TRE- Tension & Trauma Release with David Berceli (Module 1)

Damascus, Oregon
Saturday, March 25, 2017

TRE- Tension & Trauma Release with David Berceli (Module 1)
Saturday, March 25, 2017 8:30 AM -
Monday, March 27, 2017 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Still Meadow Retreat
16561 Southeast Marna Road
Damascus, Oregon 97089
United States

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Instructor: Dr David Berceli

$495 Workshop Fee (if paid in full by 1/25/17; $550 after)
  • Includes delicious lunches
  • Certificate of Completion provided
  • Applies toward TRE Certification
  • CEUs available through PSU ($20 extra)
  • Group discounts (3 or more) & lodging available (see below).

is a simple technique to release stress or tension from the body that accumulates from everyday life, difficult situations, immediate or prolonged stressful situations, or traumatic life experiences (e.g., natural disasters, social or domestic violence).

Using six yoga‐like exercises, TRE helps to release deep tension from the body by evoking self‐controlled muscular shaking. The process is unique in that this shaking originates deep in the core of the body, with gentle tremors that reverberate outward along the spine, releasing tension from the sacrum to the cranium. The exercises are a simple form of stretching and are used to gently start these voluntary muscle tremors.

Once the technique is learned and mastered after several sessions, the warm-up exercises can be accelerated or replaced with your normal exercise activity like walking or yoga, and the technique then becomes a quick and effective method for consistent relaxation --  reducing any stress or tension that was accumulated over the course of the day.

TRE is being used by thousands of people around the world as an effective tool for releasing chronic traumatic stress, physical tension and emotional trauma. It is also quickly becoming a relaxing way to release the everyday stress, tension and anxiety that comes from the daily pressures of life.

Module 1 Training Workshop
This workshop is for anyone interested in learning and receiving the benefits of TRE, for those interested in becoming certified to lead others in TRE, and for those that have taken David's workshops before and would like a refresher. 

Included in this Module 1 workshop:
  • Anatomy, neurology and physiology of stress and trauma as it relates to TRE
  • Understanding the tremor response
  • Introduction to the Polyvagal Theory (Stephen Porges) 
  • Defense reactions as they relate to TRE 
  • Containment and grounding strategies 
  • Introduction to basic skills of working with individuals and groups 
  • Introduction to TRE and personal tremoring experience
  • Approximately 6 TRE practice sessions
This Module 1 workshop also fulfills one of the two training workshops that are part of the requirements to become a Certified TRE Provider. For those interested in continuing their training and ultimately becoming certified in TRE, Susan Shifman will be providing a Module 2 Training in Portland on August 11- 13 at Still Moving Yoga. Registration info here.

Susan has assisted David at his trainings for many years and was one of his first trainers. In addition to learning from her years of TRE training experience, the workshop will also include a special one-hour presentation by Lynea Gillen, the founder of Yoga Calm, on using TRE with children. The cost of this Module 2 workshop is $425 (registration opening January 1). Susan will also be offering individual supervision sessions following the August workshop.

For more specific information on their certification program contact

Study TRE with Its Founder
TRE was developed by David Berceli, PhD, an international expert in the areas of trauma intervention and conflict resolution. For 22 years, Berceli lived and worked in war‐torn countries of Africa and the Middle East. Along with individual trauma counseling, he has provided specialized trauma recovery assistance to United States military personnel, national and international relief agencies, and government and non‐government organizations whose staff are living and working in trauma inducing environments.

David Berceli’s books include Trauma Releasing Exercises: A Revolutionary New Method for Stress & Trauma Recovery and The Revolutionary Trauma Release Exercises: Transcend Your Toughest Times. A clinical social worker, licensed massage therapist and certified bioenergetics therapist, he currently travels around the world teaching the TRE™ self‐healing modality to empower those who suffer.

Relax, Refresh & Renew at Still Meadow Retreat
Still Meadow Retreat is one of Oregon's secret jewels, with beautiful gardens, incredible food and 60 acres of woods, orchards and trails. At the foot of Mt. Hood, 30 minutes from downtown Portland (and Portland International Airport), McMenamin's Edgefield and the spectacular Columbia River Gorge, and 90 minutes to the beach, Still Meadow is the perfect location for seeing the best of Oregon.

Lodging Options
For those coming from out of town or local participants who would like more of a retreat experience, Still Meadow offers overnight accommodations. 

The following three-night lodging packages will be available to you during your registration process (prices are per person):
$300 - Dorm Room (three or four beds) per person cost
$420 - Double Room (two beds) per person cost
$520 - Single Room (one bed)
  • Lodging packages include breakfasts and dinners (beginning with Saturday breakfast and ending with Monday lunch)
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Three nights' lodging with check-in on Fri, March 24 at 4:00pm and check-out on Monday, March 27 at noon 

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