With Bodyworker (TRE®, Craniosacral, Chiropractic), Teacher & Author
Steve Haines

7-Week Live Video Training Starts
Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Optimize and sustain your health on multiple levels with a sophisticated system built from the natural trauma responses in animals — so you can disrupt overactive fight-or-flight response patterns, release negative experiences, and experience more connection and peace.


Our central nervous system and body were not designed to hold on to the excess energy that’s created during traumatic events and situations...

... so when we do, we start to feel stress, become worried, experience pains, and manifest a host of other problems.

The energy of trauma is locked within our bodies... and traditional trauma-healing modalities tend to focus on the mental or emotional causes of trauma — which may actuallyreactivate the associated stress and pain along the way.

Tension Releasing Exercises, or TRE®, engage your primitive reflexes to reveal where trauma is residing in your body. You then “shake it out,” releasing long-held tension patterns and experiencing feelings of connection and peace.

An effective way to deal with strong emotions, it’s been described as playful and as mindfulness without the work.

Your central nervous system will find the stimulus of shaking quite novel, and this new stimuli — approached safely and with curiosity — can support learning and growth in all areas of your life.

Join us for a 7-week video course with bodyworker and TRE expert Steve Haines, and explore TRE as a safe, natural process to reboot overprotective reflexes. You’ll harness the power of your reflexes to release trauma and neutralize your own fear-based patterns — while calming your nervous system and gently returning your body to a state of balance.

While the psychology of trauma is complex, Steve believes the physiology is actually quite simple. All trauma is a byproduct of fear, triggered by self-perceived threats or danger. When facing trauma, old parts of your brain are fixed in fight-or-flight or freeze mode. This can become a recurring pattern that’s triggered in future situations.

Steve describes this condition by saying it’s like we all have an inner emotional guard-dog that’s overprotective. TRE retrains your guard dog by soothing it — so you naturally feel safe in more situations.

TRE exercises target specific muscles throughout your body, releasing deeply held trauma through your natural reflexes. These exercises also assist in rebooting the brain patterns that trigger fear and pain responses.

Steve will share how to recognize the early signs of distress — and then return to an inner sense of safety, no matter what you’re experiencing in the world.

By addressing trauma physiologically first, it helps release the downstream patterns psychologically and spiritually as well.


In this experiential online course, you’ll:

  • Discover TRE as a simple and effective somatic practice that harnesses the power of your primitive reflexes to release stress, tension, and trauma on all levels of your being
  • Witness live demonstrations from Steve performing an intervention on students using TRE
  • Explore the TRE ritual of 7 exercises that trigger your natural tremor mechanism
  • Recognize the reliable early signs of distress, including signs that show when you’re more activated than you realize
  • Learn the power of avoiding freezing, flooding, and dissociating
  • Practice guided techniques to support tremors in your hips, spine, and shoulders, and contain your feelings when you're triggered into a fight-or-flight response or intense reaction
  • Deepen your understanding of trauma theory
  • Discover how emotions are related to sensations
  • Explore the powerful truth that you don’t always need to talk about the past to heal in the present
  • Learn about polyvagal theory and your core survival gestures of moving from safe and social to fight-or-flight to freeze
  • Deepen your appreciation of the diverse and complex range of psychological behaviors you exhibit when you’re overwhelmed
  • Return to the simplicity of finding safety in your body via shaking
  • Pace yourself and create an ongoing practice for self-healing

There are wordless stories inside of you, and your capacity for experience is far greater than your capacity for language.

TRE can help you become familiar with a huge range of feeling states. You’ll learn to find the true feeling that's driving your feelings... and discover that your feelings are not more powerful than you.

You’ll reveal your sovereignty.

Steve’s integrative approach to TRE has already helped thousands around the world shake out of overactive fight-or-flight patterns and into their natural, joyous state.

Your own body can help you shift out of the mental- and emotional-based effects of fear, trauma, and pain — so you can confidently live a deeply empowered life.

What You’ll Discover in These 7 Weeks

In this 7-week transformational intensive, Steve will guide you through the fundamental skills you’ll need to successfully integrate a TRE practice into your daily life — to activate your body’s natural reflexes and alleviate deeply held stress, tension, and trauma, while bolstering your built-in capacity to regulate your own wellbeing.

