Release Stress and Deep Chronic Tension!

Online TRE® sessions for your convenience!

TRE (Tension & Trauma Release Exercises) is a natural way to release stress, tension & trauma from the body and mind. Through a series of simple exercises, the body learns to release deeply-held muscle contractions safely. In this online 4-session class, you will learn how to bring this powerful self-help tool into your self-care practice safely.

"Transform Your Life with Our 4-Week LIVE-course on Releasing Stress and Deep Chronic Tension!"

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What is TRE®?

Tension & Trauma Release Exercises (TRE®) is a simple yet innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. Created by Dr. David Berceli, PhD, TRE® safely activates 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.

"I took a three-class series with Svava to learn TRE and it was extraordinary - both with the practice and working with her. Svava's first hand experiences and gifts as a teacher made all the difference in understanding and accepting this practice, which is already having a positive impact on my well-being. Can't recommend more highly!"

Cloie Cohen

"I am so pleased I signed up to work with Svava and learn TRE! It was everything I hoped it would be. I learned a simple, systematic way to reduce my anxiety and gently release recent trauma in a way that practical and doable and highly effective. Svava created a wonderful safe atmosphere and did a great job showing us how we could move to doing the practice on our own. This new practice is now a key piece of my self care."

Isabel Parlett

"I started doing TRE after watching YouTube videos. But I thought I should take a class and learn more because it was very much resonating with what I needed at the time. I’m so glad that I took Svava’s class! There was so much more to doing the exercises correctly and safely than what those videos had shown. Understanding the tension and relaxation is important, but Svava helped me understand how the process works and to be gentle with my progress. I overdid it a couple times but Svava was able to show me how to move forward and progress in a safe manner. Knowing that I had overdone it she checked in with me repeatedly. I highly recommend Svava as a support and guidance leader and TRE practitioner."

Kat Livingston

"I recently signed up for Svava's Tension Release Exercise (TRE) class in hopes of finding an efficient way to handle work (and life) stress. The exercises are not difficult, there are adjustments available for most ability levels, and the outcome is a general sense of calm. I look forward to practicing TRE as a part of my new and improved regimen of self-care since being treated for cancer. As for Svava Brooks, I found her to be an intuitive and gentle instructor with extensive knowledge of TRE practice. If you have any interest in TRE, check it out! If nothing else, you will appreciate getting to know Svava. "

Talemi Mike

"Svava's TRE course was so enlightening and could not have been offered at a better time. For the turmoil of the Shelter in Place order, Svava was able to transition our in person class to online. I was skeptical at first, but it was the most ideal way of continuing the course. Svava brought a resonance and comfort to us during this uncertain and confusing time. The TRE course expanded on an area I was missing in my other modalities I was using. The ability to let my body release tension as a seperate process from the mind work I have been doing added the next step in my healing and growth. Our class was as important to the learning by adding the community and support needed to be able to feel safe to explore the new technique. We all supported and cared for each other in an uplifting, gratituded filled way. Thanks so much for the class and community Svava!"

Charles Wohl

"Svava is one of the most gentle caring souls I have ever met. The way she educates, guides, and holds space has allowed me to find my way home to myself in ways I didn't know were possible. I have loved learning TRE with her. The practice of TRE has changed the way I view all of my interactions with others and myself. I have an awareness of myself and a relationship with my body that I did not have before. I feel calmer, more at home in my own skin, more present with myself and others. And even more amazing, I now have several tools to handle stress and anxiety when it comes up. Just knowing that I know what to do and how to be with myself through my body takes the edge off of stress and anxiety. And now I understand how to move it through my body so that I'm not holding it. This is powerful! If you are wanting to move through trauma from your past or just wanting to understand how to have a better relationship with stress and know what to do with anxiety, definitely get in touch with Svava. She will guide you there and it's a gentle beautiful experience. Thank you, Svava, from my heart!"

Jenny Joy


Why Does TRE® Work?

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.

Whether you are a parent/spouse who would like more patience with your family, a victim of violence or accident, a soldier suffering with PTSD, an athlete, or simply a person who wants to become more resilient and just feel better about life, you can benefit from TRE®.

