Making Mindfulness Safe and Effective for
People Who’ve Experienced Trauma

David A. Treleaven, PhD, 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?

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Join our Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness (TSM) Community
for exclusive access to:

  • A TSM Starter Kit with 10 trauma-sensitive modifications you can incorporate immediately into your teaching and practice

  • A free, monthly, live TSM Community Meet Up online where we’ll explore leading-edge TSM practices

  • Notifications about new episodes of David’s monthly TSM Podcast where he interviews experts on trauma-sensitive mindfulness.

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, PhD, 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

Becoming Trauma-Sensitive:
Theory and Skills to Make Meditation Safe and Effective for Trauma Survivors
May 4th-5th, 2019 | May 7th-8th, 2019 | May 11th-12th, 2019
Auckland, New Zealand Mindfulness Training Institute
Australia & New Zealand
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Becoming Trauma-Sensitive:
The Professionals’ Path to Making Meditation Safe
and Effective for Trauma Survivors
May 27th, 2019 | 9am – 4:30pm
Saint Paul University | MAGentix
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA
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Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Workshop
Friday, June 21st, 2019
Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme)
Concord, MA | open to the public
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Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness:
A Five-Day Intensive Workshop
June 24th-28th, 2019
Omega Institute
Rhinebeck, NY
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Changing Ourselves, Changing the World:
Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Practice and Training
June 24th-28th, 2019
Omega Institute
Rhinebeck, NY
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“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.”

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.”

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

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