Phil completed his PhD in the Psychology of Health at London Metropolitan University. He is also involved in research into a number of areas, including the Lightning Process and Substance Use Disorders.
His most recent papers are here:
‘The utility of measuring flourishing in substance and alcohol use disorders research: a systematic review’
Phil Parker, Samantha Banbury and Chris Chandler
‘Understanding the Lightning Process Approach to CFS/ME; a Review of the Disease Process and the Approach’
Phil Parker, Jacqui Aston, and Fiona Finch
Phil wrote his first book in 2007, the ‘10 Questions To Ask For Success’, which was published by Nipton Publishing. He then went on to write ‘An Introduction to the Lightning Process’ and ‘Dû: Unlock Your Potential With a Word’.
In 2011 Phil started working with Hay House who published the second edition of the ‘10 Questions To Ask For Success’ and the fourth edition of ‘An Introduction to the Lightning Process’.
In September 2013, they published his fourth book, ‘Get The Life You Love NOW‘. This was a very exciting book for Phil as it’s the result of many years of research into how people can get the best out of their lives. The book teaches you how to use the tools of the Lightning Process for happiness, success and fulfilment.
‘An Introduction the Lightning Process’ has now largely been replaced by the interactive audio downloads ‘Part 1 of the Lightning Process’, these are the best starting point if you are interested in taking the Lightning Process course to address health and wellbeing issues – you can find these downloads here.
You can click on each book below to find out more and to buy it online today. All four books are available as paperbacks and as kindles. The books are also available in a number of bookshops so please ask in your local one if you would like to purchase the book in person.
What people have said about Phil’s books
“I loved this book. The idea that we can influence our health and wellbeing just by looking at our language and using a two-letter word is incredible and very empowering. It puts us in the driving seat and let’s us decide what sort of life we are going to live. I read this on holiday and then left it to one side, but my husband picked it up one day and started reading it and couldn’t put it down. Within a week of returning home, I heard him on the phone to a work colleague and he was saying “you’re duing stress chap!”. I couldn’t believe it. I would recomemend this book to anyone who would like to be the most influential person in their own life.”
“Another great, inspiring book from Phil Parker, creator of The Lightning Process. Really engaging and accessible – read it, make the changes and get the life you love.”
“Astonishing, swift and simple”
“This is a great antidote to the disproportionate amount of time many of us spend dwelling on failures or disappointments.”
“Wow, I couldn’t believe that changing our language could have such a profound effect on all aspects of our lives. My energy, mood, emotion have all gone through the roof. To have the ability to decide how I want to feel is liberating.”
“Just fantastic. So inspiring and fun to read. Shows exactly how we are keeping ourselves depressed, anxious, stressed etc and how brilliantly we are duing it … and then it shows us how to rewire our brains to think in a whole, different way. Phil Parker explains it all very clearly and, as you read the book, you find yourself going … “Yes, that is so true – and that, and that!!” Get this book and start living. Highly recommended.”
“This book is amazing as it teaches you how language can affect your performance and just by adding one tiny word, you life can be the way you want it to be!”
“Read the book before paying to do the course. Worth every penny! The two combined have turned my life around from suffering with acute chronic fatigue over a two month period.”
“The most simple, easy to follow self help book I’ve seen. I had a copy from my local library & found it so helpful that I brought my own copy. Fab book, can’t recommend this enough.”
“If you only buy one self-help book, make it this one. Practical, easy to follow and life changing. I thoroughly recommend it.”
“This is a great introduction to changing how you see the world and what you can achieve! It is interesting how language can limit or open us up to possibilties! Brilliant!”
“This book can change your life. Ignore the cheesy title. this is not just another self help book that will end up on the shelf. It is based on cutting edge neuroscience and can really bring about transformation if you are willing to spend the time reading and applying it.”
“A new and exciting way to begin to look at the language we use and how a small new word can create changes within our life. Phil Parker teaches new concepts in a fun way. Definitely worth reading and exploring the possibilities which Du can unlock for you.”
“I’m a big fan of Phil Parker and have a few of his CDs which are amazingly good but this book is GREAT! I have made fundamental changes, already, based on some of the things he wrote about – and I’m only half way through his book! He write in a very accessible way and gives examples and analogies which help everything make sense.”
“Phil Parker is one of the best personal development experts out there. Phil also has an incredible skill at asking just the right questions to highly successful people, gaining insight into their success. Luckily for us he has chosen to share some of these true gems with us in this amazing book. What a joy to have all of this at your fingertips! It is beautifully written, and clearly laid out, in a way that is accessible to anyone, in a clear and practical style.
