We invite you to join us for this Module 1 of the Global Certification Programme in TRE® - Tension Release Exercises.  This will be very experiential - each morning and afternoon session you will be supported through the exercises and tremors, and we will explore the theory behind the model.  We will practice gentle stretches, asanas, and positions that massage the tissue, muscles and viscera, accessing a deep healing vibration, that aligns us to our true healthy selves. With practice, we can be moved towards a life of more peace, presence, balance and integrity; and a body that is more relaxed, resilient and able to repair.


TRE®  is a somatic focused practice for anyone interested in moving into a more cohesive relationship with their body.  It is ideal for practitioners of Yoga, Pilates, Martial Arts, Dance and Movement - it is an excellent self regulating tool for those working as medical personnel, doctors, clinicians, psychologists, paramedics and counsellors  - or for anyone working with or dealing with daily stress, anxiety, trauma or PTSD. It overcomes language barriers as it is a process that doesn't require language or talking about the event, feeling or issue. Everybody can do this, as the TRE® mechanism, or shaking ability, exists in all mammals and humans.  It is the body's most organic and natural way of unravelling contracted or tight stress patterns, as well as reducing the charge of stress hormones and un-healthy chemical build up, bringing the body back to balance and homeostasis. Once learned, you can do it by yourself, anytime and anywhere to continue the maintenance of a healthy nervous system.


The TRE® workshop is open to everyone, with or without a therapeutic background. You can attend to learn about using the tremors to support and improve your own mental, emotional and physical health, as well as understanding more about how stress affects us on different levels.* See 2 day option below.  If you wish to deepen your understanding of TRE® and want to continue becoming a TRE® Global Provider, you need to attend all 3 days of the workshop/Module 1, as it is a pre-requsitie for attending Module 2. The next module 2 training will be in Cape Town in April 2018.

The key elements for the Global Certification training programme are two x 3 day workshops – module 1 and module 2 – about  4 - 6 months apart, There is a supervision process,  and self practice with journalling after module 1 and case studies after module 2.


3 day group training
  • Anatomy, neurology and physiology of stress and trauma as it relates to TRE®
  • Understanding the tremor response
  • Introduction to the Poly-vagal theory
  • Defence reactions as they relate to TRE®
  • Containment and grounding strategies
  • Introduction to basic skills of working with individuals and groups
  • Introduction to TRE® and 6 tremoring experiences
This is followed by a 4 month part time supervision process, which consists of group, one-on-one and skype supervision sessions.
Part 1: The focus is on your PERSONAL TRE® process.
Part 2: The focus is on PRACTICE TEACHING TRE® to individuals.


3 day group training - April 2018


  • Attachment theory.
  • Role of Fascia in TRE®.
  • TRE® interventions (non-touch and touch).
  • TRE® modifications.
  • Teaching TRE® to groups.
  • Working with special groups (addiction recovery, working with youth, emergency workers, disaster recovery, community work).
  • Ethical guidelines.
  • Transference/Countertransference.
  • Experiential learning throughout the module.


This is followed by a 4-9 month part time supervision process, which consists of group, one-on-one and Skype supervision sessions - APPROX 20 HOURS OVER THE COURSE

  • Part 1: The focus is on deepening personal TRE® process and learning hands-on interventions.
  • Part 2: The focus is on teaching TRE® to groups.
  • Part 3: The focus is on Case Studies.  We require 2-3 Individual case studies over a period of 6-8 weeks (6-8 sessions) PLUS 1 Group case study over a period of 6-8 weeks (6-8 sessions)


  • Feel stressed, anxious or traumatized
  • Feel pain, inflammation or tightness in their body
  • Are exposed to or has witnessed other people’s trauma
  • Are living with health, financial, family, housing, addiction concerns
  • Are being, or have been exposed to war, violence, suppression or abuse
  • Are resident in a country of cultural, religious or generational trauma
  • Are working in a difficult or challenging situation that requires conflict resolution
  • have been involved in a vehicle or work related accident
  • have been involved in a natural disaster
  • have been diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)





