Jacquelyn Fletcher Johnson

Jacquelyn Fletcher Johnson is the founder of Heartwood Healing, creator of the Heartwood Self-Mastery Programs, and host of the Heartwood Treehouse Podcast. She’s an award-winning author and motivational speaker who has offered individual mastery, mindfulness, and resilience training and coaching to thousands of people through her work with organizations including Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, UnitedHealth Group, OptumHealth, Weight Watchers, Senior Care Communities, the Carver College of Medicine, and many more.

To explore the healing benefits of laughter, she created the Holy Crap, I Got Cancer During the Coronavirus Comedy Show on YouTube and Facebook. She’s also the co-creator and host of the Healing Words television show and a founding faculty member of the Creative Writing at the Bedside program, both administered by the Lavins Center for Humanities in Medicine at Mayo Clinic.

Jacquelyn is the award-winning author of 14 books including Dear Body, Love Me. Her work has received an iParenting Media Excellence Award and was a Gold Recipient of a Mom’s Choice Award. Her advice has been featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Experience Life magazine, The Huffington Post, LifetimeTV.com, OmTimes Magazine, Macleans, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota Parent magazine, Newsday, PsychologyToday.com, St. Paul Pioneer Press, and the Washington Post.

She began training in self-mastery and mindfulness techniques more than 20 years ago when she lost 100 pounds that she’s kept off for two decades. Her love of understanding human behavior won her a yearlong fellowship from the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society to study with a team of therapists. She’s a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Great Story Coach.

Jacquelyn has degrees in English and Women’s Studies from Wellesley College and holds an M.F.A. in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College. She’s a member of the Women’s Health Leadership TRUST and her company, Heartwood Healing, is a network organization on the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience. She served as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Loft Literary Center. Find out more at HeartwoodHealing.com.

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