What is TRE® (Tension Releasing Exercises)

TRE® is a simple, effective method for mitigating the affects of stress in our bodies and mind. Using simple exercises, TRE® evokes a muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism in the body which releases stress and tension. TRE® helps rebalance the nervous system and has reportedly been effective in diminishing muscular pain, improving sleep, enhancing overall well-being and increasing energy.

This practice is intended to be used as a tool for self-care and many find it easy to learn. It often has immediate effects and can be part of on-going support for mental and physical balance.

You can learn more on the official TRE® website, traumaprevention.com.


Research related to TRE®

TRE® is based on the well-researched principle that stress, tension, and trauma are both psychological and physical—i.e., we literally hold them in our bodies. TRE® is a somatic (body-based) process that can allow individuals to discharge this stress, tension, or trauma. Reported benefits include:

·      Increased resilience

·      Better ability to cope with worry, anxiety, and stress

·      Reduction in the symptoms of PTSD

·      Improved relationships

·      Better sleep

·      Reduced muscular pain

·      And more!

TRE® Classes at Sellwood Yoga

TRE® is offered every Saturday at Sellwood Yoga from 12:15-1:30pm. Our instructors are passionate about this practice and love sharing it with others.

This practice is helpful for people all abilities and bodies. Whether you’re coping with mild stress, severe anxiety, or trauma recovery, you can benefit from the deep relaxation and emotional release facilitated by TRE®.

(This class is appropriate for those 18 years of age and older. Please note that it is not recommended for pregnant women. As described on the official TRE® website, traumaprevention.com, “The TRE process should not be used as a substitute for trauma recovery procedures of a medical or psychiatric/psychological nature. Individuals who have physical or psychological conditions that require strict regulation, individuals with fragile psychological defenses, a complex history of trauma or restricting physical or medical limitations should consult their medical practitioner or a Certified TRE Provider prior to performing these exercises.”)