Facts and Myths
Recently we’ve noticed a few bizarre, and untrue, facts about the LP being posted on the internet.
If I’d come across any intervention that was based on these supposed ‘facts’, I’d be extremely cautious of it – but, in fact, they are all made up, and as I designed it, I should know.
So let’s set the record straight with our Lightning Process CFS/ME fact checker.
The Lightning Process:
1. Doesn’t think psychological approaches are the answer for CFS/ME
2. Is not a psychological approach – it’s a neuro-physiological approach
3. Considers CFS/ME to be a physical illness
4. Stresses that the changed physiology of CFS/ME has to be addressed
5. Agrees that research is essential
6. Promotes the idea that CFS/ME needs to be taken seriously
7. Is clear that positive thinking or ‘pushing’ through it will not work
8. Acts from the obvious position that blaming patients is never helpful, and kindness and understanding are essential
9. Considers that using a ‘stop/interrupt’ technique on its own is unlikely to make much difference
10. Is a training, rather than a therapy or treatment
11. Works alongside medical professionals and it’s practitioners are often are invited to speak at medical conferences and medical schools