CE and Conversation

These events offer an opportunity for mental health professionals to learn theories and strategies which inform the practices of professional colleagues as well as the networking opportunity to make their own practices more visible.  Professionals who attend reconnect with friends, develop new alliances with colleagues, and expand their mental health community.

 Where: Lucky Lab Brew Pub   915 SE Hawthorne Blvd.  Portland, OR 97214

Free parking on site & street parking nearby

30 minutes of networking plus CE presentation; Food and drink available for purchase.

Charge is $10 (for room & CE costs); coming a little early can be useful; you can place a food order, the staff will bring your lunch into the meeting room.

May 4, 2018, 12:15 - 2:30 1 1/2 hr CE

Tension/Trauma Releasing Exercise ®

Presenter: Ember Von Letkemann, LPC, LMT

The revolutionary techniques of TRE ® developed by Dr. David Berceli are designed to help release the deep tension created in the body by traumatic experience or as a result of chronic stress.

Those who attend this workshop will learn the general location of core fight/flight muscles in the body; will learn about and experience;  the TRE® series of 7 exercises which target those core muscles; the body’s inherent relaxation and recovery response system, through activating tremor mechanism; control and regulation of this process.  

Regulating TRE® includes: Tracking bodily sensations, thoughts and emotions; maintaining a sense of safety and comfort at all times; slowing down, taking a break or stopping at any time.  

Reported benefits of TRE® include: Increased resilience to stress, anxiety, tension and trauma; improved sleep; improved digestion; improved mobility and flexibility; decrease in acute and chronic pain.  

Prior to experiential component of the workshop, Ms. Von Letkemann will review the pathways to feeling fully alive as out lined in: The Body Keeps Score by Bessel Van der Kolk MD.  That review will include identification of physiological changes that may occur during stressful events and strategies to decrease stress in the physical body. 

Those who attend this workshop will be able to:

  • Summarize the theory and practice of Tension/Trauma Releasing Exercises®.
  • Experience Tension/Trauma Releasing Exercises.
  • Observe sensations and decrease muscular tension in their bodies.
  • Outline instructions for safe development of a home practice. 

Ember Von Letkemann is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Massage Therapist (13060) and Certified TRE® provider.  Ember has always been curious about how each of us recovers from stress and/or trauma.  This led her to study what restores and sustains vitality physically and mentally.  She received her MA in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University in 1997.  She went on to study massage therapy, at Oregon School of Massage, to further her knowledge about trauma recovery and sustaining vitality.  She lives and has her bodywork practice in NE Portland.  She guides individuals, families and small groups through TRE®.

These programs are co-sponsored by AMHA-Oregon and Mentor Research Institute. Mentor Research Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Mentor Research Institute maintains responsibility for the program and its content.