Jacquelyn B. Fletcher founded Dear Body Boot Camp because she knows firsthand how difficult it is to feel good about your body. After her struggles with morbid obesity as a child and young adult, and the 100-pound weight loss she achieved in her 20s and has kept off for nearly two decades—she dedicated her life to empowering people to become their own healers.
Jacquelyn has offered training and provided individual coaching and healing sessions to thousands of people through her own workshops and retreats as well as work with Mayo Clinic, Weight Watchers International, DoTerra Essential Oils, World Economic Forum, Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa, University of St. Thomas, University of Minnesota, the Loft Literary Center and any more.
She’s the author of 14 books including Dear Body, Love Me; Dear You: Messages From Your Heart, Dear You: It’s Time for a Leap of Faith, A Career Girl’s Guide to Becoming a Stepmom. Her work has received an iParenting Media Excellence Award, and was a Gold Recipient of a Mom’s Choice Award. She is co-creator of the Dear Body, Love Me: A Celebration of SHE live show, along with Margaret O’Loughlin.
She is 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. Her love of understanding human behavior won her a year-long fellowship from the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society to study with a team of therapists. She’s a Level 4 Healing Touch Practitioner Apprentice and working toward certification in the Great Story Coaching Program.
She’s been interviewed from coast to coast on television, podcasts and radio shows. Her advice has been featured in publications and websites including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Experience Life magazine, The Huffington Post, LifetimeTV.com, OmTimes Magazine, Macleans, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota Parent magazine, Newsday, PscyhologyToday.com, St. Paul Pioneer Press, and the Washington Post.
She graduated Cum Laude with degrees in English and Women’s Studies from Wellesley College and holds an M.F.A. in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College. Jacquelyn frequently volunteers in hospitals, assisted living facilities and with other healing organizations to offer Healing Touch or help people use creative expression as a healing tool. She’s the former Chair of the Board of Directors at the Loft Literary Center.