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Gill Edwards

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the great work of Clinical Psychologist and Author, Gill Edwards, who died last week.

Her accessible books I recommend regularly to clients, and I believe Conscious Medicine, her latest book is one of the most important works of our time.  If you haven’t read it - do!

In 2000 I worked on an Art project about Health Pioneers, at the Looking Well Healthy Living Centre in North Yorkshire. The project was a celebration of the Pioneers at the forefront of health- (not medicine). Among them were Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the hospice movement, Lady Eve Balfour, founder of the Soil Association, Scott Williamson and Innes Pearse, who set up the Peckham Experiment in the 1920s I truly believe that Gill Edwards has in her life, work and death become one of these pioneers, of equal importance. Like all of them, she was pioneering- at the forefront of a model of health that lays the groundwork for future normality.

What her work and her wisdom taught me:

‘If it feels heavy, don’t do it’.

To trust myself and value what I intuitively know about illness and wellness.

To play big, lead by example, and be a giant pendulum.

When your (self) work is done, its time to go.

Go Well Gill, and Thank You.

To read a letter from Gill and her brother, go to:

To read more about Rosy’s work go to: