Ian Cleary

Lightning Process Research

Lightning Process Research Below is a recently published paper which reviews current research into the Lightning Process. Systematic review of the Lightning Process finds an ’emerging body of evidence supporting the efficacy of the LP for many participants with fatigue, physical function, pain, anxiety and depression.’ https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1550830720302330 Abstract Background: The Lightning Process (LP), a mind-body […]

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If your brain can change – so can YOU!

#This is my fifth email in a Lightning Process info series. If you would like to receive all emails in the series, subscribe to newsletter in the side box.   Your last email in this Lightning Process Info Series focused on NEUROPLASTICITY – the brain’s ability to alter its structure and function through repeated experience. If you […]

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It’s not me. It’s you.

#This is my third email in a Lightning Process info series. If you would like to receive all emails in the series, subscribe to newsletter in the side box.   I hope my previous email got you curious. It might have challenged you, stretched you and maybe even got you excited. Regardless, well done for […]

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Physical or Psychological?

Is it physical or psychological – that is the question! Well actually – It’s NOT the question. It hasn’t been for a while thanks to how we have moved on from our understanding of health. The division between conditions being physical (in the body) and real OR psychological (and somehow less real), never actually explained the human […]

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Avoid or push through? Or….

Many people I work with are stuck with two choices. Avoid the things that trigger them (exercise, movement, food, light, touch, chemicals, people, noise etc) or push through and suffer the payback. The Lightning Process offers a third alternative – retrain your brain and body to respond differently to the triggers. This approach also moves […]

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Not Broken…Just Stuck

Here’s a radical thought.  What if the way you are thinking about your condition became an obstacle for full recovery. Would you be willing to begin to think about your condition differently? __________________ What would it be like to begin to think about yourself as just stuck rather than broken. What would it be like to […]

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What’s your Yeah But?

If you search you will find lots of stories of people successfully recovering from ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, CRPS, PTSD, anxiety or depression.   When people come across a success story from a person who once had what they are now suffering from there is often a very familiar response…….   YEAH BUT…….. There are thousands of endings to […]

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You are not at the mercy of your Emotions

One of the concepts of the Lightning Process is to use current understandings of how the brain and body interact to have a positive influence over our health. While we might be a product of our past we do not have to be at the mercy of it. Learning to engage in the PRESENT moment and our automatic […]

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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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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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