Dates for 2018
I: April 13, 2 p.m. - April 18, 2 p.m. / 520 € (+ housing)
II: August 10, 2 p.m. - August 15, 2 p.m. / 520 €
Since earliest childhood Margaret has been curious about how the universe works , especially the human beings that people the Earth. She continues to piece together this still-fascinating puzzle. Early on she learned a great deal from "baby sitting" as childcare was termed in those far off days. She worked as a special aide in the school system when her children were in primary school. She was asked to do a weekly radio broadcast on the University of Connecticut radio station WHUS by a participant in her class in Re-Evaluation Counseling, a peer counseling group she was teaching. It became a live interview program called "Fresh Approach" on topics concerning children and society. When she began her graduate studies she reluctantly had to stop the radio program to work for her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. As part of her internship requirement she worked in Connecticut's maximum security prison with a program for sex offenders with individual clients and groups of men. This work was so informative she stayed for 10 years pro bono once a week until her work overseas became too frequent. She wrote a chapter about her work for "Vulnerable Populations 1" edited by Suzanne M Sgroi, M.D. The prison work contributed greatly to her understanding of the darker side of human nature.
She has given workshops and lectures in various parts of the United States, Canada, Ireland, England, Germany and Switzerland and lived in Italy for nine months expanding her exposure to other cultures and other points of view. Also gifting her with precious friends from many countries.
Today she continues a private practice and travels to Europe joyfully to share ideas and learn more about the nature of things. She has four grown children,10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild who will be one year old soon. She loves the arts, books, nature, horses and children, young and grown. She marvels at her blessings daily.