Tension Release Exercises

with Emma Clare

Tension Release Exercises (TRE®) | Emma Clare

An amazing tool for helping the body let go of deep, chronic tension patterns


TRE® is a simple and quick set of movements that provides immediate relief from everyday stress to deeply held tension and trauma. It is adaptable for all body types, fitness levels and mobility challenges and is a extremely effective as a stand-alone practice, and deepens all other stress-relief practices, such as mindfulness, yoga and meditation.

Most approaches to stress reduction miss the core fact that our bodies already have an inherent neurobiological mechanism to release stress. Completion of the autonomic stress response cycle is critical for peak human performance. TRE® goes straight to the root of the issue by activating your body’s natural response for releasing stress, increasing capacity and resilience.

Tension and Trauma Release Exercises (TRE®) are a series of simple exercises that turn on our natural human/mammalian shaking response, signalling a return to safety and calm. By activating this self-induced therapeutic tremor with mindful attention to physical and psychological comfort, there is usually no need to talk about any original trauma to achieve lasting positive results.

Documented benefits include:

Release of chronic tension and physical or emotional trauma
Increased energy and stamina
Less anxiety
Relief from body aches, including back pain, headaches and TMJ
Enhanced ability to stay focused and stay connected
Improved sleep
Better mood
Greater mobility

Learn more about TRE in this video 

Emma Clare, certified TRE® Provider, helps individuals and organisations build creative capacity and resilience using many tools – from coaching and consulting, connecting people to their bioregion, restorative justice and the creative arts. She is involved with a number of inspiring projects that facilitate and champion generative change in the public, private and third sector.