Renee Shearing | Addictions, eating disorder, trauma, TRE provider

Tension/Trauma Release Exercises

Tension/Trauma Release Exercises (TRE®) is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma.  It is a natural and innate process that all mammals (including humans) possess.

TRE® is a simple tool, that teaches the body how to turn off the stress response and a return to feeling grounded, safe and calm.

TRE® safely and easily activates a natural tremor/vibrating reflect in the body which releases muscular tension and regulates stress hormones in the body.


TRE® is accessible to all ages.

It can be used in conjunction with most other modalities and therapies.

It is not suitable for those who are pregnant or who have had surgery in the last 3 months.

TRE® is an effective tool for managing and relieving stress, tension & trauma.

TRE® is simple and easy.


Our body experiences stress when we feel under threat or unsafe. For many of us, this is a daily occurrence.

We worry about our finances, our relationships, our personal security, the safety of our children; and our bodies react.

This reaction is the tensing and preparing of our muscles to deal with the impending threat. It also involves the instantaneous release of stress hormones, adrenaline and cortisol, which instigate an immediate physiological reaction; preparing our bodies to deal effectively with the any threat.

It is this what is referred to as the Fight/Flight reaction.

This stress reaction is helpful and necessary when we are in fact under physical threat and need to react quickly.

Our bodies tend to be very good at turning ON this stress reaction however we have become less in touch with the mechanism of turning OFF this stress reaction.

We end up with a build up of stress hormones and tension in the body that leave us feeling tense, irritable, angry, overwhelmed, anxious, frustrated, disconnected, depressed, hopeless, numb and physically unwell. 


TRE® discharges the tension in the muscles associated with stress.
This often relieves physical pain.

It works on a neurological level to process traumatic memories therefore eliminating symptom of PTSD.

It assists the body to release emotions associated with stress and anxiety leaving one feeling calm and grounded.

TRE® is a physiological process, therefore it requires no talking or rehashing of disturbing events in order to process and move on.

During the time that the body is tremoring the participant is fully conscious and is totally in control of what is happening.


  • Reduction of stress
  • Reduction of anxiety and worry
  • Reduces symptoms of PTSD
  • Reduces physical pain
  • Reduces symptoms of stress related diseases
  • Increased energy and resilence
  • Improved ability to cope in life
  • Feeling more grounded and present
  • Healing of old physical injuries
  • Improved relationship

To find out more about TRE® in Cape Town, please contact me.