TRE with Richmond Heath

This course has been deferred

To express your interest in attending this course in the future, please send an email to


The SCTF ANZ is pleased to introduce Richmond Heath; a TRE Certification Trainer and a registered Physiotherapist specialising in stress prevention, trauma recovery and a trauma-informed model of health & wellbeing.  


Richmond will be presenting series of workshops over a six-day program; Days one and two can be attended by registrants as a stand-alone workshop for their own ongoing personal use but is also but is also the pre-requisite to doing the training - it would be worth noting SCTF are offering this training specifically tailored to osteopaths that upon completion will also give them the internationally recognised qualification as a Certified TRE Provider. 


What is TRE?

TRE stands for Trauma or Tension Releasing Exercises; it is an entirely new form of exercise program where the purpose of the exercises is to induce a tremoring response in the myofascial tissues. It is based on the idea that body tremors are a normal physiological response (mediated through the brainstem) that allows the body to release protective muscle contractions, promote movement of body fluids and thus restore the body to a state of balance and health. 




Click here to view a 3 minute video introducing TRE and an overview of tremors


For the first time, the TRE Training is being delivered exclusively for osteopaths. It starts with a 2 day workshop learning TRE for your own personal use then moves onto 2 additional training workshops that focus upon teaching TRE to individuals, groups and finally with the support of hands on facilitations. 



Click here to view a 3 minute video outlining the relevance of TRE to Osteopaths


Course Details

Please read important information and notes below prior to booking!

Pre-course Information

A free webinar on TRE will be offered by the SCTF ANZ that will explain more about this innovative new approach including its underpinning neurophysiology and with clinical case reports. This webinar will be presented by Richmond Heath and Denise Cornall.


Webinar Date: Thursday 23 February 2017

Webinar Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm via GoToWebinar


Click here to access a recording of the Webinar 

Some of the links/references mentioned in the webinar:



Day 1&2 Personal use of TRE


Dates: Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 April 2017

Venue: Queen Victoria Women's Centre, 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne


Attendees will learn the process for their own ongoing personal use and/or as the first step towards the Certification Training program (an overview of the Training Modules and Certification Training Program will be presented during this workshop) As well as practicing TRE twice daily, presentations will include a trauma-informed model of the body, Polyvagal Theory and its relevance to Osteopathy, procedural memory and it?s role in habitual tension & bracing, self-regulation of the ANS, neurogenic tremors from both a trauma and re-organsiational paradigm and the importance of embodiment in building resilience & physiological maturity in the nervous system. 


What you will learn at this workshop (Day 1&2)

  • a simple self-care process that will strengthen your presence & palpation
  • why shakes & tremors are NOT a symptom of being scared, nervous, anxious or overwhelmed
  • how neurogenic movements naturally release stress, tension, anxiety, pain & unresolved trauma
  • Poly-vagal theory & a trauma-informed approach to the body that will expand your current practice
  • how embodiment is critical to building resilience & capacity in the nervous system
  • the role of procedural memory & faulty neuroception in neuormuscular conditions & chronic pain
  • the steps to Professional Certification to empower your clients with TRE
  • *TRE will be practiced twice daily including a Quickstart version & the full TRE lead in exercises 

Early Bird Registration $770.00 (paid on or prior to March 17 2017)

Standard Registration $920.00 (paid after March 17 2017)


To express your interest in attending this course in the future, please send an email to


Day 3&4Module 1 Training Workshop: Teaching TRE to Individuals 


Dates: Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 June 2017

Venue: TBA


?Teaching TRE to Individuals for their ongoing personal use. Incorporates learning the TRE exercise protocol, regulating Freezing, Flooding & Dissociation, recognising the subtle physiological markers of overwhelm, Intra-personal attachment, Tremors and the Myofascial System, Grounding, Centering and Presence and the effect of stress and trauma on belief systems and personal development. 


Early Bird Registration $770.00 (EB Date TBA)

Standard Registration $920.00 

Supervision Hours:?$1260  (7 x 1hr supervision sessions @ $180 paid as arranged between participant and Richmond Heath directly) See below for more information about these supervision sessions 


Day 5&6Module 2 Training Workshop: Hands on Facilitations & Teaching TRE to Groups 


Dates: Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 November 2017

Venue: TBA

Content: Hands on facilitations of the tremor process & teaching TRE to Groups 

Day five and six will focus upon learning to read and respond to the tremoring body and incorporate the use of both TRE and osteopathic techniques and skills to help facilitate the tremors and release process, along with principles of leading Groups through TRE. 


