In a gentle way, you can shake the world. – Gandhi
In a Gentle Way You Can Shake Your World (2016)
Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE)
A five-session group series
Flowering Seed Studio
4001 Birch St, Unit A
Newport Beach, California 92660
Saturdays, 9:30a – 11:30a
- February 6
- February 13
- February 20
***NO SESSION ON FEBRUARY 27 ***
- March 5
- March 12
Early Registration by Wednesday February 3: $100.00 for 5 session series
After February 3 (contact us for space availability): $125 for 5 session series
If you wish to attend, but are experiencing financial hardship, please contact us.
Questions? Email: email@example.com, or call: (949)891.2005.
*Please note: Attendance at the first session is required for participation in this series. Attendance at all sessions is strongly encouraged in order to receive maximum benefit.
Description: There is no prerequisite for participation in this series. It is intended for both first-timers and those already experienced with TRE.
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 “self-induced therapeutic tremors” or “neurogenic tremors”, begins to release deep chronic muscular tension held within the body.
- What is TRE?
- David Berceli interview in South Africa about TRE
- What are Neurogenic Tremors?
- Dr. Robert Scaer thoughts on Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises
- Please wear soft, flexible clothing that does not restrict breathing or movement.
- Some of the exercises are done lying on the floor. The workshop room is not carpeted, please bring a mat or blanket to lie on to increase your comfort.
- 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 is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, Certified Bioenergetic Therapist, Certified TRE Provider, and TRE Certification Trainer with over 25 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.
[Ubuntu] n. Every human being truly becomes a human by means of relationships with other human beings.