You won’t believe it, but you can shake off stress. Shake it off and out of your body. This is what animals literally do after a stressful situation, for example after they have fled from another animal. As soon as peace has returned, they shake off all the built-up muscle tension.

That body tension is built up in a moment of stress is quite normal and a healthy reaction of the body. This reaction used to increase our chances of survival. Today, however, it is no longer necessary that the tension is in our bodies when we have to hit a deadline.


What is less healthy is that we have now forgotten to get the tension out of the body again. Sometimes it still happens automatically through trembling in the knees, for example. But today it is actually ‘not done’ to shake things off after an argument. The built-up tension in your body causes physical complaints such as headaches and mental complaints such as nervous exhaustion.

Dr. Berceli has developed the TRE method with a number of exercises in which the exercises cause shaking and the tension is released from your body.


TRE is effective with:

  • Preventing and remedying burnout
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Relief of headaches and migraines
  • Reducing back, neck, and shoulder complaints
  • Getting a better night’s sleep
  • More energy and stamina

Look here for instructions for TRE, from 1 min 30 s onwards. Please note that the exercises shown in the video are displayed shorter than they are to be executed.