I gathered this through my studies from others who have been taught the process. I have never personally undergone the therapy, but I'm told this is a very accurate description. The Lightning Process is really nothing more than NLP applied specifically to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The basic premise is to get rid of the stress in your body and negative thoughts in your mind. Examples of these thoughts are: I'll feel awful later because of this. I feel ok now, but what about later? Why can they do stuff that I can't do? I'm so tired/ill. This will never work. etc Every time you have a remotely negative thought or a thought that relates to being ill you have to say to yourself: * STOP (and do a stop like action!! In the beginning it can involve writing 'stop' on a piece of paper and stepping on it to reinforce the action) * Do I want to be in the dumps or do I want a life I love? * I want a life I love. * Well done (this bit is very important). * What do you want? * I want to feel/be ....... (must be something positive). * How are you going to do that? * I'm going to visualise a time when I felt like this (there is always a time somewhere in you memory - visualise the smells, sights, what you can hear etc with your eyes closed and re-live the memory. Use several different memories if you can). If you have any negative thoughts during this you must stop and start again. You do this over and over again every single time you have any negative thoughts and as many times as it takes to get well. Many have claimed to receive tremendous benefits and even a cure in as little as one or two days. That's all there is to it really. I hope this helps some of you out there.