Once you have completed the first phase – the home study section, the next phase starts with contacting your practitioner. They will answer any questions you have and talk you through the details of the seminar.
The seminar itself is an interactive teaching experience, run in an informal, discussive, class-room style. It is run over the course of three, consecutive, half-days and attended by a few other people with similar issues (often along with parents/carers). There is also the option to take the training as a 1:1. The seminar is led by a trained Lightning Process practitioner, using a coaching style that encourages self-reflection whilst being caring and compassionate.
A number of key concepts are explained, discussed and practiced within the seminar; all of which are designed to encourage an understanding of how we can use the brain to make changes to our body’s level of health. These topics include; how important the words we use are in activating brain pathways; how movement can change brain activation and health; how to develop a supportive internal dialogue.
The practical teaching elements include mental rehearsal techniques, the use of simple postural exercises, movements and gestures (including a ‘stop’ process to interrupt unhelpful pathways) and self-coaching tools that help to steer the brain towards pathways that stimulate better physiology and recovery.
Each day some simple homework is given, including self-devised goal setting, that helps put the tools into practice and ensures the main teaching points have been understood. On day 2 and 3 some time is spent reflecting on successes and any issues when using the tools outside of the seminar (this is why its run over 3 consecutive days).
Your Lightning Process training will include:
- Your pre-course discussions and specific coaching if required
- Three half day LP training and course materials, including support download and comprehensive course manual
- Three hours of follow up phone/skype calls
Once you have completed your training, there are a number of additional support structures:
- Free podcasts and newsletters
- Graduate website
- Post-course downloads and books to support your learning
- Additional phone or face to face coaching appointments as required
- Group Follow up sessions
The cost of the courses varies depending on which country you take the training in and which practitioner you see. As a rough guide the price in the UK is approximately £650-£700 but countries with higher costs of living, like Norway, are often more. Please visit your practitioner’s website for full details.