Ian Cleary

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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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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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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Ode to Spontaneity

After years of physical illness people often loose trust in their bodies and life becomes a carefully managed routine to avoid crashes or flare ups. While people are busy planning all the things they want to do after the training, one of the joys of recovery is the ability to be spontaneous again. The ability […]

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Be your own Neuroplastic Surgeon

I wrote a recent post “If Pain persists BE your own Doctor”. This one could be  “If you are stuck BE your own Neuroplastic Surgeon”. To live a brilliant life you don’t need understand the brain at the level of a Neuroscientist like Michael Merzenich. But you would be foolish to ignore his message. And […]

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I’ve tried everything

Many people I see have been sick for a long time & come to me with a long list of failures, having ‘tried everything’. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible or even hard. It is just a comment on the approaches they have tried or how they have used the approaches. Maybe it means it’s time […]

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Self-Sabotage or Self-Protection

I call the work I do self-directed NEUROPLASTICITY change. I train people. I guide them. I point out blind spots. I am their cheer squad and coach. But I am not able to do the work. That is up to them. Only they can do it. So in the course of discussing whether someone is […]

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