Dr Janel ATLAS

Janel Atlas is a Christchurch-based mindfulness facilitator with Pause Breathe Smile. Born and raised in the United States, Janel moved to New Zealand in 2015 and has since earned her PhD in English, focusing on the importance of listening with compassion to women’s stories of pregnancy losses. She also is an author (They Were Still Born: Personal Stories about Stillbirth), teacher, and a qualitative researcher with experience in tertiary education and in the health sector. Janel’s personal mindfulness practice supports how she relates to others, including with her three children (16, 14, and 10 years old).