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Vic has her entire future riding on the next 3 days…

Lightning Process Recovery from ME CFSYou may have noticed that Facebook has a new trick; it re-posts your memories from 1,2,3 or more years ago.

Yesterday it posted one to Vic, reminding her that she had posted this short poignant moment in her life on the evening before she was due to take Lightning Process, it simply said:


“Vic has her entire future riding on the next 3 days…”

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I didn’t know her then, it’s always one of the weirdest things about my job is that I tend to meet people after they taken the Lightning Process, most seminars are run by my practitioners not me these days, they’re looking radiantly healthy and I can only try and picture how ill they must’ve been because now it’s really hard to imagine.. but back to Vic’s story.. so yesterday she posted…

“ON THIS DAY IN 2008 I STARTED TO GET MY LIFE BACK! Thank you Phil Parker & Jenny Gilmore! The Lightning Process is without a doubt the most important thing I have done in my 33 years on this planet. Without it I would still be in bed with ME/CFS, existing but not living. I’ve done so much in the past 7 years that I never dreamed I would. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. xx”

She trained with me in NLP after her Lightning Process experience, so as I said, I’ve only known her to be vibrant, a keen cyclist and a exercise fiend, who spent some time living in Canada, but I wondered what else she’d been up to since that hopeful, scared pre LP post… she replied

  • Oh what haven’t I done Phil?! here are some:
  • became a runner
  • turned out to be quite good at running
  • did some races
  • entered the London marathon
  • tried to join the Army
  • qualified as a PT
  • did all the courses at Phil’s college
  • crewed 2 films for Disney & used to see Meryl Streep & Johnny Depp at work every day
  • cured a driving phobia & learned to drive a car
  • did LOADS of plays which makes me tremendously happy
  • lived in a school, a hospital & a police station
  • fell in love
  • did some more plays
  • did hundreds of ‘odd’ jobs some of which were very odd!
  • taught the LP
  • was in Downton….

I’m sure there must be more! the main thing is, I have tried to have as many experiences as I can – I think I have succeeded! 🙂

Never give up. If I can do it, anyone can – and I was REALLY, REALLY stuck with ME for 5yrs !!!!


yay for facebook memory jogger and for Vic for sharing her story.





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Phil specialises in the psychology of health, happiness and genius.

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