Below is a story from Brendan who did the Lightning Process with me in 2012. Well done Brendan.
I had CFS for 2 years. Prior to CFS I was a 24yr old young man training as semi professional rugby player whilst working a full time job, One Wednesday morning I basically collapsed and turned into a shell of a man who could hardly get out of bed due to excruciating headaches and fatigue, not to mention crippling brain fog and memory loss.
Due to my personality I would still get out of the house and attempt to do things which always led to much worse headaches and fatigue.
Over the 2 years I saw countless numbers of physicians and therapist trying the most conventional to far out treatments and spending thousands of dollars as I felt like the best years of my life was passing before my eyes and I would do anything to get better.
I basically spent these two years in a state of rage, deep depression and dis belief that a fit young healthy man could be reduced to what I was without any apparent reason.
I had tried a mind training programme before (gupta amygdala retraining) with little success so when the lightning process was suggested to me I was very sceptical.
After my first free phone consultation with Ian he told me I wasn’t ready to do the course because of my attitude. A couple of months later after suffering another set back I rang Ian in Desperation and signed up for the next course. I entered the course with the attitude that I was willing to do anything to get my life back and that this would work but it was up to me.
At the end of the first day Ian asked me if I could do anything tonight what would it be? I answered I would go for a run. So this is what I did that night. The day before the thought of going for a run was unfathomable for me. After each day of the course I began to feel better, and with Ian’s help we began to find more and more pieces of the puzzle to get me back to full health.Ian has been absolutely amazing both at the course where he makes things very simple and easy to understand and with the constant support since the course. He has also helped develop other strategies for me to overcome some of the more difficult parts of my CFS.
In the last 6 months since the course I have travelled to Mexico, America, Thailand and Cambodia. I now work for a construction company working 12 hours a day, I go for 3-4 runs a week pushing myself to the limit and also go to the gym 2-3 times a week. I have a full social life and and am about to start pre season training for next rugby season.
The lightning Proccess gave me my life back and I can’t thank Ian enough for this.
I would recommend it to anyone with CFS no matter what your current beliefs are about your condition.Brendan