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Sui Mindfulness, Breathwork & Yoga Nidra

  • Derval is a prescriptive Breathwork, Mindfulness, Yoga Nidra, Creativity and Coherence Consultant.

  • All of her work is based on Fite Fuaite, an Irish phrase meaning 'interwoven or inextricably connected', she explores breath as the bridge.

  • Present work  includes;

  • Ireland's first collaboration between Irish Hospice Foundation, HSE, and Creative Ireland to support mental and emotional health of healthcare staff in a creative way.

  • Training trauma-informed breath teachers internationally as a senior tutor with Breath-Body-Mind U.S. Psychiatrists

  • Script writing breath practices for an RTE children's TV series.

  • Design/delivery of Ireland's first creative social justice school flag breath-based programme.

  • Design and narration of an immersive audio-visual experience for a sensory hub.

  • Collaboration on a site specific creative project at Interface Inagh, Connemara with Galway Artist Jane Cassidy.

  • 35,000 content clients including HSE (Health Care Executive) staff and Mayo Mental Health staff since 2006

  • Trained almost 10000 school teachers online thus supporting thousands of children  

  • Unique research-based/evidence- based practices

  • Supporting 9 x UN SDGs ( Sustainable Development Goals) 

  • Coherent creative space sessions for teams

  • Endorsed by Healthcare professionals internationally

  • First registered Global Breathwork Leader in Ireland

  • A pioneer in creative coherent breathing, mindfulness, breathwork, NSDR (non-Sleep Deep Rest) and yoga nidra in Ireland.

  • Conscious Connected Breathing coach - trained by Breath Master Dan Brulee 

  • HearthMath Coherent Breath Coach 

  • Professional artist - breath-based audio-visual work

  • Down to earth, creative and fun approach to teaching/learning and sustainable wellbeing

Professional Testimonials: 

These practices of Derval’s allowed me to change my clinical practice. I only wish I had started sooner. 

Dr. Ursla Skerritt, Consultant Psychiatrist HSE, retired 2020

Derval's breathwork programme has had a massive impact on my anxiety in the classroom and at home. It is an instantly accessible tool and requires zero planning. I absolutely love it, the kids do too. 

Dalva McPhillips, Primary School Teacher, Lankill N.S., Westport, Co. Mayo

We learned the hard way so you can learn the easy way! 

Stephen McHale, Derval Dunford, Sharon Shannon and Freda Hatton at the opening of Derval's breath-based 
Land and Language - Talamh agus Teanga exhibition,
Town Hall Theatre, Westport, Co Mayo, July 2022
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Mick Hogan, Marie Farrell, Derval Dunford and Maura Connolly at the opening of Derval's Land and Language - Talamh agus Teanga breath-based exhibition, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Nov 2022
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