TRE Workshops and Certification Training at Respite

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catch of the day fish (2)We’ve all had this experience: you’re going through a rough time in life, bad things are happening, stress is piling up, you’ve got way too many balls in the air, and bam! You’re suddenly laid out flat on your back with a wicked cold or flu. Coincidence? We think not. The body and mind are of course deeply interconnected, and in a pretty constant chicken-and-egg kind of dance. And it’s that kind of thinking that’s behind TRE™, a set of exercises that are based on neurological, biological and anatomical functioning that follow trauma and chronic tension. TRE™ is designed to tap into the body’s natural functioning to process the internalized effect of trauma and leave you renewed and restored– in both and physically emotionally better condition. It’s based on therapeutic approaches such as bioenergetics, tai chi, yoga and other eastern practices; and while you can often find a facilitator who offers TRE™ sessions, next month, Respite is offering the opportunity to become a facilitator yourself.

TRE™ exercises activate the body’s genetically encoded responses called neurogenic tremors. These tremors are the nervous system’s way of discharging tension and involuntary muscular contraction caused by stress and trauma. Practicing TRE™ can help relieve chronic tension, discharge emotional and physical trauma, increase energy and stamina, improve sleep and mood, decrease aches and pains, and more. The training certification offered in July is especially appropriate for anyone who seeks tools to aid their clients or for anyone who seeks to understand and heal from chronic tension and trauma themselves. Of course, it can also be an excellent way of being introduced to TRE™ for people who haven’t yet experienced its profound effects. The training will be offered by Maria Alfaro, who has been designated as a TRE™ Trainer by Dr. David Berceli, the creator of TRE™. Over the past 9 years, she has taught TRE™ to thousands of people in the US, Europe and Canada, and luckily she’s now landing in Baltimore—and offering this remarkably unique workshop while she’s at it.

TRE Workshop and Level 1 Training with Maria Alfaro takes place July 25-27. Registration is required, and can be done at

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