When I first found out about the Lightning Process, I had tried what seemed like EVERYTHING. And nothing had worked. Most of my clients are in a similar position so it is only natural that there will be a number of questions about the Lightning Process, how it works and whether it might be right for you.
If you have any further questions that are not answered below, please contact me directly so I can a) clarify your query, and b) ensure this list is kept comprehensive and up-to-date.
Why is it called a training programme?
The concept of using a training programme to make changes to your health is different to what a lot of us are used to. But the reason we call it a training, is because you play an active role in making the changes.
In modern models of healthcare, we are used to playing a slightly more passive role. For instance, if we have a headache, we take a pill and we wait for it to kick in. Or we might go to a therapist; let the therapist do the work and wait for the results.
In the Lightning Process, as with something like meditation, you are given a tool to practice and implement to get the changes that you want. You are also educated on the times when you would need to use the tool, and so practical implementation of your learnings is required to get the changes you want.
Why does it cost £650?
Alongside the training materials that are also provided, the training programme itself comes to around 12 hours in total, and a further 3-4 hours are provided post course.
This equates to £43 per hour which is below industry standard for this type of service.
Since the Lightning Process’ inception, there have been marginal price increases so it is currently below market value. The reason for this is because we recognise that there are people out there who need this service, but would not be able to afford it otherwise.
If you are struggling financially but would like to do the Lightning Process, there may be other options. For instance, concessionary rates are available for those on a low income, and an instalment payment plan can also be offered. Please get in touch and I am always happy to help where I can.
Equally, some have expressed an interest in contributing to a ‘donation pot’ that is put towards training costs for those on a lower income. If this is something you would like to do, please let me know.
It seems to good to be true?
Interestingly, this is one of the reasons that I chose not to do the Lightning Process in the early stages, and it’s a very common statement that I hear from my clients. If you visit the ‘Success Stories’ part of this website, you will even see a couple of direct quotes along the lines of ‘I was skeptical to start with but having tried everything else, I thought why not give it a go…’
And this is typically what happens. People come to the LP as a last ditch resort. It is completely understandable that it seems too good to be true. A lot of people who do the LP have tried every therapy and option possible (myself included) so it can be hard to believe.
One thing that feeds into this mindset is the idea that you can get change so quickly when nothing has worked for such a long time. Let’s be clear. Not everyone who does the LP has miraculous change within three days! But, it CAN and DOES happen.
Quite often, we see some level of positive change by day three but the long-lasting results take a bit longer to materialise. I personally had a longer journey with it; it took me longer to get the changes I wanted.
Should you decide to do the LP, you will find you are able to change/resolve some things quickly, whilst others will take longer. Everyone has their own journey with it, and whatever yours is will be exactly right for you.
Is it really possible to get change so quickly?
As noted in the previous FAQ, whilst we can and do see change very quickly, the extent of this change in the early stages differs for everyone. Yes, there are incredible success stories out there, but everyone has their own journey with the LP. In my case, whilst I knew health was within reach for me by day three, my own journey took longer to fully materialise.
But let’s look at change. When you think about it, change is happening instantaneously all the time. The interesting thing is we often recognise this for more ‘negative’ experiences in our lives. Consider how quickly you can go from feeling well and happy, to nauseous and ill on receiving some bad news. Consider how quickly it can take for a phobia to develop in response to a trauma.
The reason change can happen so quickly in the Lightning Process is because we are working with our neurology, which is a communication system made up of nerve pathways that transmit messages through the release of chemical messengers like hormones and neurotransmitters. And chemical messengers can change quickly when given the right information.
Can the Lightning Process completely cure me?
We have seen amazing changes on the Lightning Process and our clients have had a range of experiences in their journey back to health. However, the Lightning Process is not a curative treatment. It is a training programme that teaches you how to influence your health in a positive way.
Some individuals would say they have recovered their issues completely, others would say they have noticed significant positive changes and improvements to their health. Others may not have got the benefits they wanted from it.
I always tell my clients to be curious about what they can achieve – at the very least I would expect them to have a completely different relationship with the issue at hand, and at best significant changes to their health and their life.
Am I too old / too young to do the Lightning Process?
We have seen people from the ages of 6 years to 90 years do the Lightning Process with good results so, generally speaking, age is not an issue!
I’m not ill enough / I’m too ill
This is a common question and I would say that, in fatigue and chronic pain, the rate and level of change is on a par independent of duration and severity of illness.
It is also worth noting that not everyone does the Lightning Process for illness! The LP is used across a range of issues varying in severity. Other factors such as openness to applying the tools, new ways of thinking and beliefs around what is possible amongst other things are the more relevant factors in getting change.
I am on medication, can I still do the training?
We do require full disclosure of any medical issues to ensure the training will be appropriate for you. As far as medication is concerned, a lot of my clients who take the training with me are on medication so, as a general rule, there is no reason why you couldn’t do the Lightning Process alongside of that.
If I do the Lightning Process, can I come off my medication?
