TRE®:  Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercise

TRE®: is an innovative series of exercises that helps the body release deeply held tension, stress, & trauma. Developed by David Berceli, PhD, TRE® safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. The exercises are safe and can be modified for almost all body types. 

TRE® is being taught in 35 countries and is presently being studied by the Veterans Administration. After doing TRE®, many people report feelings of peace and well-being.

A Typical Session Starts by stretching and fatiguing muscles in the feet, and legs that are connected to the fight/flight/freeze response.  These exercises help initiate your body’s own self-healing tremor.  Once the therapeutic tremor begins, you will lie comfortably on a mat and allow your body to release tension, stress and trauma.  You can book your individual session here:

Benefits of TRE®:

Many people report that TRE® has helped them feel better, calmer, more relaxed.  Of course, each person is different and your experience will be unique to you.  

Benefits include:

• Calmer nervous system

• Better sleep – deeper and more restful

• Lowered pain

• Increased energy

• Increased sense of resilience

• Reduced anxiety, stress, tension

• Reduced symptoms of PTSD


You can find video of real people who have benefited from TRE on the official web-site Tension, Stress and Trauma Release : TRE®

Upcoming TRE® Classes

All classes include everything you need to do TRE® at home:

  • An intro to TRE®--what it is and how it works

  • Instruction and practice in the 7 exercises

  • Expert guidance from certified TRE Provider Jo Hattendorf 

  • A booklet so you can practice at home

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00

  • November 5, 2019

  • January 7, 2020

  • February 11, 2020





More than hope: Johanna is a kind, happy, and gifted healer.  After years of trauma, I hoped to find relief through her TRE program to unlock trapped energies from trauma.  I went through 7 exercises with Jo and experienced shaking in my legs.  All in all, I didn’t feel much different at the end of the session.  But that night as I sat quietly in a chair, I experienced such a beautiful sense of calm and peace in my body, and I slept through the entire night, the first time in many years.  It was amazing!”

— C. M.  TRE student