Facilitator Bios and Schedules

 Stars in the Linking Awareness Constellation


Founder: Loesje Jacob

Internationally acknowledged Founder of Linking Awareness Adventures Inc., Adv. LAO (Linking Awareness Observer), Facilitator of Linking Awareness Journey, Linking Awareness Adventure, Family Linking Awareness Journey, Linking Awareness Journey Practical, Linking Awareness ~ Consciousness ~ Energy ~ Observation for humans and/or animals, as well as many other internationally recognized modalities.Lulu at Stonehenge

With thirty-three years experience as an animal professional, and twenty-two years experience studying and facilitating awareness, consciousness and energy-based integrative medicine, Loesje has worked with diverse cultures, aboriginal peoples, as well as countless species of animals (sentient beings), wild and domestic around the globe. Loesje has collaborated with private and public: hospitals, universities, veterinarian universities, high schools, elementary schools, home schools, first nations communities, tribes living in the deep jungles, orphanages, hotels, veterinary clinics, zoos, animal sanctuaries, film companies, corporations, the International BodyTalk Association as a Sr. Instructor and developer of projects and courses to certify practitioners to work with animals and humans around the globe, and more.

Loesje’s passion is the exploration of interconnectedness and communication with all Sentient Beings.

Loesje encourages her participants to observe, manifest and live from the heart. She promotes non-attached, compassionate, open-mindedness and learning different perspectives and strategies in dealing with animal and/or human behavioral issues and health challenges both personal as well as collective, transition through death and re-birth etc.

In a time when integrative approaches and medicine are still new to many, Loesje’s ability to communicate Linking Awareness ~ Consciousness  ~ Energy ~ Observation-based concepts allows for a wide-ranging exploration of integrative approaches for all life.

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Lucia Meijer

As long as she can remember Lucia has felt a strong connection to animals.  From a young age she was surrounded by dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs. unnamed-1

Lucia worked for three years as a volunteer at the Dolphin Research and Rescue Centre in Harderwijk, Netherlands.

She attended courses focused on  Animal Assisted Activity and Therapy.

In 2005, Lucia moved to Singapore to work at the Zoological Gardens as the Conservation and Research Assistant for four years.

In 2008 she fell in love with the BodyTalk System and became a BodyTalk for Animals and Certified BodyTalk Practitioner.

Since 2011 Lucia is working full-time as a Holistic Practitioner with the veterinary team at the Animal Recovery Veterinary Referral Centre in Singapore. She is the newest addition to the Linking Awareness “Team”.

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Lucia has always felt the presence of animals in our lives is powerful and healing.

 Through Linking Awareness – Intercellular Communication and “remembering” our innate ability to communicate with the Animal Kingdom, Lucia has experienced on a deep level how incredibly lucky we are to have animals in our lives helping us in more ways than we can imagine.



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 “As a Linking Awareness Facilitator, I am honoured and humbled to be able to guide people through their own personal journey of deep connection with, and understanding of, not just the Animal Kingdom, but so much more!”

Lucia is located in Singapore
She can be contacted at:
Phone – +65 9298 6872
Email – Lucia@Natural-Connexion.com

Website – http://natural-connexion.com/




Rani Octalia

Rani has always loved animals and had aspired to be a veterinarian since childhood. Since her education in veterinary medicine, Rani has been very interested in the entire animal kingdom and is passionate about supporting wildlife. For the past 6 years, Rani has and continues to work in support of conservation programs, especially for rhinoceros and elephants.

At Way Kambas National Park in 2013, it was the elephant that connected Rani to Loesje Jacob the founder of Linking Awareness Adventures Inc. Since then, Rani has helped organize Linking Awareness Journey, Linking Awareness Adventure, Linking Awareness Popping the Bubble of Doubt, experiential courses in Indonesia.

Currently Rani cooperates with veterinary clinics and universities in providing Linking Awareness Journey as a Facilitator, as well as holistic therapy services for animals and their guardians. Rani is now one of three Linking Awareness Journey Facilitators in Indonesia.

Rani is also available to Facilitate Linking Awareness Journey Internationally.








Contact info


Rani is located in Jakarta, Indonesia
She can be contacted at:
Phone: +62 812 7989 6180
Email: rani.octalia@gmail.com



Rhama Budhiana


Rhama’s love for wildlife, especially carnivorous animals, has grown since studying conservation in the Faculty of Forestry at Bogor Agricultural University, in Bogor, Indonesia. Since 2008 Rhama is involved and contributes directly to the implementation of rhino, elephant and tiger conservation programs.

Rhama met Loesje Jacob, founder of Linking Awareness Adventures Inc. in 2014, since then, with the direction and guidance of Loesje, Rhama continues to deepen his understanding of Linking Awareness Journey and is now one of three Linking Awareness Journey Facilitators in Indonesia.

Rhama currently works in the field as a forestry consultant, and always tries to bridge and bring awareness to the connection of wildlife with humans.

According to Rhama, when you can connect with nature and the animal kingdom non-verbally from within your heart, it begins a journey that very well may be a valuable turning point in ones life.

Rhama is also available to Facilitate Linking Awareness Journey Internationally







Contact info:

Rhama is located in Jakarta, Indonesia
He can be contacted at:
Phone: +62 852 8705



Andi Hiroyuki


Since childhood, the man who is familiarly called Hiro, has loved the animal kingdom and often rescues stray cats and keeps them at his home. Hiro’s deep love for animals creates a passion and dedication to the animal kingdom that guides his life.


Hiro has been under the guidance of Loesje Jacob since 2015. He has also been involved in Linking Awareness Adventures Inc. activities such as Linking Awareness Journey in Way Kambas (2015), Linking Awareness Journey and Linking Awareness Adventure at Pangkalan Bun, Borneo and Armstrong, BC, Canada in 2016. Hiro is now one of three Linking Awareness Journey Facilitators in Indonesia.



Hiro is also available to Facilitate Linking Awareness Journey Internationally








Contact info:

Andi is located in Bogor, Indonesia
He can be contacted at:
Phone: +62 811 1473 109
Email: andihiroyuki@gmail.com



Martha Birkett

Martha works out of of The Amaryllis Centre For Healing in Cochrane , Alberta.  Martha pic

She is a Qualified Linking Awareness Facilitator as well as a Body Talk Access for Animals Trainer.  She is a Certified Body Talk Practitioner and also works with Sound Healing, Homeopathic First Aid, and Acute Care for humans and animals alike.  

Where Martha’s passion flows, expansion follows. In 2008 she rode four of her horses across Canada to raise awareness and money for the Children’s Wish Foundation.

Over the past few years, Martha has expanded her knowledge through her experiences travelling abroad, extensively working with a wide variety of animals.

“When we allow ourselves to practise outside of the box, our world expands and possibilities are infinite. We achieve this by fine-tuning our subtle senses through intercellular communication with animals, non-verbal humans, and all sentient beings.”

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Martha is thrilled to assist people in their inner journeys to higher vibrational levels.  She encourages others to break down their boundaries and experience all that awaits us to discover.


Martha is located in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada.
She can be contacted at:
Phone – 403-851-0333
Email – Amarylliscentreforhealing@gmail.com
Website – http://www.amarylliscentreforhealing.com/



Arjen Faanhof

Arjen is a Linking Awareness Facilitator and a BodyTalk practitioner for animals as well as for humans. She is passionate about giving non-verbal sentient beings, like animals, a “voice”, and about giving human beings the tools to listen telepathically to the “voiceless”.

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Although Linking Awareness works wonderfully on its own, Arjen uses both BodyTalk techniques and Linking Awareness tools to create a better understanding of what is going on in the different “universes”. At the same time, she addresses the lack of awareness for the needs of animals, nature and non-verbal human beings, as well as the lack of awareness for the contribution they could be to our lives.

It is fascinating to Arjen to experience how, in a relatively short time, humans develop the non-verbal telepathic skills enabling them to listen to animals communicate what humans could change in their own lives to be in less emotional or physical pain, as well as to discover the animal’s own needs.

