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Trauma & Tension Release Exercises (TRE)


The Trauma and Tension Releasing Exercises (TRE) are a revolutionary new technique in stress reduction and the release of trauma, tension, and stagnant energy in the body.


The physical response to stress or anxiety is tension. Your body's nervous system has an inborn shaking mechanism (neurogenic tremors) that is designed to literally shake out deep muscular tension patterns that result from experiencing stress and anxiety. It is designed to take your body back to its normal, relaxed state. Because of our over-emphasis on the mind, we have numbed this shaking mechanism to the point where it no longer decreases this muscular tension. This results in us carrying the tension in our body for long periods after the stressful event is over, and can lead to an array of health issues if not properly addressed.


TRE consists of seven simple physical exercises. These exercises, which are taught at Diane's workshops, are designed to release the chronic muscular tension that is held deep within the structure of the body. If you attend a workshop, you will be informed and learn about the relationship between this profound muscular tension and the functioning of the systems in the body. You will understand how living with chronic stress and/or experiencing the sometimes overwhelming effects of trauma and tension can impact your daily life and well-being.


The TRE are intended to be used as a self-help method that are easily learned, have immediate effects, and can be integrated into a simple daily routine to help restore a sense of inner peace and relaxation.


For more information about TRE, visit David Berceli's website at

*A relaxed muscle is a muscle charged with energy*

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