Trauma Release Exercises or TRE® is a simple and easy to learn and the process of physical and psychological transformation they bring about is often astonishing and life-changing.  

You may have heard the phrase ‘the issues are in the tissues’ and often we find that our bodies have ‘frozen’ with pain or tension patterns that we cannot get out of this is where TRE trauma release exercises or ‘shaking meditation’ can help.


Following my traumatic childhood and teenage years, my body had become a wreck and, as an adult, I have been suffering from chronic pain and insomnia.  Over the years I have spent a fortune on therapies and whilst all of these things have helped to keep me moving and feel in less pain, the effects have never lasted very long.  Since starting to learn TRE I have seen a reduction in pain, but also less tension in my body, and I feel calmer too.

“Thank you so much for such a wonderful weekend. Today I woke feeling really happy and peaceful, which is rare !!! Sometimes I can be in a blind panic, just managing to breathe and with an overwhelming dread.

So that’s nothing short of remarkable and heavenly- THANK YOU.  What a lovely group, I can’t believe how close I felt after such a short time.. must have been our nervous systems connecting!

You held a very calm and safe space for us to explore our tremors. Just wanted to say I’m hugely grateful for your teaching. What a gift.”


Developed by David Berceli, TRE®  Tension &Trauma Release Exercises (or TRE® tremors) is a natural easy to learn technique to help the body let go of deeply held, negative patterns.

It helps us to return to our natural state of balance. I have found this technique to be life changing both for myself and for my clients.  I hope you will too.

What are the TRE®Tremors and how can they help me?

The goal of the TRE Tremors exercises is to start a self-directed, but innate, tremoring process.

We often see animals shaking when they are scared and they do this to ‘discharge’ the natural physical responses to fear and bring themselves back into harmony and relaxation.

Think of a dog coming to sit next to you on bonfire night, they will gently tremor to ‘shake off’ their fear of loud noises.

Once you have safely learned how to access your tremor mechanism, you can let the body do its own healing and gently disperse overwhelming experiences

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The tremors are profound in nature feel very instinctive. They usually start in the legs and pelvis, but can show up anywhere.

There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ tremor

Finding your own tremor is a doorway to tap into the body’s natural release mechanism to discharge tension and trauma held in the tissues.

Once you have learned the trauma release exercises, and can allow the tremors, you can let the body do its own healing and gently disperse stored overwhelming experiences from the tissues a little at a time.

You don’t have to re-experience the original trauma to let it go

Many clients find this incredibly empowering, as, once safely learned, they can continue to tremor at home.

Generally, TRE tremors can feel very relaxing and fun to experience. It is often a wonderful voyage of discovery as different parts of the body start to ‘wake up’.

TRE is truly remarkable.   I feel different already – my feet feel different as if they are more ‘there’ and boldly I feel warmer.  Since having [Chronic Fatigue Syndrome] I have often felt so cold inside.

With TRE® we do not need to re-visit traumatic events or understand them, especially if they happened before conscious awareness.

However, if you are on a talk therapy journey, they can be an additional tool to use alongside traditional talk therapies (such as psychotherapy).

For many anxious or over-stressed people using cognitive methods of directing the brain to observe the body (such as being asked to ‘imagine feeling calm’ or to ‘find the tension inside’) are simply impossible.

The ability to do this has been hindered by compound negative experiences (such as continued work stress or a big event like an accident or bereavement). Consequently, clients will often feel worse – ‘I can’t do mediation, I’m even more of a failure’.

I walked the dogs, cleared up the kitchen, and CLEANED THE OVEN! (And that brought me out in a cold sweat!), sorted papers and went to bed.  It was nice to get up a few hours later and see the results.  This was due to the trembling I felt very free and nothing was too much trouble.  I’ll be finding a wall later on today.

An imbalance between parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems are often at the root of much of this type of dysfunction. This is both psychological and physiological. The TRE® process is a way to bypass this cognitive dilemma and simply asks us to start a new conversation with our body.

Like with EFT or Energy Psychology we offer that, to fully move on from trauma, we need to work with the whole body/mind system and include our physiology in the process to help reset over active reflexes (fight & flight) in the nervous system.

Trauma Release Exercises help us to increase our ‘window of tolerance’ on the world by reducing the trigger neurophysiology that is stuck in patterns of fight, flight, freeze and play dead.

These patterns can often manifest as insomnia, hyper-vigilance, anxiety, panic attacks and other physiological complaints such as IBS and migraine. Or simply just feeling anxious or scared all the time.

I have found that trauma release exercises has helped me with deeper longer sleep, feelings of calm never before experienced and a greater sense of embodiment and self acceptance. I also find that it feels deeply relaxing, like an ‘inner massage’. I wouldn’t be without it!

I also offer individual TRE tuition in London, Harley Street and from my home clinic in Kent TN17.

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I feel like there was a mist in front of my eyes – and now it’s been lifted and I can see clearly for the first time.  I can feel parts of my body have been woken up.  I feel alive in a way that I never have before and everything is brighter and clearer.

I slept well Sunday night and had a good day on Monday, felt more energetic and positive and somehow accepting and peaceful.  Something shifted…almost as though I am detoxing on many levels.