What is the Lightning Process (LP)?

The LP is a simple, powerful, practical training programme designed to help improve your health and well-being through understanding and applying the mind-body connection. 

You will learn:

  • How and why you are feeling 'stuck' in health and life
  • The powerful interaction between your mind and body
  • The damaging effects of the Physical Emergency Response (PER) ('fight or flight')
  • How to spot unconscious patterns inhibiting your ability to live the life you want
  • How to pause these unconscious, unhelpful patterns
  • How to have a choice over how you feel and operate
  • Neuroplasticity and how to develop more useful, healthy, life enhancing patterns and feelings
  • The steps of the LP which is a practical and easy process comprising of certain movements, self-coaching, and visualisation which you will use to influence your health and life.

What is the LP for?

The study published in the BMJ stating that ‘the Lightning Process is effective and is probably cost-effective when provided in addition to specialist medical care (SMC) for mild/moderately affected adolescents with CFS/ME’ reported that participants allocated to SMC+LP, compared to those allocated to just SMC, had:

·      Improved physical function, which increased further at 12 months
·      Better school attendance, which continued at 12 months
·      Less fatigue, which continued at 12 months
·      Greater improvement in anxiety symptoms, which continued at 12 months
·      Less depression scores at 12 months
·      Lowered pain scores at both six and 12 months

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The LP in more detail:

Two of the core elements explored during the LP are the Physical Emergency Response (PER) and Neuroplasticity.

Physical Emergency Response (PER)

The PER is the fight or flight response (Selye, 1936, Parker, 2012). It’s our body’s natural reaction to any threat and provides amazing bursts of strength and speed, changing our body’s hormones, fuel usage and so on. It 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 (Sterling & Eyer, 1988).  The PER is generally a good thing, but it’s really designed to be activated only for very short periods of time.

Unfortunately, the ‘threats’ (Ursin & Eriksen, 2004) 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, (Mattei, Demissie, Falcon, Ordovas, & Tucker, 2010), migraines and pain (Borsook D, Maleki N, Becerra L, & McEwen B, 2012), asthma (Bahreinian S et al., 2013) and CFS (Maloney EM, Boneva R, Nater UM, & Reeves WC, 2009).

Reducing allostatic load is considered vital for improving chronic health conditions (Logan & Barksdale, 2008). The LP 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 (Komitova, Johansson, & Eriksson, 2006) 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 LP 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.


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