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Online Lightning Process Updates

October 4, 2021IanChronic Fatigue Syndrome & ME, Chronic Pain/ Fibromyalgia, In the News & Research, Lightning ProcessComments Off on Online Lightning Process Updates

 

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Does the Lightning Process Training Programme Reduce Chronic Fatigue in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors?

August 18, 2021IanChronic Fatigue Syndrome & ME, In the News & Research, Lightning Process, UncategorizedComments Off on Does the Lightning Process Training Programme Reduce Chronic Fatigue in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors?

      (Cancers 2021, 13(16), 4076) Another research study was published about the Lightning Process. It is a mixed methods study of the effects of the Lightning Process on cancer survivors with chronic fatigue and has shown promising results. Chronic fatigue is a severe side-effect commonly experienced by many who have recovered from cancer.  It is often debilitating […]

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Post Cancer fatigue

August 16, 2021IanChronic Fatigue Syndrome & ME, In the News & Research, NeuroplasticityComments Off on Post Cancer fatigue

I recently wrote an article on the nature of fatigue and the idea that fatigue / tiredness is not a lack of biological energy, but rather a form of protective response to a perceived threat. With the brain being plastic and changeable with experience, a past threat can seemingly alter brain function to maintain the protective […]

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Is Fatigue a lack of Energy?

​ There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep to recharge the body’s batteries – except that’s not how it works. Some people think that going to sleep is like plugging in your phone to the charger at night. Give it 8 hours and you wake with full batteries and you’re good to go all day. If you […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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