As Arjen is living in South Africa, she has ample possibilities to work with animals in the wild as well as with domesticated animals. She finds it incredibly gratifying to see the effect that attending a Linking Awareness course has on students – the wisdom, insight, and trust they gain as they start to function from their heart and intuition.


Arjen is located in Centurion, South Africa. She can be contacted at:
Phone – 083 285 8033 Mnandi (Centurion)
Email – studioqi.98@gmail.com
Website – http://www.bodytalkhealth.co.za/our-team/centurion-team/arjen-faanhof/


Sacha Maxwell



Sacha is a Linking Awareness Journey facilitator as well as a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner for Animals, and BodyTalk Access for Animals and Humans Trainer. 

Sacha qualified as a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner in April 2013, as an Advanced Certified BodyTalk Practitioner in June 2015, and as a PaRama BodyTalk Practitioner in April 2016.  

Sacha studied at Trinity College Dublin, gaining an honours degree in Natural Science (Geology), after which she went on to work in the fields of economic research, gold exploration and engineering. 

With her connection to the environment, Sacha works with both human and animal clients at her clinic. She also offers remote sessions and home visits, if appropriate. 

Based in Ballypatrick on the south eastern side of Slievenamon, her practice is ideally located within easy reach of Clonmel, Waterford and Kilkenny. 

There is a convenient coach service from Dublin Airport that stops within a mile of the clinic, so for clients or course participants transport from Dublin is quite straight forward. 


Sacha is located in Clonmel, Country Tipperary, Ireland
She can be contacted at:
Phone: +353 (0) 52 61 33765
Email: sacha@indigo.ie

Website – https://www.slievenamonholistictherapy.com/



Kari Lesick

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Kari has worked in mainstream and complementary health and wellness for both people and animals for over twenty years.

She has been fundamental in teaching and offering new perspectives on connectedness and healing at both CAT (Centre for Arts and Technology) Veterinary Hospital Assistant program and local High Schools.

She has been involved in a number of International Outreach projects to support youth and children in Indonesia, as well as indigenous communities in Northern Canada.

What Kari has come to love is being a part of observing and facilitating miracles in the ability of humans to heal through the art of connection.

Her passion is to help you learn to connect more deeply and to maintain connection through life’s transitions – youth to adult, career change, divorce, bereavement, end of life passage.

She loves working with families, couples, individuals and animals -but there is a special place in her heart for youth.





~” I am humbled by the power of the ‘Innate Wisdom’ within us !”~



Kari is located in the Okanagan area of British Columbia, Canada.
She can be contacted at:
Phone – 1.250.878.2102
Email – klesick@gmail.com
Website – http://www.karilesick.com/



Boo Versteegh: Youth Co-Facilitator

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Boo was 14 when she started her journey with BodyTalk and shortly thereafter connected with Linking Awareness. She is drawn to work mostly with animals, especially with horses.

“I’ve always felt a deep connection to the animal and plant kingdom. I believe my ability to explore, share, and hold space for expressing the awareness this brings is partly because of my upbringing as a homeschooler.”


“I am honoured to mentor under the wings of several inspiring people and to travel extensively, working with elders and youth in Canadian First Nations, orphans in parts of Indonesia, and the indigenous Orang Asli in the Jungles of Malaysia.”

Boo continues to observe and listen to animals, via Linking Awareness, in a wide variety of locations, including work with a number of veterinarians and animal professionals, notably Dr. Biruté Galdikas at the Orangutan Care Centre and Quarantine in Central Indonesia Borneo.

Boo is a certified BodyTalk Practitioner, and incorporates and works extensively with Linking Awareness  ~ Intercellular Communication ~ A Healing Journey. She currently lives in the North Okanagan, in Armstrong, BC.


Boo is located in the Okanagan area of British Columbia, Canada. 
She can be contacted at: 
Phone – 1.250.328.8124  
Email – wolfblossoms@gmail.com