The Trauma Story

TRE Professional Development

Lynea Gillen, TRE Trainer & Counselor

The Trauma Story | TRE® Professional Development

Lynea Gillen, TRE Trainer & Counselor

Saturday, April 6, 2024
8:00 – 10:30 am (PDT-Los Angeles time)

Live, Online Training for Certified TRE Providers 


Is the Story Important?

​It is very common for the story of trauma to emerge when people practice TRE with a Provider; bearing witness to it can help the healing process, but how much of the story is important in a TRE session?

Listening to one another tell our stories is a natural and compassionate response, and we all do this regularly with friends and family members. But when does the story go too far, take away from the intention of releasing the trauma from the body or stray beyond our professional training and boundaries?

Develop Your Skills

In this professional development session for Certified TRE Providers we will be exploring important considerations when people begin to share their story, such as: How to skillfully use your client’s trauma story? How do you contain the story and the emotions? When do you redirect and when do you listen? And when is it important to refer to a therapist?

In addition, we will be covering:

  • When TRE isn’t appropriate
  • Assessing needs – how to modify and how long to tremor
  • Tuning into your intuition and trusting your instincts
  • “Staying in your lane” – professional boundaries & ethics
  • Building your referral network and working as a team

This session will also feature an opportunity to practice skills.


Saturday, April 6, 2024
8:00 – 10:30 am PDT (Los Angeles time)

Live, online training format (sorry, no recording will be made).


Cancellation/Refund Policy  



Lynea Gillen, LPC, RYT, Global TRE Trainer, is a pioneer in the field of health and wellness education. Her heart-centered, creative and effective tools were developed directly from her 40+ years of as a school teacher, counselor and clinician. Lynea’s Yoga Calm program was developed in a behavior classroom in a rural Oregon elementary school 20 years ago and is now being used with tens of thousands of children around the world in diverse settings such as urban classrooms, clinics and psychiatric hospitals like the Mayo Clinic.

Lynea has extensive experience with TRE having organized and assisted with dozens of certification trainings over the last 10 years with Dr David Berceli, including the development of TRE’s online global certification trainings.

Developing emotional literacy, community, and resilience are the hallmarks of Lynea’s approach and are exemplified in her award-winning books and media: Yoga Calm for Children, Mindful Moments Cards, Good People Everywhere, Little Banty Chicken and her latest, Little Book of Healing: A Coloring Book for Grief and Loss. Lynea has been featured on TV regarding children and trauma, and writes frequently on this and other health subjects.

​Lynea is an adjunct professor at Portland State University, Lewis & Clark College and the University of the Pacific, where she has created over a dozen courses in counseling and special education and has taught thousands of teachers, counselors and therapists. Her online course Transforming Childhood Trauma is a strength-based approach for working with trauma in classroom and therapeutic settings. Lynea is a current licensed professional counselor with the state of Oregon, holds an MS in counseling in education from PSU, and is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.



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