December 15, 2017

Certification Process


Training Process for Attaining  Certification to teach TRE Professionally

The training process is set out below

Please note that this sets out the minimum requirements; you may be required to have more supervision sessions or more of your own TRE therapeutic sessions depending on how smoothly you are moving through the process. The term ‘sessions’ is used deliberately as a session may run for longer than one hour by mutual agreement between trainee and supervisor.

Task Process Comment
  • Attend a 3 day Module 1 workshop
3 days
  • Apply and register to be a TRE  Trainer
Register with David Berceli  -Pay a US $35 application fee by visiting and following the prompts.Register and apply with Steph Combe in NZ ($99 – to obtain training materials) Fill in as much of the form as you can and submit it  to Steph as your application.   Once you have completed all the requirements on the form,  you will resubmit it prior to Certification below.
  • Journalling and personal TRE practice
Do TRE for 1 month (approx 10 sessions) yourself before you start teaching close family and friends- you may not charge or teach TRE professionally. Journal your experiences. During this time you can start  the supervision hours. Remember to leave enough time to integrate between each tremor session. After 1 month, send a summary of your journal to your supervisor
  • Complete  5 sessions of supervision.
  • 4 sessions doing TRE on your own
  • 1 journal and review session
  • Meet your supervisor either one on one in the physical presence of,  or via Skype.  You may also send your supervisor a video.
  • This can be done in a group setting. Group supervision weekends will be made available if there is sufficient demand.


  • Attend a 3 Day Module 2 workshop
  • Continue Journalling
  • Complete 11 supervision sessions
  • 4 sessions teaching 1 person
  • 1 journal and review session
  • 4 sessions teaching groups
  • 1 journal and review session
  • 1 session tremoring on your own and review of own practice
The number of journal and review sessions will depend on how many sessions have been held in a group setting versus individual sessions, and how much time has been available in that setting for individual feedback.
  • Competency review
1 supervised assessment by your certifying trainer
  • Finalise Certification
Complete your original application form and send it to Steph Combe.  Once Steph advises that you have met the requirements as a  Certified TRE Provider Steph will mail you your certificate and list you on the website: Listing on David’s website is available for an annual fee payable to


Required Reading/Viewing

  • Berceli, D (2008) (Book)  The Revolutionary Trauma Release Process: Transcend Your Toughest Times. Namaste Publishers, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Berceli, D (2008) (DVD) The Revolutionary Trauma Release Process: Transcend Your Toughest Times, Namaste Publishers, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Berceli, D (2005) (Book) Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE): A revolutionary new method for stress/trauma recovery. Booksurge Publishing
  • Levine, Peter, (1997) Waking the Tiger, Healing Trauma. North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California.
  • Levine, Peter, (2010) In an Unspoken Voice. North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California.
  • Scaer, Robert (2001) The Body Bears the Burden, Trauma Dissociation and Disease, The Hamworth Press, Birmingham
  • 1 additional resource of your own choice relevant to TRE with the approval of your supervisor