TRE Classes at The Wellspring School!

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We are excited to expand the movement class offerings at The Wellspring School with the upcoming Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®) classes, taught by one of our current Amma students, Rita Selmarie, Rita is a Certified TRE Provider. We asked Rita to tell us more about TRE and her experience in her personal TRE practice and training as an instructor. Check out what she had to say below!

So What is TRE ®?

TRE is a set of exercises that help the body release deep, muscular patterns due to stress, tension, and trauma that accumulate from the every day circumstances of life, difficult situations, immediate or prolonged stressful situations, or traumatic life experiences.

The TRE exercises activate a natural shaking or vibrating mechanism that promotes the release of muscular tension and calms down the nervous system. TRE is used as a self-help method that is easily learned, often has immediate effects, and can be integrated into a simple daily routine to help restore a sense of inner peace, relaxation, and improved balance both physically and emotionally.

TRE was developed by Dr. David Berceli in response to living and working in war-torn countries in the Middle East and Africa. His role was to provide specialized trauma recovery assistance to U.S. military personnel, national and international relief agencies, and the staff of government and non-government organizations who were living and working in trauma-inducing environments. His experience led him to understand that this natural shaking/vibrating mechanism appears to be the body’s own built-in system for calming down the nervous system and releasing muscular tension as a way of healing itself from chronic stress, tension and trauma.

TRE has helped thousands of people and is now being practiced around the globe. The reported benefits include:

  • Less worry and anxiety
  • Reduction of PTSD symptoms
  • More energy and endurance
  • Better sleep
  • Less relationship conflict
  • Reduced muscle and back pain
  • Increased flexibility
  • Greater emotional resiliency
  • Healing of past injuries

Rita Selmarie was led to TRE while on her own healing journey after receiving a cancer diagnosis several years ago. She chose to take a wholistic path knowing that to heal would require bringing not only the physical body back into a state of balance, but also the mind and spirit. She looked more deeply at the broader effects of stress and trauma that she herself had experienced in her personal and work life. Through the practice of TRE, she believes that releasing these long-held muscular tension patterns were a substantial piece of the healing process that brought her into remission from cancer.

She knew she wanted to share TRE with others and became a Certified TRE Provider. She trained with several TRE trainers, including Dr. David Berceli, the founder of the TRE technique, and completed her Level II certification. She provides private individual sessions and teaches group workshops and classes.

Rita’s TRE Classes at The Wellspring School are Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00pm. Check the website classes page for current dates!  Cost is $12 to drop into any individual class or purchase a discounted 10 or 20 Class Wellspring Movement Pass. These classes are also available via Class Pass.

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