TRE™ – Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises™

What is TRE™?

TRE™ combines six exercises and a natural shaking/tremoring response of the body to relieve stress, tension and trauma. It was developed by Dr. David Berceli. It is especially suitable for first responders or anyone experiencing traumatic events on a regular basis. It is used with the military, police forces, fire departments, nurses, doctors, and paramedics all over the world.

TRE™ is also suitable for managing daily stress & pent up tension, chronic pain, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Parkinson’s Disease, and many other physical and mental health conditions.

For training to become a Globally Certified TRE Provider see Carolyn’s “Retreats & Training” tab!

Some of the many BENEFITS of TRE™:

  • A safe and natural way to release chronic pain and tension
  • Experience positive changes in your sleep patterns
  • Change deep seated habits
  • A sense of feeling more relaxed and less impacted by stressors
  • Bring homeostasis to your body
  • *****Designed to eventually be done without the aid of a teacher and can therefore cut down on health-care expenses

Caution: TRE™ should be guided by a Globally Certified TRE™ Provider.


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TRE™ individual sessions are offered at Carolyn’s clinic on 67 Kings Bridge Road, St. John’s, NL


Duration & Rates

A TRE™ individual session is one hour in duration.

Individual session: $125.00 + HST = $143.75

Individual services are covered under most insurance companies.

Additional Details on TRE™

TRE™ (Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises™) is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. Created by Dr. David Berceli, PhD, 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.

TRE™ is based on the fundamental idea, backed by recent research, that stress, tension and trauma is both psychological and physical. TRE™’s reflexive muscle vibrations generally feel pleasant and soothing. After doing TRE™, many people report feelings of peace and well-being.

TRE™ emerged out of Dr. David Berceli’s work with large traumatized communities while living in Africa and the Middle East. His observation and exploration led him to understand that this natural shaking/vibrating response appears to be the body’s own built-in system for quieting down the brain and releasing muscular tension as a way of healing itself from chronic stress, tension and trauma. TRE™ has helped many thousands of people globally.

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 psychiatric/psychological nature. Individuals who have physical or psychological 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, counsellor or a Certified TRE™ Provider prior to performing these exercises.