Join the Livestream — or Stream Later to Watch at Your Convenience


You’ll connect with Steve and experience his teachings through livestreaming video via any connected device. This connection is easy to use and will enhance the impact of Steve’s transmissions. Can’t make it live? After each class, you can stream the video and audio recordings to enjoy anytime and anywhere at your convenience.

Weekly Sessions Tuesdays at 9:00am Pacific

This course will feature LIVE teachings, interactive training sessions, experiential practices, and Q&A with Steve. Each session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones, so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to shake free of tension and stress through TRE.

Module 1: Discover a Feeling of Safety & Connection Through the Joy of Shaking (March 28)


Shaking is a simple, safe tool to help you feel more connected and alive.

Developed by Dr. David Berceli, Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE), trigger a natural shaking reflex.

In this opening module, Steve will take you through the history of shaking, a lost practice in many healing traditions. He’ll share insights from ethology — the study of animal behavior — and explain how shaking is a mammalian reflex for discharging stress.

This week will be all about finding safety in the body and the essentials of embodied approaches to working with overwhelm. To heal trauma, you don’t need to understand or to remember. You also don’t need to talk about your most difficult experiences!

You’ll begin working with Steve’s bottom-up approach, where you’ll heal trauma by reconnecting to your body. When you switch off protective reflexes of fight-or-flight or freeze, you free yourself from intrusive thoughts, pain, and stuck emotions.

TRE teaches how to be with intense feelings — without becoming overwhelmed. Shaking is a powerful stimulus to help you release chronic stress and tension. As you’ll discover, shaking helps you wake up your body.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Explore the importance of feeling safe, being playful, and being curious
  • Learn how to turn on, pay attention to, and turn off tremors
  • Discover the TRE ritual of 7 exercises that trigger your natural tremor mechanism
  • Learn about Dr. David Berceli and the history of TRE
  • Understand core principles from the latest science of trauma
  • Start to identify when primitive reflexes begin to hijack your mind and body

Module 2: Shaking to Ground Yourself & Create a Feeling of Being Present & Connected (April 4)


There is a hidden response to traumatic events.

Nearly everyone knows about the stress response of speeding up to survive...

... but not enough people know about the shutdown response, in which we slow down to survive.

This week, Steve will explain how shutdown is also known as freeze, dissociation, collapse, and playing dead. Shutdown’s essence is a gesture of immobilizing and switching off so you can survive.

Dissociation is the essence of trauma. For many survivors, it’s the hidden mystery at the heart of trauma. It’s a very confusing state, where you can feel numb, disconnected, and empty. Frequently, you feel stuck, unable to think or act. Often, it feels horrible and scary.

Sometimes, however, dissociation can feel safe, floaty, and expansive, as though you’re no longer bound by your body.

The main chemicals of dissociation are endorphins — your body’s natural painkillers. For many of us, there is a seductive, cozy quality to dissociation. It can seem easier to not feel and to tune out, rather than to remain present.

The opposite of dissociation is being grounded — a beautiful, earthy word that describes being present and connected. As you’ll discover, groundedness is a state in which you’re at home in your body and observant of the space around you.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Learn how to feel safe in your body
  • Practice simple tools for being grounded
  • Discover when daydreaming becomes too much
  • Understand the barriers that make it hard to connect to the body
  • Discover the power of moving slowly with intense feelings

Module 3: Going Slow as a Way to Quickly Heal Trauma (April 11)


Modern trauma therapists focus on teaching how to regulate intense feelings. It’s now well understood that going slow is actually the quickest way to heal trauma.

Feeling is difficult, yet it’s a skill that can be taught. Often you’ll need support and community to help you co-regulate before you can self-regulate.

If things are feeling too strange, too quick, too much, or too floaty during the tremor process — you can learn to put the brakes on and stop.

By learning to regulate the tremors of TRE, you can learn to regulate all feeling states.

You’ll develop your skills and strength to help you build a strong, resilient container to hold your trauma.