Early Bird Registration $770.00 (EB Date TBA)

Standard Registration $920.00  

Supervision Hours:?$1260  (7 x 1hr supervision sessions @ $180 paid as arranged between participant and Richmond Heath directly) See below for more information about these supervision sessions 


Important Information 

  • Days one and two is a stand-alone course for personal use. There are no pre-requisites to attend days one and two; but days one and two?must be completed to be able to continue with days three to six.
  • Those wishing to enter the trainingwill need to continue with their own personal practice of TRE before entering the Module 1 Training Workshop. There is no obligation for attendees to enter the training after the initial 2 day personal use workshop ? however participants will be required to sign an agreement of understanding that they will not teach TRE to their clients without undertaking the training program. 
  • In order to enter the Training Program, Trainees are required to pay a $100 enrolment fee to the Australian Training Program and a US$35 enrolment fee to the Global TRE Organisation TRE for All Inc.
  • Afterthe Module 1 Training Workshop, (days three and four) trainees will be required to complete a minimum of seven 1 hr supervision sessions focused upon teaching the TRE protocol to individuals without hands on facilitations and without teaching groups. Trainees will be required to procure volunteers for these sessions, complete a number of resource reviews between Module 1 & 2 (2 books, 1 DVD & Training Manual) continue their own personal practice of TRE and complete a minimum of 3 self-guided practice sessions between each of the formal supervision sessions. 
  • At the end of seven hours of supervision, trainees that are deemed competent to lead individuals safely without hands on facilitations will be able to gain a 12-month Provisional Professional Practice?(PPP) certificate allowing them to teach TRE to individuals (without any hands-on facilitations) within the scope of their existing Osteopathic Registration. Those not yet competent seeking their PPP will be required to complete additional supervision hours until they reach competencyfor their PPP. 
  • Please note the PPP is only valid for a period of 12 months in order for trainees to use TRE professionally while still completing their full qualification.If full certification is not completed within 12 months, additional training will be required or the PPP will be revoked. 
  • There will be an additional seven supervision hours required afterthe Module 2 Training Workshop (days five and six) incorporating leading groups (three hrs minimum) and facilitations for individuals (3hrs minimum) with the final hour being available for best use for the trainee.?Trainees will be required to procure volunteers for these sessions, complete a number of resource reviews after Module 2 (3 books) continue their own personal practice of TRE and complete a minimum of 3 self-guided practice sessions between each of the formal supervision sessions. 
  • Trainees will have 12 months from theModule 2 Training workshop (days five and six) in which to complete their full TRE certification or they will lose their PPP certificate and no longer be qualified to teach TRE as part of their professional practice unless they undertake further training. 
  • At the end of the training (6 workshop days plus minimum 14 supervision hoursand all competency standards met) the trainees will receive the full TRE Provider qualification in line with the standard TRE Global Certification Training Program requirements, allowing them to advertise and teach TRE as a Certified TRE Provider as a stand-alone modality (Professional Indemnity Insurance required). 

Please note:  

Course fees for all days of the course are processed by SCTF ANZ.  Supervision hours are billed by Richmond Heath directly, payable to him as arranged between participant and himself.


Registration fees include GST and are in Australian Dollars

Please be aware that due to demand, registrations cannot be confirmed until full payment is made


Richmond Heath Bio


Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Level III TRE Instructor and Supervisor
Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia (Bowtech)
Bowen Association of Australia

Richmond Heath is a TRE Certification Trainer and a?registered Physiotherapist specialising in stress prevention,?trauma recovery and a trauma-informed model of?health & wellbeing. He introduced TRE (tension and trauma release exercises) to Australia in 2010 and?provides public workshops and professional trainings Australia wide. He?has provided trauma recovery workshops for?survivors of natural disasters including the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires, the 2011 floods in Queensland and the 2011 Earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. With a background in Pilates as well as?mental health and suicide prevention, he is experienced in developing?innovative programs that incorporate the primary role of?unresolved trauma and the?body in our physical and mental wellbeing.