I have been coaching and mentoring senior managers, managers and front line workers for 25 years. I work with warmth, humour and an ability to challenge that will help you clarify your goals, work more effectively and with more enjoyment. Whether you need help with strategic direction, managing staff or dealing with a health issue, I will help you find direction and clarity in your work and your life. I use a variety of tools and methods including NLP, Solutions Focus Coaching, and excellent listening and questioning skills.
I work nationally and internationally with clients using Skype or you can come and see me face-to-face.
Qualifications: post-graduate Diploma in Facilitation, Leadership and Coaching from the IDHP, Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, NLP and Life Coaching, NLP Master Practitioner.
Ring me on 0117-9657603to find out more. Or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have never been good at describing what I do or who it’s for.
Which means it’s difficult for people to find me when they need me………
People contact me when they are struggling with something they want to change – but they just don’t know how.
So here are a few examples of issues clients have brought to me in the last 3 months:
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – unable to walk
- Side-effects of cancer treatment
- Unable to get motivated to work for GCSEs even though I really want to get good results
- Extreme tiredness – unable to work
- Unable to make decisions
- How to deal with my teenager
I never know what will turn up, but we can usually work our way through to a solution and that feeling of relief and lightness that you may be looking for.
As Lightning Process Practitioners we often see clients who are dealing with chronic and persistent pain and discomfort. Medical understanding of chronic pain is increasing and changing all the time. Fascinating work has been done by Lorimer Moseley in Australia, by Golden and Moskovitz in the U.S. and many more. See References below
What we now know is that pain is connected to neuroplasticity; that is, the ability of your brain to change in response to how you use it. If, for example, you sustain an injury or experience an illness or inflammation that causes pain your brain creates a new pathway. If this pathway is used often then it will become even easier to use. In chronic pain your brain can respond to what it identifies as danger even when the danger has passed.
Although it feels as though we experience pain at the site of an injury, we now know that all pain is experienced in the brain. Acute pain is a useful response which helps us to know that we need to take care of ourselves in some way. Once it becomes chronic pain – usually thought to be pain we experience for more than 3 months – then this means that if we can find a way to change what our brain is doing, we may be able to change our experience of it.
Last week at our Lightning Process Conference I learned about the website http://neuroplastix.com which explains the work of Golden and Moskovitz. If you are interested in how chronic pain works and what can be done about it I can recommend this fascinating site. You can also look at the Professor Lorimer Moseley site here www.bodyinmind.org
And his fascinating Ted Talk ‘Why Things Hurt’ on Youtube
The ideas overlap with how The Lightning Process training approaches moving on from chronic pain in that the LP uses the concept of brain plasticity and new learning in some similar ways.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2SI-gmpDUU shows you an infographic about how pain works by the Australian Health Service
Now that it is well known that ALL pain is in the brain we know that chronic pain (pain that’s been around for over 3 months and appears to have no particular cause) can be changed by changing neural pathways. Is this really possible?
In the past few months I have seen many clients with chronic pain. This has varied from migraines/headaches to tinnitus to foot/hip/back pain and many more varieties of pain.
I have seen all of them make changes by learning the tools of the Lightning Process. Sometimes this has happened very fast (we watched one man’s foot change colour while we were doing day one of the course) and sometimes it has taken a significant amount of hard work and just finding that final thing that will shift it. Sometimes it has shifted completely and sometimes there is more work to be done but I think I am right in saying that for every client it has changed at the very least how they deal with the pain; it has come to seem less important.
Numbness can also be changed. I saw a young man who was numb all the way down his left side. He changed this after an hour’s session of NLP.
Here is a Ted Talk that explains why chronic pain is changeable
Only 3 weeks left in Auckland before I head out on that long flight home. I arrived in January and ran 3 Lighting Process courses in the South Island plus Refresher courses and one-to-one NLP sessions. What fun doing the job I love in a whole new place in the Summer!
I’ve had some holiday too, and spent as much time as possible swimming in the sea/waterfalls/rivers/estuaries and I have even been Blackwater rafting – which is basically sitting in an inner tube floating down a very cold river in a cave looking up at glowworms that look like stars.
Well, each to her own, you may say, but it was good fun. New Zealand has an endless supply of fabulous views, forests, mountains and beaches so here’s one picture. If you want more go to my Facebook Page where you will find photos as well as news about clients who have got their life back using the Lightning Process
Today I leave the UK for my New Zealand adventure – 3 months running Lightning Process courses – 6 courses of 8 people each, refreshers, one-to-one coaching. I can’t wait! Nice to know too that I’m heading into their Summer. I have every intention of exploring what looks from The Rough Guide to be an amazing country. I wonder how many cold water swims I can do in that time……………….wishing you all a Happy New Year.
I’ll be back at Easter. You can contact me in the meantime and I’ll reply as quickly as I can.
I’m looking forward to running courses in Bristol Worcester Taunton Oxford when I return
“I came to the Lightning Process primarily to tackle my migraines, which had been getting worse and more frequent – sometimes it felt as if I had barely recovered from the last one before the next one hit. Needless to say, my energy and enthusiasm for life were not high. Since doing the lightning process, I have not had a single migraine. But I hadn’t expected it to also affect other areas of my life. I’m eating better (I’ve struggled with my weight for many decades), sleeping better, and exercising more – and it doesn’t feel like a struggle, it has become something I just do. I have more energy, more zest for life, and find myself noticing and appreciating all the good things that happen. I’ve had a couple of real challenges since doing the LP, and at one point felt myself slipping back into old behaviour, but a telephone session with Pippa was all I needed to get me back into my groove. The LP really works – I can’t stop recommending it to everyone I meet!”
Update: I saw Wendy today. She says she has had no migraines for the 3 years since she did the Lightning Process. Here’s a recent picture of her (second from left) performing Arabic dance in her local park