I am not a medical professional and am in no position to advise on this. Some clients do come off their medication after doing the Lightning Process but this is only ever done gradually with the support and guidance of their GP/specialist.
IMPORTANT: If you do the Lightning Process and decide you would like to lower the medication you are taking, do not stop taking it. Consult your GP/Specialist and work with them to make the changes you want.
Does the Lightning Process believe that illness is psychological?
Absolutely not. The Lightning Process is a training programme that teaches you how to use your psychology in a way that influences your neurological health and subsequently immune function.
That means that, ultimately, we recognise symptoms are physical, but when you train your psychology and neurology in a way that supports healthy physiological function, you can reduce if not eliminate those symptoms.
Case in point: We know that when our immune function is low we get colds. We also know that meditation can improve immune function by lowering levels of cortisol and other stress inducing hormones. So If we can improve our immune function through how we use our mind, does that mean that the development and symptomatology of a cold is psychological?
Hopefully the answer is no!
Are there any negative side effects of the Lightning Process, or could it make things worse in any way?
Absolutely not. The whole ethos of the Lightning Process is to develop a kind and compassionate relationship with yourself. Nothing good ever comes from pushing so this is something that is reiterated throughout the Lightning Process and in all the coaching work that I do.
A lot of my clients are ambitious, driven and high achieving and can be prone to pushing themselves in order to achieve (I also speak as a previous client from personal experience!).
As a result, I place particular emphasis on using the Lightning Process to develop a kind and compassionate relationship with yourself. One of the core teachings I provide, is how to become your own best friend; part of this means being able to tune into to your body and mind in a way that allows you to acknowledge any issues, before then deciding how you move forward.
If you feel the service you have had does not meet with this standard you must raise your concerns with the head office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Does the Lightning Process blame people for their problems?
A solid no! As someone who has done the Lightning Process themselves, there is no part of the Lightning Process that suggests we are to blame for our problems.
One of the core concepts within the Lightning Process is the idea of influence. So asking ourselves the question, where do I have influence in this situation? We know through studies on meditation and other areas of health, that we do have an ability to influence our health using certain techniques. And so there is a big focus on claiming our power moving forwards.
Part of this looks at acknowledging that the feelings we experience are, on some level, neurologically, coming from us – and that means we can influence them. That doesn’t mean, we are to blame for the fact that they are occurring in the first place.
Imagine you jump on the bus one day, and as you are heading down the dual carriageway, you look up, and the bus driver is slumped over the steering wheel. In this situation, is it your fault that the bus driver is slumped over the steering wheel? No. But – do you have the chance to influence what happens next? Yes.
In the same way with our health, we are not to blame for what has happened in the past, or what is currently going on, but we do have a choice in what happens next. This concept is core to the Lightning Process and is designed to empower individuals to recognise the power they have in influencing their own health in a positive way.
My energy is low, I’m not sure I will be able to handle three days of training.
Low energy is a very common issue for people who come onto the Lightning Process, and this is generally not a problem. We tend to see very quick change as far as energy is concerned so you will most likely be surprised! If you have real concerns about this, please contact me directly and I can help you reach an informed decision about whether the Lightning Process is right for you at this time.
I can’t commit to three days in a row, can I do the training over a longer time period?
I wouldn’t recommend doing the Lightning Process in this way. It has been designed in its current format as this is the format that gets good, solid and rapid change. Follow up coaching is provided and there is most certainly flexibility on this part of the post-course training.
Will I remember it all?
Whilst there are three half-days of learning, we don’t expect you to consciously remember all that we run through – you are given a training book that captures all the key concepts should you want to revisit them post course.
The key take-outs that you need to take away with you are knowing when to use the tools you have been given, and how to use the main tool itself.
Is it easy to learn?
The Lightning Process was designed to be very simple, evidenced by the fact that a lot of people who come onto the Lightning Process are struggling with brain fog at the point of course commencement.
The tool itself is the most simple part of the course, and designed in a way that is practical and easy to use. It takes a little bit of practice to start with but by day two/three, you will be fully au fait with this!
Will it last?
The Lightning Process is a form of brain training that works by rewiring neural pathways. Initially, you will need to use the tools given to you a lot in order to get the desired changes, but after time, you most likely won’t need to use them at all. That said, one of the things my clients often report at the end of the seminar, is how valuable it is to have a tool for life. The techniques given to you during the course are not just for ‘fixing’ things, but rather, offer a way of helping you to navigate other life challenges that may come up.
I am not happy with the service provided to me during my Lightning Process training. How do I complain?
We have rigorous supervision and monitoring processes in place as Lightning Practitioners, and we adhere to exceptionally high standards of practice. If anyone falls short of these standards, and you have not had a good experience, please send in your complaint directly to the Complaints Team at Head Office (email@example.com) who will launch an investigation.
It really is important that any dissatisfaction is reported as we seek to maintain a high reputation based on credibility, trust and good results. If you feel your experience was not in line with this, we absolutely need to know about it.