Upcoming Workshops & Events

Wishing you could have a few questions answered about the new normal? Wondering how to minimize power struggles with your children?

Zoom in for guidance around attachment and power struggles. You can also submit your questions ahead of time, and I will get to as many as I can in the hour.  Please register below.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 

Free Monthly Parenting Class NEXT CLASS
When: June 16, 2020, 04:00 PM Indiana (East)
Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. By registering, you submit your email to also be added to the newsletter for future events. Thanks for joining me.

April 14 and 21 2020 at Noon: 

Two Free Hornet and Hippo Introduction Classes

Hello To You All

In an effort to help with the growing worries due to the global pandemic I am offering two free Hornet and Hippo introduction classes via Zoom. In the class you will learn some basic mindfulness skills as well as ways to calm the worried mind and body. The classes  designed for youth 6-12 and the caregiver to participate in together from the comfort of their homes. The sessions will be held April 14 and April 21 at noon. Please select one of these times. Registration is limited to 100 families per session.

You are welcome to share these links with others who you may know that would be interested in joining. You can download the printable worksheets for the class at the link below.

Here is the link for Hornet and Hippo handouts for upcoming free workshop. Download them here

Class 1                                                                                         Class 2

When: Apr 14, 2020 12:00 AM Indiana (East)     OR     Apr 21, 2020 12:00 AM Indiana (East)

Register in advance for this meeting by this link and then pick the date you are interested in joining.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You will also get the link again for the materials you will need for the class.


Meditation and Attachment

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, March 14th and 28th 2020

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 2020, Mishawaka, June 

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.