Meet David

My Life

At age 50 I have already lived a very full life, colourful and rich with experience and learning yet as I wake each day I get a sense that I am only just beginning!

The experiences in my childhood brought to life a curiosity to question everything and a somewhat odd joy and excitement of looking very deeply into myself. This brought with it a fascination and desire to understand human behaviour and the very nature of life.

I’ve had many challenges, the most prominent experiencing loss and physical pain leading me to a point of not wanting to live.

Even though I have travelled all over the world to train with the very best teachers I feel it is through my own life journey of finding peace, resolve and happiness in the most difficult of moments that enables me to support and help others the most.

My Life

At age 50 I have already lived a very full life, colourful and rich with experience and learning yet as I wake each day I get a sense that I am only just beginning!

The experiences in my childhood brought to life a curiosity to question everything and a somewhat odd joy and excitement of looking very deeply into myself. 

This brought with it a fascination and desire to understand human behaviour and the very nature of life.

I’ve had many challenges, the most prominent experiencing loss and physical pain leading to a point of not wanting to live.

Even though I have travelled all over the world to train with the very best teachers I feel it is through my own life journey of finding peace, resolve and happiness in the most difficult of moments that enables me to support and help others the most.

Training And Development

I have trained extensively in the therapeutic world starting over 20 years ago, studying both Eastern and Western traditions.

Although each of the therapies and methods have been relevant and useful at the time when I came across non-duality, self-enquiry and meditation the missing pieces of the puzzle fell into place.

For a number of years I would spend extended periods of time in contemplation in India and Nepal, sometimes with world renowned teachers and the Buddha’s of our times and on other occasions on intensive meditation retreats.

Non-Duality and Meditation Teachers

Satsang, retreats and courses have been attended with Adyashanti, Jeff Foster, Om Baba, Devaji, Mooji, Swami Atmananda Udasin, Vivek, Marius and The Himalayan Institute.

Qualifications

Hypnotherapy Diploma (London College of Hypnotherapy)
Meditation Tuition Teachers Diploma (Gateway Workshops)
Life Coaching (including Counselling and Relationship modules) (The Holistic Healing College)
Soul Plan Reading including Advanced and Soul Plan Teacher (The Holistic Healing College)
Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner Level 2 and Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner (EFT & Matrix Reimprinting Academy)
Positive EFT Practitioner (Association For Meridian & Energy Therapies)
Spiritual Healing (Sussex Healers’ Association)

Work

My career as a teacher and coach started more than thirty years ago, initially in sport and fitness, then business and now for the last eight years in the wellbeing arena, working with individuals, hosting groups, courses and retreats in the U.K., India, Nepal and Thailand, as well as online.

I am a teacher and mentor for the Holistic Healing College in London teaching the Mindfulness and Meditation module on their Spiritual Counselling diploma courses.

You can listen to my Vipassana meditation on ‘Insight Timer’, the world’s largest meditation app.

Over the last two years I have become a regular speaker and workshop facilitator at a number of wellbeing festivals and events. My specialist subjects are ‘Befriending Emotions’ and ‘Making Meditation Simple’.

As a writer, I have written for Health of India magazine, been featured in ETC Magazine and my first book ‘Finding Peace In The Very Heart Of Life’ a collection of poems, reflections and moments to ponder is now available as a paperback and Kindle eBook.

Work

I have been teaching and coaching for more than thirty years, initially in sport and fitness, then business and now for the last eight years in the wellbeing arena, working with individuals, hosting groups, courses and retreats in the U.K., India, Nepal and Thailand, as well as online.

I am a teacher and mentor for the Holistic Healing College in London teaching the Mindfulness and Meditation module on their Spiritual Counselling diploma courses.

You can listen to my Vipassana meditation on ‘Insight Timer’, the world’s largest meditation app.

Over the last two years I have become a regular speaker and workshop facilitator at a number of wellbeing festivals and events. My specialist subjects are befriending emotions and making meditation simple.

As a writer, I have written for Health of India magazine, been featured in ETC Magazine and my first book ‘Finding Peace In The Very Heart Of Life’ a collection of poems, reflections and moments to ponder is now available as a paperback and Kindle eBook.

What Clients Say

“David is a shining example of a caring, positive and supportive teacher, who has insights based on his widely travelled and learned experiences. The best advice I received many years ago was to apprentice oneself to the best apprentices, and in David I have found a calm reassuring guide who encourages you to find your own way in peace and acceptance. None of us are perfect and we all need a helping hand along the way. I can thoroughly recommend David to you” – Sue

“David’s amazing questioning skills, combined with his intuition and compassion are the qualities I truly value. Therefore, I would highly recommend David if you are looking for an authentic Practitioner/Teacher. Thank you David” – Jo

“David has a mindful presence and a subtle way of taking you into a deeper understanding and awareness of your own journey; providing pertinent tips and tools to assist you along the way” – Ally

Why Here To Live Life?

Here To Live Life describes my ongoing journey of discovering what it means to really embody and live life.

I spent a large part of my life avoiding it by living in the abstract and imagined, denying, suppressing and avoiding what was really happening. I was always looking for ways to fix, heal and get to some better moment.

It was only through experiencing a particularly traumatic period that forced me to face life head on. I realised that freedom, peace and fulfilment was not away from my experience, however difficult, but was immediately here!

Since that point I have not looked back and now I am ‘Here To Live Life’, all of it…

Hopefully through my journey I am able to help others do the same.