“I love the Lightning Process. It has catapulted me ahead and given me my life back. I feel as if I’ve dodged a bullet.

For a year before the Lightning Process, I had chronic fatigue syndrome. I would slowly improve, then get worse, then improve, and then get worse. Up and down like a yo-yo I went.

Chronic fatigue syndrome meant I couldn’t make the slightest exertion without inducing a poisoned feeling through my body for days – sometimes weeks. For example, once, on a three-minute walk, I turned my head to the left too quickly and could feel that this was going to cause me problems. This state of health meant retreating to a quiet, solo lifestyle, based around chasing remedies and lying on the floor. Before that I’d been a very fit 50-year-old, working full-time and living a healthy life.

Since the Lightning Process, I have rejoined the human race. My first night home after the course I did part of an African dance class again which I had previously thought was something I’d have to say goodbye to. What a buzz! I could only waddle compared to the old me — but it was a start.

It’s been three months since the Lightning Process, and I’m back to African dance classes twice a week at full speed. I’ve also used the Lightning Process to fight off colds. Last week was special; I spent a few days visiting family which included physical play and trampolining with four kiddies. I’m 60kg and lifted up my 30kg nephew. Such fun!

Later in the week, I went to the beach I used to visit when I had chronic fatigue syndrome. Back then, I’d take a 20-minute stroll then have to lie down for two hours. This time I jogged for 30 minutes, including power walking up sandhills. I still can’t believe it. I then went to a friend’s and had a two and a half hour natter, with no CFS symptoms.

It sounds grand, but the Lightning Process is the way of the future. It helps you to use modern research into how the body and brain work. I love it and haven’t looked back.”