TRE® for Children & Teens 

Lynea Gillen, TRE Trainer, Child and Family Counselor

TRE® for Children & Teens

Lynea Gillen, TRE Trainer, Child and Family Counselor

Saturday, February 17, 2024
8:00 am – 12:00/noon (PST-Los Angeles time)


Our Kids Need TRE!

Stress and, unfortunately, trauma are part of the human condition, but so is resilience and post-traumatic growth! Let’s educate our youth and help them develop resilience and lifelong wellness habits so they can thrive and not just survive.

Drawing from her decades of child development, counseling, teaching yoga to children, and TRE experience, Lynea Gillen will share her discoveries of how to safely introduce TRE to infants, children, and teens.


Relate, Educate, Regulate

In this workshop Lynea will show how to translate polyvagal and attachment theory into practice with the use of effective listening and communication skills that develop trust and rapport, and simple grounding practices for us and our clients.

Then you will learn how to educate a range of ages and cognitive abilities about how our nervous system works, that fight, flight and freeze responses are healthy survival mechanisms, and how to destigmatize shaking. Lynea will also share her experience in how developmental trauma presents in at home and school, the difference between triggers and tantrums, and how to set compassionate boundaries with trauma survivors.

With this foundation, you will learn how to safely introduce the tremor response, considering the unique needs, language and adaptions for family/infants, children and teens.


What Else You Will Learn

  • When and how to introduce TRE within schools: Lessons learned from 25 years of introducing yoga and mindfulness programs
  • How to use cognitive mapping and other tools to develop healthy emotional responses
  • The pitfalls of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences study)
  • Family and school resources for nervous system education and regulation: yoga, mindfulness, counseling and Empower curriculum
  • Appropriate use of these tools in diverse settings based upon the expertise and training of workshop participants

Lynea loves to collaborate and draw out the collective intelligence of workshop participants, therefore there will be lots of opportunities to ask questions, share ideas and relate experiences in how our TRE community creates best practices for introducing TRE to our youth.

Please join us for this opportunity to help our future generations!


Saturday, February 17, 2024
8:00 – 12:00/noon (PST-Los Angeles time)

Live, online training format

The workshop will be recorded and available for workshop attendees to review for two weeks after the workshop.

Training will be in English.


Cancellation/Refund Policy  



Lynea Gillen, LPC, RYT, 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 for Children 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.

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 has extensive experience with TRE having organized and assisted with dozens of certification trainings over the last 12 years with Dr David Berceli, including the development of TRE’s online global certification trainings.

​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 graduate level courses in counseling and special education and has taught thousands of schoolteachers, counselors and therapists. Her online course Transforming Childhood Trauma is a strength-based approach for working with trauma in classroom and therapeutic settings, and her Empower program provides short integrated nervous system education, mindfulness and yoga activities to help elementary school children. 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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