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About TRE®

« To have something you have never had, you will need to do something you have never done. »

What is TRE® ? 

TRE® (Tension, Stress & Trauma Release Exercise) is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma.

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What is TRE®’s origin?

TRE® was invented by Dr. David Berceli, PHD and Traumatologist expert who worked in many war zones with militaries, fire fighters and care givers.

He observed that when young children are confronted to extreme stressful situations they would start trembling and this reaction allowed them to free themselves of the tension and move on without any scars.

He later related this reaction to other mammals which have the natural capacity to do the same in hostile situations and noticed that adults had inhibited this response maybe because of some social codes or to avoid showing weakness.

The outcome of Dr. Berceli’s research is a string of gentle exercises called TRE®.

TRE® is for anyone with the exception of pregnant women or people having had recent abdominal surgery :

  • Post-traumatic victims

  • Anxious and stressed individuals

  • Sportsmen for a faster physical recovery

  • Children

  • Care givers, fire-fighters, policemen, militaries.

Who can benefit? 
How does TRE® work ?

After a series of 6 simple exercises which are within anyone’s capabilities (children or seniors) your psoas muscle responds and sends waves of movement through your body. This natural vibration will travel throughout the length of your body and gently dissolve tensions and strain held in the muscles.


Through this technique the body restores itself without the need to talk or exposed to any external manipulations.


This method was developed so that one could use it autonomously at home without any external help.

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Observed TRE® benefits
  • Reduced anxiety

  • Higher energy levels and stamina

  • Improved quality of sleep

  • Increase of flexibility

  • Reduced back aches & issues

  • Migraine treatment

  • Healing of old wounds

  • Emotional stability

  • Better pain control

  • Reduced stress

  • Family harmony

  • Reduction of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Cures phobias

Would you like to know more about TRE® ? 


Solena can guide you to :

* TRE® and "Trauma Releasing Exercises" are registered trademarks.

  • Dr. David Berceli’s official webpage with a list of his world-wide practioners :



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