Abbie’s second year update after Lightning Process Seminar in 2106

I had an email in July from Abbie who took the Lightning Process to get her life back on track:

Abbie with completed dissertation

Hi Heather! 

I hope you are well. I just thought I’d pop you an email to say that it has been 2 years since I arrived at your door absolutely exhausted and fatigued, in excruciating pain, fed up, brain fog, anxious about what could possibly happen. Absolutely petrified on whether it could work, without wanting to get hopes up too much, but so desperate to feel well again. 

It’s been 2 years since I have been pain free. Fatigue free. And FINALLY free to live my life. 

Everyday I am so thankful for what you have done! I have finished university, and work full time in estate agency! I work 8:30-6 Monday to Friday and every other Saturday too! Something I doubted I would ever be able to do.

I’ve taken my little sister to music concerts, been clubbing, shopping, running, stayed up late, keeping down a job!

Abbie is one of the thousands who have used Lightning Process Training to get her life back!

 

 

Fatigue and pain turned around with the Lightning Process

I remember when Odette came into the room on the first day of the Lightning Process Seminar in  experiencing pain and fatigue early 2016, and I am amazed at what she has achieved since that day. Since writing the testimonial below she has since made it to Everest base camp whilst on her second volunteering project, this time in Nepal!

Odette’s story

Odette back to fencing

“The lightning process completely changed my life and without it I’d still be sat on my sofa doing nothing along with most other chronic fatigue sufferers. After a long process of deciding what was making me so ill, I had stopped training at fencing (my passion) and was struggling to stay awake in class. I no longer did anything a normal 17 year old would do! I sat at home and barely moved because every move was too tiring. I was told by the hospital I would never fence again and that I wouldn’t complete my A levels. This is when i found the lightning process and i’m so glad i did! After day 1 walking in very fragile, I came out walked my dog and went into the gym (something I’d missed doing for a long time). The lightning process changed my life! 

After completing the process I began training again, I completed college, and got into my first choice university! On top of this, I also completed one of my biggest dreams and went volunteering in Tanzania for 7 weeks, where we built girls toilets, and also completed a 19 day trek of which we walked 270KM with at least 25KG bags. Before the lightning process that would have been totally impossible! I am now on a gap year living in Paris and training full time with Rio Bronze medallist and will be going out to Nepal to volunteer again and trek to Everest Base Camp. Without the lightning process none of these things would of been possible and I am forever grateful. I cannot thank Heather enough for all the help through the process and afterwards, you have truly changed my life! 

Odette on volunteering project in Tanzania

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abbie turns her life around by taking the Lightning Process

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Abbie’s story is below describing her experience of turning around 6 years of not having a full life with the Lightning Process. It’s been such a great start to 2017, already some 2017 Lightning Process graduates starting out with new lives ahead, I’ve also caught up with some clients who did the LP years ago and it is exciting to hear what they have achieved!

Abbie was one of the people in 2016 that the kind and very generous woman who wanted to help fund other people to do the LP course (who prefers to remain anonymous but used the LP to get rid of pain herself), provided some financial help in 2016 to do the LP. Another person who benefited was a 16 year old who is now back in school full time. Another person has made fantastic progress with stopping pain in her foot and is now doing things she hasn’t been able to do for a long time. Her story will follow.

Abbie’s Story

“Since undertaking the LP in July this year I finally feel alive and living. After suffering from ME for 6 years, since I was 15 years old I took initiative and it’s paid off tremendously. I can now join in with my contemporaries in everything! I have been shopping, to the gym, walking. I’m able to concentrate for long periods of time, stay up late and wake up early. The biggest achievement so far has been to be able to go clubbing, something I always missed out on. This picture (not a great one- I had quite a few celebratory drinks!) just shows how happy and content I am to be able to be healthy and happy, with nothing holding me back.”

 

 

 

 

 

Ending 20 years of infections fatigue and depression with Lightning Process, Marion’s Story

Marion’s Lightning Process Story   “Learning the Lightning Process with Heather was by far the best training in anything I have ever had”

Marion on top of a Scottish Munro she climbed only 6 weeks after taking the Lightning Process Seminar in 2012

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I was recommended LP, and Heather in particular, by a friend who helped me believe that with the LP tools I could change a 20-year cycle of infections, fatigue and depression. Indeed I have – and have changed SO much more. Four years on I am a positive, happy, active, healthy 42-year old, with endless energy, a fantastic immune system and a life I LOVE! Six weeks after my initial LP training, I climbed my first Scottish Munro – 3,100 feet – to the top of the world! The next day I laughed at my stiff, aching and rather surprised legs, and started planning my next challenge! I’m currently training for my first triathalon…

So many wonderful, positive changes have come as unexpected (to me!) consequences of learning and using LP. I am comfortable in my own skin, enjoy my own company and see a wonderful friend reflected back at me in the mirror. As I now value and love myself, I truly believe and accept others’ love for me. Everyone around me benefits as I am duing the best mother, wife, daughter, friend relationships I can.

Every Monday evening I have the best time ever – confident and relaxed as I stand in front of the 80-strong community choir I have founded and grown, inspiring them to sing – and to laugh, and to love life.

Learning the Lightning Process with Heather was by far the best training in anything I have ever had. Using LP has become a way of life. And when I occasionally stray into the pit, and realise I’m a little rusty, genius-coach Heather is fantastic on the end of the phone – although usually I don’t get as far as making the call, as simply imagining what she will say gets me right back on track!

From ME/CFS to Triathlon and Ironman using Lightning Process: Peter’s story

Peter turned around years of ME/CFS using the Lightning Process in 2011, Great to hear what he has been up to since he did the LP. He keeps on showing just what can be achieved in health and fitness when you have the Lightning Process

“In short, the Lightning Process has been nothing short of transformational in my life.  Not only has “life after LP” included several promotions and international placpeter-mac-linkdin-photoements with work, but it has also sparked off a passion in amateur triathlon.

You will see on LinkedIn that I took part in a couple of Long Distance Open Water swims a couple of years ago (shortly after taking the LP) to raise money for ME (and gave a plug to the Lightning Process on my Just Giving narrative).

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This past two years I have also completed a couple of triathlons in 35 degree heat in Thailand where I now reside.

Last year’s Sprint Triathlon took just over 2 hours. 2 weeks ago I finished the Olympic Triathlon in Hua Hin, Thailand in under 4 hours. Photos attached.

I will be competing in Ironman 70.3 Thailand in 2017. Just got back from a 65km bike ride in fact as training distances

Peter finishing the Olympic Triathlon in Hua Hin, Thailand in under 4 hours

Peter finishing the Olympic Triathlon in Hua Hin, Thailand in under 4 hours

are increasing.

In summary, Heather did a wonderful job and I will be forever thankful.

With gratitude and love,

Peter”

January

After a conversation with a friend, I was considering just how useful the Lightning Process tools are for dealing with those things that happen in life that are not so good. Those times could lure us into imagining the worst possible scenario, over and over, and to live life in fear. The Lightning Process is the tool to deal with things that can happen in life in a way that enables finding the best in whatever life brings. Not only can I celebrate recovering my health through the process, but I have a special kit always with me to use to deal with whatever might come along. A new way of living and engaging in a world which can be full of surprises.

I’m looking forward to my first ‘Building Your Future Seminar’ for 2011 on Saturday, a chance to see some of the remarkable changes in people months or years on from their original seminar… I hardly recognised some of them last time, particularly one woman in her 40s that I hadn’t seen since she did her LP 2 years ago, where she astounded everyone by starting to walk normally after years mainly using a wheelchair. She claims she has more stamina now because of the Lightning Process, than she had when she was in her fit 20s! This despite being housebound with ME/CFS for years in her 30s!