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!



The Lightning Process: Charlie’s experience

Heather Thomas

I remember the first conversation with Charlie over 6 years ago when she was not well, she was determined to change her life and was prepared to do whatever it took to get her life back in the way she had heard about from other people who had used the Lightning Process. The rest is history for her and it was so lovely to catch up with her again recently.

Charlie’s Story

“I completely transformed my life with LP. Having illness for seven years and ‘hermit life’ for four, I’d resigned myself to a future of severe limitations and not much joy, achievement or fulfilment. Then came Heather, and LP! What a miraculous experience. I immediately stopped chronic fatigue, and in the six years since, life has literally transformed.

I was able to build myself into a brand new person, and there have been countless ‘milestones’ and achievements along the way. Highlights include owning and running a business, driving myself wherever I want, taking an amazing yoga holiday in Ibiza, adventuring with friends in Thailand, getting qualified in Reiki Level One, usually being the last person on the dancefloor, and taking up acting and singing. Performing was a secret dream I used to tell myself I’d never be brave enough to realise, and now I have my own band and perform in theatre productions three or four times a year! Being the person I always wanted to be and meeting amazing people I’d never have otherwise met is quite an amazing feeling.

Heather is a true inspiration and often pops up in my LP visualisations as the epitome of energy or positivity! I feel lucky that my experience of LP was so phenomenal that I have recommended it at any opportunity, with the result that a number of friends or acquaintances have taken the course, all with brilliant results.

LP has left me with a thirst for exploring all the ways I can continue to develop my ideal self – I love reiki, guided meditations (Jason Stephenson and Michael Sealey – highly recommended!) and reading books about neuroplasticity, brain rewiring etc. But the best thing about LP is that I know I’ll never have chronic fatigue again, because I have a toolkit for life.

If you’re considering LP, don’t… just do it!”

Energy returns with the Lightning Process, Charlotte’s Story

Charlotte suffered a lot of health issues including dizziness and fatigue before coming to the Lightning Process in November 2014. For anyone who wonders if it’s possible to live life to the full after suffering from chronic fatigue read this story!

Charlotte’s story:

“The Lightning process has given me my life back and some! I am now in full time work, have travelled to many different countries, driven further than I have ever done, hula hooped until my heart is content, had some drinks dancing into the early hours and have found a new love with disco spinning at my gym! I have gained confidence and take great joy with running round with my 3 and 5 year old nephews who have bundles of infectious energy! I now consider myself an early bird and night owl, whatever suits me in the situation. Heather is a joyous, patient and kind teacher who guided me to get the best out of myself and believe in my ability. I felt very comfortable with her and now pursue an exciting life! I even enjoy letting my hair down going to concerts on my own and making new friends along the way! Thank you so much Heather! 

The Lightning process has been the pinnacle turning point for my life. Having been through the mill with medical tests, it was a sheer delight when I heard about the Lightning process. Heather was a dream teacher being very patient, encouraging and an absolute expert with the LP. I would have described myself to be a positive individual before, but this was on a whole new scale! Since the Lightning process I can now do yoga, go on day trips to London, enjoy my Church at the Dominion theatre complete with flashing lights and loud band, and enjoy the buzz of the Christmas crowds in Oxford Circus! I can now plan things like birthdays and Christmas and had a fun filled day for my 30th which I welcomed in with a trip to Buckingham Palace, tea and scones at Fortnum & Mason and a great night out dancing!

I’m back in full time work, being stretched and stepping up to big responsibilities at work, also being chosen by senior people for things out of my assistant role, which shows how happy they are with me! I have been going to the gym for an hour and a half minimum, a few days I’ve even done 3 hours of exercise over my day and felt fantastic! I’m now doing disco spinning, driving longer than I used to, running around happily with my 3 and 5 year old nephews, and have lots of bubbly energy. I’m calmer in myself and can walk with peace even when life can throw me a curve ball. I’m loving life being single and am going out loads with confidence to meet more people. I even prefer to go to concerts on my own so I can meet others of like mind and it is so much fun letting my hair down! I’ve now even been asked to do a semi-professional gospel choirs PR for them and I’m not even in the music industry, but my confidence and skills have shone so brightly that they wanted me on their team. I even flew to Amsterdam to meet my singing idols 3T (Michael Jackson’s nephews) and was so calm, friendly and down to earth at their meet and greet, sound check, and concerts, that they invited me to their after party and knew my name by the end of the weekend. I had one of the best weekends of my life, with hardly any sleep, yet I was so peaceful, calm and joyful with bundles of energy! I had the confidence to go alone and now have made some great friends! I am so thankful to Heather and the Lightning process! It’s made my dreams come true!”