In this module, you’ll discover:

  • How to practice going slow as the quickest way to heal trauma
  • Ways to recognize the reliable early signs of distress, including signs that show when you’re more activated than you realize
  • Principles for self-regulation: OMG, not as in Oh My God, but as in Orient-Move-Ground
  • The power of avoiding freezing, flooding, and dissociating
  • A guided practice to intervene and contain your feelings when you're triggered into a fight-or-flight response or intense reaction

Module 4: Free the Tension in Your Body by Discovering How to Shake It Off (April 18)


Steve will perform a live demonstration of a TRE intervention on students so you can learn the technique in practice. Tension has a habit of creeping up on us. If we’re not careful, we become a bag of contractions, holding on tightly each and every day in order to survive.

When you’re braced against life and you’re stuck trying to protect yourself, it’s hard work.

With TRE, you can shake it off. You can let go and allow natural tremors to free your body from the inside — a wonderful feeling.

This week, you’ll explore the key metaphor of releasing tension and trauma. You’ll encourage the tremors to meet the stuck parts of your body.

Steve will share plenty of tips and tricks to help the tremors move seamlessly through your whole body. He’ll help you understand the basic structure of the body so you can appreciate where and why tremors can get stuck.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Witness an actual demonstration performed by Steve
  • Learn how to shake it off
  • Discover the living matrix of fascia in your body
  • Learn about your diaphragm and slow, gentle breathing
  • Come out of stuck patterns to new creative possibilities
  • Practice techniques to support tremors in your hips, spine, and shoulders

Module 5: To Heal... You Don’t Need to Understand or Remember (April 25)


How do the mind and body connect? This is a very old problem. Shaking is an amazing training in mind-body connection.

At the heart of TRE is profound trust in the wisdom of the body. Trauma is seen as primarily a physiological response rather than a psychological problem.

To heal trauma, you don’t need to understand or remember. The goal is to turn down the dial on protective reflexes that are trying to speed you up or shut you down so you can survive.

This a radical paradigm shift away from thinking and understanding as the key elements of healing.

This week, you’ll learn how emotions are rooted in the body’s sensations. Steve will guide you to notice and label feelings — and have feelings, rather than become them.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Deepen your understanding of trauma theory
  • Discover how emotions are related to sensations
  • Find new ways of describing and inhabiting your body
  • Understand that trauma is about physiology, not psychology
  • Learn that you don’t always need to talk about the past to heal in the present
  • Practice new feeling states

Module 6: Empowering Your Ability to Respond to Stress Through Understanding the Neurobiology of Trauma (May 2)


This week is a deeper dive into how the nervous, hormone, and immune systems are involved in trauma, and Steve will perform another live demonstration with students from the class.

Many people are surprised to learn they’re not mad, bad, or broken. When you truly comprehend that protective reflexes are normal reactions to extraordinary events, you take a massive step forward in your healing.

Steve will introduce you to Dr. Stephen Porges’ research — as you’ll discover, it’s full of influential scientific discoveries about primitive survival reflexes. Steve will make Dr. Porges’ polyvagal theory simple and relevant to your daily life.

He’ll explain how, as your perception of a threat increases, you might default to your older reflexes to survive. It’s your neurobiology responding to perceived danger, and Dr. Porges outlines this process in the stages of Orientation, Mobilization, and Immobilization.

In this session, Steve will also review the literature on stress and highlight the insights you can use in ordinary life.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Witness another live TRE intervention
  • Develop your understanding of stress
  • Briefly touch on the complexity of trauma and its wider models in psychology
  • Learn about polyvagal theory and your core survival gestures of moving from safe and social to fight-or-flight to freeze
  • Deepen your appreciation of the diverse and complex range of psychological behaviors you exhibit when you’re overwhelmed
  • Return to the simplicity of finding safety in your body via shaking

Module 7: Interventions to Heal Yourself & Enhance Your Wellbeing (May 9)


This final week is a chance to rediscover being playful with the tremor process.

After you’ve moved through the previous sessions, there may be all sorts of change happening within you.

You’ll explore classic tools and interventions in TRE to help find coherence, variety, and fluidity in your shaking process.

Building confidence in the strength and power of your body and the tremors can take time. Steve will give you a framework for how tremors commonly progress — and how to develop a sustained TRE practice.

TRE is about you healing yourself. It’s a powerful tool to support your ongoing healing journey.

