Pascale De Coninck
- The Pattern,
- 087 2248607
Pascale started her own mindfulness practice as a result of her search for a way to deal with illness. As her comitment to the practice deepened, which both enhanced and transformed her life, her desire to share grew stronger. As a result, she is pursuing an MSc in 'Mindfulness Based Approaches' at the university in Banger, Wales.
Pascale has an MSc in Child and Family Studies with a focus on children with behaviour difficulties and special needs (University of Louvain, Belgium). She is also a qualified .b teacher. Pascale works within the NICE guidlines for mindfulness teachers and is a member of Mindfulness Teachers Network Ireland.
Pascale has taught for many years in adult education as well as in a special needs school for children with severe to profound learning disabilities and autism. Mindfulness has become an integral part of her interactions with the children in the school.
Pascale lives with her family in the country-side of Midleton.
'Mindfulness has taught me to listen to my own experiences with a deep kindness and curiosity, allowing me to turn towards difficulties and respond with more ease, giving me the capacity to live a full and rich life again. Warmth, kindness, clear reflection and some humour are important ingredients of this way of life as well as of the course I teach."