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When I Started Writing, Now I Finish – 20 Years With Positive Health

by Gina Pickersgill(more info)

listed in nutrition, originally published in issue 291 - January 2024

For two remarkable decades, Gina Pickersgill has been a dedicated contributor to Positive Health Magazine, sharing a wealth of wisdom on holistic well-being, emotional health, personal development; her articles, channelled with profound insight, have been embraced by the editor, Sandra Goodman. As we commemorate this extraordinary journey, let's delve into some of the core concepts Gina has illuminated over the years and explore how they can enrich our lives.

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Gina Pickersgill 

  • Holistic Movement for Health (2003): Gina's journey commenced with a profound focus on holistic well-being, a concept she channelled with remarkable depth. She stressed the importance of incorporating movement not just for physical fitness but also for mental and emotional well-being. The takeaway here is clear: make movement an integral part of your daily life. Whether it's practising yoga, tai chi, taking serene walks in nature, or even dancing with joy in your living room, discover a form of exercise that resonates with you. This is a potent way to enhance your overall health and alleviate stress;
  • The Ins and Outs of Emotional Eating (2008): In 2008, Gina delved into the intricate world of emotional eating, drawing from her channelling experiences. She encouraged readers to explore their emotions and recognize the intricate connection between their feelings and eating habits. To apply this concept, begin by maintaining a journal to track your emotional triggers for overeating. Understanding your emotions can empower you to make healthier choices and establish a more positive relationship with food;
  • The Trouble with Binge Eating: Filling the Void (2009): Gina's personal journey of conquering binge eating in 2009 stands as a compelling testament to the significance of self-acceptance and breaking free from destructive patterns, a journey aided by her channelling practice. Apply this by embracing self-compassion. Remember that making mistakes is a fundamental aspect of being human. By learning to forgive yourself and making conscious choices, you can transform your relationship with food and enhance your self-worth;
  • Living in the Present (2009): In "A New Paradigm for Long-term Healthy Lifestyle Management," Gina challenged the notion that simply thinking about being thin leads to weight loss, drawing from her channelling experiences. Her concept of living in the present and making conscious choices can be applied by practicing mindfulness. Take the time to relish each moment, whether it's a meal or a leisurely stroll in the park. Being present can lead to a more gratifying and healthy life.
  • Reprogramming Your Thinking (2010): "Eat Less, Naturally" (2010) introduced the concept of reprogramming our thinking about food, enriched by Gina's channelling insights. To apply this, start by scrutinizing your beliefs about food. Are they conducive to your health and well-being? If not, work on shifting these beliefs to foster healthier eating habits.
  • Understanding the Impact of Sugar (2011): Gina's 2011 article, "The Sugar Solution," underscores the hazards of excessive sugar consumption, with valuable channelling-derived perspectives. Applying this concept is straightforward: become a mindful consumer. Educate yourself about the sugar content in your preferred foods and endeavour to reduce your intake. Opt for healthier alternatives and bask in the advantages of improved health;
  • Nourishment for the Soul (2011): "Eating with the Heart in Mind" (2011) explored the connection between food and spiritual growth, drawing on Gina's channelling experiences. Applying this concept involves viewing food as more than mere sustenance. Savour your meals and cultivate gratitude for the nourishment they provide. Connect with the cultural and spiritual dimensions of your food choices to enrich your dining experience.

These concepts gleaned from Gina Pickersgill's channelled articles offer invaluable tools for readers to enhance their physical and emotional well-being. As we commemorate her two decades of contributions to Positive Health Magazine, let's pay homage to her dedication to holistic well-being, channelled wisdom, and take these ideas to heart. Embrace movement, understand your emotions, practise self-acceptance, live in the present, reprogram your thinking, monitor your sugar intake, and uncover the spiritual nourishment in your meals. By doing so, we can all lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. Thank you Gina for 20 years of inspiration, transformation, and channelling wisdom.



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About Gina Pickersgill

Gina is a transpersonal coach who brings multimedia to her practice.  She created an authoritative eMagazine on NLP and Healing, based on The Healing Pool, a virtual sanctuary she owns in Second Life as her avatar 'Nina Lancaster'.

An NLP Master Practitioner and Certified Society of NLP Trainer, Gina assisted co-creator of NLP Richard Bandler on their London NLP, seminars from 2001-5.  Originally training as a fitness instructor specializing in fitness for the fuller figure, she gained a degree in Sports and Exercise Studies in 1999 and introduced the concept of Lifestyle Coaching to Virgin Active Health Clubs. She is a published holistic article writer and regular contributor to NLPLife Training Newsletter. Gina is now focused on working towards a new paradigm of delivering NLP training to a virtual world audience via various forms of multimedia platforms in partnership with sponsors and organizations.

Gina is passionate about raising awareness of virtual worlds, their potential for training change and personal development, where they will have the best benefit to a global audience, as well as to those who need more traditional methods of learning such as books, CDs, audio and one to one coaching.

Gina may be contacted via Tel: 07932 958 262;  Havening Techniques

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