CRPS to "I Can Do Anything I Want!"

Jason's foot swollen and red before the Lightning Process

Jason's foot swollen and red before the Lightning Process

The Lightning Process was the best thing I ever did.  Before I did the seminar in the fall of 2014 I'd had CRPS in my leg for over a year, diagnosed by a CRPS specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital. The lightest touch felt ungodly, like nothing I'd ever felt before. If you'd touched my foot with a feather I'd have wanted to punch you, the pain was that intense. I understand why this is called the suicide disease, and for a while I felt suicidal.

Reading about the Lightning Process, even the first few chapters, started to open my mind to hope. I'm a factual kind of guy, but it all made sense to me that I could change what was happening by changing the way my mind and body were working together. And just reading about it created small improvements. I could really understand how it might be possible to heal this, and that gave me so much hope.

Jason's Feet after the Lightning Process

Jason's Feet after the Lightning Process

My CRPS had all started with a broken ankle over a year earlier, and I could see how during that time I'd also been under intense mental stress and worry so that I'd become stuck in a state of fear and doubt. Realizing that there was hope empowered me to believe that I could get my health back once I had the tool to do it.

When I arrived at the Lightning Process seminar on the first day I was barely walking and my leg was swollen and painful.  But that night I slept like a baby for the first time in ages. The next day I was walking barefoot on the beach, jumping over tidal pools. And soon I was using the treadmill regularly, getting strength back and totally getting back into my life -- having fun, working hard at my job, and realizing that any time I noticed any twinges of the old symptoms I just needed to use the process to change what was happening. It took work and commitment, especially at first, but I noticed how it improved all areas of my life. I'm a lot kinder to myself now and take life on in a much more relaxed way.

Now two and half years later I can say that the Lightning Process gave me the tools to completely heal myself and get my life back. I just passed a major threshold because the CRPS had started when I broke my ankle doing what I love -- motor cross competitions. This week I got back on the bike for the first time since then, completely confident that my body knows how to heal if I should get injured again.

I'M BACK!  I can do anything in life I want to now. And it's really important to me to let other people who are dealing with CRPS know that they can heal too. First they need to believe that it's possible and that's why I wanted to share my story.

Jason, Concord, New Hampshire