Case Report of a Former Soldier Using TRE (Tension/Trauma Releasing Exercises) For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Self-Care

Richmond Heath, Jill Beattie

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This report outlines the use of tension/trauma releasing exercises (TRE) for invoking the body’s innate tremor mechanism in an Australian former soldier who experienced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following acquired brain injury after a major motor vehicle accident (MVA) in 2009. Compared to pre-intervention,
improvements in physical and emotional wellbeing immediately following the intervention is clinically significant, as was further improvement in perceived stress at one and four months, with ongoing use of TRE.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-40
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Military and Veterans' Health
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019


  • Tension/trauma releasing exercises, TRE, PTSD, military and veteran health, tremors, case study

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