Helen Harding

My journey with the Lightning Process started a little differently to most practitioners.  I originally trained because of my passion for personal development, born from my quest to deal with my own ‘demons’.

I had been plagued by low self-esteem and chronic perfectionism for most of my life, which kept me feeling well and truly stuck for years.  Added to this, I started to experience health problems and was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my hips and knees.

The Lightning Process gave me a lifeline, not only helping me to build my confidence and let go of being a perfectionist but to deal with the chronic pain condition, I found myself living with.  I eventually had a hip replacement after 9 years (you can read my full ‘hip’ story on our blog here).  I hate to think of the number of painkillers I would have taken if I didn’t have the Lightning Process.

It has also been there to support me through some incredibly challenging times including redundancy, moving 200 miles away from friends and family, and serious illness in the family.

I’m an Advanced Lightning Process Practitioner and the longest-serving member of Phil’s team, working at Head Office since 2009.  I have been privileged to be involved in the ongoing development of the Lightning Process and to be an examiner and mentor to the next generation of Practitioners. I’m also a Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, Clinical Hypnotherapist (a member of the British Institute of Hypnotherapy and NLP) and life coach.

I believe everyone has the inner resources to create great change and achieve a life they love and deserve.  I’m committed to guiding you, on your individual journey through the Lightning Process.  I will support you in applying the training to your life, in order to achieve the changes you want for your health and wellbeing.

“Arriving at the Lightning Process seminar in London I was filled with all kinds of emotions including excitement, hope and apprehension. However on meeting my practitioner I was immediately put at ease. Helen is the kindest and most joyful person I have ever met, her heart of gold shines out from within her and you know that she believes you can accomplish anything”


“I just thought I would tell you that I got 75% for my first year at uni! If it wasn’t for the Lightning Process and having you as my coach there is no way I would have gone to uni yet alone achieved a first! Thank you so much!”

Lilly , Update - 2 years later

“Helen was my LP Practitioner, I found her to be truly kind, very real, committed, compassionate, joyful and professional. I am deeply thankful for her integrity, reliability and her ability to connect with the truth, which has been of immense value for me, during the follow up support.”


“Helen is an excellent coach.  She manages to combine compassion and encouragement with a firmness that means that if she is your coach you will get the best out of the Lightning Process.  Helen was instrumental both in my recovery from CFS and a successful career change.”


“From the first moment I spoke to Helen on the phone, I felt at ease and reassured. She was wonderful throughout the Lightning Process; she was thorough, kind and supportive and this continues six months on over the phone/email! She genuinely cares about my journey and no question is too small. I would highly recommend her to guide you through the Lightning Process.”