DAVID PARKER has over 30 years experience as a Somatic Breathworker, Relationship Coach & Trainer, leading Residentials, Seminars and Workshops in the UK, Australia, South America, Morocco, Canada, Sweden, Italy, Austria, Estonia, Spain and Goa in India. He lives in Central London.
In 1963 David started a 25 year career in Advertising age 16, working in the Music, Fashion, Branding and Retail Industries as a Graphic Designer.
His second career started in 1988 when he had his first Rebirthing session and after a 3 year training in LONDON with Diana Roberts, Richard Norris, and from USA, Sondra Ray, Rhonda Levand, Bob & Mallie Mandel, David became a qualified Loving Relationship Training (LRT) Rebirthing Breathworker & Relationship Coach in 1991.
He now combines Breathwork with Codependency Recovery material to assist those dealing with Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), workplace stress, general anxiety, depression and trauma, as well as compulsive patterning and addictions. Do check other pages and blogs on this site.
But his real adventure began in October 1982 when he had his last alcohol & drug binge and has remained clean of mood altering substances, sober & nicotine free ever since, setting him aside from other trainers in terms of long-term addiction recovery, personal experience, pragmatism in solution and approach.
David was diagnosed in 1981 with cirrhosis of the liver, thought to be via alcohol abuse, but after 2 months NOT drinking the cirrhosis got worse. It was then discovered that he had picked up Chronic Active Auto-Immune Hepatitis B in 1972, but did not have the immune system to release it and was given a short time to live.
Thus began his Personal Development search for solution and extremely difficult way before the internet for information. He tried endless therapies with limited results. But on his 6th Rebirthing Breathwork session in 1988 his liver function returned to normal, only getting a Hep B outbreak every 6 months until 1996, changing his DNA and releasing the virus without medication – only BREATHWORK. Research Doctors called it a miracle, not knowing anyone to achieve it.
From 1981 to 1996 he was in and out of hospital fearing the worst outcome of liver disease. On top of this, by 1990 he had lost 50 friends and clients to HIV/AIDS and stopped going to funerals, but sadly more continued to die until the advent of combination therapy mid-nineties. He was there at the beginning of GRID later called HIV/AIDS and his journey included working with aspects of death and dying. David Parker was also an original member of Terrance Higgins Trust Publicity/Graphics Group in 1983 creating Safer Sex material, when transmission methods were unknown.
He has worked counselling those affected by HIV/AIDS since 1984, and between 1994 – 96 on an unusual HIV/AIDS project ( The Helios Centre/Kings Cross London ) those with CD4 counts under 50, secretly funded by George Michael and Elton John, assisting those in hospices to complete their lives peacefully using Conscious Connected Breathwork & Completion of Lives Programme before passing.
His work now involves moving forward in Codependency, Harm Reduction and Addiction Recovery that mirrors the new millennia, not New Age rhetoric, and recovery coaches those who need harm reducing tactics or support in cutting out harmful routes of emotional escape.
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.
Focusing instead on current theories of Evolutionary Psychology, Codependency release, Addiction recovery, current practice of the Conscious Connected Breathing Technique, a non-religious approach to spirituality and a peer-group self-help approach to psychotherapy.
Somatic Breathwork has moved on.
2017 Portrait of David by Andy Jackson / Innsbruck Austria
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, Codependency 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.
In 2010 he was made an Honorary Member of The Australian Academy of Breathwork – for his groundbreaking work and service over 2 decades as a Breathworker, Life Style Coach & Trainer.
In 2018 an opportunity arose to combine Evolutionary Breathwork with Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy, to work with the leading UK facilitators of EFP, for the release of emotional trauma and memory. Both powerful healing modalities for those stuck, held back or not living to full satisfaction.
Check the blog for updates with EFP Trainer Mike Delaney
Adult Children of Alcoholics : For over 2 decades he has specialised in working with adults, home and abroad, affected by alcohol or other addictions during childhood and beyond – and how it affects their adult relationships.
David works in 121, groups & SKYPE Coaching with all age groups, sexualities and genders, including transgender and non-binary.
1.2.1 sessions, Skype Coaching, overseas organising and public speaking can easily be booked with David. https://rebirthyourlife.me/contact/
In 2018 David presented Evolutionary Breathwork to LINKLATERS Global Law Group for their Visability Network Employee Support Structure.
In September 2018 David Parker & Mike Delaney created the 1st Workshop ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD of Evolutionary Breathwork & Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy.