DAVID PARKER has over 25 years experience as a Breathworker, Coda Coach & Trainer, leading Residentials, Seminars and Workshops in the UK, Australia, South America, Morocco, Canada, Sweden, Italy, Austria, Estonia, Spain and Goa in India.
Since 1984 David’s path has been to counsel those on the outside, plus his own experience of recovering from active addiction since 1982. Although breath work is seen by many as shamanic, (he agrees with this description), but his approach certainly isn’t – spiritual yes, but not 70’s ‘New Age’, as he believes that ‘language, special clothing and outdated rhetoric’, often blocks entry to self observation for many, with no attraction to those realms. He no longer teaches the old way of Rebirthing ( the original 5 Biggies of Leonard Orr and Sondra Ray ) focusing instead on what he calls EVOLUTIONARY BREATHWORK.
He states ” Rebirthing must move into the ‘Internet Age” and face reality head-on. Coaching with ‘feet on the ground’ is essential” without guru-style teachings, religious connotations and the concept of physical immortality.
Instead focusing on current theories of Evolutionary Psychology, Codependency release, Addiction recovery, current practice of the Rebirthing Conscious Connected Breathing Technique, a non-religious approach to spirituality and a peer-group self-help approach to psychotherapy.
His real adventure began in October 1982 when he had his last alcohol & drug binge and has remained clean, sober & nicotine free ever since, setting him aside from other trainers in terms of addiction recovery, pragmatism and approach. This rare wealth of experience includes him sero-converting chronic disease using breathwork, working with those affected by HIV/AIDS since 1984, assisting those in hospices to complete their lives peacefully using breathwork, and moving forward in Codependency Recovery that mirrors the new millennia.
In 1994 David created QUEER LOVE QUEST, the 1st LGBTQ Rebirthing Breathwork Programme in Europe and was invited onto the Official 1998 EUROPRIDE Itinerary in Stockholm SWEDEN with Seminars on HIV/AIDS, Addictions and Spirituality.
In millennium year 2000, London’s weekly TIME OUT Magazine called him CLUBLAND’S THERAPIST as his clientele included DJs, promoters, music, media & fashion tribes, but over the past decade his major market has been lawyers, investment bankers and city boys, feeling stress and challenges of current financial and world changes.
His global groupwork however, attracts a more general mix of traffic, with common relationship issues, fear of change and compulsive behaviours as themes that warrant solution and maintained recovery.
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