Shake off Stress with TRE®

Natural Stress and Tension Release

Learn TRE® to reignite the body’s innate stress/tension release capability to help you to decompress and grow resilience. TRE® is a liberating, mindful and unique way to kindly and compassionately relate to your body.  You literally "Shake off your Stress" and reboot the nervous system.


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TRE® is a natural physical "no talking" practice that safely and gently releases symptoms of stress, tension, anxiety and trauma from the body and mind. Like a massage from the inside out, the process returns the body, brain and mind to a more calm, relaxed and balanced state. TRE®. initiates the body's innate physiological release mechanism (tremoring) in a mindful, controlled and sustained way to safely and gently release symptoms of stress, anxiety, tension and trauma from the body. It can be immediately effective as you let go of the chronic muscular nervous tension right from the core, where the protective muscle pattern is created in the psoas (a.k.a. "Fight/Flight") muscles. By allowing the nervous system to "stand down" via the body, messages are sent to the brain which to allow it to come back to a calm state; it's a "bottom up" approach, that allows the mind to be more peaceful.  As a body based, "no talking" approach, it can be effective both stand alone or in conjunction with talk based - or other - therapies. Clients re-learn to activate the body's natural mechanism and once they have  learnt, you then have a easy to use practice for life. 

Work done in the 1960's by Dr Peter Levine (he holds doctorates in medical biophysics, and psychology), began to raise new awareness about the therapeutic benefits of shaking.  As stress consultant to NASA during the space shuttle era, Dr Levine's research led him to look at predator/prey behaviour and make interesting observations about the way in which animals literally shake off their stress and how humans have repressed this mechanism.  His very readable book "Waking the Tiger" is an excellent starting point from which to understand how this works.  

TRE® was created by Dr David Berceli as a usable practice for daily life that activates this tremor mechanism in a gentle and safe way; taught with grounding/containing/regulating exercises, TRE® is a safe and effective way to gently re-embody, and reboot the nervous system

You are taught to re-ignite the body's innate stress release mechanism through simple trigger exercises that initiate tremors in the deep core muscles (psoas). The brain stem becomes activated to release stress held in the nervous system while you lie in a relaxed position to allow the body to move. The process returns the body to a more calm, relaxed & balanced state. Clients have described TRE® as feeling like a massage from the inside out.  As each person is unique, the autonomic movements during releasing will be unique to the individual and also will often be different at every session.  As it is the body’s natural stress release mechanism, it is something that everyone would benefit from learning (see below for details of how to learn).  There is no need to talk about past events or even re-experience them; sometimes clients report that it feels like they are watching old material leaving the body, but from the place of being an observer. Often clients are integrating deeply held material without even needing to be aware of what the particular issue is; they simply experience physical movements and sensations as the body/mind lets go. The supporting techniques taught as part of the TRE® practice include breathwork, and grounding/holding/containing practices which further enhance the safe holding of TRE. These practices also give clients empowering, grounding and calming practices to be used at any time needed. This supports emotional and nervous system regulation.

TRE® can be learnt and practiced by almost anyone, whatever their age (age 5 up) or physical ability. I offer the guidance, supervision and support materials to help clients achieve this and become empowered and confident to manage safe and effective  practice at home, when ready. With this support it can become a life-changing tool. Clients are welcome to drop in as often or as little as they need to deepen practice.

Who is TRE® suitable for? TRE® is not just for trauma. Being our most basic and natural method of stress release it's for everyone right from athletes and yoga practitioners wanting to enhance muscle and body function and free up the body to improve performance, to clients wanting to feel freer, happier and more resilient in their lives.  TRE® can also give a liberating sense release and empowerment to those who have more intense stress symptoms such as anxiety, panic attacks and P.T.S.D.  Children can also learn it, and benefit from the simple "no-talking needed" approach, I've worked with children as young as 5 years of age. 

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Whether learning 1:1, via Zoom, on a short course, or at a workshop, your experience is personal and every client is given individual time to support their particular needs.  

The experiential learning is also supplemented with theory to support understanding how the TRE® works.

While the TRE®v practice primarily involves teaching clients to learn and use this empowering practice for themselves and to learn how to practice self facilitation, sometimes gentle interventions can support release.  I tune into what is needed in the moment; any touch is only given with  the clients' permission.

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What clients are saying...


Deborah is a gifted teacher.

Just the right amount of information and support in the sessions, and, crucially for me, fantastic free support materials to take away. This means I can continue and deepen my practice at home still feeling guided and held like I did on the workshop.

I’ve done some great workshops before, but have been left in free fall afterwards as to how to continue the good work, so this is a fantastic aspect of how Deborah does things.

The TRE itself is the most healing medium I have come across. I have spent many years using meditation, mindfulness, therapy , group work and bodywork, to deal with stress, anxiety and trauma. It’s all been good, it’s been a great journey, but nothing has got underneath old unhelpful behaviours like TRE has.