Friday 1st December 10.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 2nd December 10.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday 3rd December 10.00am - 6.00pm

Venue to be announced - Cape Town Central or Southern Suburbs

*CPD allocations for 2017
Health Professions Council SA- Total 36 Points
Module 1:18 CPD
Module 2:18 CPD
Allied Health Professions Council SA- Total 16 Points
Module 1: 8 CPD
Module 2: 8 CPD
An additional 4 points is allocated for supervision





6 DAYS of group training - Module 1 and Module 2

Supervision & Certification costs

Internationally recognised Certification

CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points if you are a clinician (see breakdown below)

Refreshments and a light meal and snacks 

Training manual

Becoming part of a growing TRE community with offers support through postgraduate supervision and master class updates

US$15 International website Practitioner Registration fee 

PLEASE NOTE PLACES ARE LIMITED and early booking is recommended.

R 1 000 deposit on booking (non-refundable)
R 19 000 balance due by 1st October 2017

After 2nd October: R22,000

R 1 000 deposit on booking (non-refundable).
R 9 000 payable by 1st December
Balance of R 12 000 to be paid over 8 months – Please work out details of payment with Fiona

PRE-REQUISITE to training –

You must have experienced at least one session of TRE with a certified TRE Practitioner.
You must have had an interview with a designated Trainer prior to the training commencing.

*NON-CERTIFICATION OPTION – should you wish to do the initial Module 1 Training Workshop (no supervision group sessions to follow), for your own personal use, you may attend the first TWO (2) days of the training at a cost of R3 000. Please note that this WILL NOT QUALIFY YOU TO WORK WITH OTHERS EXCEPT YOURSELF.


Re-attending and assisting at additional workshop Modules:

Trainees and providers are encouraged to re-attend TRE® workshops for their own learning and benefit throughout the certification training period and after. All enrolled trainees are able to re-attend 3 day modules/ workshops at a reduced rate of 50%. Re-attending and assisting at modules/workshops is an invaluable way to deepen your understanding and integration of the material presented, as well as to help facilitate your own tremoring through practising in a group environment. As TRE® grows, we are constantly adding new information to the workshops/modules - we also know that observing the practice in a group is a very positive and powerful learning experience of this process. You will also get a chance to tremor yourself at times, and tremoring at re-attended workshops can be counted towards your required personal practice of TRE® hours for TRE® ADVANCED STATUS.



Fiona specialises in Somatic Health, with a focus on sexuality and relationships. She encourages us to safely explore methods of movement and play with forms of vibration as a way of understanding ourselves better in relation to the world.  Through curiosity, we are led though simple, yet healing processes that bring balance back to all body systems. 

Fiona is a TRE® (Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises) Global Certification Trainer, presenting in Thailand, Romania and South Africa. She practices and teaches Taoist Energy techniques and meditations, and has created ” Nectar – Sexual Wisdom & Alchemy”, a practical, safe and accessible program, practicing the transformation of Jing Chi (sexual energy) for health and lifestyle benefits. She has contributed to Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Shape, Women's Health and O Magazines, and is currently in publication with her first book on "Healthy Sexual Secrets".

Fiona has worked, shared and studied with some inspiring people including Master Mantak ChiaCaroline MyssWayne DyerBill Kauth , Liz Koch and her TRE® Mentor, Dr David Berceli.  In her practice she also includes, Chi Kung, Chi Nei Tsang (Taoist Visceral massage), Kinesiology, Breath work, Psychic Surgery and Craniosacral therapy. These approaches aim to uncover deep- seated blockages, which may manifest as persistent health difficulties.


Fiona carries a Masters degree in Design, and lectured at The University of The Arts in London for 9 years structuring programs in fashion and product design. She still works part time as a Design Consultant.






 For more on TRE® and Dr David Berceli