Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) Global Certification Trainings

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 and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE)
Global Certification Trainings





Module I
Friday April 29 – Sunday May 1, 2016
9:30a – 5p each day

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
7445 Mission Valley Road
San Diego CA 92108

Open to the public.

Module II
Friday August 26 – Sunday August 28, 2016
9:30a – 5p each day

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
7445 Mission Valley Road
San Diego CA 92108

Open only to those who have completed Module I and are in the certification process.

Space is limited, register early!

For more info on TRE, Presenters, San Diego training event details or to register,
click here.

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If you are seeking certification, please check the dates to make sure you can attend both trainings in the same location (i.e. both Module I & II in Orange County, or both Module I & II in San Diego).
Also, please note that in addition to attending these trainings, there are additional requirements in order to become a Certified TRE Provider.
Certified TRE® Provider/North American Certification Training Program


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.

Workshop description: These trainings will teach the new global certification program launched in the Fall of 2014. Module I is open to everyone wanting to learn TRE. Module II is open to only those wanting to be certified to teach the TRE and have taken Module I. There are additional certification requirements. Please see links below for further information.

A Letter from Dr. David Berceli
Is TRE® Certification a good choice for me?
Certified TRE® Provider/North American Certification Training Program
TRE Precautions
Agreement of Understanding with TRE®, LLC

See also:

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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, Certified TRE Provider, and TRE Certification Trainer 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, Certified TRE Provider, and TRE Certification Trainer 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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Questions?  For more info call 949.891.2005, or email info@livingubuntu.org.

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The inner development of compassion, caring and sensitivity to the pain of humanity emerges as a result of recovering from one’s own painful experiences of life.
– Dr. David Berceli

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