Place Category: Council Trainers
Dave lives in the Galloway Hills of South-West Scotland with his soulmate of 40+ years, Lynne. Fortunate enough to be a husband, father, and grandfather, Dave has also worn titles like ‘Consulting Director’, ‘Tech Grunt’, ‘Bus Driver’ and ‘Climbing Instructor’. Trained as a human development guide with Animas Valley Institute and in male initiation, healing & growth with The Male Journey, Dave has also completed extensive Way of Council training with The Ojai Foundation, The European Council Network, and Animas Valley Institute.
He has been sitting in Council circles since 2008, when, on a Men’s Rites of Passage, he immediately felt deeply and instinctively at home with the practice.
Dave has shared the practice of Council with men’s groups, with women’s groups, when guiding wilderness retreats and gender reconciliation retreats, in UK prisons, in community, and in the family.
Dave continues to live into his vocation to be both water and conduit – he offers training and coaching in the Way of Council for specific settings such as the criminal justice system, communities and certain social enterprises, as well as courses open to the public.