Trauma Release Exercises (TRE)
Natural Solutions in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

Learn about the natural health benefits of Trauma Release Exercises (TRE) & find an Trauma Release Exercises (TRE) practitioner/clinic in Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin to assist you further within New Zealand.


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What exactly is TRE?

TRE stands for Tension and Trauma Release Exercises.  Founded by world expert in trauma and stress recovery, Dr David Berceli; TRE is a body- based way of releasing tension from your muscles and rebalancing your nervous system. It consists of a set of 7 simple exercises that are specifically designed to induce the body’s natural way of reducing stress, through gently shaking; a process called neurogenic tremoring.

The key to healing trauma lies in our ability to ‘mirror the fluid adaptation of wild animals as they shake out and pass through the immobility response and become fully mobile and functional again‘ (Peter Levine)

At all times you are in charge of the TRE process and can stop the shaking at any time.

Which type of ailments does TRE benefit?

TRE calms the nervous system so as well as treating anxiety and stress directly, TRE assists with improving the symptoms of stress – related illnesses and injuries.  The list below shows some of the benefits that people report:

•  Less Worry & Anxiety

•  Reduced Symptoms of PTSD

•  More Energy & Endurance

•  Improved Marital Relationships

•  Less Workplace Stress

•  Better Sleep

•  Less Relationship Conflict

•  Reduced Muscle & Back Pain

•  Increased Flexibility

•  Greater Emotional Resiliency

•  Decreased Symptoms of Vicarious Trauma

•  Healing of Old Injuries

•  Lessened Anxiety surrounding Serious Illness

•  Relief from Chronic Medical Conditions

What can I expect from a typical TRE session?

In your initial consultation, you can expect your TRE trainer to explain briefly what TRE is, take a short medical history and answer any questions you may have. Your trainer will lead you through the exercises at your level and pace. The exercises are done in a standing position, finishing with lying on the floor and allowing the natural, stress releasing mechanism (neurogenic tremoring) to occur.  You are in charge of the process at all times and will be guided how to stop and start the tremor process yourself.  You will finish by resting for a few minutes, and finally there will be time to discuss the experience and agree a plan of on-going use of TRE suitable for you.

The aim is to get you to the stage where you can comfortably and confidently ‘self regulate’ and do TRE on your own at home. Because every body is different, the number of sessions to get to this point will vary by individual and your trainer will work with you to agree what is right for you.  This might be between 3- 6 sessions, as a very general guideline. However some people may need or want more guidance.

How to find/locate a fully qualified TRE practitioner

There are TRE trainers all around New Zealand and The Wellness Directory provides a ready-made referral list of certified TRE practitioners.  We fully encourage you to do some independent research by checking out individual credentials, i.e. experience, training, qualifications, relevant client feedback and so forth.

Please visit the ‘Find a Trainer’ page on the official TRE website here:

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