Jacqueline Buckingham has been facilitating workshops founded in deep ecology principles and especially the Work that Reconnects since 2006. These 'Awakening the Dreamer' workshops empower individuals to see things from a new perspective and take positive action towards a new global future. During the subsequent years she has led programs and delivered leadership trainings in partnership with the Pachamama Alliance, Be The Change Australia and Be The Change Initiative, UK.
Jacqueline was a director of Be The Change Australia for 10 years, and of Be The Change Initiative, UK for five years. She is also an active member of the 8Shields / Art of Mentoring movement in the UK which fosters deep nature connection.
Jacqueline has studied with Joanna Macy, Jon Young and Lynne Twist, and has worked alongside John Seed, a renowned proponent of Deep Ecology.
For seven years Jacqueline lived in the Findhorn Community - a spiritual community and ecovillage situated in north east Scotland. During her time there she regularly led a day and a half journey through the Work that Reconnects as part of the Findhorn Foundation’s flagship month-long Ecovillage Training.
Jacqueline also teaches interspecies communication in the UK, Australia and online, having studied with and worked alongside South African animal communicator Anna Breytenbach.
Jacqueline is inspired by reconnecting people to their love of nature, their own inner power and their passion.
Why I am called to facilitate the Work
I find the Work that Reconnects to be a powerful and empowering tool which is very much needed at this time. I love being able to support people to see newly what steps they can take to move us towards a healthy future.
How I see the Work serving the Great Turning
The Work serves the Great Turning by giving people who may have lost hope a way to move forward with positive action and especially with renewed hopefulness. The more people that are empowered to take steps towards a healthy and healed future, the more chance we have of achieving that future.
Audiences I work with
Background & Training
Other relevant skills & experiences
Transpersonal Counsellor (comfortable with holding space and holding strong emotions); Reiki Master Teacher (training and energy work skills); Leadership Training programs; artist. I've been on my own life journey through a dark night of the soul; also struggled with, and overcame, my own sense of hopelessness and helplessness at the state of the world (as a result of the Awakening the Dreamer workshops).
Experience facilitating other events & workshops
I have facilitated the Awakening the Dreamer symposium (which is deeply embedded in the tools of WTR) regularly since 2007, and more times than I can remember! This was both in Australia and the UK. I have trained facilitators of this program three times. I have delivered many programs, retreats and workshops when I worked as part of the Education Faculty of the Findhorn Foundation. My primary work now is facilitating training programs, both in-person and online, in the field of animal communication and also Active Hope programs.