Upcoming Workshops & Events

Meditation and Attachment

Tuesday January 28th 2020 at 11:30 am -12:30 pm

Tried meditation and find it hard to sustain a regular practice or notice big wave emotions show up just as you start to quite your mind? This introduction class will explore the basic neurology of attachment and how our early life experiences play a part in building your meditation practice. Taught  by Margaret Jessop, PsyD a local child psychologist and author of Hornets and Hippos: How to Use Imagination, Mindfulness, and Brain Science to Decrease Fear and Anger and Reach your Goals.
This class will include light movement, breath focus meditation and teaching. All experience levels welcome.

Those who join me for this class will be invited to join an ongoing meditation group with the intention of moving your practice to the next level. The time and date of the class will be determined after the class.

Registration for this workshop is through Beyond Zen Studios.



Hornets and Hippos Fear and Anger Workshop, October 19th and 26th 2019

I will be running a full workshop as a two, Saturday morning class. The workshop will meet at the Andre House at Holy Cross in South Bend on June 15th and June 29th from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will have a chance to learn and practice activities in the Hornets and Hippos workbook, and much more. You will also get to take your copy of the workbook home. Registration is open, and there are spaces for 12 families. The cost is $125 for the full two days, the workbook, and one attending parent and child ages 6–12.

For more information you can email me at hornetsandhippos@gmail.com. If you are ready to register, also send an email with your name, and your child’s name and age. You will be added to the list, and then you will need to mail your payment to Margaret Jessop at 53700 Generations Drive, Suite 200, South Bend Indiana 46635 to hold your spot.

The Whole Child Workshop 2019, Mishawaka, June 18th and 19th

The Whole Child Workshop is aiming to reach, teach, and support children. Two days of presenters will be offering their insights into what they do best to support children. My presentation will go over easy ways to use imagination, mindfulness, and brain science to help decrease fear and anger and reach your goals. You can register for one or both days, and the cost is $35 for one day or $60 for both. Here is the link for more information and registration.

Meditation and Consultation for Clinicians

If you have been wanting to add more group meditation to your schedule and also gain support around including mindfulness in your work, this is the consultation group for you.

This small group (max 5 clinicians) will meet every other week for 90 minutes for eight weeks. We will begin with a meditation (with some instruction) and then spend time discussing areas of clinical work where mindfulness concepts may apply. You will be able to ask questions and gain information from others on how they are using mindfulness in their clinical work, too. Cost is $40 per meeting, with a discount available. For more information on meeting times and to get registered, please email me at hornetsandhippos@gmail.com. Meetings will be held in my office at 53700 Generations Drive, South Bend, Indiana, 46635.