Overview

TRE® is an innovative series of exercises that work with deep muscular patterns of stress, tension, and trauma—assisting your body to release, reset, and finally, relax. Once learned, you can use the exercises independently as needed throughout your life.

  • Feel more embodied and relaxed.  

  • Proven relief for chronic pain.

  • Sleep better.

The exercises safely activate a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return to a state of balance.


TRE® is not intended as therapy. TRE is a self help tool to develop self-regulation to help the client’s achieve an embodied state of balance.

A Tension & Trauma Release (TRE) session is typically 75 minutes per session and in-person. To start, it is recommended that people commit to 6 sessions as a minimum. It takes typically six to eight sessions to develop muscle memory within the body, and for individuals to feel comfortable doing the exercises on their own.

(Note: If you are already a TRE practitioner, sessions can be done over Zoom.)

Meta created a calm, safe environment in which I was able to focus on healing after a long illness. Working with her to learn the TRE practice helped me release stress and tension from the body and begin to build back strength. Meta brings a knowledge of working with trauma to her work that is especially important when practicing TRE and I always felt safe and comfortable with her.
— G. Hull
I have known Meta for five years and for the past three she has assisted me in several of my TRE® trainings.
Meta has a gift for understanding people and group dynamics and for making people feel safe, so her warm presence and support have been a great contribution to my workshops.
— Maria Alfaro

Key Benefits

  • Relieve stress over time.

  • Shown to release back pain.

  • Your body is relaxed, calm and it takes more to send you in a triggered state.

  • Pain relief.

  • Physical well-being


Who This is For

TRE ® is perfect for you if you:

  • Feel uncomfortable or restless in your body.

  • Feel anxious and stressed out.

  • Want to relieve chronic tension.

  • Have had mild traumatic events and want to reset and rebalance.

And/Or if you suffer from:

  • Chronic back pain

  • Inability to relax when you sit or lie down.

  • Pain in your neck, jaw, shoulders

  • Stressful memories

  • Stress from work/business

  • Stress from accidents

  • Stress in general

  • Insomnia

— TRE ® is also beneficial for general overall well-being. And, for those who are into personal development and change work, TRE ® is a great to way to somatically integrate your new sense of self.

How to Get Started

Sessions are typically 75 minutes in length and cost $125 dollars. To start, it is recommended that people commit to 6 sessions as a minimum. Secure your TRE package (6 sessions) for $690 using the inquire link below, or (8 sessions) for $840.

More About TRE®

“Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (or TRE®) is based on the fundamental idea, backed by research, that stress, tension and trauma is both psychological and physical. TRE®’s reflexive muscle vibrations generally feel pleasant and soothing.  After doing TRE®, many people report feelings of peace and well-being. TRE® has helped many thousands of people globally. TRE® is designed to be a self-help tool that, once learned, can be used independently as needed throughout one’s life, thereby continuously supporting and promoting personal health and wellness.”
— traumaprevention.com

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long are sessions?

Sessions are 75 minutes long.

Do I need to be in good physical health to practice?

TRE is mild physical exercise-like regular exercise, a regular TRE practice builds well-being over time. The session will require mobility in the legs and being able to be on the floor for 30 minutes or more. There is room for slight modifications.

Is this body work?

TRE® is designed to be a self-help tool that, once learned, can be used independently as needed throughout one’s life, thereby continuously supporting and promoting personal health and wellness. The client will be expected to do the physical exercises eventually on their own.

Are sessions in person or via zoom?

New clients, all sessions are in person. TRE practitioner trainees sessions are over Zoom. TRE practitioner trainees already have a TRE practice in place and are educated in self regulation.

Where are the sessions located?

Oakland and/or Emeryville, CA.

If I have been diagnosed with Anxiety disorder or PTSD, can I do TRE?

Individuals with mild PTSD or anxiety are good candidates for TRE. Self-regulation is promoted throughout the sessions. Are you comfortable in this experience? Do you need to stop or rest? Clients are encouraged to be connected to their experience. They have the authority to note when to rest, and when to stop.

As always with any condition, please confirm with your doctor or therapist to verify of TRE ® is appropriate for you. Please note: Meta Lackland is not a licensed therapist, and TRE is not intended as therapy. TRE is a self help tool to develop self regulation to help the client’s achieve an embodied state of balance.

To Book Your Session

Contact Meta at meta@coachingbymeta.com to set-up your TRE session or use our online calendar.