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  • Derval is a prescriptive breathwork, mindfulness, yoga nidra and creativity consultant.

  • Present work  includes;

  • A collaborative project with Irish Hospice Foundation, HSE, and Creative Ireland to support healthcare staff creatively.

  • Senior tutor with Breath-Body-Mind U.S. Psychiatrists training trauma-informed breath teachers internationally.

  • Script writing for a new children's TV series.

  • Design/delivery of a creative social inclusion school programme.

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

  • Trained over 9000 school teachers online. Hundreds of thousands children's anxieties eased 

  • Unique research-based/evidence- based practices

  • Supporting 9 x UN SDGs ( Sustainable Development Goals) 

  • Creative space & DON'T Think Tank sessions for teams

  • Endorsed by Healthcare professionals internationally

  • First registered Global Breathwork Leader in Ireland

  • A pioneer in creative 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

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

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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