In a gentle way you can shake your world (2015) — Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) 8-session group series

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

In a Gentle Way You Can Shake Your World

Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE)

An eight-session group series

 Impart Wisdom & Wellness Center
540 N. Golden Circle Drive, Suite #108
Santa Ana, California 92705

UPDATE 1/31/15: The time of day for these sessions has been changed, noted in the schedule below. All sessions will be Sundays 9a-11a, with the exception of Sunday March 8 which will be 1p-3p.

  • Sunday February 15, 9a-11a *
  • Sunday February 22, 9a-11a
  • Sunday March 1, 9a-11a
  • Sunday March 8, 1p-3p


  • Sunday March 22, 9a-11a
  • Sunday March 29, 9a-11a
  • Sunday April 5, 9a-11a
  • Sunday April 12, 9a-11a

Register by Friday February 13: $240 for entire series (save $40) OR $35.00 per session

Pay $240.00 for entire series

Pay $35.00 per session

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.

*Please note: 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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  • 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.


Presenter: 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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