What is the Lightning Process?
The Lightning Process is a training programme that teaches you to change the way your nervous system controls your body. It teaches empowering tools that apply the science of the mind – body connection to increase happiness, health and wellbeing.
If you are open to learning new ways to influence your wellness and want to take an active role in your health and life, the Lightning Process could be for you.
Seminar Dates, Location Online
7th to 9th July
21st to 23rd July
5th to 7th August
15th to 17th September
28th to 30th September
13th to 15th October
3rd to 5th November
Additional dates available on request
People bring a wide range of issues to the Lightning Process, including:
How does the Lightning Process work?
What if you could learn to reset your body’s health systems back to normal by using the well-researched connection that exists between the brain and body?
The Lightning Process applies well-evidenced scientific principles so that you can get back in charge of three very important processes in your body – The Physical Emergency Response (PER), Allostatic Load and Neuroplasticity; so that you can create and maintain change.
This 1 minute video gives you an introduction.
Science behind the Lightning Process
Physical Emergency Response (PER) and Allostatic Load
The PER is also known as the fight or flight response – it’s our body’s natural reaction to any threat and provides amazing bursts of strength and speed, changing our body’s hormones and fuel usage and so on – and is ideal for escaping a tiger in the wild – this ability to manage our body’s system depending on what we need is called Allostasis. The PER / fight or flight is generally a good thing, but it’s really designed to be activated only for very short periods of time.
Unfortunately, the ‘threats’ we find ourselves under, such as illness, chronic infections, pollution, relationships, jobs, exams or paying the mortgage, tend to last for longer periods of time. And research shows that long-term activation of these changes as a result of the PER is really bad for us – creating havoc with our sleep, healing and immune system, digestion, clear thinking and general mood – this is called Allostatic Load and has been shown to be linked to chronic illness, including heart disease, abdominal obesity, hypertension, diabetes, migraines and pain, asthma, and CFS.
Reducing allostatic load is considered vital for improving chronic health conditions; the Lightning Process does this by teaching you how to spot when the PER is happening and how you can calm this response down, allowing your body to re-balance itself.
Neuroplasticity is the brain’s amazing ability to rapidly change just by being used differently. Research has shown that simply by using new ways of thinking, old nerve pathways are switched off and replaced by new, more useful, pathways.
The Lightning Process will teach you how to use Neuroplasticity to break out of any destructive unconscious patterns that are keeping you stuck, and learn to use new, life and health enhancing ones instead.
See Neuroplasticity made simple here in this video.
There are 3 steps to do the Lightning Process:
Ideally, first of all contact me as soon as you can, we can have a chat (free of charge and no obligation), and I can give you an idea if the Lightning Process is likely to be suitable for you, and let you know if I have space available on the dates you want to attend. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and talk you through the application process.
The Lightning Process Seminar, 3 half days.
Continuing to put it into practice and follow-up.
You can start Part 1 of the Lightning Process right now! You’ll need to buy (£15.99) and download the Home Audio Programme which will be your preparation for the Lightning Process seminar and it will give you a good idea of whether you think the Lightning Process will suit you. Click here to find out more and Download now.
When you’ve listened to the Download and you’ve decided you want to go ahead and do the Lightning Process, click below to fill in your application form.
Please feel free to get in touch if you’d like me to help you fill out the application form or to ask any questions you may have. Fill the form in and return it to me, so I can find out a bit more about you and make sure the Lightning Process is right for you. I’ll give you a call to have a chat about your application and to let you know if you’ve been accepted onto the training seminar straight away.
We will confirm your dates (see seminar dates below) and 50% of your fees will be due at this time to secure your place. (If you would benefit from any pre-course coaching before attending I provide this free of charge).
The Lightning Process Seminar
The seminar itself is an interactive teaching experience, run in an informal, discussive, class-room style, in a comfortable room. It is held on three, consecutive, half-days and often attended by a few other people with similar issues (sometimes along with parents/carers). There is also the option to take the training as a one to one. I lead the seminar using a coaching style that encourages self-reflection whilst being caring and compassionate.
A number of key concepts are explained, discussed and practiced within the seminar; all of which are designed to encourage an understanding of how we can use the brain to make changes to our body’s level of health. These topics include:
The practical teaching elements include mental rehearsal techniques, the use of simple postural exercises, movements and gestures (including a ‘stop’ process to interrupt unhelpful pathways) and self-coaching tools that help to steer the brain towards pathways that stimulate better physiology and recovery.
Each day some simple homework is given, including self-devised goal setting, that helps put the tools into practice and ensures the main teaching points have been understood. On day 2 and 3 some time is spent reflecting on successes and any issues when using the tools outside of the seminar (this is why it’s run over 3 consecutive days).
It is not vigorous or physically demanding, and can be tailored to meet the capabilities of everyone I see. It has been designed to be simple enough for anyone to use, even children (over the age of 7). I adapt my training style for your current capabilities and I ensure we will have adequate breaks. I will be happy to answer any questions you might have, or discuss any special requirements.
3 hours of follow-up coaching is included in the package to assist you to put your training into place. This can be taken as and when needed (within 12 months of your seminar), and can often be done online or by phone.
Other free support structures are provided including podcasts, newsletters and a LP graduate website.
Your Lightning Process Package includes:
The Lightning Process Package fees
£650 per person, online (or face to face when circumstances allow)
£1300 if specifically requesting one to one training
50% of the fee is payable at time of booking to secure your place on the course; the rest is due a week before attending the seminar.