In recent years, as a result of the messages in her songwriting and her dedication to mental health literacy, Meg has increasingly been asked to be a keynote speaker, advocate, and workshop leader.

She has studied at the Sakya Institute for Buddhist Studies in Cambridge, MA since 2009 with Harvard Buddhist Chaplain Lama Migmar Tseten.

In 2012 Meg completed a 200 hour Pranavayu yoga teacher training program with founder David Magone .

In 2015 Meg received a Dean’s Fellowship to begin a three year Master of Divinity program at Boston University’s School of Theology with a focus on interfaith hospital chaplaincy, the psychology of healing, and conflict transformation.

Her interests lie in the intersection of creativity, movement, and meditation. When these elements converge the potential for growth, healing and transformation is profound.  Meg Hutchinson Resume

 

Documentary Film “Pack Up Your Sorrows” (Ezzie Films/Bluestar Media) 

Released June 2015. 

 

With Sgt. Kevin Briggs on location in San Francisco

In 2011 Hutchinson met filmmakers Todd Kwait and Rob Stegman while appearing in their award winning documentary  “For The Love Of The Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival”  (loveofthemusic.com).  Club 47 was the predecessor of Club Passim, a venue in Cambridge, Massachusetts that has played a vital role in Meg’s career as well.

Ezzie Films was created by Todd Kwait with the mission of documenting the positive contributions of music to society. Todd has made films with such musical icons as Joan Baez, John Sebastian, Bob Weir, Judy Collins, Taj Mahal and Tom Rush.

Hutchinson made a wonderful connection with Rob and Todd and in 2013 they began production on a feature length documentary, “Pack Up Your Sorrows” that explores many of the topics nearest and dearest to Meg’s heart: creativity, recovery, mindfulness in education, suicide prevention, mental health literacy, and how these elements converge in making the world a better place.

The film is told through the lens of Meg’s personal story living with Bipolar illness and features interviews with leading psychologists, neuroscientists, authors, historians and spiritual teachers including Dr Kay Redfield Jamison, Dr. Richard Davidson, Scott Stossel, Dr. Nassir Ghaemi, Lama Migmar Tseten, Kevin Briggs, James N. Giglio, and many more.

The film released in June 2015 with the goals of diminishing discrimination, promoting help-seeking, and encouraging an ongoing conversation about mental wellness. You can read more about the film and how to schedule a community film screening here Pack Up Your Sorrows

Interviewing neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson at his Center for Investigating Healthy Minds in Madison, WI