Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises

With Svava Brooks, a Certified TRE® Practitioner


What is TRE®?

Tension & Trauma Release Exercises (or 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.

TRE Námskeið á íslensku!

TRE námskeið reglulega í boði á íslensku á netinu fyrir byrjendur og lengra komna.

What Are the Benefits?

Decrease in stress and anxiety, reduced symptoms of PTSD, more energy and endurance, improved marital relationships, less workplace stress, better sleep, less relationship conflict, reduced muscle and back pain, increased flexibility, greater emotional resiliency, decrease in symptoms of vicarious trauma, healing of old injuries, lessened anxiety surrounding serious illness, relief from chronic medical conditions.

Register for Online Group TRE Sessions Now!

I am offering online TRE® sessions for your convenience and safety! Each round is made up of 4 classes, each 90 minutes long. Follow the link to learn more and register:

"Svava's TRE course was so enlightening and could not have been offered at a better time. For the turmoil of the Shelter in Place order, Svava was able to transition our in person class to online. I was skeptical at first, but it was the most ideal way of continuing the course. Svava brought a resonance and comfort to us during this uncertain and confusing time. The TRE course expanded on an area I was missing in my other modalities I was using. The ability to let my body release tension as a seperate process from the mind work I have been doing added the next step in my healing and growth. Our class was as important to the learning by adding the community and support needed to be able to feel safe to explore the new technique. We all supported and cared for each other in an uplifting, gratituded filled way. Thanks so much for the class and community Svava!"

Charles Wohl

"I took a three-class series with Svava to learn TRE and it was extraordinary - both with the practice and working with her. Svava's first hand experiences and gifts as a teacher made all the difference in understanding and accepting this practice, which is already having a positive impact on my well-being. Can't recommend more highly!"

Cloie Cohen

"I recently signed up for Svava's Tension Release Exercise (TRE) class in hopes of finding an efficient way to handle work (and life) stress. The exercises are not difficult, there are adjustments available for most ability levels, and the outcome is a general sense of calm. I look forward to practicing TRE as a part of my new and improved regimen of self-care since being treated for cancer. As for Svava Brooks, I found her to be an intuitive and gentle instructor with extensive knowledge of TRE practice. If you have any interest in TRE, check it out! If nothing else, you will appreciate getting to know Svava. "

Talemi Mike

"I started doing TRE after watching YouTube videos. But I thought I should take a class and learn more because it was very much resonating with what I needed at the time. I’m so glad that I took Svava’s class! There was so much more to doing the exercises correctly and safely than what those videos had shown. Understanding the tension and relaxation is important, but Svava helped me understand how the process works and to be gentle with my progress. I overdid it a couple times but Svava was able to show me how to move forward and progress in a safe manner. Knowing that I had overdone it she checked in with me repeatedly. I highly recommend Svava as a support and guidance leader and TRE practitioner."

Kat Livingston

Pricing Options

*If you haven't had a session with Svava, please schedule your free consultation first.

Single Session



Private One-On-One Session

  • 60 minutes
  • Introductory trauma education
  • Learn how TRE® works
  • Guided through the TRE® exercises with personal adjustments
  • Help you to feel comfortable enough with the exercises to complete at home on your own, even after just one session!

3-Session Bundle



3 Sessions to Dig Deeper

  • 60 minutes each
  • Delve into trauma education, how toxic built-up stress is to the body
  • Reconnect with your body and create a self-care practice
  • Master the TRE® exercises and see real progress in your body
  • Begin to feel true peace and well-being

Group Special



Share in a Healing Experience

  • 90 minutes
  • Learn a hugely beneficial healing tool with your friends or family
  • Create a self-care practice together
  • Become trauma-informed, learning how your body responds to stress
  • Use the accountability of a group to keep up this healing practice together

Is This Your First TRE® Session?

Before your first TRE® session, Svava will conduct a FREE 30-minute online consultation with you to assess your needs based on your level of trauma and current state of healing.

Why Does TRE® Work?

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.


A Brief Explanation From Dr. David Bercelli

The Medical History Behind TRE

Find Out How TRE® Can Help You Heal

Experience the deep relaxation and tension release from TRE®. Learn this tool you can use every single day to return your system to a state of balance and heal your body.


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