Trauma Release Process

TRE® (tension & trauma releasing exercises) is an innovative series of exercises that helps the body release patterns of muscular tension and stress. TRE safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that calms the nervous system. This is known as the “therapeutic tremor”.

The founder, Dr. David Bercelli created TRE after observing the natural shaking response in traumatized communities.  He began to understand that the shaking response is what calms the nervous system down after a traumatic event. This shaking mechanism is innate to all animals and humans. Dogs shake out after overwhelming experiences. My dog does this several times a day. It helps him release the experience and refresh into the next moment.

It’s natural for our bodies to react to stress by contracting tighter and tighter. This inevitably leads to chronic disease and/or burnout. Whether the cause was an old trauma or a new daily stressor, our bodies have a natural mechanism to release tension and restore balance. We simply need to relearn how to shake it off.

Most people who learn TRE® report the tremors to feel familiar, calming and fun.

I love TRE because it’s something I can do anytime, anywhere on my own. If I feel tense or anxious, I know how to calm my body and mind down, let go of old traumas and feel more present in my day to day life. I also use TRE to ease chronic hip and low back pain when it flares up.

TRE® has been taught for over 20 years and is active in 35+ countries around the world. It’s a self-healing tool anyone can learn and benefit from because this shaking mechanism is innate to our DNA.

Who benefits?

Whether you are a parent/spouse who would like more patience with your family, a victim of violence or accident, a soldier suffering with PTSD, an athlete, or simply a person who wants to become more resilient and just feel better about life, you can benefit from TRE.


Reported benefits include:

  • improved sleep
  • decreased stress and anxiety
  • healing of old injuries
  • more energy and endurance
  • reduced muscle & back pain
  • greater emotional resiliency
  • improved marital relationships
  • less workplace stress

What happens in a TRE® session?
You will learn more about what TRE® is and how it was developed. Tara will teach the 7 exercises and help you adapt the exercises as needed. Tara utilizes mindfulness, breath practice, and emotion regulation as part of her sessions. Tara’s intention as a TRE® provider is to create a safe space for clients to release chronic patterns of stress and tension. Once learned, TRE® is an invaluable skill/tool for managing and releasing stress. 

What is the cost?

$65 initial | $55 follow-up

Once the initial session is completed, Tara will make a recommendation as to how often to practice TRE® on your own, and if a follow-up session with her is indicated. 


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

For more information, videos and FAQ please visit traumaprevention.com.

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