How TRE® works

Universally, every body reacts the same way when unpleasant and/or dangerous events occur: with fight / flight / immobility response. In a primary response, we contract certain muscle groups that protect our most vulnerable part of the body: the lower abdomen.

The psoas muscles connect the back to the pelvis and legs. When faced with a dangerous or stressful situation, these muscles contract until the danger is gone. As a recovery, the body then wants to "twitch/shake" the muscles to release from the protective tension.

This is what you see both small children and also animals do after stressful events.

Because the powerful psoas muscles vibrate, in the center of our body, this resonates throughout the body. As a result, (deep-chronic) tensions are resolved naturally.

Adults, unfortunately, have often suppressed and unlearned this important tremors. We safely reawaken this mechanism with TRE®.


However, the body can only release when it is safe, relaxed and in the here and now. Therefore, during the sessions we pay a lot of attention to the techniques of self-regulation so that a release can happen in a safe and comfortable way. And they are very useful skills that you can use on a daily basis!

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  • TRE® in no way replaces medical and/or psychological treatment. It goes without saying that in case of health problems you should consult your doctor and/or psychologist.