Everyone I see has already tried many things before they come to the Lightning Process. Some worked a little, some worked for a while and some were a waste of time and money. So most people come to the Lightning Process with questions.
Here are some common questions. More questions are regularly answered on my facebook page and blog postings.
If you have any specific questions please email.
What is the Lightning Proces?
While this site is an attempt to answer that question it is not such a simple question. It is not just one thing but an approach to retraining how the brain and the body interact to influence our health. For a more detailed review of what is covered in the training and how it relates to your personal situation, please review the website or make contact with questions. I offer a free 30 minute consultation to discuss the Lightning Process and your own situation.
How does it work?
The techniques teaches ways to break out physical and emotional stuck states using current understandings of how the brain and the body influence each other. We find that people are able to intervene in the dysfunction of key body systems to bring them, and other body systems, such as musco-skeletal, endocrine and immune system, back into balance.
Can it be learnt from a book, online or from a cd or DVD?
There is a very useful Book (An Introduction to the Lightning Process by Phil Parker). This is a great introduction to the Lightning Process and makes good preparation for those thinking about taking the training.
I highly recommend the book for anyone interested in the Lightning Process. Copies can be purchased through my office.
The book however does not teach the skills required.
Due to the interactive nature of the training, it can only be done face to face through a qualified Lightning Process practitioner.
We have found this is the most effective way to teach people all the skills they need, detect any issues that might make success challenging and help ensure ongoing success.
Critical to success is often the access to personalized follow-up support with the accountability that comes from having a personal trainer.
I am not sure if I have ME/CFS. Can you diagnose me?
A correct diagnosis is important. Although the process of getting a diagnosis can be frustrating, it is important to rule out other conditions. Your GP or healthcare specialist will be able to run all the required tests to do this.
Can I take the training if I am on medication?
Most people I see are on some form of medication. This does not rule you out for the training. After the training people may feel the changes they have made means they no longer need the medication they have been prescribed. You will need to talk to your prescribing doctor to discuss your options.
Is it like any other therapy?
Firstly it is not a therapy. Unlike a treatment or a therapy, you are not relying on another person to ‘fix you’. The Lightning Process is a training programme, where you learn the skills you need to get back in control.
The Lightning Process is a totally new approach that combines a range of techniques drawn from diverse fields such as Neurolinguistic Programming, mindfulness, Hypnotherapy, Osteopathy and Life Coaching but is not any one of these things.
In the years my wife was unwell with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I was a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Life Coach and a Master in Neurolinguistic Programming. I tried all these things to help my wife but none were successful. It is the unique combination of skills used in the right way at the right time that creates success.
Who can take the training?
The training has been designed to be easy to learn regardless of your age. It can be tailored to physical needs as well. I have trained people who have been ill for decades, in full time residential care and others who are completely bedbound. The main requirement is that people who take on the training must be ready to look at their condition in a new fresh way and be ready to put in the work to achieve the results they want and deserve.
The training is not suitable for everyone though. For this reason I have an application process that I take people through to see if it is a good fit and a good time for the person.
Is it easy to learn?
Yes! The techniques used in the Lightning Process can be learned quickly and easily. I have taught children as well as people up to 85 years old. I have been teaching and training people for over 15 years and I believe a skillful teacher is one who can make complicated information easy to understand and remember. My job is to ensure that you have a clear understanding of the process and you will be given plenty of opportunity to practice the skills and have access to follow-up should you require it.
Will doing the course make me well?
The course itself does not make anyone well! However, experience has shown that if people implement the techniques it is possible to make massive changes in their health.
Do the changes last?
The Lightning Process has been offered now for 19 years. Beyond that we can’t say but when you learn how to influence your health you regain control and can implement those skills whenever required. Full health can then be maintained by committing to implement these skills. We find that after a period it becomes second nature and effortless.
How is the course structured?
The course takes place over 3 consecutive days, normally in a very small group. Each day runs until mid afternoon (with breaks). Some people find the thought of this a bit daunting, but are pleasantly surprised to find how easily they manage it!
How much does it cost and what does this include?
The cost of the training in Australia is AU$1500+GST ($1650). In New Zealand it is NZ$1650. This includes any pre-training coaching required to get you ready for the training, the 3-day training, course notes and refresher CD and scheduled follow-up telephone/email consultation.
Contact me for the price of 1 0n 1 trainings.
Why does it cost this amount?
As a single payment, the amount may seem a lot to some. However when you look at the amount of time people get to work with me, including pre-training coaching, 3 days tuition, and access to 3 months of personalised follow-up after the training, as well as ongoing email refreshers, the price is great value. After doing the training many people are able to stop the ongoing costs of regular medical related appointments and also return to work that brings in a salary.
Will my private health insurance cover any part of the training?
After seeing so many of their members recover, some of the largest private health insurance companies in Norway and England are considering covering their members. Unfortunately as the Lightning Process is relatively new to Australia and New Zealand it is not yet covered here.
How can I find out more?
This website is a good start.
You can also keep up to date by joining my FACEBOOK page. You will get updates, news, research and information about the Lightning Process approach.
Of course the easiest way to have all your questions answered is to email me to arrange a time to talk.
It will just be an informal chat about the Lightning Process how it might help you.
How do I apply?
Before people apply I prefer to talk by phone in detail to people about the training and their own personal situation. This helps people decide if it is the right training for them and if I think they will get what they want out of the training. I don't want to waste anyone’s time or money and will happily tell people if I think it’s not for them.
Acceptance onto the training is a two-step process. You will need to email me for a written application form. Once returned to me, I will then contact you and arrange a telephone assessment call.