Learn A Natural Way to Release Stress

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 3 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.

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: January 17th, January 24th, and January 31st, 2020.

Location: Studio PDX, 2937 E Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97214.

Price: $29 per class or $87 for all 3 classes. Includes printed TRE® guide.

Time: Each class is 90 minutes long, from 7:00-8:30 PM (PST).

  • 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


Additional Questions?

Feel free to contact Svava at [email protected]

"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 3 Sessions Together...

Session 1 | January 17, 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 | January. 24, 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 | January. 31, 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.

Meet Your Instructor

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 svavabrooks.com 

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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