What is TRE®?
TRE® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises) 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.

Learn more about TRE at traumaprevention.com
About our Program

We have designed our Certification Training to be a rich and varied learning experience. With the shift to online education this year, we have concentrated our efforts on creating a training that balances theoretical learning, lots of practical experiential learning, and a mix of group and individual learning practices to build competency in all areas of teaching TRE. In addition to three 2-day online group modules, we also emphasize a rigorous and comprehensive one-on-one supervision process that tailors our students' learning experience through each phase of learning development - Establishing our Personal Practice, Individual TRE Teaching, and Group TRE Teaching.

Unique to our program is that we offer free access to our regular weekly online groups for the duration of your certification training. This allows you to not only deepen your own TRE practice, but also learn first-hand in a practical way best practices of facilitating TRE groups online. Additionally, we build in regular "demo days" where we get together online to observe a live demonstration of facilitating an individual session and have an opportunity for Question & Answer. We also have an ample video library of lectures and (soon) demonstrations that we make available to our students.

We also intentionally highlight the multiple professional settings that TRE is a wonderful tool for -- clinical therapy, bodywork, coaching, end-of-life care, fitness, meditation, and yoga -- and have intentionally created a team of assistants and mentors to highlight the breadth and depth of this work.

We hope you will join us in the adventure of TRE Certification soon!

A Letter From Dr. David Berceli for new Certification Trainees:


Thank you for your interest in becoming a Certified TRE Provider. Incorporating TRE into your personal and professional life will open new possibilities!

Our certification program will prepare you to teach TRE safely, responsibly and professionally. Additionally, we require that our trainees experience the depth of personal healing, re-balancing and tension releasing that is possible through this somatic process.

TRE integrates well with traditional therapeutic modalities because it supports healing at the deepest levels of the neuro-physiology, where traumatic “fear” responses originate. Some individuals recovering from chronic stress, anxiety or trauma may have deep emotional and psychosomatic issues that need professional guidance.

Although I originally designed TRE as a self-help technique for large traumatized populations, it is becoming widely accepted as a somatic tool for mental health and health care professionals. In those cases, TRE should not be considered as a stand-alone method, but would be better included in a therapeutic session where the client can receive proper guidance along with those releases.

If you are seeking a somatic technique to enrich your healing practice, there are many unique qualities that would make TRE a good choice for you. If you are NOT a professional healthcare provider but you still want to learn how to share TRE with your family and community, the TRE certification process will give you the competency to do so.

The management of stress and the healing of trauma are challenging issues that face each of us daily. TRE offers a revolutionary approach and a teachable technique to aid each of us individually and as a larger community.

We look forward to your joining the TRE provider family!

David Berceli, Ph. D
Creator of TRE
Founder of TRE for All, Inc.

"I arrived at the Red Beard TRE Training through the Traumaprevention.com website. Before that, I didn’t know about RBB, but I’m so happy to have chosen them! Super attentive, fast email response, charisma, a lot of knowledge and professionalism, and gentle guidance towards the understanding of this beautiful practice - deeper than I ever thought. It’s truly been a journey and far more than just a certification."