If you want to release tension, reduce stress and manage your anxiety more effectively, TRE (Tension and Trauma Release Exercises) might be just what you need.  

TRE uses gentle movements to release deeply held muscle tension from your body leaving you feeling relaxed, refreshed, revitalised and restored. 

TRE is a simple but powerful self-care practice you can use anywhere, any time you notice your stress, tension and anxiety levels starting to rise.

Shake Off Your Stress and Tension:
Join a TRE Taster Group

TRE can help you feel calmer, more grounded and better able to cope with life's challenges. Learning TRE is a safe, natural way to release tension, reduce stress, improve wellbeing and build resilience.

TRE Taster Groups cost $40* and last for 120 minutes. Groups will be held in person in Waimauku, Auckland or online on Zoom on the following dates (New Zealand times):


  • Saturday 19 September @ 9:30am
  • Saturday 24 October @ 11:30am


  • Tuesday 13 October @ 6pm

If you'd prefer to set up a private Taster Group with your own friends, family or colleagues, please get in touch - I'd be happy to talk logistics.

In some cases, private sessions may be advised before joining a group TRE experience. I'm happy to chat about what's appropriate for you.  

Developed by Dr David Berceli, TRE uses gentle exercises to stretch and fatigue various muscles. This activates a natural muscle tremor (shaking) response in your body. The shaking releases the tension that builds up in our bodies because of every day stressors or challenging life events.  

All mammals have access to this natural protective response to let go of the pent up tension that accumulates in the body when we face threatening situations.  

TRE is suitable for all body types and can be easily adapted for any age, fitness level or mobility challenge.

TRE can help you to:

  • Release deep muscle tension
  • Improve sleep, energy levels, focus and concentration 
  • Reduce stress, pain, anxiety, depression, stress and tension
  • Manage the challenges of everyday living
  • Build your resilience
  • Build more harmonious relationships and stronger social connections
  • Recover more easily from injuries
  • Calm your nervous system
TRE Wall Sit

TRE could help you if:

  • You're feeling frazzled, overwhelmed and in need of a break
  • You don't feel as strong or resilient as you'd like physically or mentally
  • You want to learn to cope better with stress, tension, pain and the challenges of everyday living

During the session you will:

  • Discover a new way of managing stress, pain, anxiety and the impact of challenging life events
  • Experience how TRE can help you feel calmer, more grounded, more relaxed and more connected to yourself and others
TRE on floor
TRE Debrief

About the session:

  • The session will blend theory and practice in a safe, supportive space and in the safety and security of a group 
  • You'll learn what TRE is, how it was developed and how it benefits people all over the world
  • You'll get to experience this simple but powerful self-care tool for yourself

What Others Say About TRE:

"I love how after a session I feel renewed energised and grounded."

"I would definitely recommend TRE to others, especially those holding onto past trauma or anxiety."

"TRE helped me feel more positive within myself, more in control and generally less stressed."

TRE is a safe, natural way for people to release tension, reduce stress and anxiety, improve health and wellbeing and build resilience. 

Group Facilitator

Brenda Wille

BRENDA WILLE Blue Chair Wisdom +64 21 213 7377

Blue Chair Wisdom

Brenda Wille is a certified TRE Provider, TRE Mentor Trainee and Martha Beck-certified Life Coach in Auckland, New Zealand.  

Brenda has completed several Acceptance and Commitment Therapy trainings and uses the ACT framework extensively in her coaching practice. 

Brenda has volunteered for Victim Support and received specialist training to support those affected by homicide and suicide, family and sexual violence.

Brenda previously spent 20 years helping businesses build brands and grow teams.  

Ready to treat yourself to some valuable self-care?



$40* per person

BRING A BUDDY (for bookings of 2 or more) 

$35 per person

* 1 scholarship place is available in each group on a first-come-first-served basis.
I'm also happy to offer a sliding fee scale for those who'd like to learn TRE
but are facing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.
Please contact me to discuss payment options.

Please note bookings close 24 hours before each group so we can complete an intake process. Details will be emailed to you once your booking has been received.

More About TRE:

"I thoroughly enjoyed the TRE sessions and feel like I can now incorporate them into my week. I’m definitely feeling positive change."

"TRE was wonderful for me. I don't remember the last time I felt so amazing."

"TRE was a new experience that I find will be very valuable to me. ​It o​pened up a new mindset and ​I’m ​excited to do it at home in my own time."

Looking for answers?

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Please contact Brenda Wille on or +64 21 213 7377

Where are the TRE Taster Groups held?

These Taster Groups will be held in person in Waimauku, Auckland or online using Zoom. Details of each group will be emailed out once your registration has been received.

If you'd prefer a private Taster Group, please get in touch so we can arranged a date and time to suit your group.  

When are the TRE Taster Groups?

Saturday 19 September 2020 @ 9:30am (In Person)
Saturday 24 October 2020 @ 11:30am (In Person)

Tuesday 13 October 2020 @ 6pm (Online)

Please note bookings close 24 hours before each group so we can complete an intake process. Details will be emailed to you once I've received your booking.

Are these groups suitable for me if I've already learned TRE?

If you've already learned TRE and are comfortable self-regulating, you might wish to consider a TRE Refresher Group instead.

If I'm attending in person, is parking available?

Yes, free off-street parking is available on site.

What technology do I need to participate in an online TRE Taster group?

You'll need an internet-enabled device with a camera and microphone. Your internet connection needs to be good enough to stay connected to a video-conferencing platform. You will need to have Zoom downloaded on the device you wish to use. Full technical requirements will be sent to you when your registration has been received.

What should I bring with me to an in-person session?

I have yoga mats, pillows and blankets in the studio, but you're welcome to bring your own if you prefer. Please bring your own water bottle and whatever else you'll need to be comfortable during the session.

What will I need during an online Taster Group?

You'll need a quiet space where there is enough room for you to lie down, in view of the camera on your device. You will also need a wall to lean against. A yoga mat can make the session more comfortable but you can also lie on a blanket on the floor. You may also wish to use a pillow and blanket for your comfort. Please make sure you have water available during the session.

What should I wear?

Please wear loose, comfortable clothes you can easily move in.  

Can my children participate?

Participants in Taster Goups generally need to be over 16. If you are interested in exploring TRE with younger children, please fill in your details on this form and I will contact you to discuss the details.  

Who are the Taster Groups open to?

These Taster Groups are suitable for those who do not have significant past or current physical or mental health challenges. If you're not sure if you should attend, please get in touch and we can decide together if a group TRE session is appropriate for you right now.

All participants will be asked to complete an intake form prior to joining the class so I can make sure this is a suitable time for you to be learning TRE online.

These groups are not suitable for pregnant women or those with broken bones or other injuries where you have not been cleared by your doctor to participate in normal activities and exercise.

How many people will be in each group?

A maximum of 6 people can attend each Taster Group. Groups need a minimum of 3 participants to run.