The Workbook

Hornets & Hippos: How to Use Imagination, Mindfulness, and Brain Science to Decrease Fear and Anger and Reach Your Goals



Where imagination, mindfulness, and brain science come together to help you be less scared and reach your goals.

by Margaret Jessop, PsyD

Developed by licensed child psychologist, Margaret Ann Jessop, PsyD., “Hornets & Hippos” is a program for parents and children from 6 to 12 years old, that teaches families how anxiety, anger, and the stress responses work. The animal-friendly imagery and mindfulness techniques presented in this workbook will teach children about their ‘hornet-brain’ (amygdala) and ‘hippo-brain’ (hippocampus), and offer them ways to reduce and manage high anxiety and stress moments.

Inside this workbook, you and your child will discover helpful worksheets, guided meditations, and other easy-to-remember techniques that will, over time, develop a home routine to help your child find more calm and peace of mind.

If you are interested in the workbook or the program, please visit the upcoming workshops page to find out when our next session will be held.

Starting September 1st, “Hornets & Hippos” will be available for purchase on Amazon, CreateSpace, and Barnes and Noble.