There are times to develop your strength and resilience as you learn to let go. Other times, you’ll want to go gently, slowly building your capacity to feel.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Discover how to build resilience
  • Develop your skills to trust the tremors
  • Learn how to pace yourself and create an ongoing practice for self-healing
  • Recognize when to speed your practice up and when to calm things down
  • Understand the power of being curious and playful


The Shake Free of Trauma With TRE Bonus Offering

In addition to Steve’s transformative 7-week online course, you’ll receive this special bonus offering to complement the course and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.

The Power of Touch
PDF Guide From Steve Haines

Touch is an underappreciated tool for promoting health. It’s not just touching other people and other things that helps. Using your hands to touch your own body can reinforce your sense of self. This article, which covers the latest science on slow touch — a type of touch that promotes compassion and feeling alive — explores how to use self-touch tools in a TRE session to move tremors through your body. Explore how to use brushing and squeezing techniques to stimulate an inner sense of connection, and discover the importance of relational touch in promoting safe social bonding.


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What Graduates of Steve’s Courses Are Saying...

— Clove Khaki Simmons: “I Emerged With Some Really Profound Healing and Growth and Insights”

— Lisa O'Shaughnessy: “Steve’s Training Completely Changed the Way I Think About Myself and the Way I Think and Interact With Others”


— Martha Cuffy: “I’ve Ended Up a More Relaxed Person, a More Confident Person”

— Kate Lowe: “I’ve Always Felt Very Safe, Very Held, and That I’m Being Really Listened To”

— Chandani Amin: “My Relationship With My Body Has Changed Phenomenally Since I Started Doing TRE”

“I am very grateful to Steve and The Shift Network collaborating to make this transformational course possible.”

I thought Steve was just a brilliant teacher. He was a calming presence, a clear communicator and an empathetic therapist. I have been wanting to take a TRE course with him for several years now, so I am very grateful to Steve and The Shift Network collaborating to make this transformational course possible.
— Suzanna, Cumberland, Canada

“This course came along at just the right time, and I’m really glad I chose to take it.”

I have a much better understanding of how my nervous system works and of how trauma happens and affects the body. TRE is such an amazing practice to connect, let go, learn, and shift things. I find I feel more relaxed and lighter in mood after a good practice and am feeling more optimism and excitement about the future after having felt very shut down from personal trauma and the impact of the pandemic. This course came along at just the right time, and I’m really glad I chose to take it.
Julia, Portland, Oregon

“I found the TRE course with Steve Haines amazing.”

I found the TRE course with Steve Haines amazing. I learned things about my body that I have not realized before. The gradual process of learning to shake without needing to understand or remember has given me a precious tool to shed stresses known and unknown. Steve has such a wide knowledge and is able to convey complicated information to us so we can understand. This has been so encouraging and hopeful for me.
Lee, Montreal, Canada

“I’m very grateful to have learnt and benefited from the expert knowledge and experience of Steve Haines...”

This course provided a wonderful opportunity to learn more about and experience the benefits of TRE, which I would not have had the opportunity to do otherwise. The course was very well run and facilitated in all aspects, and I’m very grateful to have learnt and benefited from the expert knowledge and experience of Steve Haines, who was brilliant. I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to learn more about TRE. Thank you!
Rebecca, New Zealand

“Steve is a fantastic instructor, knowledgeable and compassionate, with an ability to present information in a very clear and organized fashion.”

This was an excellent course. It deepened my understanding of the physiology of trauma and stress and gave a powerful tool for healing. Steve is a fantastic instructor, knowledgeable and compassionate, with an ability to present information in a very clear and organized fashion. It was calming just to hear him speak. He actively engaged in the community group and gave thoughtful and in-depth answers to any questions. I would recommend this course to anyone.
Eugenia, Toronto, Canada


Join the Global Community



Shake Free of Trauma With TRE offers some of the most transformational online teachings available, within a thriving global community of learning and practice.

Join fellow students and practitioners to support and inspire each other as you integrate the teachings and practices Steve Haines will share in this powerful training.

You’ll join an international community on the leading edge of manifesting a world grounded in the principles of cooperation, harmony, and reverence for all of life.


Here’s What You’ll Receive

Seven 90-Minute Class Sessions With Steve Haines

Experience a unique opportunity to be mentored by and learn from bodyworker and teacher Steve Haines — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a livestreaming video option and will guide you to release stress and tension to achieve the feelings of calm and peace. Course sessions are on Tuesdays at 9:00am Pacific.

