David has been working as a yoga and meditation teacher since 2003. Irish born, most of David’s work life has been spent in Istanbul, teaching yoga and meditation from 2003-2015. He created Cihangir Yoga, Turkey’s most respected and successful yoga studio.
As an undergraduate, David felt compelled to learn and practice Buddhist meditation, beginning an ongoing spiritual journey at the age of 18.
David trained as a Somatic Experiencing practitioner with Steve Hoskinson, in his Organic Intelligence® approach to SE®. This approach is in line with contemporary approaches in the treatment of trauma, that foremost understand that trauma cannot be healed through overwhelming therapeutic experiences, as in past treatment modalities, but within a mindful, present and held, client therapist relationship. Through David’s guidance, intense physical and emotional experiences can be held, integrated and released.
David continues to offer Mindfulness trainings in Istanbul, he is currently assisting Steve Hoskinson’s Organic Inteligence® training in Istanbul, and is completing an MA in Buddhist Psychology and Core Process Psychotherapy in the UK.
You can see more about David’s work on his website www.breathingmind.com
SE Sessions last 1 hour. They are seated. Typically sessions are talking, with guidance from the therapist to explore and share the clients inner experience.