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TRE® for refugees



Sarah Zorica Mitic

Dr. sci. med., TRE® Global Certification Trainer and trauma therapist

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In this talk Sarah Zorica Mitic talks about her experience teaching TRE® to refugees in Norway. She will present a review of a program where TRE® was taught as part of an integration program for refugees who had been granted residence in Norway. Sarah was the director of the TRE® part of this program. She will also talk about her experience teaching TRE® to refugee populations in Turkey and the former Yugoslavia.

TRE® can also be useful for those working with refugees, both volunteers and professionals. The role as helper can be highly stressful and even cause secondary trauma. The role of TRE® in this work will be presented.

Topics covered are:

  • -What is TRE®?
  • -War, political persecution, displacement and trauma.
  • -Trauma, the body, the brain and the nervous system.
  • -Surviving and adapting to life as a refugee.
  • -Phases in the adaptation to life in a new country.
  • -How TRE®, understanding trauma and other methods can help.
  • -Considerations and precautions.
  • -The role as helper and bystander trauma.
  • -TRE® for those working with refugees

About Sarah Zorica Mitic

Dr. sci. med. Sarah Zorica Mitic is a retired medical doctor and specialist with 40 years of work experience in the health systems in several different countries. She grew up in a multicultural society, and she has extensive experience working with several cultures and religions.

She has always had a special interest in trauma therapy and has a doctorate in psychosomatics and psychophysiology – with a focus on fear.

Dr. Mitic is educated in Somatic Experience, Brain-spotting, NARM, SOMA, and is a TRE® Global Certification Trainer (Trauma Tension Releasing Exercises). She is the author of several academic books and articles. More information about these works can be found at