#This is my forth 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. Fantastic Neuroplastic In 1990 the Nobel prize for science was awarded for work on Neuroplasticity. Since then Neuroplasticity has been described as the greatest breakthrough in our […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
Pain & Neuroplasticity Lecture
“I believe the first step to beat chronic pain is to understand it.” I was recently asked to speak on Chronic Pain as part of the UCOL Public Lecture Series. The audio is not great but here is the lecture. It might stretch you but as I point out, that’s a good thing. While the […]Continue Reading
Are you ready for change?
Never confuse the failure of past approaches to the potential of future recovery. Over the last 12 years I have worked with many people with a range of different conditions across all levels of severity and duration. From decades of illness, or being bed bound through to just getting a recent diagnosis or mild enough […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading