • Introductory 3-session package (recommended) - $350 ($400 value)

Upcoming TRE® Group Classes

Monthly Sliding Scale Small Group TRE® Intro Class

Join me on the first Saturday of every month from 4-6pm for a small group, sliding-scale intro class in my downtown SF office (582 Market St, Suite 902).  Group size is limited to 3 people (first time students only), and pre-registration is required.  Cost is $50-95 per person.  Click HERE to reserve your spot now!

Introductory TRE® Workshop, Thursday, April 5, 2018 7-9pm

Class size is limited to 10 people and will be held at herchurch, 678 Portola Drive in San Francisco.  Ample parking is available.  Cost is $25 for herchurch members, $35 general public.  Pre-registration is required.  Click HERE to reserve your place in the class.