What is TRE®?
TRE (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises), a healing modality created by Dr. David Berceli,
supports the body's unwinding of deeply held stress, tension, and trauma patterns. These exercises calm the nervous system and restore health and resilience by stimulating a natural tremor reflex in the muscles.
Chronic pain and tension patterns develop during traumatic events, injury or prolonged stress. Our bodies compensate by pulling inward to protect our core, reflexively releasing stress hormones to activate the body's fight/flight/freeze pathways, which help ensure our survival.
Modern culture has grown to discourage the body's innate process of tremoring to discharge tension and shock. TRE grounds our yearning for wellness by showing us, unequivocally, that we are beautifully designed to survive and be resilient.
TRE can be used to release the type of stress and tension that occur in our daily lives. It is also used to restore the nervous system after a shock trauma, such as a car accident, natural disaster or surgery.
Developmental trauma robs us of the experience of regulating our nervous systems. In such cases, TRE is used to establish a safe container so that we can regulate our emotions on our own terms and at our own pace.