Ian Cleary

Getting better or just getting better at managing?

September 9, 2017IanChronic Fatigue Syndrome & ME, Chronic Pain/ Fibromyalgia, Lightning Process, NeuroplasticityComments Off on Getting better or just getting better at managing?

The understanding of NEUROPLASTICITY has become a valuable tool in working with both physical and mental health. NEUROPLASTICITY is the process where the brain alters its structure and function as an adaptation to experience. The implications of this are huge. One implication is that the things that people do to ‘manage’ their problem are also […]

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How Stress can Make you sick

Stress hormones can keep us safe. But Chronic Stress hormones can make us sick. A nice overview of how chronic stress changes our body. The problem is not stress it is CHRONIC stress. Our body starts changing instantly with stress. We are designed to respond to a threat with the Physical Emergency Stress response. But long […]

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What is fatigue?

August 7, 2017IanChronic Fatigue Syndrome & MEComments Off on What is fatigue?

What is fatigue?  It’s worth pondering if you are suffering from chronic fatigue that rest and sleep USE energy. Lying still uses energy. Sleeping uses less but only a fraction less. It’s still ‘draining your energy resources’. It’s interesting to ponder that healthy people wake up each morning having used energy to sleep but feel […]

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Life’s Ups & Downs

Nothing in life is static. There are ups and downs. One follows the others follows the other.   BUT   If you fear the downs – the ups become a THREAT. An up becomes a predictor of a down.   If you fear failure you will fear success. If you fear fatigue you will fear […]

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RAS – A Piece of the Puzzle

The video below is a useful way to think about just how the brain processes all the information that comes its way. With the brain located inside our skull it relies on our nerves to send it important information. This includes information about the world around us and the working of our body. All of this […]

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East Enders Star’s Lightning Process success

July 12, 2017IanChronic Fatigue Syndrome & ME, In the News & Research, Success StoriesComments Off on East Enders Star’s Lightning Process success

A recent article in UK press about East Enders star Martine McCutcheon and her Lightning Process success. http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/health/wellness/what-is-the-lightning-process-11364193609824  

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Autobiography in Five Short Chapters

I sent out this poem recently to my Lightning Process Graduates and so many replied to say how much they related to it. The process of getting out of auto-pilot and retraining our brain / body to respond differently is not always smooth. It’s a journey that this poem captures well. Autobiography in Five Short […]

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Aha Moments

I love the look on someone’s face during a training when they get an ‘aha moment’ – the penny drops, the light bulb goes off, something finally makes sense.   These moments come when people are receptive, searching and open. There’s a willingness to recognise that there may be a mis-match between what is true […]

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The future looks bright

February 8, 2017IanChronic Fatigue Syndrome & ME, Inspirational & General InterestComments Off on The future looks bright

The Lightning Process is not just about getting your health back. It’s about getting your LIFE back. Chronic Illness impacts every facet of one’s life and so with recovery comes so much more than good health. A limited life becomes one filled with possibilities again.  Well done to LP Graduate Georgia who has gone on […]

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Back in the Saddle – Herald Sun Article

February 5, 2017IanChronic Fatigue Syndrome & ME, In the News & Research, Inspirational & General Interest, Lightning ProcessComments Off on Back in the Saddle – Herald Sun Article

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