The muscle tremors caused by the TRE® exercise process is a natural, internal, neuro-physiological response of the body to reduce its own stress and restore well-being. TRE® is a somatic process which, when done properly through a Certified TRE® Provider, can allow an individual to release built-up tension from the body without having to revisit the trauma itself (by speaking about it or recalling memories).


 TRE® is designed to be a self-help tool that can be used as needed throughout one’s life, thereby arming an individual with a tool that can and will continuously promote and create personal health and wellness.

TRE® is 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 and trauma.



Mondays, March 18, 25, and April 1, and 8th. 2024

Time: Each class is 90 minutes long, from 18.30 - 19.45 (GMT) 11.30 pm - 1.00 pm (PST) or 2 pm - 3.30 pm (EST) Please confirm your local time.

Location: Online, in the comfort of your home, using Zoom.

Price: $249  

Small group class. Sessions are taught live via zoom. Sessions are recorded for you to access throughout the four weeks.

What is included: Handouts (pdf) information on the body/nervous system stress cycle, polyvagal theory, and ways to stimulate the vagus nerve healthy function.

For who:  These classes are for people who are new to TRE. If you have a history of trauma, PTSD, or chronic fatigue, I recommend starting with a private session. If you would like to discuss the right fit for you, please book a free 30 min. chat with me. Link to my calendar here:

  • Reduced muscle and back pain 
  • Less worry and anxiety
  • More energy and endurance
  • Better sleep
  • Increased flexibility
  • Greater emotional resiliency
  • Reduced symptoms of PTSD
  • A decrease in symptoms of vicarious trauma
  • Healing of old injuries
  • Lessened anxiety surrounding serious illness
  • Relief from chronic medical conditions

 Please contact Svava at [email protected] for more information or if you have questions. After registration, participants receive more details about pre-cautions before practicing TRE and helpful instructions for class preparation. 

"The inner development of compassion caring and sensitivity to the pain of humanity emerges as a result of recovering from one's own painful experiences of life."

David Berceli, Creator of TRE®

Over Our 4 Sessions Together...

Session 1 

The basics of TRE® and self-regulation.

This class will introduce the TRE® process and the importance of self-regulation. As we proceed through the 7 stretches that activate the tremors, you will learn how to stop and start the shaking, start to learn how to listen to your body so that you can facilitate letting go safely, slowly, and learning to support yourself in the process.

Each session starts with a check-in, grounding, and sharing. Each session you will learn a new simple practice to track your state (how you are feeling in your body) and awareness to better support a deeper connection to your body.

Session 2 

TRE® and the Polyvagal Theory (vagus nerve)

As we work with our nervous system it is important to understand what is going on inside our body and mind. In this session, we will review the body's stress response system to help you become more mindful and present/grounded during your TRE® practice. In this session after checking in and sharing we move through the steps to activate the tremors safely. 

Session 3 

Less is more with TRE®.

TRE® is a nonverbal body practice, a tool that can heal the body and mind and works really well alongside other therapies and exercises. In this session, we will talk about how to add TRE® to other self-care practices that you may already be doing. After checking in and sharing, we move into activating the tremors, practicing the pause and rest. Integration is an essential part of the process.

Session 4 

What to expect moving forward with TRE®.

Review of what we have learned so far. TRE® can release emotions ranging from mild upset to severe anxiety whether it is caused by work stress, excessive worry, conflict in relationships, physical stresses or traumas from accidents. TRE helps release tension without the need to relive the traumatic event. Learning to tremor slowly and over time creates lasting changes in the body and mind. After checking and sharing, we move on to activating the tremors safely. These 4-week group sessions are just the beginning.  We wrap up our 4 weeks together with a guide on moving forward with your TRE process to build resilience and create lasting change. 

Meet Your Provider

Svava Brooks is a Certified TRE® Provider and a Trauma Recovery Coach, a Reiki practitioner with over 20 years of experience in healing after trauma, and has written two books on the topic.

Svava has practiced TRE®, meditation, and mindfulness for many years and it is an integral part of her client support.

Svava has dedicated her life to ending the cycle of child abuse, trauma, and neglect through education, awareness, and helping survivors heal and thrive. She writes about healing after trauma on her blog and also leads a discussion forum on healing and recovery online at


Experience the deep relaxation and tension release from TRE®. Learn a tool you can use to return your system to a state of balance and heal your body. A real change in your body mind connection and how to listen to your body.

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