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Courses, Workshops, Walks & Talks  with Derval and/or Mick

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'Can help you to accomplish the goal of finding your true self and healing your life.”

Bernie Siegel, U.S.
MD and author of Peace, Love & Healing and Faith, Hope & Healing

 Derval is available for zoom and on site presentations, talks, courses and workshops for groups, businesses, school staff, classroom programmes, and creative collaboration

A sample of Derval's presentations/projects

2022-23 - Recent projects

  • Presently (2023) Derval is working in a creative capacity on an RTE children's TV series 

  • Derval was one of four artists commissioned to work on a collaboration between Irish Hospice Foundation, HSE and Creative Ireland. The project will be launched in Sept 2023 aiming to support the wellbeing of 220,000 healthcare staff in Ireland in a creative way.

  • Land and Language - Talamh agus Teanga Derval's first solo exhibition. It was interactive, inclusive, audio-visual and aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It was exhibitied in the Town Hall Theatre, Westport and Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

  • Derval presented on Art & Breath at US Psychiatrists Gerbarg & Brown Breath-Body-Mind Annual Global online celebration 2022

Pre 2022

Authentic Energy, Authentic Rest Workshops

Cabo Breath Fest, Sunshine Baja Yoga Centre, San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico

Mindfulness, Breathwork & Resilience

Mayo Mental Health Services/HSE staff workshops, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland


Mindfulness for Stress Reduction

CNME/HSE staff workshops/talks

Boyle, Co. Roscommon and Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Breathwork & Mindfulness for COVID19 Frontline Staff Training

Comissioned by HSE/CNME Mayo/Roscommon


Reflective Space - Collaborative Art Project with David Smith

The Dock Gallery, Carrick-on-Shannon 

Mindful Cocoon Community Course - zoom

Free REboot Camp to support vulnerable people during the pandemic


Switch Off & Sleep Workshops

Donegal Education Centre on zoom

Mindfulness, Self-care & Classroom Wellbeing (SPHE)

Online EPV Teacher Summer Course  

July/August 2021 Mayo Education Centre

Mindfulness, Compassion & Resilience for Schools (Cross-curricular)

Online EPV Teacher Summer Course  Mayo Education Centre

July/August 2021

INTO (Irish National Teacher's Organisation) online EPV Mindfulness & Wellbeing for Teachers and Children

IPPN (Irish Primary Principal's Conferences) - presentations on wellbeing

Breathwork for School Communities

6 week Pilot programme lankill N.S.

Parents, Staff and children on site and on zoom

Castlebar College of Further Education

Mindfulness & Breathwork for college students 

On site and on zoom

Counteract Covid Chaos Course -zoom

The Family Centre, Castlebar, Co Mayo

Breathwork For Transition -6th Class

Newport NS, Co. Mayo - Blended Programme

on site & on zoom

Breathwork For Health & Resilience

Scoil Phadraig, Westport, Co. Mayo June 2021

Blended Programme - On site & on zoom

Derval has worked with a variety of organisations including the HSE, Irish Hospice Foundation, the INTO, IPPN, Education Centres nationally, third level colleges, businesses and schools. This work includes courses, workshops, zoom sessions and presentations at a variety of related national conferences. 

Derval's art projects have been funded by Creative Ireland.





Personalised Birding Outings, Talks and Zoom sessions - for adults & kids

Suitable for one on one, groups or schools. An authentic experience of the West of Ireland wildlife and the Wild Atlantic Way.

Contact  Mick 00353 87 2888740

With his irrepressible enthusiasm for the wonder of nature, affable manner, and many years of ‘hands on’ experience Mick’s walks and talks are a beautiful blend of fun and learning aligning with many of the UN SDGs.

Mick is a qualified Marine and Countryside Guide (GMIT), Climate Control Ambassador in Mayo, he specializes in bird survey work.

Mick has facilitated walks and talks for The Museum of Country Life, Bird Watch Mayo, Mayo Education Centre and schools. Mick loves connecting, or re-connecting people with nature. 


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