TRE (Tension, Stress & Trauma Release Exercise) is a simple and effective tension releasing practice which aids deep relaxation and naturally reduces stress levels. It is a series of exercises practiced mindfully which activates our inbuilt shaking mechanism that exists to assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. In a safe and controlled environment TRE not only encourages the body to return to a natural state of balance it provides us with an opportunity to touch a deeper place of wholeness and connectedness.

TRE can release emotions ranging from mild upset to severe anxiety whether it is caused by work stress, excessive worry, conflict in relationships, physical stresses, bereavement or traumas from accidents. TRE is based on the fundamental idea, backed by recent research, that stress, tension and trauma is both psychological and physical. This self-help tool once learned can be used as needed to support your own physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing.

This profound practice generally feels pleasant and soothing and clients often report the following:

  • reduced levels of anxiety and stress
  • release of muscle tightness and improved joint mobility
  • improved sleep
  • relief from chronic medical conditions
  • more energy and endurance
  • enhanced exercise performance
  • less risk of sport injury and a more speedy recovery from injury
  • an overall greater sense of peace and well-being
  • the confidence to make significant life enhancing choices

“I found TRE to be a much more effective way to deal with difficult events from my past than other therapies I’d tried. With Lisa’s guidance I found that TRE allowed me to deal with deep past emotions that I was able to feel and release in a very safe and secure space that Lisa created for the sessions. I was left feeling calmer with more self-awareness and the tools to help me more forward.” Client feedback

What to wear

The practice will start with some standing exercises before coming down onto the floor and so it is best to wear loose comfortable clothing. We would also recommend wearing layers as you may find the body temperature varies during the practice and can range from being extremely warm to feeling quite cold, especially hands and feet.

What to bring

Mats and some blankets and cushions will be provided.

Health Questionnaire

For your safety we require that a health questionnaire is completed on arrival for all new TRE clients – if you are able to arrive in good time before your appointment to complete it that would be helpful. If you have completed a questionnaire with us before then you will be asked to check the details and to update if appropriate.

What to eat/drink before

It’s best not to have had a large meal within the last hour or so before the session. Please be sure to drink plenty of water before too if you can and bring some with you for after the session. Water will be provided during the session.

What to expect

TRE is a very mindful practice and so it’s good to keep an open mind together with some healthy scepticism and to stay curious and interested throughout the practice. Staying grounded during the practice is also important and you will use breath and body awareness to help with this. Self-regulation is also key and this will be practiced throughout the session and there will be plenty of reminders with safety being paramount. If you would like to find out more about tremoring then here is a link to the main TRE website: and you can find out more on Lisa’s website here