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 commitment to the practice deepened, which both enhanced and transformed her life, her desire to share grew stronger. As a result, she pursued an MSc in 'Mindfulness Based Approaches' at the university in Bangor, Wales. As well as teaching 8-week mindfulness courses for the general public, Pascale co-developed and teaches on the Post-graduate Certificate and Diploma in Mindfulness-Based Practice and the Masters in Mindfulness and Well Being (mindfulness teacher training course) in University College Cork. She is also a qualified mindfulness-teacher-supervisor.
Pascale holds an MSc in Child and Family Studies with a focus on children with behaviour difficulties and special needs (University of Louvain, Belgium). She also qualified to teach Mindfulness in schools. Pascale is a member of Mindfulness Teachers Association Ireland and works within the ethical and professional guidelines for mindfulness teachers.
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 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."