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.
Tension & Trauma Release Exercises (TRE)
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.
What makes TRE unique?
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 $65 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
- Teens 14 +
- Anyone wanting a lifelong self-help tool
- Previous participants for extra support
Open group classes are $65 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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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.
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)