TRE Introduction

Lynea Gillen, LPC, RYT, TRE Trainer

Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®)

Introduction with Lynea Gillen

Saturday, September 17, 2022

9:00 – 11:30 am (PDT)

Live, Online Training with Zoom


Why Wait?

You have probably heard about Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises. Now is your chance to experience them with Yoga Calm Founder, Counselor and TRE Trainer, Lynea Gillen.

From the comfort of your setting you will be introduced to TRE by Lynea and then have an opportunity to try it in a small group led by our experienced Certified TRE Providers.

A highlight of this training will be Lynea sharing her insights and experience of using TRE personally and professionally to support health and help with chronic stress and traumatic experiences.


What’s TRE?

Have you ever noticed your body shaking in response to a stressful situation or seen a child shaking their legs back and forth when nervous? That shaking is called neurogenic tremoring — an innate release system that nearly all mammals are born with and that is an important component in how the body handles stress.

Recognizing that shaking is a normal, healthy response to release tension, TRE mobilizes it through six yoga‐like exercise. The process is unique in that this shaking originates deep in the core of the body, with gentle waves of movement that reverberate outward along the spine, releasing tension from the sacrum to the cranium. The exercises are a simple form of stretching and are used to gently start these voluntary muscle releases.

TRE can be done by anyone, in any setting, to release the stress or tension that accumulates from everyday life, difficult situations, immediate or prolonged stressful situations, or past traumatic life experiences (e.g., natural disasters, social or domestic violence).

Currently being researched by the Veteran’s Administration, TRE is being used worldwide for individual health support and by therapists, counselors, and human service providers as a low-cost complement to cognitive and behavior-based therapies. They report that TRE decreases anxiety, emotional reactivity, physical pain and hypervigilance, and improves resilience to stress.

TRE is particularly useful for teachers, counselors, clinicians, social service workers, parents, foster/adoptive parents, and anyone working with populations affected by stress and trauma. Learning to manage our stress and regulate our nervous system is fundamental to helping others develop their self-regulatory capacities, positive attachment and social/emotional competencies.


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Saturday, Sept 17, 2022
9:00 – 11:30 am PDT (Los Angeles time)
Live, online training format for first time participants

$30 Intro Fee

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 also been featured on TV regarding children and trauma and writes frequently on this and other health subjects.

​Lynea is also 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. 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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