Who am I?
Originally from Ireland, I have now lived in Tournefeuille for over 25 years. For most of that time, I’ve taught English both to children and adults in many schools, companies and associations around Toulouse. During these many years teaching I developed my communication and listening skills as well as the ability to create a calm and relaxed atmosphere in which trainees feel at ease to speak a foreign language without fear of making mistakes or being judged.
Why I became a Sophrologist
I have always been interested in well-being and personal development techniques and have practiced meditation and yoga. I had heard about the benefits of sophrology dealing with stress, adapting to change and helping us to feel positive and confident in our lives. After following a 2-year course to become a qualified Sophrologist, I feel the benefits on a daily basis. Sophrology has become an important part of my daily life and has helped me in many aspects of my life, such as making important decisions, sleeping better and feeling happier and calmer. Convinced by the "power" of sophrology, I want to help others to feel better and to reduce stress and anxiety in their lives.
TEFL (diploma in teaching)
Authorised by the French Education system to teach English in primary schools
PGCE in Primary Education at the university of Cumbria, UK: primary school teacher training, theory of pedagogy and class room management and experience
2 year course in ISSO (Institut de Sophrologie du sud-ouest), Toulouse. State recognised diploma in Sophrology (in the 2nd year of this course I studied modules on sophrology with children, elderly people, sophrology in the workplace and sophrology to help stress, anxiety.
Member of the union chamber of sophrology.