What is the Lightning Process?
The Phil Parker Lightning Process® (LP) is a training course that focuses on the science behind how the mind and body interact; it gives you powerful tools to use this mind body link to influence your health and life. The tools involve gentle movement, meditation-like techniques and mental exercises. With practice you can use them to change the way your nervous system works, switching on pathways which promote health and switching off ones which aren’t so good for you. It’s not vigorous or physically demanding and can be tailored to meet the capabilities of everyone we see.
The LP Basics
The LP starts with some home study i.e. listening to an interactive audio programme Introduction to the Lightning Process, which explores some of the concepts, the science behind the process and prepares you to get the most from the seminar. This is followed by completing the application form, a chat with your chosen practitioner and taking the seminar held over 3 consecutive days. Each day’s training lasts about 4 hours and you can decide to take it 1:1 or join a small group (between 3-5 people). By day one you will already have some tools which you can start to use it immediately. After the seminar your practitioner takes a supportive role in helping you apply the tools in your life.
How does it 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 mind and body?
The LP applies this sound scientific principle so you can get back in charge of two very important processes in your body – The Physical Emergency Response (PER) and Neuroplasticity.
Physical Emergency Response (PER)
This is the flight or fight 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. It’s 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, 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 – create havoc with our sleep, healing and immune system, digestion, clear thinking and general mood.
The Lightning Process will teach 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. Watch this brief video to see it in action.
Once you have read the ‘Introduction to the Lightning Process’ book, the next phase starts with contacting your practitioner. They will answer any questions you have and talk you through the details of the seminar.
These tend to be run as small group training with between 3-5 people in each group, however there is also the option to take the training as a 1:1.
Your Lightning Process training will include:
- All pre-course discussions and specific coaching if required
- 3 half day LP training and course materials, including support CD and comprehensive course manual
- 3 hours of follow up phone/skype calls
Once you have completed your training, there are a number of additional support structures:
- Free podcasts and newsletter updates
- Additional phone or face to face coaching appointments
The first step is to read the book, Introduction to The Lightning Process, by Phil Parker. this will help you to decide if the Lightning Process is the right thing for you at this time, and is the essential first step to preparing you for the training. I also recommend looking at the official Lightning Process Website, where you can learn more about Phil, the Lightning Process, and see videos of some of our remarkable success stories!
- Free pre-course coaching and assessment call – no obligation
- 3 day Lightning Process Training Seminar
- Handbook and homework exercises
- 3 hours of follow up coaching by phone, available to use for up to 12 months
- LP follow up audio support programme