How it all began…

“I’ve been on my journey of searching for a very long time, where I’ve been trying to make sense of what’s going on, and I’ve never heard a practitioner speak in the way Phil Parker does: I am struck by the level of commitment (within himself and to others), and with which he offers the training.  I am struck by his level of deep kindness and compassion and real caring for wanting those who are stuck with illness to be well, I am really humbled by that. Please pass on my tremendous gratitude to Phil Parker, for his spirit, his enthusiasm and his heart.”


I’ve always believed that almost anything is possible.  So when, in the 1990s, I was asked to find a new way to help people who were incredibly stuck with their health issues, I eagerly began researching into how we might use the Mind-Body Connection effectively.

I’d been fascinated with it since I’d used it to recover from an extremely serious hand injury and I was intrigued by the reports of other spontaneous recoveries and research into groups, such as the Buddhist monks, who seemed to overcome extremes of physical temperature and pain…

My background as an Osteopath and extensive experience as a therapist provided me with an opportunity to approach health issues, and ways to make changes in our health, from a totally new perspective – that research resulted in me designing the Lightning Process.

Phil Parker, PhD – Designer of the LP

At first I ran all the seminars myself but it soon became apparent that the Lightning Process could help many more people if there were more practitioners specially trained to run the seminars around the world.  Developing a Register of professionally trained LP practitioners has meant my work has now helped thousands of people change their lives and health for the better.

I do still offer 2 or 3 seminars a year but I also have an experienced team (Jude, Kate and Helen) who work closely with me at my London clinic.  You can find more information about all of our courses, including the next opportunity to work with me by clicking the button below…

I continue to delve into this fascinating area and have recently completed my PhD in the Psychology of Health, this research, alongside my other work, enables me to further develop the Lightning Process.

It’s been a truly fascinating journey so far, and there’s so much more to do to bring hope, health and a better future to all!