JESSICA O'NEILL, BA, MBSR
Mindfulness Instructor for adults and children
Specializations and Expertise:
Small group Mindfulness courses for adults and couples;
Personal Mindfulness training for individuals;
Youth Mindfulness Programs for children K-12; Small group instruction, families, one-on-one and classroom programs
Jessica’s enthusiasm for teaching mindfulness began with the benefits she encountered through her own contemplative practice. She has seen firsthand how transformative the practice of mindfulness can be on one’s emotional and physical well-being. It’s this inspiration that led Jessica to complete her training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society. Jessica teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at Summit Psychological Services with Kerry Rasp, and works with individuals, small groups, parents and children.
Jessica’s gentle guidance enables clients to explore how to be present in each passing moment, how to acknowledge what is actually happening inside of and around us and how to uncover attributes such as kindness, patience, non-judgement and compassion.
Jessica facilitates adult mindfulness groups in her community and teaches the Mindful School curriculum to youth K-12. She continues her professional training through study, workshops and retreats with renowned instructors and scholars, though if you ask Jessica, her greatest teachers are her 8-year old twins.
BA, Florida State University
MBSR Instructor, University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society
Youth Mindfulness Educator, Mindful Schools
“The practice of mindfulness leads to the development of a clear, contented mind- one that comes to understand that happiness and peace aren't found in outside circumstances, but lie within us, just waiting to be awakened.”