The 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



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!

Elisa and Lightning Process

Sharing an update from Elisa who did the Lightning Process in 2014 and has gone on to achieve so much! She is keen to inspire others with her experience! What brilliant success she has made of her life, using the Lightning Process tools! 

Hi Heather,

Apologies for the delay but here is my testimonial below. Sorry it’s a bit long but it’s hard to summarise the full effects of the Lightning Process! 🙂

‘The fact that I am writing a testimonial for the Lightning Process is a true reflection on how significant and life chanElisaging it has been for me. I have suffered many long periods of chronic fatigue in my life since I got Glandular Fever at 14 years old. Since then, I was so susceptible to viruses and infections all the time, severely impacting my quality of life. In 2012, at 30 years old I was in the prime of my life; an international business woman, national league hockey player, wild party animal! I was living the dream. So to be crippled with ME for months at this time of my life just wasn’t right. I had to do something about it.

Over the years, I had tried pretty much all I could think of or find. So much medication, so many referrals to specialists, but nothing could make this crippling condition go away or prevent it from coming back. I always lived in fear that if I got ill, it would turn into chronic fatigue again.

Then one day in February 2013, by a series of co-incidental events that seemed too spooky to ignore, I came across the Lightning Process and felt compelled to read into it. Through Google I found Heather’s website. No word of a lie, by the time I read through all the information on her website, I was already feeling better! I showed my family the website and asked my mother to take me to one of Heather’s talks (as I didn’t have the energy and strength to drive), so we could meet her and see if the course was actually genuine and find out more about it. We loved it. The talk was so informative and I couldn’t wait to get on the seminar!

By the time I had got to the seminar with Heather, having read the Lightning Process book a few times, I had gotten my life back on track and was feeling energised and exercising again! It was amazing. But I knew I needed the seminar to get closure on the past, find out what the tools were exactly, and also see how it could help me with my self confidence as I always struggled with this, particularly at work. I had no idea it would completely turn my life around like it did! The information I learnt, and the tools you gain, are invaluable. Instantly, I was back on form and back to a life full of fun and energy. My mindset and approaches to challenges and situations in life completely changed for the better. This has all become a natural way of life now, and the Lightning Process principles are always there in the back of my mind, guiding me. My immune system is getting stronger and stronger. I get ill less frequently and if I do, it doesn’t last long at all!

One year on, I have met the man of my dreams and we are now engaged. I have moved houses, renovated a property, purchasing another, am back playing hockey, and doing lots of physical activity including gruelling mud obstacle races! All thanks to Heather and the Lightning Process and how they have taught me to turn my life around. It will stay with me forever now. And Heather is always on hand for any advice and support. It makes such a big difference, knowing you have the person who helped you turn your life around, there always happy to talk and help. Thank you Heather!’


Lightning Process and Mountaineering

I had an email sometime ago now, from someone who used Lightning Process tools to climb mountains in a new way for him… and to deal with a personal challenge while up on the mountain… I thought it was beautifully expressed and a very interesting story.

Dear Heather,

I just want to tell you a little bit about my success applying the lightning process to achieve what I want.

Last weekend I went to the highest mountains in Norway together with groups of friends and colleagues. Since November last year I think I have had a remarkable recovery in my physical health.. In November I was skiing usually about 3 km or so, and I did enjoy that a lot. Already in December I was able to ski up to 10 km, and then the rest of the day I was usually very satisfied and relaxed. In March I was able to go skiing for up to 4 hours! And now I didn’t feel any fatigue at all! I was just energised and feeling good!

And now last weekend I went to the highest mountains in Norway with very experienced fit athletes. It was more than 3 1/2 years since I was in the big mountains with my old mountain friends, so it was a remarkable experience just to go up there again knowing that I could participate and go skiing like I used to do several years ago!

The first day we were heading for a peak that was around 2100 m above sea level. These are very steep mountains but nevertheless we headed straight forward towards the peak. For the first hour or so I was doing more than moderate pain in my leg because the kind of equipment to be used for these trips are very heavy and the resistance is considerable for the whole body. But I just kept calm and used the process to do comfort, calm and joy, and gradually I did not do any pain anymore or very little! Truly amazing!

