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TRE Therapy ® Tension-Trauma Release Exercise Therapy

What is TRE ® Tension-Trauma Release Exercise Therapy

In this time of global unrest and uncertainty the level of stress and trauma in people’s lives has reached a high level. Individuals, communities and families’ mental health is suffering many new unforeseen catastrophes and political challenges. 
Tension & Trauma Release Exercise (or TRE®) is a simple yet innovative series of exercises that can be practiced by anyone. Once learned they can be integrated into your self-care program at home. TRE was developed to assist the body in releasing deep neurological and muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. Trembling occurs naturally in life when our nervous system is over-activated for a good reason. It’s our miraculous body’s natural way of bringing the nervous system back into a calm and balanced state. 

TRE helps to 

  • Calm the nervous system
  • Pacify anxiety
  • Lessen PTSD symptoms
  • Enhance performance 
  • Reduce & Release stress  
  • Release old Trauma patterns  
  • Release deep held muscular tension
  • Become grounded & embodied
  • Restore a felt sense of balance and harmony 


TRE Sunshine Coast: Your Facilitator: Soraya Saraswati is a Qualified and experienced TRE Facilitator and Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist. Both online or in person private sessions and courses available.

No Need To Rehash Past Stories

Have you told and retold your story until you feel sick or over it. Well, in TRE there is no need for stories, or diving into the past. No need to re-traumatise yourself by dredging up old memories. This is somatic or body based work. Your body has cellular memory. And, By activating the body’s innate wisdom your nervous system leads this physical process. The one client/student learns to regulate the process themselves, so as to always feel safe and comfortable. And it’s simple to learn and can be practiced by anyone, child or adult. Session by session, these tremors unwind body tension. Gently releasing and unwinding the accumulation of muscular tension patterns from stressful and traumatic life experiences. Soraya Saraswati from TRE therapy Sunshine Coast is a fully trained instructor working both online and in person with individuals and groups. Join an upcoming Shake It Out course with TRE and Yoga Nidra

How is TRE different from other forms of Therapy?

A revolutionary somatic (or body based) process TRE trauma release exercises are now being used to support the release of daily stress, held trauma and physical tension. This is very different to talk therapy. As such there is no need to talk about your story, or to relive trauma experience, the body literally shakes it off by releasing patterns locked in your nervous system. Initially learned with an instructor, privately, or in a group setting depending on your needs trauma release exercises are both simple and effective.

TRE therapy Sunshine Coast Australia

Soraya Saraswati from TRE therapy Sunshine Coast is qualified to oversee and support your learning process. Once learned under expert guidance you will feel confident to integrate TRE into your daily lifestyle to manage stress. This is both empowering and liberating! Usually after the first session you will feel an immediate sense of relaxation. And you can begin to practice at home. A regular practice can be integrated into your lifestyle to dispel tension and long held trauma patterns, thus restoring nervous system balance. It’s empowering knowing you can activate the wisdom of your body to heal and take back the reins of your life.

Who Can Benefit from TRE

Relaxing our nervous system is absolutely vital in restoring health, harmony and happiness to our lives. In this light TRE can be beneficial to everyone. Trauma release exercises help to release and relax the whole nervous system and enable us to feel fully engaged with life again. Tension and trauma release exercise can also be integrated with your personal exercise routine, yoga and yoga therapy. Soraya Saraswati from TRE therapy Sunshine Coast works one-on-one with clients and in groups both online and in-person. Currently TRE is being practiced all over the world for relief from stress and tension by

  • War vetrans
  • Front line workers
  • Those with PTSD symptoms
  • High achievers
  • Athletes
  • Those with Anxiety
  • Depression Sufferers 
  • Anyone wanting relief from effects of stress 

When To Expect Results From TRE Therapy

Most people will feel relief from the first TRE session. When activated in a safe environment, this neurogenic muscular shaking or tremor mechanism literally shakes out tension. Some report they sleep more deeply that very night. You may also become aware of subtle areas of held tension that you were previously unaware of. I have had clients release long held fear patterns almost immediately. This makes for less reactivity in social and family interactions. Because you can practice at home in you own time the benefits will continue, layer by layer, if you commit to several home sessions a week. Then we can go deeper in our one-on-one work together. Here is a list of TRE reported benefits from those practicing.

  • Less Worry & Anxiety
  • Reduction in Symptoms of PTSD
  • More Energy & Endurance
  • Improved Marital-Social Relationships
  • Less Workplace Stress
  • Better Sleep
  • Reduced Muscle & Back/neck Pain
  • Increased Flexibility
  • Greater Emotional Resiliency
  • Less emotional reactivity
  • Healing of Old Injuries
  • Lessened Anxiety during Serious Illness
  • Relief from Chronic Medical Conditions

TRE Therapy Sunshine Coast

Soraya Saraswati teaches TRE both privately and in groups from Mangalam Meditation Retreat near Palmwoods on the Sunshine Coast. As a yoga therapist Soraya combines TRE  in her work together with yoga therapy, yoga nidra, breath-work, naturopathy and lifestyle changes. It is also taught as a stand alone technique. Check out Soraya’s Shake It Out And Restore with TRE and Yoga Nidra Course on the events page.

Organise a Private Session

Feel free to organise an Online or In-Person with Soraya through TRE therapy Sunshine Coast. Or organise a Group booking for families and/or support groups. 

Founder of TRE

Created by Dr. David Berceli, PhD, trauma release exercise or TRE ® safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, thus calming down the nervous system. Dr Berceli developed TRE from his observations from working in war torn countries and disaster areas for many years. This is a simple and effective way of activating the body’s natural self-regulatory system to release tension. There are now qualified practitioners like myself working globally.

Relaxing our nervous system is absolutely vital in restoring health, harmony and happiness to our lives.