Hi my name is Gina and I like to describe what I do as being a transpersonal coach who brings multimedia to my practice. I created an authoritative eMagazine on NLP and Healing, based on The Healing Pool, a virtual sanctuary I own in Second Life as my avatar ‘Nina Lancaster’.
Having trained with Richard Bandler, co-creator of NLP, I was privileged to have assisted on his London seminars as his scribe. Now a certified trainer of NLP I provide workshops, seminars and courses as applications in virtual worlds to a multi-national audience worldwide. I am now focused on working towards a new paradigm method of delivering NLP training to a virtual world audience via various forms of multimedia platforms in partnership with sponsors and organisations. Finally, my passion for raising awareness of virtual worlds and their potential for training change and personal development is being realised through my ability to notice 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.
Previously, having trained as a Life Coach, I pioneered the concept of Lifestyle Coaching within Virgin Active Health Clubs at their West London flagship branch. I set up a program for club members that helped them re-wire their thinking around food, exercise and general lifestyle habits, such as sleep and stress management, relaxation training and smoking cessation. In particular, I worked with women presenting psychological issues related to their weight and body image. I have written numerous articles on this topic and developed and adapted NLP in this area for delivery of lifestyle workshops and products to help women become more self-empowered and balanced using Second Life as mind training tool for positive lifestyle change.
“Gina is one of a kind and has contributed to the world of NLP with her innovative use of new technologies and ideas. Gina has the ability to capture the hearts and minds of those she meets with her passion for doing good work and helping people become better at what they do in a gentle way. She has created an eZine resource for NLP. It is original in nature and it is focused on Healing. The Healing Pool Magazine, as it’s called, is respected by her peers. She works to high standards and has been an experienced assistant on the London NLP Trainings with us. She is quite influential and creative and I highly recommend her for individual coaching and corporate innovations, especially if you desire to gain the cutting edge scoop on psychological and technological developments. – John La Valle, co-author of Persuasion Engineering®, with Richard Bandler, co-creator of NLP”
“I have had the good pleasure of working with Gina in a scientific project testing NLP principles on the web. She is a creative self-starter with a world of strong skills in editing, virtual reality, script creation and other capacities too numerous to mention. She was always an active and welcome participant. She is a valued colleague and I am happy to recommend her without reservation.”
“Gina is one of a kind and has contributed to the world of NLP with her innovative use of new technologies and ideas. Gina has the ability to capture the hearts and minds of those she meets with her passion for doing good work and helping people become better at what they do in a gentle way” John La Valle – President of The Society of NLP”
RSA Exercise Specialist – 1995
BSc Sports and Exercise with Business Studies – 1999
NLP Trainer, Master and Business Practitioner 1998 – ongoing