Seven Video Recordings of Class Sessions

After each class, the video will be available for you to stream in a high-quality format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime and anywhere at your convenience.

Seven Audio Recordings of Class Sessions

After each class, the audio will be available for you to stream. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere at your convenience.

Seven Transcripts of Class Sessions

You’ll also receive the entire class transcription after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.

Seven 30-Minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions

With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the Zoom call to interact, share, and do additional practices to help further integrate the weekly lessons. Practice sessions are available for live attendance only and are not recorded for playback. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Facebook online community group allows you to connect with each other and find alternative times to interact.

Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson

Between class sessions, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.

Online Community

Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about your course materials and interact with your fellow students to take your exploration to an even deeper level.

The Shake Free of Trauma With TRE Bonus Collection
  • The Power of Touch
    PDF Guide From Steve Haines

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Online Training, Shake Free of Trauma With TRE®


We feel honored that Steve Haines has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online training. This is a unique opportunity to interact directly with a bodyworker and teacher whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.

If you’re serious about optimizing and sustaining your health on every level of your being, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your own evolution, click the register button below to reserve your space now.


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Your Satisfaction Is 100% Guaranteed!

Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed! If you don’t absolutely LOVE Shake Free of Trauma With TRE® — or don’t feel that it meets your needs — please submit your refund request form on or before April 11, 2023 and we’ll happily issue qualifying customers a refund.


More Praise for Steve Haines...

“I found Steve to be a fantastic teacher.”

I understood in a different way what it means to be grounded. I found Steve to be a fantastic teacher. I liked his sense of humor and the way he made the group enjoyable.
— Silvia Rosales Harrigan, teacher

“It was extremely pleasurable and I felt it was something that put me in touch with the essence of my nature.”

I noticed a build-up of my own natural energy as a result of losing nervous system energy. And also a great sense of bliss. It was extremely pleasurable and I felt it was something that put me in touch with the essence of my nature.
— Hilary Austin, bioenergetics therapist

“10 out of 10 — I would recommend it for anyone...”

This course exceeded my expectations of what I would learn and receive. Steve created a great container for students to learn new material, communicate, and build a meaningful relationship with tutors and fellow students. This course was conducted in a very professional, respectful way and still had the elements of community and connection that can usually only be found at an in-person training program. 10 out of 10 — I would recommend it for anyone looking to improve their personal practice and who would like to learn a new tool to relieve stress and anxiety.
— Leilani Fernandez, counselor and bodyworker


About Steve Haines


Steve Haines, a bodyworker for over 20 years, is the author of the award-winning Anxiety Is Really Strange, part of a series of graphic books that include Pain Is Really Strange, Trauma Is Really Strange, andTouch Is Really Strange.

Understanding the science of pain and trauma has transformed his approach to healing. He has studied Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®), yoga, Shiatsu, and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST), and teaches TRE and BCST all over the world. His treatments use education, embodied awareness, and light touch to help people move more freely and be more present.


Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What’s a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live and pre-recorded teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a computer, mobile device, or telephone. If there’s more than one person in your household taking the course, you’ll each need your own connection. We use Zoom video conferencing to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions and deepen your exploration of the course themes.

There’s no additional charge for connecting to Zoom with your computer or mobile device. Please note that dialing Zoom from your telephone is a toll call; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. International access numbers are available.

“I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever...”
I had never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion, and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon within which to participate. I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
— Claudia F., Medford, Massachusetts


Can I still benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can stream the recordings and download the transcripts of all course sessions, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage with the full community and leaders in our private online community group.


Q: Can you tell me about the private online community group?
A: We’ll have a private online community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, and completing homework assignments that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects, and growth throughout the course.


Q: Are there scholarships available for this training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, for those who otherwise would not be able to enroll at the regular rate. If you’d like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.


Q: What’s your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is April 11, 2023. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Qualifying refunds will be processed within five business days and an email confirming the refund will be sent. However, we’d love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there’s something we can assist you with, please email us at support@theshiftnetwork.com and we’ll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)


Q: How can I reach Customer Support?
A: Please visit our Customer Support Center, where you should be able to find the answer to your question or the solution to your problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.