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Body Technique Releases Deeply Held Trauma

Sep 30, 2021 12:09PM ● By Shae Marcus

Sharon Alicea-Coward, of Sacred Serenity LLC, is now offering and scheduling TRE (tension and trauma releasing exercise) sessions and life coaching at the Merchantville Medical Wellness Center. 

TRE is a somatic (body) practice that is based on the fundamental idea, backed by research, that tension and trauma are not just psychological, but also physical. Many people experience stress on a daily basis, which can be healthy in small doses, but chronic and prolonged stress keeps the body in a state of “fight or flight”, believing it is in danger even when there is no threat present. 

         TRE involves simple yet effective exercises that allow the body to tremor and vibrate in a relaxed state. This permits the body to return to a natural state of balance through releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. There are many benefits to learning this practice, including less worry and anxiety, more energy, improved relationships, improved sleep patterns, reduced muscle and back pain, greater emotional resiliency and decreased symptoms of trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Alicea-Coward received her TRE training and certification under Maria Alfaro and has been practicing in the South Jersey area for two years. She is also a certified yoga instructor, life coach and soon-to-be qigong teacher. 

 Location: 5 W. Chestnut Ave. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit  

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