After about four hours who reached the peak and the view was more impressive than I could imagine 🙂 I was the last to arrive on the peak, I knew I could have been among the first , but I wanted to go my own flow and rhythm, so I was happy about being the last! Probably for the first time in my life 🙂 I realised that it is not about reaching the peak, but how you reach the peak, how you enjoy the journey – in a new way. We then skied down on the other side of the mountain through a narrow valley and finally reached our cabin after about seven hours! For me it was strange that some other very fit athletes were much less energetic than myself as we arrived the cabin and the following hours. I did not want to compare myself with any others, but it was really striking in that I was doing much more energy than many of the others.

The day after I went for a three-hour trip just to relax a bit and enjoy the mountains on my own. It is strange in the mountains because what seems like one-hour often turn out to be two or three hours. .
The third day we headed for another big mountain where we had to climb from 1000 m above sea level to 2000 m above sea level. I had some problems with my ski equipment so the others in my group were walking faster than me, but I told them that it was okay and that I would catch up with them later.

Then after a few hours I was approaching the peak again and this time it was very steep but I did not mind because I was expecting a plateau on top of the mountain. I didn’t see anyone from my group but I didn’t mind because I was just looking forward to the beautiful scenery and to have a nice cup of coffee on the top of the plateau. However, as I made my final baby steps to the top climbing the last 200 m almost straight up , I was very surprised. There was no plateau. There was almost nothing, only a very narrow 30 cm edge of snow and rocks, some places much less, and then just an abyss! Here I was on the top of the world, at least on the top of the Norwegian roof. What should I do? This was definitely the time to do the process as I was heading clearly towards the pit, and I could not afford that as you can easily imagine. I did a very focused stop and instead of looking down which was not necessary because I knew what was expecting me if looking down, I was looking up. I enjoyed immensely the beautiful mountains and used this image to facilitate a very focused choice towards the life I love. And in a very short time I was remarkably calm and comfort. This was truly lightning process magic for real! I used the process whenever I needed it as I headed towards the edge to find my way back to an area where it was possible to put on my skis, and then cruised down safely to the valley and our this base camp. I am very happy that I used the process in such a powerful way in this critical situation. It is possible that I could have made my way down to the valley again without using the process, but that would have been much less elegant and much more difficult.

On the train back home I was feeling very good, I was having a feeling that I could do anything, and I was very grateful that I had managed to do what was necessary to find my way back to base camp.Thank you very much for having introduced me to the lightning process, I am very grateful for what I have achieved applying the process since the seminar in Oslo last year.

How things can change…

I received some great updates from some clients in the last 2 days, a lovely example of one is below, from someone I trained this summer 2013 at her home as she couldn’t leave the house and had been ill for many, many years, unable to see family, or have visitors at all. She was just too unwell with serious CFS/ME and it was too much for her. She hadn’t been outside her house for a long long time.
She has given permission for me to use the email although for her privacy I have changed her name and some details :

Hi Heather,

I hope everything is good with you? I have had an amazing month! We actually went away for a night recently and had such a lovely time we have booked to go back for two nights for my birthday! A lovely old stately home with rooms in the gardens you can stay with dogs and lovely grounds for dog walking, I will attach a photo of Molly and I walking in the grounds and you will see how things have changed since you came to see me in June!

We also went for our first three course meal on Sunday as part of our extended celebrations! The weekend before that we met my family for lunch, the first time we have all been together for eight years!

I remember I spoke to you before about wanting to cut out my morning break/rest but not quite managing it, well I cut it out a few weeks ago and have adjusted brilliantly, just one to go in the afternoon now! My parents have now taken away my shower and sink chairs too which were just hanging around the house before, it was lovely to see them go!

I have been meeting lots of people on my dog walks with Molly and am noticing that I’m starting to integrate more things into my day. I can’t tell you how dramatically my life has changed since you came to see me in June and I know it will keep doing so. I am always so grateful to you – you were definitely the practitioner for me!

This weekend I am going to go to a shopping centre for the first time as I want to look at the laptops and buy some walking boots! I am also going to to go to the cinema for the first time too!

Take care.

Bella Xx

To receive these sorts of email always gets me feeling SO happy! I know how bad it can be to have an awful illness like CFS/ME as I had it for so many years myself. Every person who gets well is a victory against a cruel, misunderstood illness! It was great working with Bella as she really did what she needed to do, followed the process perfectly and got herself out of the spiral of illness!She is now reaping the rewards!

