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  • Present work - Script writing for a new children's TV series, design and delivery of a creative social inclusion programme for schools.

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

  • Presently part of the artistic team on a collaborative project with Irish Hospice Foundation, HSE, and Creative Ireland 

  • 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 sessions for business 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

  • Trained by and volunteer with U.S. Psychiatrists

  • Trained in Conscious Connected Breathing by Breath Master Dan Brulee 

  • Qualified HearthMath coherent breath coach 

  • Professional artist using breath-based audio-visual

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

Professional Testimonials: 

Mental Health staff :

These practices of Derval’s allowed me to change my clinical practice. I only wish I had started sooner. Derval’s work offers this opportunity to the younger generation to start early and enjoy a better quality of life.

Dr. Ursla Skerritt, Consultant Psychiatrist HSE, retired 2020

Teachers and pupils:

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 planningI absolutely love it, the kids do too. During the covid year it has been an absolute Godsend.

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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