David Treleaven, PhD, is a writer, educator, and trauma professional working at the intersection of mindfulness and trauma. He is the author of the acclaimed book Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness and founder of the Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness (TSM) Community—a group of practitioners committed to setting a standard of care through mindfulness-based practices, interventions, and programs.

David focuses on offering mindfulness providers with the knowledge and tools they require to meet the needs of those struggling with trauma. Through workshops, keynotes, podcasts, and online education, he is closely engaged with current empirical research to inform best practices.

His work has been adopted into multiple mindfulness teacher training programs around the world, including UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, the Engaged Mindfulness Institute, and Bangor University’s MA in Mindfulness program in the UK.

David is currently a visiting scholar at Brown University and has worked with a number of organizations to bring Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness to their staff and programs.


  • Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, developed at Google
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society
  • Institute for Mindfulness South Africa
  • UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness
  • The Mindfulness Training Institute of Australia and New Zealand


Discover the Truth About Mindfulness and Trauma

Mindfulness is a double-edged sword when it comes to trauma. In this free webinar, I teach you why that is and tools you can apply immediately in your teaching and practice.