Tension & Trauma Release Exercises (TRE)

Do you feel stuck? Have tension anywhere in the body? Having difficulty sleeping? Are you dealing with digestive issues? Are you having trouble dealing with stress? Or, have you had any chronic stress or traumatic incidents in your life?  Tension & Trauma Release Exercises, or TRE®, is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension, or trauma. The exercises safely activate a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance.

TRE explained by Dr. David Berceli

In this fascinating video, Dr. David Berceli describes how the body contracts to protect itself in any kind of stress, whether minor daily stress or intense trauma. TRE activates the body's natural re-balancing mechanism to shake off the built-up tension. Watch examples of people literally shaking off their stress, allowing the body to return to a more relaxed, balanced state.

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TRE was developed by Dr. David Berceli who noticed that with any kind of stress, there is some kind of contraction or tension in the body. In an extreme example, he saw that when a bomb goes off, everyone curls up into the fetal position. He also observed that children would be trembling afterwards. Their bodies were literally trying to shake off the stress of the incident. In reaction to stress, the body makes powerful stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. Trembling is a natural physiological mechanism to use up these hormones and literally shake them off to return the nervous system to a balanced state. Adults tended not to shake as easily as the children. For social reasons, trembling is often considered odd and a sign of weakness. However, we could actually view the trembling as a sign of health -- it is the body's natural way to return to balance.

With a background in both psychotherapy and therpeutic body-work, Dr. Berceli developed the exercises in TRE to stretch and work certain large muscles in the body in order to activate the body's re-balancing mechanism. Once learned, it is an amazing and natural tool that a person can access throughout the life. By assisting the body in balancing the autonomic nervous system, TRE has the potential to help with digestive issues, sleep disturbances, blood pressure irregularities, fatigue, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and so much more.

Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (or TRE®) is based on the fundamental idea, backed by research, that stress, tension and trauma is both psychological and physical. TRE®’s reflexive muscle vibrations generally feel pleasant and soothing.  TRE® is designed to be a self-help tool that, once learned, can be used independently as needed throughout one’s life, thereby continuously supporting and promoting personal health and wellness. After doing TRE®, many people report feelings of peace and well-being. Because of its widespread benefits, TRE® is now taught in forty countries.

See traumaprevention.com for current research and more information.

Thank you for this gift of movement, of release, of permission, of peace. It was more than I could imagine.- Anna S.
I sleep so much better after doing TRE.- Heather Fleissner
My body is starting to learn how to shake things off on its own.- Emily H.
It helps my legs from feeling like they need to keep kicking. - Nelly B., age 9
Thank you so much for the love you showed us with such a hands on approach. Your detailed instruction was definitely helpful, as our current stress level does not make it easy to follow instructions. I was very surprised by how good I felt afterwards. I found it interesting that I started laughing during the process, as I hadn’t really laughed in such a long time. I still can’t explain why I started giggling out of no where! Lol! It was the weirdest most welcome thing, that when we got home, I was in such a happy mood! I thought I would be tired and sore from the process but instead I made dinner and was singing while I cooked! I even danced a bit! Lol I just felt lighter and less worried than I had since the fires. As you know we had the memorial for my husbands family member lost to the fires, the very next day. It went good as can be expected and we were able to handle it well. My husband and I had the best most peaceful weekend, that we have had in nearly three years. We have had one trauma after another during that time, the fire being the the last straw. We so deserved a break from the heavy feeling on our shoulders and the dark feelings in our home. We Thank You greatly for that. It has now been three days since the treatment and I’m still feeling great. I may try the Tres today, just so I don’t forget the process and to be proactive. I’m sure my husband will do it with me. I thank you so much for giving of yourself and coming here to help us in Sonoma County. It has been a life changer! With warm gratefulness,- Lizzie D.

What makes TRE unique?

  • The therapeutic muscle tremors evoked by the TRE exercise process is a natural, internal, neuro-physiological response of the body to reduce its own stress and restore a sense of well-being.
  • TRE is a body based (somatic) process which, when done properly, through a Certified TRE Provider can allow the individual to discharge tension from the body, which often does not require “revisiting the story”. (ie: verbally describing or talking about the traumatic experience)
  • TRE is designed to be a self-help tool that once learned, can be used as needed, throughout one’s life, thereby continuously supporting and promoting personal health and wholeness.
  • TRE can be taught as either a simple self-help, tension reduction technique in a physical exercise program OR it can be used as an effective complementary practice when integrated with other treatment modalities by those in the healing professions, including the treatment of PTSD and anxiety disorder recovery.
  • TRE can be taught in very large groups for communities that have experienced mass trauma.
  • TRE promotes cohesiveness and openness between participants and can be a helpful tool for dispute resolution. (ie: interpersonal, corporate and political communication)
  • TRE can cross culture and language barriers because it is based on natural physiological responses shared by all human beings.

Reported Benefits:

  • Less Worry & Anxiety
  • Reduces 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
  • Decreases Symptoms of Vicarious Trauma
  • Healing of Old Injuries
  • Lessened Anxiety surrounding Serious Illness
  • Relief from Chronic Medical Conditions

Private TRE Workshops

Learn a lifelong skill!  Dr. Dijamco is a certified TRE provider who offers TRE classes for adults and kids (ages seven and older.) Learn to access a natural rebalancing reflex in the body to release stress and tension. Private TRE Workshops are ideal for

  • One-on-one guidance
  • Private group of friends/family
  • Special requests or unique needs
  • Kids ages 7+ with parent(s) participating

One-hour private class, one-on-one OR up to 5 people: $300

Each additional person is $60 up to a total of 10 people in the class.

Private workshops can be scheduled during regular hours, Monday evenings, and weekends by request.

Open Group Workshops

Open group TRE workshops will be offered to the public each month with one evening and one daytime option. You're welcome to join as often as you'd like. This is a great opportunity for

  • Adults
  • Teens 14 +
  • Anyone wanting a lifelong self-help tool
  • Previous participants for extra support

Open group classes are $60 each and are one hour.  We usually have open TRE group classes scheduled once or twice a month, at various times. See the Events page for the dates.

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Offsite Workshops

Dr. Dijamco is available for workshops at other locations and can travel within Georgia, out of state, and internationally. We can set up a TRE workshop tailored to your needs. We can also accommodate larger groups offsite. Book an offsite workshop for

  • Private TRE workshop at home
  • Community event
  • Businesses & corporate wellness
  • Unique settings

If you are interested in setting up a TRE workshop in a tailored setting, please contact us via the contact form below or at 678-629-3988 for more information. Venue address and estimated number of attendees are needed for a quote.

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Giving

I am currently working on philanthropic projects to help people in high-need of trauma-release both locally and far. In mid-November, I will be going to California to help with the fire-relief efforts by offering complimentary TRE classes, homeopathic remedies, and osteopathic treatment. Your cost of private TRE classes will help in funding these efforts.

We currently need help with the following supplies and expenses:

-Homeopathic remedies ($10 per vial, $100 for travel kit, or $500 for professional kit)

-100 TRE booklets or more to assist in continued self-help after classes (bulk price is $60 for every 10 books)

-Travel expenses

 

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If you have suggestions for areas or people in need, and/or would like to help fund a particular project, contact us.

Thank you! We sincerely appreciate you!

Much love,

Arlene Dijamco, MD

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