Monday, 18 May 2009

Lightning Process Training Course

I arrived on the first day of the Lightning Process Training Course, exhausted as usual, along with a number of other CFS sufferers. My life changed that first afternoon. I went home and did my homework, and was able to walk up a hill for the first time in 6 years. It felt fantastic, although I was a little worried about what this might cost me the next day. In fact, I woke up a new man; I had refreshed sleep and woke up at 6 am with energy and wanting to run. I got up and walked and walked, for some reason singing Tina Turner’s “Simply the Best”! A lead weight had been lifted from me; I felt alive & energetic. The subsequent days got better and better and I’ve never looked back since. I never used my electric scooter again and my carer was given a month’s notice.

Lightning Process trainer
I was so impressed with the process that I decided I would make one other person better from this ghastly illness. I have undertaken a full year course to qualify as a Lightning Process trainer, and have also studied NLP, and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).

Next week I’ll explain how I’ve not looked back since and how running Lightning Process training courses to help others has changed my life. In the meantime, if you’d like to find out more then please visit my website

Monday, 11 May 2009

Neuro-Linguistic Programming

In September 2005, I treated myself to an electric scooter. It was as instant success. Previously, I would go to the beach and sit on a bench while Marie walked on her own, but now we could do little trips together. I described it as watching a film rather than looking at the poster outside the cinema.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming
I had, some time before, come across Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and began to investigate how it might be applied to my situation. I began an Adult Education course in September 2005 and was blown away with the techniques and was also inspired by the content and the tutor.

Jeremy Vine
In February 2006, while listening to Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine show, I heard a feature on the ‘Lightning Process’. I had looked into it a few years before but this was a person live on the radio talking about how great it was. Radio 2 had a follow-up in April, which was also very positive. I later tracked down people before and after they had taken part and I was determined to give it a go. We decided to make our holiday out of going on the Lightning Process training program (so called because it is so quick) about 12 hours over a three-day period.
Next week I’ll describe to you how the Lightning Process changed my life. In the meantime, if you’d like to find out more then please visit my website

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Potential cures for CFS ME

My story continues, with what was the most difficult time for me on this journey.
I was to learn, all too soon, that there is no known cure for CFS and there is little understanding of the disease, either in the medical profession or the wider public. Dr Weir had two main therapies, rest and Transcendental Meditation (which I hold in very high regard and still practice today). I was extremely fortunate that my local GP was forward-thinking enough to try both traditional and alternative therapies (including acupuncture and Vitamin B12 injections) and in providing funds for me to attend two residential courses.

From the very beginning I cast about seeking potential cures and therapies, in both traditional and alternative medicine. In addition to being a genuine search for help, I was also very consciously trying to avoid an ‘invalid mentality’.

My search for the positve outcome I was so desperate for continues in next weeks instalment. In the meantime, if you’d like to find out more then please visit my website