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Dr. David Treleaven


Visiting Professor, Brown University

David Treleaven is a writer, educator, trauma professional, and author of the acclaimed book Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness.

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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.

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    Ph.D., Psychology

    California Institute of Integral Studies


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    Masters of Arts (M.A.), Counselling Psychology

    University of British Columbia, Canada