Tension, Stress and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE)

TRE is a simple, gentle, and profound technique that facilitates the lengthening and relaxation of the psoas muscle and the release of physical and emotional tension and stress. The TRE exercises mildly tire the legs, triggering an involuntary shaking and trembling response, which begins in the legs and often spreads throughout the body. This natural response is the nervous system’s way of discharging long-held tension and unconscious body contraction, caused by everyday stress and traumatic life experiences, in order to restore the body to wholeness.

TRE was developed by Dr. David Berceli, a bio-energetic therapist and social worker, who used it successfully worldwide working with soldiers, firefighters, police officers, and survivors of war, natural disasters, and other traumatic circumstances to help alleviate the many symptoms of post-traumatic stress. TRE is taught in over 60 countries worldwide.

Reported benefits include:

  • decreasing anxiety
  • releasing chronic tension
  • discharging emotional and physical trauma
  • increasing energy and flexibility
  • improving sleep and mood
  • decreasing of aches, pains, and symptoms of fibromyalgia and sciatica

TRE is suitable for all ages and fitness levels as the exercises can be modified to accommodate anybody’s needs.

For more information about TRE please visit https://traumaprevention.com/.