Maria Alfaro

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  • CAMFT's 2023 annual conference
    In-person May 5 - 6, 2023 - Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA


Maria Alfaro

Maria Alfaro

As a senior TRE® Certification Trainer since 2004, Maria has taught thousands of people in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Japan, facilitating hundreds of in-person workshops and over 130 certification trainings. Maria assisted Dr. Berceli, TRE’s founder, worldwide, and she is also the co-creator of Neurogenic Yoga™, the sister method of TRE. At the beginning of the COVID pandemic, she spearheaded the transition to online training. She is known for creating a supportive, compassionate, and entertaining learning environment that is fun and feels safe. 



Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE)
Saturday | May 6, 2023
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
(1.5 CEs)

Workshop Description:

This introductory workshop includes a slide presentation on the basic theory of TRE, a facilitated experience of the Neurogenic Tremors, and debrief time with Q&A. Through seven simple exercises, TRE activates a gentle neuro-physiological tremoring response in the body. Such a natural response releases tension and contraction from the body due to everyday stress, traumatic experiences, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue. Created by Dr. Berceli, a bioenergetic therapist and clinical social worker, TRE is present in 78 countries, and over 7 million people have experienced it. In addition, many psychotherapists have been trained in TRE and share it with their clients.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will identify the three main concepts of the theory of TRE®.
  2. Participants will Identify the three key guidelines about how to practice TRE® safely and effectively.
  3. Participants will identify the three ways of self-regulating one's own tremoring experience so that one's physical sensations and emotions remain manageable and comfortable and feel safe.  
  4.  Participants will identify the TRE tremoring response's three most commonly experienced benefits.

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