Intro to Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE), May 17 in Santa Ana

Paradoxically, the more we let go into life the more we discover that we can re-take control of our lives and participate once again in the precarious nature of being human. Only by letting go can we unlock ourselves from the past, be delivered into the future and prepare ourselves for our next evolutionary experience.
– Dr. David Berceli


Introduction to
Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE)

An introductory level experiential mini workshop on chronic and traumatic stress, vicarious and trans-generational trauma, compassion fatigue, and recovery

Saturday, May 17, 2014, 9:30a-12:30p

American Red Cross of Orange County
Room 232 PC (in the main building) – ROOM CHANGED TO 208PC
601 N Golden Cir Dr
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Pre-registration by May 15:

At the door, if space available:

*If you are experiencing financial hardship, please contact us. No one turned away for lack of funds.

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The human body registers everything that occurs to it, both physically and neurologically. And if we do not resolve trauma all it can do is to continue to wear us down over life psychologically, emotionally and physically.
– Dr. David Berceli

Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) is an easy to learn body-centered method created by Dr. David Berceli. Successfully used in many different countries and conflict zones, it is a simple technique that helps release stress or tension from the body that accumulates from every day circumstances of life, difficult situations, immediate or prolonged stressful situations, or traumatic life experiences (e.g., natural disasters, social or domestic violence, PTSD). Symptoms of unresolved trauma or chronic stress may include difficulties such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, body pain or trouble concentrating.

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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  • Please wear soft, flexible clothing that does not restrict breathing or movement.
  • Optional: Some of the exercises are done lying on the floor. While the workshop room is carpeted, please feel free to bring a mat or blanket to lie on to increase your comfort,
  • Session content and participation in somatic exercises, while safe and effective, could lead to physical or emotional upset. Each participant needs to stay within their own physical and emotional ability.

Barbara English, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, Certified Bioenergetic Therapist and Certified TRE Level 3 Trainee with over 20 years of experience in psychotherapy. Ms. English’s training included a strong focus on Early Development and Infant Mental Health. Working from a mind-body perspective, she utilizes relational somatic methods as part of the healing process for those seeking recovery after abuse or trauma. Recognizing that current Western models of recovery are grossly inadequate for addressing the pervasiveness of traumatized societies, locally and globally, in 2005, she founded Living Ubuntu and serves as its volunteer Executive Director. Living Ubuntu seeks to increase compassion and support for the common good. Its efforts include raising awareness of trauma, while offering methods of recovery better-suited to large numbers of people from a variety of cultures. Recovery begins in safety; highlighting related human right issues (e.g. genocide and mass atrocities) is a companion piece of the organization’s approach. Ms. English is a 2009 Carl Wilkens Fellow.

Cancellation Policy:
Fees are refundable less $10.00 processing fee, if written request received by May 10, 2014.

For more info call (949) 891-2005, or email


2 thoughts on “Intro to Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE), May 17 in Santa Ana

  1. You know it is the same in any other field.
    You would think experience showes us anything, but no.
    Disagree if you will but the world changes, and none of us have no control whatsoever over it.
    For instance, imagine Obama had enough balls to put Russian bear to his place, but it seems like it’s not happening, welcome third world war.
    A very deep post, thanks!

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