Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) Level I Certification Training in San Diego August 22 – 24

UPDATE August 8, 2014:
We have reached capacity for this training. Registration is now closed.
If you would like to be added to a waiting list and notified if we get an opening, or added to a first-to-be-notified list for when we schedule our next TRE Certification Level I Training in early 2015, please send an email to info@livingubuntu.org.

This era of human history is witnessing tremendous trauma on a global scale. It seems impossible to try and stop such tragedy despite our greatest desires to do so. In light of this unstoppable, irreversible and seemingly self-destructive era of our humanity, we need to ask: What possible good can come of all this violence? Once again, if we view trauma as a part of life, we must consider the possibility that the large scale trauma that we are experiencing has the potential of helping us evolve into a more ethical, moral and caring species. This global trauma can be viewed as the pain of the human species going through the birthing canal to be born into a new era of human consciousness.

– Dr. David Berceli


Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE)
Level I Certification Training

Friday, August 22 – Sunday, 24, 2014
9:30a – 4:30p each day

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
7445 Mission Valley Road, Suite 207 Room 100
San Diego, CA 92108

Pre-registration by August 20: We reached capacity. Registration is now closed.

Space is limited, register early!

Trauma induced behavior cannot be rectified with the use of traditional crisis intervention techniques that depend on logical processing because trauma behavior is an illogical, instinctual response not under the control of the rational brain.
– 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.

About the TRE Certification Program

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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,
  • Workshop 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.

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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. Her 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, she founded Living Ubuntu in 2005 and serves as its volunteer Executive Director. She is a 2009 Carl Wilkens Fellow.

Terri Martin, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Bioenergetic Therapist and Certified TRE Level 3 Trainee in private practice as a psychotherapist in San Diego. Additionally she is a Trainer for the Southern California Institute of Bioenergetic Analysis and Core Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Psychology at National University, and Faculty at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. In her practice she blends traditional therapeutic methods with body-oriented techniques to help people release tension, express emotions, and experience more energy and pleasure in their lives and their relationships.

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Continuing Education for LMFTs & LCSWs:
Each day of workshop attendance meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (SCIBA) is a BBS approved provider #PCE602.

Cancellation Policy:
Fees are refundable less $10.00 processing fee, if written request received by August 15, 2014.

Videotape Consent:
This training will be videotaped for supervision purposes only and not released to the public in any form. By registering for this workshop you are giving your consent to this process.

For more info call (949) 891-2005, or email info@livingubuntu.org.


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