David Berceli, PhD, is an international expert in the areas of trauma intervention and conflict resolution. He is also the founder and chief executive officer of Trauma Recovery Services. For 15 years, Berceli lived and worked in war-torn countries of Africa and the Middle East. Along with individual trauma counseling, he has provided specialized trauma recovery assistance to United States military personnel, national and international relief agencies, and government and non-government organizations whose staff are living and working in trauma-inducing environments.
Berceli is also the creator of a revolutionary set of Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE™) that helps release the deep chronic tension created in the body during a traumatic experience or that has accumulated from prolonged stress. In 2009, he established the Berceli Foundation, a charitable and research foundation that delivers TRE™ to those in need and undertakes the clinical research necessary to take the program into the medical mainstream.
David Berceli’s books include Trauma Releasing Exercises: A Revolutionary New Method for Stress & Trauma Recovery and The Revolutionary Trauma Release Exercises: Transcend Your Toughest Times. A clinical social worker, licensed massage therapist, certified bioenergetics therapist, and spiritual director, he currently travels around the world teaching the TRE™ self-healing modality to empower those who suffer.