TRE® stands for Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises. Founder, David Berceli, developed TRE® as a self-healing tool to help relieve built up stress and trauma held within the body.
Similar to the in-built mechanism in animals, TRE® comprises of a range of 7 simple exercises, which evoke a natural tremoring mechanism in the body. Once activated in the Psoas muscle, these self induced therapeutic tremors (SITT) then move outward to various parts of the body, releasing held stress or trauma, helping to calm the autonomic nervous system back to a state of homeostasis.
“TRE® is based on the fundamental idea, backed by recent research, that stress, tension and trauma is both psychological and physical. TRE®’s reflexive muscle vibrations generally feel pleasant and soothing. After doing TRE®, many people report feelings of peace and well-being.” (traumaprevention.com)