Making Mindfulness Safe and Effective for
People Who’ve Experienced Trauma
David A. Treleaven, Ph.D., is a writer, educator, and trauma professional whose work
focuses on the intersection of trauma and mindfulness.
Anywhere mindfulness is being practiced,
someone in the room will likely be struggling with trauma.
Are you prepared?
Be an agent for change.
Join our Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness (TSM) Community
for exclusive access to:
- A monthly TSM podcast featuring on-the-ground mindfulness experts, academic researchers, trauma theorists, and thought leaders
- A TSM Starter Kit with David’s video tutorial of 3 key modifications and the Trauma-Sensitive Solutions Checklist
A Road Map for Trauma-Sensitive Practice
“Essential and fascinating reading for meditation teachers, mental health
practitioners, and all those who have suffered from trauma.”
– TARA BRACH, Ph.D., author of Radical Acceptance
How can we minimize the potential pitfalls of mindfulness meditation for trauma survivors while leveraging its powerful benefits?
Designed for anyone who utilizes mindfulness in their work, Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness offers a groundbreaking and practical framework that empowers those looking to teach and practice mindfulness in a safe, trauma-sensitive way.
Join David At An Upcoming Event
The Institute for Mindfulness South Africa (IMISA)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Theory and Skills to Make Meditation Safe and Effective for Trauma Survivors
Auckland, New Zealand Mindfulness Training Institute
Australia & New Zealand
The Professionals’ Path to Making Meditation Safe
and Effective for Trauma Survivors
Saint Paul University | MAGentix
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA
Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme)
Concord, MA | open to the public
A Five-Day Intensive Workshop
“David’s Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness modifications have helped me teach mindfulness in a safe and inclusive way inside my classroom. It’s helpful, supportive work for mindfulness teachers that makes our own work have more integrity.”
Elementary School Teacher and Mindfulness Curriculum Developer
“David’s groundbreaking work is informing the way I’m able to talk about mindfulness and trauma. I am bringing the principles and specific practices he outlines to my work in an intentional way so that it becomes the new way I do things.”
—GRACE HELMS KOTRE, MSW
Certified Mindfulness Instructor and founder of Power to Be
“I believe David’s work should be read by every therapist who works with mindfulness practices in treating trauma. What he did when he put “trauma-sensitive” in front of “mindfulness” is radical and of critical importance. It’s a paradigm shift.”
—CAROL ANNA McBRIDE, M.A., M.Ed.
Founder/Curator of The Trauma Project
“The questions David raises — of how mindfulness can become more sensitive to trauma, and more aware of the often overlooked traumas of ongoing and generational oppression— are necessary and timely investigations. We all deserve the kind of allyship and thoughtful practice David’s work calls us towards.”
Former Healing Justice Director, Black Lives Matter Global Network