Release Stress and Deep Chronic Tension

Online TRE® sessions for your convenience and safety!

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 safely tremor and release deeply-held muscle contraction. In this 4 online session class, you will learn how to safely bring this powerful self-help tool into your self-care practice.

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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 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

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.


Dates: Four Mondays; October 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. 

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

Price: $150 for 4 x 90 min. sessions.

Limited to 8 people per session. 

Time: Each class is 90 minutes long, from 5:00-6:30 PM (PST) or 8:00-9:30 pm (EST)

For who:  These classes are for people that 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 what is the right fit for you, please feel free to book a free 30 min. chat with me. The link to my calendar here:

*If you are looking for support to deepen your TRE practice, I am offering a separate round of 4 classes, each 60 minute group sessions starting in the fall of 2020 for people who have already taken a beginner TRE series with me. Please email me for more details: [email protected]

  • Less worry and anxiety
  • More energy and endurance
  • Better sleep
  • Reduced muscle and back pain
  • Increased flexibility
  • Greater emotional resiliency
  • Reduced symptoms of PTSD
  • 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 questions. After registration participants receive more information about pre-cautions before practicing TRE along with helpful instructions about how to best prepare for the class. 

"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 | Oct. 5, 2020. 

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.

Session 2 | Oct. 12, 2020.

Mindfulness and TRE®.

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.

Session 3 | Oct. 19, 2020.

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.

Session 4 | Oct. 26, 2020.

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 with out the need to relive the traumatic event. Learning to tremor slowly and over time creates lasting changes in the body and mind.  

Meet Your Practitioner

Svava Brooks is a Certified TRE® Provider and an Abuse Survivor Coach, a Reiki practitioner with over 20 years of experience of 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 important 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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