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How to Meet the Trauma That Surrounds Us:

Understanding the Need

for Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness


A talk by David Treleaven, PhD

Thursday 22 October 2020, 7.30-9.30pm

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin


Through story, research and engagement with the audience, David Treleaven will talk about the trauma that surrounds us.  This will include the spectrum of trauma (e.g. traumatic stress, post traumatic stress, PTSD).  David will also explore the different forms of trauma, prevalence rates, controversies in the field and how we can best orient to trauma.

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David is visiting Ireland to offer a 2-day training programme for wellness professionals on Making Mindfulness and Meditation Safe for Trauma Survivors, on 23-24 October. More details here

A talk by David Treleaven

David Treleaven

David Treleaven, PhD, is a writer, educator, and trauma professional whose work focuses on the intersection of trauma and mindfulness. He is author of the book Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing (W. W. Norton, 2018), which was acclaimed by Rick Hanson as “a rare combination of solid scholarship, clinically useful methods, and passionate advocacy for those who have suffered from trauma.”

He’s lectured on trauma-sensitive mindfulness at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and the Omega Institute in New York.

Trained in counseling psychology at the University of British Columbia, he received his doctorate in psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and is currently a visiting scholar at Brown University.