As a hypnotherapist, counselor and life coach myself, I often recommend this book to clients, and they are consistently delighted with how this book helps them to realise wonderful and positive changes in their lives. Anyone can find value in this book, whatever your lifestyle or line of work, at any stage of your life. It is also invaluable to counselors, or to those of us in the ‘helping’ professions, prompting you to ask questions of your client that truly count.
Buy this book, you won’t regret it! I’ve yet to meet anyone who didn’t gain something from reading it, you will no doubt be passing it around all of your friends, and they will thank you for it!”
“Brilliant book by the renowned Phil parker who started the Lightning process.Used by celebrities and other people who have been able to live their lives better.”
“An amazing book that explains how powerful our language is and that by changing to one small word you can change your life-result a life you love, buy it read it live it.”
“A truly life changing book. Highly recommended easy to follow and with continued work I’m sure it’ll bring fast effective positive change in anyone’s life”
“This is a fascinating insight to the power, consciously and unconsciously, that language can have on our thinking. We all talk to ourselves, our inner voice can be very powerful. Check out how a very simple concept can have a very powerful effect on your life.”
“Brilliant book to give you the tools for health and happiness. Easy to understand and follow to get a life you love.”
“The 10 questions to ask for success by Phil Parker is fantastic. That book changed a lot in my life I would say that everybody should read that book. I use it to coach friends with their problems as well.”
“Every person on the planet should read this book!!!!!”
“It’s a brilliant book but best of all is the whole ‘du’ concept. They should add it to the school curriculum and see the changes it makes to the world. Thanks Phil Parker for an inspirational read!”
“I am reading this book for the second time in less than a month. It is easy to read and answers many questions that I had whizzing around in my head. I am trying to be very patient as I wait to attend my Lightning Process seminar at the end of March. Reading the book has made me feel even more inspired and hopeful about the outcome of my training. I have a friend who has had amazing results from using the Lightning process and suggested that I read the book and decide for myself. It is brilliantly written and left me in no doubt whatsoever that the process could work for me. I’m off to look for more books by Phil Parker as I found thissone very easy to read. I actually read it in just two days hence I’m reading it for a second time just in case I missed anything. It made me smile, gasp with recognition and cry a little as I realised that Phil really does understand how I/We feel. Thanks Phil. x”
“Fab a must for everyone – read it – it will seriously change your life for the better”
“A really easy and funny way to get the life you have dreamed about. I just love to use these tools in my everyday life.”
“This book has the potential to change your life by just changing the way you talk to yourself. A really useful book to read if you want to make changes but don’t know how.”
“Brilliant book, i did the lightning process course and just wanted the book to help assist me, it is great and very in-depth.”
“A must-read for anyone wanting wanting more happiness and direction in their life. Easy to read, clearly laid out, straightforward – and fun! A real inspiration. Thanks, Phil!”
“This book is simply fabulous. Phil Parker at his best a must read for everybody. Read it now to get the life you love now.”
“Great! simple and easy with enough information for individuals to recognise what they can change themselves! Thank you for this!”
“Get the Life You Love Now is a practical book that will take you on an immense journey.
This book is all kinds of awesome and its certainly for you if you’ve been feeling any form of negativity, from general unhappiness to anger from self doubt to feeling like a bystander in your own life. Its also for you if you would like more of something in your life, Vitality, improving your inner self talk, love, peace happiness to becoming the most powerful force in your life.
I only ever give honest reviews on the books I read, they are reviews based upon my opinions and thoughts, but, I also look at them as a coach with clients who can really benefit from the processes in these books, and this particular book is a must read, it can change your life and your mindset with exercises that stick – If you want to change then this is the book for you.”
“This is a very facinating book that can in fact change your life! It’s interesting how we can massively influence our lifes just by doing small changes in our language. This book is really worth reading.”
“I did the Lightning Process training last year but felt I needed to re-cap. This book is written in clear plain English and has helped me become unstuck in some difficult areas of my life. Thank you phil.”
“I found this book really easy to use and very practical in its advice. It gave me a blueprint to starting my new business!”
“I received this book yesterday and have not left it down since. It is fantastic. I did the LP a couple of years ago but this book brings it all together and makes absolute sense to me. I think I did not absorb what I learned on the LP for many reasons but for the first time in ages I am filled with hope and optimism that I can change my life to the one I want it to be. There is no other book out there that understands how stuckness works and how to step out of it. Thank you so much Phil Parker.”
“Great book! The power of changing language and get a better life”
“An excellent book which makes complex subjects simple through the use of clear language and metaphor.”