In a gentle way you can shake your world — Intro to TRE

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. – Gandhi

In a Gentle Way You Can Shake Your World

Introduction to Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE)
A Six Session Small Group Weekly Series

To Benefit Trauma Recovery for East African Refugees in San Diego

UPDATE 1/27/2014:
We might offer this series again in a few months. Contact us at is you are interested in participating.

UPDATE 1/19/2014:
I was able to confirm a slightly larger space. We can accommodate 2 more. If you have never done TRE before, you must be able to attend TODAY.
UPDATE 1/17/2014:

Registration for this group is now closed as we have reached maximum capacity.

Sundays 3p-5p in Newport Beach CA
Suggested donation: $180 for entire series or $35.00 per session

  • January 19 *
  • January 26
  • February 2
  • February 9
  • February 16
  • February 23

All proceeds from this series will benefit Trauma Recovery for East African Refugees in San Diego.
For more information or to register: email:, or call: (949)891.2005.
Due to limited space, registering ASAP is highly recommended.
If you wish to attend, but are experiencing financial hardship,  please contact us.

*Attendance at the first session is required for participation in this series unless you have learned TRE previously. For all attendees, attendance at all sessions is strongly encouraged in order to receive maximum benefit.

This series will offer experiential instruction in Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) as well as psycho-educational material on stress, trauma, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Additional topics will include trans-generational trauma, the anatomy of fear, and how our own recovery from stress and trauma can increase our ability to be more empathic and compassionate with our self and others.

Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) is an easy to learn body-centered method created by Dr. David Berceli.  It is a simple technique that helps releases stress or tension from the body that accumulate from every day circumstances of life, from difficult situations, immediate or prolonged stressful situations (e.g. anxiety, depression), or traumatic life experiences (i.e., natural disasters, social or domestic violence, PTSD).

TRE consists of six simple exercises that help individuals release tension from the muscles, which in turn relaxes the anxiety of our minds, by evoking a muscular shaking process in the body. The exercises elicit this shaking in a controlled and sustained manner. When evoked in this way, this shaking, also called “neurogenic tremors“, begins to release deep chronic muscular tension held within the body.

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Barbara English is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience in the field. As a Certified Bioenergetic Therapist, she works from a mind-body perspective, and utilizes relational somatic methods as part of the process toward healing and a sense of well-being. Much of her training has focused on Early Development, Infant Mental Health, and healing after abuse or trauma. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of Living Ubuntu, and TRE Level 3 Trainee.

[Ubuntu] n. Every human being truly becomes a human by means of relationships with other human beings. 


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