The LP Online Seminar
Once you have listened to ‘Part 1 of the Lightning Process’ and chosen your practitioner the next stage is taking the Lightning Process seminar.
Since it’s creation Phil has continued to develop the LP to meet the needs of the world we live in, changes in science and following feedback. Because of the current movement restrictions in many countries around the world, we are now offering online seminars to allow those who need it still to access the LP seminars during this time. Luckily technology has advanced so much in recent years that it is now possible to deliver the LP via the internet. This page explains how it works and what you will need to take the course in this way.
The course is run in this same way, over 3 consecutive days – each days session lasting between 3-5 hours. It is offered in small groups or as a 1:1.
The course has been designed to be engaging and keep your attention. It will be led by an experienced, highly trained practitioner who will talk through the materials using a range of slides, stories, video and handouts (you will need to print the handouts out).
The practitioner will show you how to use the software (Zoom) – which is free to use – and help you practice using it in a pre-course call.
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 it’s run over 3 consecutive days).
What you will need:
- Access to the internet
- Use of a printer – to print out the handouts (these will be sent to you in advance of the course)
- An empty space to walk around in (it will need to be about 4ft by 4 ft (1.2 sqm)
- A computer with a webcam most modern ones have this built-in and a well-lit room so the practitioner can see how you are getting on during the seminar
- A space where you won’t be disturbed so you can concentrate on the training
Is there a difference between online and face to face seminars?
It’s important to us that you receive the same benefits of the LP independent of taking it online or face to face. As a result, we have worked hard to produce an online version of the LP, and although the delivery is a little different, we have found there are the same opportunities to make great change, as attending face to face.
Not everyone likes working with technology and if this is the case for you, you may wish to wait until you can attend a face to face seminar. It’s important that you feel comfortable taking the training and to choose the best delivery method for your learning style. If you have any concerns or would like to discuss what is best for you then arrange a chat with your chosen practitioner and they will be happy to talk to you further about this.
You can find out more about the cost of taking the seminar and what is included in your course fees by clicking on the button below – please note that this is only a guide as you will need to contact your chosen practitioner for full details about this:
“The LP seminars on Zoom were fantastic. I virtually ‘met’ my practitioner before the seminars, so by the time we got working on the LP we had already established a connection and ensured I was comfortable working with the technology. For me, it was a blessing to be able to do the process in my usual surroundings, as I found this helped me to integrate the LP into my daily life with ease. There was a flow between practising online with guidance and moving into the following days having the ‘blueprint’ of the LP all around me, in the very room where I had done the seminars on Zoom. The communication was clear all the way through, and my practitioner was so engaging that at times I forgot we were on computer screens. I highly recommend doing the online version of the course.”
“Working via Zoom worked really well for me as the old me would have been scared of a new house, new people etc. so it was good to be in my own space. I don’t think I could have made more change meeting face to face, so I would definitely recommend the Process via Zoom. Thanks for giving me the tools to make change.”
“For me doing LP over Zoom worked fine. I really felt connected and in the ‘same room’. Based on my experience I would have no hesitation in recommending it to others.”
“My experience with doing LP over Zoom was superb! The technology worked flawlessly, and the interaction with the instructor and the other participants was very good. It was a good mix of theory and practice and I don’t believe I would have gotten a better experience in a traditional classroom setting. It was very comfortable not having to travel and the lunch was great too 🙂 I would recommend doing the LP seminar online to anyone.“
“After doing the Lightning Process online I feel like a brand new me! I’m already able to influence my symptoms, and I have a whole new perspective on life and feel really encouraged that I’m going to reach my goals.
At first I had reservations about doing the LP online, but what I found was that it worked really well. If anything I thought it was an advantage to be in my own environment where I could feel completely relaxed. The technology part was easy, and I didn’t experience any drawbacks to learning this way. In fact I felt very much at ease and connected, and benefitted from all the helpful tips and encouragement. I would recommend the online LP to anyone who feels ready to change their life.”
“I found the online course really good and the cosy seminar feel very conducive to learning the process. After just one day I was feeling the benefit and after the second day I was able to go a 4 mile walk straight after the seminar finished. I haven’t been able to do that in 8 years.“
“In May 2020 Helen coached me through the LP. I had had post-viral fatigue since November 2018 and, while I had been able to improve my symptoms by meditating daily and making other lifestyle changes, I still hadn’t addressed the core problem and regularly fell into a trough. Following a couple of recommendations, I contacted the team and was lucky enough to have Helen lead my training. She was incredibly clear and compassionate, able to help me make sense of something that felt counter-intuitive at the time. Each part of the journey was illustrated with examples from her own experience and those of some of her other clients, showing how the theory worked in practice. My training was highly interactive – despite having been conducted over Zoom – which is a testament to Helen’s amazing skills and the overall design of the programme. I’m pleasantly surprised by what I’ve achieved with the LP already, and feel fortunate to have acquired an important set of tools.“
“For the past several months, I have been facing neck and shoulders pain that have been worse to the point of no longer being able to do sports unless I am permanently blocked. For months, I’ve been “managing” these pains more or less well any way I can and a few appointments with my ostheopath. But when it got worse and I was no longer able to do sports, I realized I couldn’t go on like this anymore.
So I called Ann Grandchamp and did the Lightning Process training with her via zoom. In 3 days of training with Ann, I re-worked the connections between my head and body. Every day I trained my brain to get it to accomplish what I wanted to achieve. And 2 weeks later, with regular practice for a few minutes each day, I have no pain anymore. This is absolutely incredible. And I now use it regularly for many other aspects of my life: dealing with frustrations, anxieties, changes…“
“Do you remember I was really keen to start the process having listened to Phil’s home study section? Knowing how much I learn from people’s body language, tone of voice etc. I was definitely uncertain about learning online but knew my other option was to wait until the lockdown was lifted. That could have been a long wait!
I am really delighted that I went ahead with the zoom sessions. It definitely worked for me – learning from listening, watching the slide presentation and, most importantly, being watched and encouraged while I learnt the process and having the opportunity for questions and discussions, just as though we were in the same room.
Thank you again for being such a good teacher over the net. Looking forward to my follow-up meeting next week.”
“I chose to do the LP online because I could do it straight away and I didn’t want to wait. Going into it I wasn’t completely sure that it would be as effective as doing it in-person, but what I experienced felt like an answer to a prayer. There were no barriers at all to learning this way, and instead I think it allowed me to focus even more intensely on the training. I came away with all the tools I needed to heal, and without a doubt I would recommend the online LP to anyone who is considering it.”
“I really loved doing the Lightning Process online! It was really lovely to give support to each other during the group sessions. It was very easy to get submerged into the experience, even when doing it online.”
“Doing the Lightning Process online was pretty easy using Zoom. Amanda Ashley was my practitioner and it went smoothly. You’ll do a preliminary Zoom meeting with your practitioner so you will feel comfortable using this format before starting the seminar. You can see everyone in the group throughout and, when slides are shown, group members still appear off to the side. Nothing important was lost by doing this online and there was the benefit of being comfortable in your own surroundings and in comfortable clothes, plus no travel time! There are at least 3 one-on-one sessions included in what you paid with your practitioner afterwards which I found very helpful to keep up the momentum and keep me on track.”