Peter beat CFS with Lighting Process and now takes Ironman challenge

Peter McManus is a star. He had CFS symptoms for years. In summer 2011 he did the Lightning Process training, and within a month was fit enough to be training for an Ironman competition. He is now raising money for the charity ‘Action for ME’ and hopes to spread the word that it IS possible to get well even after years of poor health and how he used the Lightning Process to do just that. He is demonstrating just HOW well he is now, with this extraordinary feat of physical and mental endurance! His story can be read in full here
An extract which he has given permission and encourages me to use to help spread the word about the Lightning Process is below:
Peter’s Story:
In 1995 I was struck down with Glandular Fever. In 2001, the year of my final university exams, this then evolved into full blown M.E.(also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome).
Until mid-2011 I had never known of life without this debilitating illness until the birth of my beautiful baby daughter, Olivia Phonphiphat McManus, who inspired me to seek cutting-edge assistance for an illness, which until only a couple of years ago, had no known medical cause/cure and was often scoffed at by the medical profession. Money was no obstacle, I needed to be physically and mentally able to look after my daughter.
What gave me my life back was a 3 day training course, performed by Heather Thomas, practitioner of the Lightning Process, in the Summer of 2011.
The LP has an astounding success rate in transforming the lives of M.E. sufferers with numerous high-profile testimonials. 
Heather herself had a similar story to that of my own and by means of carefully thought-out techniques (involving both body and mind) helped give me the belief that there was light at the end of the tunnel.
Within one month of the Lightning Process course I had completed my first Sprint Triathlon in the gym and within another month my first Olympic Triathlon also in gym conditions. My first Ironman distance swim took place shortly afterwards in the pool – first breaststroke, then freestyle.
At that time I also promised Heather that I would wish to give something back to enable yet another person to have their life so greatly improved and to show my gratitude for all that she and the Lightning Process team did for me.
I am therefore swimming on 15th July 2012 from Hampton Court Bridge to Kingston Bridge on the River Thames to raise funds for Action for M.E.,a registered charity who are doing some ground-breaking research into finding a definitive cure for M.E.
I’d also like to raise particular awareness of the positive change that the Lightning Process brought to my life. The LP is not yet a registered charity but the research Action for M.E. are doing is of great value and will benefit all M.E. victims.
The distance of the swim is 3.65km which is almost the equivalent to the distances swimmers would do in an Ironman Triathlon event (3.8km). This will be the first time I have taken to swimming outdoors so there are lots of new unknown elements to deal with.
The event itself will require a wetsuit, cap, special goggles and anti-chafing gel (don’t ask, ouch)!
Particular thanks go to Heather for her ongoing support, to my loving wife and family for their understanding and patience, to my company director James for providing me a compassionate environment in which to succeed and to give me every opportunity to recover, and also to my colleague Richard, who is a true Ironman and has helped provide me with swimming advice, triathlon magazines and kit recommendations.
I am not yet sure if I am going to do the event breast stroke or freestyle. I admit that I do find breaststroke a lot easier so if we hit the £400.00 mark prior to the event then freestyle it is. I am laying down the gauntlet to you all. I wouldn’t wish to disappoint after all.
For those of you who can’t quite fathom how easy/difficult the task at hand is, it will involve swimming for 2 hours or more in amongst hundreds of other swimmers in the cold and rainy British summer!
Lastly, the odds are high that somebody reading this story right know knows somebody or has heard of a friend of a friend who has M.E or “has to stay in bed all the time as they have no energy”. If you do, please can you get in touch with them and forward them the web link or enclosed video for the Lightning Process. I would also be happy to speak with them personally if they wish to take control of their own health.

Video of Shelli talking to me about the Lightning Process

The video below shows the impromptu film of Shelli a year after she took the Lightning Process Seminar. She had suffered with fibromyalgia for two years and had a lot of pain and was unable to properly exercise. The Lightning Process helped her not only be able to get back to work full time but also run the Adidas 5 km in her best time, and deal with the stress of a house move, and setting up her own business! An amazing woman, she really wanted to tell her story to inspire others.

Shelli’s story: getting her life back from 2 years of fibromyalgia

I met Shelli again on Friday, just over a year since she came and did the Lightning Process with me. A year ago she had pain in her muscles and wasn’t able to move easily, or exercise for more than 5 minutes because of fibromyalgia, a condition which can cause a lot of pain and fatigue. Her work was restricted, she had cognitive difficulties or ‘brain fog’, life was very difficult and had been that way for 2 years.

After the first day of the Lightning Process seminar she started to change all of that! In the last year she has achieved so much… including a 5 km run in her best ever time! As she was and is, so keen to help other people know that it IS possible to get healthy again from fibromyalgia, I will be putting the impromptu video clip I recorded of her testimonial  onto u-tube this week! What she has also done is to deal really well with some very stressful situations in the last year, and to remain healthy throughout… she has even just set up her own recruitment business too!

It is so fantastic to see how much people can make a difference using the Lightning Process tools!