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FAQs - Lightning Process

They are very high. Figures from our feedback survey show that approximately 76.6%* of people who did the Lightning Process reported good change and improved wellbeing after doing the LP course.

*feedback from a survey of 1297 clients after day three of the training.

There are a number of factors that seem to influence a participant's success:

  1. Finding a practitioner they feel comfortable working with
  2. Being well prepared (having read the book, looked at the website in detail, spoken to others who have used the LP)
  3. Recognising that they have to use the LP techniques for some time after the seminar has finished

No, the Lightning Process is a training programme and although it is designed with an expert knowledge of osteopathy, NLP and life coaching, it's not the same as these or any other approaches. The Lightning Process is completely unique.

No. A small element of the Lightning Process looks at the consequence of negative thinking, but it's not just positive thinking. That kind of approach has only limited success.

No, the Lightning Process training is a short programme, complete in itself. From time to time LP graduates contact their practitioner for refresher sessions, often these are included in the LP seminar package. For the vast majority of our clients the Lightning Process is the only course they ever take with us.
We also offer group follow up sessions for graduates of the LP who need a refresher or who want to use the LP in other areas of their lives.
A small number of participants decide that they would like to learn more about NLP and coaching, some of the concepts behind the LP, and so go on to take either our introductory or Diploma courses. An even smaller percentage choose to then take the Lightning Process Practitioner Training in order to train to be a LP practitioner.

No, the LP does not involve you being hypnotised by a practitioner.

No, the osteopathic elements of the LP are referring to the principles that underpin osteopathy and in particular the link between the brain and the body and how posture can affect you.

A feasibility study with the NHS is currently underway.

The Lightning Process training with Anthony Roberts costs £700 (within a small group) or £1830 one to one home visits.

We have discussed the role of the Lightning Process in the NHS with a number of NHS consultants, and have taken their advice that for the time being its format and the particular way it looks at language and health, its best catered for in a non-medical setting. We are looking at ways, including our work with research groups, to make the LP available on the NHS for the future.

A number of leading insurers including Legal and General have paid for their clients to take the LP. However it is always best to check with your insurer as conditions may vary from policy to policy.

Each practitioner is in charge of their own fee structure and terms. Please check with your individual practitioner as to how they can help you with this.

No. The LP helps you to become self-empowered, to regain choice in your life and to make appropriate decisions based on what you want. If brainwashing is defined as someone programming you to respond in a way that they impose on you, removing your own control in your life, then the Lightning Process is quite the reverse.

No. Blame is a concept that has no place within the Lightning Process. If a participant is not getting the results they want, their practitioner will work with them to help discover what is missing from their understanding of the training and then work with them to find ways to re-explain and practice the missing elements.

Smear Campaign
Due to our success in a field where not much helps, our research colleagues and us have been under attack from a strange group of people who like to spread unpleasant rumours, and even resort to death threats (see Guardian article). This section addresses some of the more outlandish claims they have made in the past.

No, this is absolutely not true. People taking the LP are free to discuss anything about the course with anyone they wish. The problem that most people find when talking about the course is that it's very difficult to adequately explain, in detail, the content of a three day, interactive course, as so much goes on in such a short space of time. We would encourage family and friends to read the 'Introduction to the Lightning Process' book and also the family and friends page in the LP hand-out for more information on how they can support participants through this journey.


In the last few years we have had a number of medical professionals observe the LP seminars to become better informed about it and we welcome journalists and NHS specialists to come and see the LP for themselves.

No, this is completely false. We continue to work with Trading Standards and the ASA to ensure our marketing meets the standards required for our profession, and any suggestions they have made we have actioned.

We are aware that a small group of people have launched an attack on us as a profession and at Phil personally, leading to falsehoods and inaccuracies being spread across the internet, which is incredibly upsetting for all involved. Once again we encourage people to contact us directly as we are more than willing to discuss their concerns and address any questions they may have regarding the Lightning Process.

'It's a form of Pyramid Selling?' Is this true?

Absolutely not. A tiny percentage of people (fewer than 1% in 2010) have taken the Lightning Process to make change and then have gone on to train as a Lightning Process Practitioner. Lightning Process Practitioners have to be members of the LP Register which works much like other professional bodies. Membership of the LP Register grants the Practitioner a licence to use Phil Parker's copyrighted training materials of the Lightning Process. This ensures that all LP seminars are run to the same high standard throughout the world, independent of where you take your training. Membership responsibilities are laid out in the code of conduct available from Head Office on request. Practitioners do not receive any financial gain from introducing clients etc. to become LP practitioners.