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Janet Alston Jackson


Flower in Sunlight

Better Relationships with
Self and Others

About Janet

Janet teaches
online classes 



Mindfulness Teacher and Award-winning author Janet Alston Jackson, believes,  "You can have inner peace, even in the middle of chaos." This is the unwavering belief and teachings of her trainings, speeches, and coaching.

Janet is an award-winning author, a certified Mindfulness teacher, and a corporate trainer. She teaches live online classes for Emindful, which helps individuals and organizations become more resilient and support greater wellness.  Her biography,“A Cry for Light: A Journey into Love,” won the USA Book News Award.


She has taught employees Mindfulness and effective communication, for companies including Boeing Aircraft, KIA Manufacturing, Univision, T-Mobile, Ultimate Software, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).   Other organizations Janet has  taught for include law enforcement, health-care workers, parents, teachers, college students, and entertainment industry professionals. 

A communications expert, Janet shares how she had to find inner peace practicing Mindfulness during her 20 years promoting celebrities for ABC and CBS Television Networks while raising three children, one with special needs. 


"Mindfulness," says Janet,  "Kept me balanced because I could release stress in high-pressure situations.


A Certified Law of Attraction Advanced Practitioner, Janet teaches how wealthy celebrities, and those successful working behind the scenes, use the Law of Attraction, which anyone can use to manifest their goals and dreams. She was the publicist on groundbreaking classic television shows, including: "Roseanne," "Good Times," "The Jeffersons," "All in the Family," The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "The Waltons," "Rhoda," " Full House."  Price is Right."  Her television movie credits include "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," and  "The Jacksons: An American Dreams."  She has also worked on "The Emmys," "The Grammys" and "The People's Choice Awards."


She was awarded the National Publicist Guild of America Award for the "Twin Peaks," television series.

Janet left the entertainment industry when she adopted two of her three children.  She was shocked and saddened to learn that, at the time, 50,000 children in Los Angeles County were wards of the court because they had been abused or neglected like her adopted children.  She and her husband, Walter Jackson founded a non-profit organization to raise the self-esteem of children, and to teach parents Mindfulness to release stress with hopes of keeping families together. 

She spent four years in the ministry.  She received the Three Jewels and Five Mindfulness Trainings Certification from world-renowned Mindfulness teacher and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Mr. Nhat Hanh, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King, also wrote an intro to Janet's memoir, "A Cry for Light: A Journey Into Love." The memoir chronicles Janet's journey into the Mindfulness practice, as it helped her raise her emotionally disturbed adopted son. Her is Dharma name "Compassionate Healer of the Heart." 

Janet’s training also includes Foundations of Unified Mindfulness for Teachers. 

She is also a licensed Heartmath coach, Reiki Master and certified in the Law of Attraction and Mindfulness.

She was docent volunteer for the Los Angeles Zoo.  Her favorite duty with the Zoo is taking small animals to hospitals, senior centers, and schools for special needs children. She also volunteers teaching incarcerated teen girls creative writing. 

Janet is a member of Women in Television and Film, and a

Certified Mindfulness Teacher - Professional Level, International Mindfulness Teachers Association

The mother of three grown children, Janet lives in Atlanta.


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