As the awareness of the Lightning Process grows through word of mouth, sometimes, unsurprisingly, some of the information about it can be little confused or unintentionally miscommunicated.

Here’s some answers to frequently asked questions, which might be useful for clarity and might surprise you.

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 and is based on well-evidenced scientific principles

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. Is designed 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 its practitioners are often are invited to speak at medical conferences and medical schools