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 How it works 

  • "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."(TRE official website)


There are many more benefits of TRE, but ultimately these exercises are here to help improve the quality of life for all humans, especially those who have experienced psychological and physical injuries.


  • Relieve Stress and Anxiety: TRE helps to reduce stress and anxiety by releasing the accumulated tension stored in your body, promoting a deep sense of relaxation and calm.

  • Restore Body-Mind Connection: As you engage in TRE, you develop a heightened awareness of the mind-body connection, facilitating a greater sense of self-awareness and self-regulation.

  • Improve Sleep Quality: By releasing tension and stress, TRE often leads to improved sleep quality, allowing you to experience more restful and rejuvenating nights.

  • Enhance Emotional Resilience: Through the release of stored emotions, TRE helps to increase emotional resilience, enabling you to navigate life's challenges with greater ease and stability.

  • Cultivate Mindful Presence: Engaging in TRE fosters a sense of mindful presence, grounding you in the present moment and promoting a deeper connection to yourself and the world around you.

  • Support Physical Well-being: TRE can assist in relieving physical discomfort, promoting better posture, and enhancing overall physical well-being.

  • Stress Reduction: Engaging in TRE helps to alleviate the physical manifestations of stress, such as muscle tension and tightness, promoting a deep sense of relaxation and relief.

  • Muscle Relaxation: TRE enables your muscles to unwind and release stored tension, providing a soothing effect on your body. This can help ease muscle stiffness and promote flexibility.

  • Increased Energy and Vitality: As you release tension from your body, you may experience a surge of renewed energy and vitality, enabling you to approach your daily activities with greater enthusiasm and vigor.

  • Improved Posture: By releasing deeply held tension, TRE supports you in finding a more balanced and aligned posture. This can lead to improved body mechanics, reduced strain on muscles and joints, and an overall sense of physical ease.

  • Pain Relief: Many individuals have reported a reduction in physical pain and discomfort after engaging in TRE. The release of tension can alleviate muscle aches, headaches, and other bodily pains, contributing to a greater sense of well-being.

  • Better Sleep: The relaxation induced by TRE often results in improved sleep quality. By releasing tension and promoting deep relaxation, it becomes easier to attain restful and rejuvenating sleep.

  • Enhanced Body Awareness: Through the practice of TRE, you develop a heightened sense of body awareness. This increased self-awareness can lead to a better understanding of your physical needs, improved self-care, and the ability to address areas of tension or discomfort proactively.

  • Healing Trauma: TRE provides a safe and gentle approach to healing trauma. By releasing trauma stored in the body, you can experience a greater sense of healing, resolution, and integration. This can lead to a reduction in trauma-related symptoms and an enhanced capacity for emotional well-being.

  • Self-Expression and Creativity: As emotional blocks are released, TRE can help unlock your capacity for self-expression and creativity. You may find yourself more connected to your authentic emotions and inner wisdom, fostering a greater sense of personal fulfillment and creativity in various aspects of your life.

  • Inner Peace and Joy: By releasing tension and emotional stress, TRE can help you cultivate a greater sense of inner peace and joy. As you let go of emotional burdens, you create space for more positive emotions and experiences to flow into your life.

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