Ian Cleary

What is the Lightning Process – In a single word

February 10, 2015IanChronic Fatigue Syndrome & ME, Chronic Pain/ Fibromyalgia, Lightning ProcessComments Off on What is the Lightning Process – In a single word

I was recently asked to explain the Lightning Process in a single word. What a task!  After 7 years of taking people through the training I still struggle to explain what it is because it is many things. It is a framework in which I work, and one person’s Lightning Process experience will be very […]

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Should I stay or should I go? Where to do your training.

June 28, 2014IanChronic Fatigue Syndrome & ME, Chronic Pain/ Fibromyalgia, Depression, anxiety and other conditions, Lightning Process, NeuroplasticityComments Off on Should I stay or should I go? Where to do your training.

People often face a dilemma – to travel to a training to get it done sooner or wait for me to run one close by? I am often asked my advice on this issue so I thought I would answer this question in a blog post. For my wife to recover from ME/CFS she had […]

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ME/CFS Awareness Day

May 11, 2014IanChronic Fatigue Syndrome & ME, In the News & Research, Lightning ProcessComments Off on ME/CFS Awareness Day

This week is ME/CFS Awareness Week and you are likely to see stories reach the press about the condition.  (If there is an International Star Wars Day on May 4th  – “May the 4th be with you” –  then ME/CFS deserves its own week.) But I have a problem with the campaign. Last year I […]

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Self Rescue!

April 11, 2014IanInspirational & General Interest, Lightning ProcessComments Off on Self Rescue!

“So you’re in a spot of bother. Well, you aren’t the first and you sure won’t be the last – so have faith and keep your hope up  -whether you make it out alive or not will largely come down to you: your attitude and your actions. “ Bear Grylls I have to admit that […]

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Fibromyalgia & Neuroplasticity

January 16, 2014IanChronic Pain/ Fibromyalgia, Lightning Process, Neuroplasticity, Success StoriesComments Off on Fibromyalgia & Neuroplasticity

I just had a wonderful catch-up conversation with someone who has was suffering with Fibromyalgia for 14 years before doing the Lightning Process.  She first heard about my work several years ago but was part of a support group who ridiculed the idea that people can recover by retraining their brain and body. So she […]

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Dancing Naked in the Full Moon Light?

August 20, 2013IanChronic Fatigue Syndrome & ME, Inspirational & General Interest, Lightning ProcessComments Off on Dancing Naked in the Full Moon Light?

I’m never the first port of call for someone seeking help. Everyone I see has tried many things to get well – from the conventional to the outright weird (think dancing naked in a forest on a full moon!). But just because nothing has worked doesn’t mean it’s impossible to be well. It just means […]

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ME/CFS Awareness Day – May 12

ME/CFS International Awareness Day  – May 12 Psst. Pass it on. Tell the world. But please be aware of this …… it’s horrible but not hopeless! It is vitally important that people understand that conditions like CFS, ME, MCS or Fibromyalgia are horrible, real and debilitating physical conditions & that sufferers are not putting it on, […]

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Is the Underpants Bomber’s Terror attack responsible for CFS?

March 26, 2013IanChronic Fatigue Syndrome & ME, Chronic Pain/ Fibromyalgia, Depression, anxiety and other conditions, Lightning Process, The Stress ResponseComments Off on Is the Underpants Bomber’s Terror attack responsible for CFS?

That’s sure to get your attention. The answer is no BUT ………..for anyone suffering from a condition of heightened sensitivity (CFS, multiple chemical sensitivity, chronic pain, PTSD) please read on. The circumstances around this terror attack highlight an important principle. On Christmas Day 2009, a Nigerian man named Abdulmutallab boarded Northwest Airline Flight 253 from […]

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From CFS to Mexico, USA, Thailand & Cambodia (and back)..in 6 months

Below is a story from Brendan who did the Lightning Process 6 months ago. 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 […]

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Australian study findings on Stress Response supports Lightning Process theory

Stress-response systems in people with chronic fatigue syndrome are signalling to the body that it is not safe to relax, creating a state of high alert that can be likened to post-traumatic stress disorder, new research suggests. This has been the understanding behind the Lightning Process approach for 12 years –  looking at how we […]

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