Thank you Deborah x

Alexandra Knowles. Massage Therapist

Yvonne Bignall, Life and Fitness Coach


Deborah is an absolutely incredible TRE Practitioner. I feel she was born to do this work, and her dedication to life’s truths makes her so wise, compassionate and strong. I have seen many, many therapists over the years, and Deborah is the first who I have felt can hold space for healing without getting unnerved or startled in the least. She truly gets every level of complexity and opportunity, and is teaching me so much as I do the course with her. 

I hope that anyone reading about TRE and feeling inclined towards giving it a go, will just do it. The more of us who walk this planet cleared of old emotions, the sooner we will have a truly loving world .


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Learn TRE® in the way that best suits you

 at a workshop or short course

 and contact Deborah for one to one work

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Training credentials

I initially qualified with TRE UK® in March 2016.  In April 2018 I left to branch out and work as an 

Independent Practitioner. 

Since then I have certified with  TRE® For All . 

This most recent certification has enabled me to teach the full Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises protocol and to be part of ongoing deepening trainings . 

The TRE® For All protocol, enables me to work with trauma in the safest and most empowering way for clients. As part of the Global TRE® For All Community, I can continue to enhance my work through Continuous Professional Development and attended the Online Advanced TRE® module in February 2021.

Weekly Group Course

(learn in 4-6 sessions):

Venues in Bath/Bristol area and central Bath

Weekly groups are affordable, and are a more "gentle" introduction to TRE® with the support of others embarking on the journey. They give you the help of group practice (doing any practice in a group can be more powerful than your own, depending on your needs).  They also give you the support and experience of others who are all at different stages on their TRE® journeys as clients who have already learnt can drop in .

I keep my groups deliberately small (10 max - including drop in clients), to ensure that every participant has time for some individual attention, and possible interventions.

The course Includes theory presentations to watch in your home,  home practice support materials and any e-mail or phone support you may require whilst learning. Also included is breath work and grounding exercises.

After the initial course, clients can drop in at discounted follow up rates to continue with group practice should they wish.

After completing the course all clients to receive access to free audio guided TRE session for home practice

(Prices and booking links at the bottom of page)

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One to One 

or Skype 

(learn in 2-6 sessions)

This option is for you if you prefer to work 1:1 rather than in a group, or feel that you would initially like to work 1:1 before joining groups.  This is also for you if you have issues that require strongly held space, and the undivided focus and support of your practitioner.

Many clients are confidently practicing at home after just 2 sessions, however if you have PTSD or serious trauma you may need a few more before you are comfortable to practice at home.

The course Includes theory presentations to watch in your home and home practice support materials and any e-mail or phone support you may require whilst learning. Also included is breath work and grounding exercises.


After completing the course all clients to receive access to free audio guided TRE session for home practice

(Prices and booking links at the bottom of page)

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Introduction to TRE® Workshop: 


Includes venues local to Bristol/Bath area

TRE® Workshops are a flexible and comprehensive way to learn TRE for busy people:

- presentation to watch at home before the session

- 2hour workshop (mainly experiential/ no PowerPoint presentations) : includes  theory/science of TRE® 

- Home practice materials 

- Small groups 10 max (fewer in Radstock Studio)

- Also included is breath work and grounding exercises.

All clients to receive access free audio guided TRE® session for home practice

(Prices and booking links at the bottom of page)

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Compare the our service packages and find the best fit for you.

GROUP COURSE : 4 week TRE® course with TRE Practitioner Deborah Maddison

From £100

Price  varies according to venue 

Four 1  3/4 hr sessions


- 4 sessions ( 1 3/4 hours long)  

- home practice learning materials 

- TRE. Information  presentation

- e-mail/phone support

- Audio guided TRE session for home practice

-Also included is breath work and grounding exercises.

All current course dates and booking  HERE

When booking session dates please read Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy HERE

 One to One /Skype:  2 -6 sessions with TRE® Practitioner Deborah Maddison

 Session 1 £89 

follow ups £50-75 

some venues may require a room fee &/or travel costs


- Comprehensive 2 hour introductory session, to learn regulation, embodiment. 

- TRE home practice learning materials 

-TRE Information presentation

- e-mail/phone support

- Audio guided TRE session for home practice


Please ask if you need a concessionary rate

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When booking session dates please read Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy HERE



with TRE® Practitioner Deborah Maddison

From £35

Price varies according to venue 

Per Day

5 hour workshop day


- TRE UK® home practice learning materials

-  e-mail/phone follow up support where needed


- TRE Information presentation

-   Workshop includes:  Practical TRE session,  & TRE theory talk

TRE home practice learning materials & Guided Audio

- e-mail/phone support

- Audio guided TRE session for home practice

- Also included is breath work and grounding exercises.

After a workshop, those wishing or needing further held space one to one can continue with Deborah's regular group sessions, either online or in person

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