About Mel Abbott

Photo of Mel Abbott“My main philosophy is that everyone has the capacity to use their mind to achieve remarkable results. Giving people these tools is a fast and effective way to empower people to create a full and happy life.”

I have had a personal journey through 11 years of Chronic Illness (officially classified as Invalid status), all of which resolved through using the very powerful techniques that I now practice. Now that I am healthy again, I love being able to ski, swim, tramp and dance. More information about my own illness and recovery is in the News and Media section.

These personal experiences of hardship and success mean that I can empathise deeply with people who are currently stuck in a life they hate, while maintaining full faith in their ability to achieve the life they love.

I have a degree in Psychology and a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Life Coaching. I am a Certified NLP Master Practitioner and an Advanced Lightning Process Practitioner. Doing most of my training in the UK meant that I had the privilege of being trained by World Leaders in the field.

I have wide-ranging Work Experience, from being a Personal Development Groups Facilitator at Youthline, to Social Services Worker in the UK and running my own private practice both in the UK and now in NZ. I have now guided over 600 clients through The Lightning Process and can see how this amount of practical experience has aided how quickly my clients now recover.

“It is now such a great joy for me to see other people experiencing the profound changes that I experienced myself and hearing the same words said to me that I said to my Practitioner

“Thank you. You gave me my life back!”

Watch Mel Discuss Her Own Recovery and The Lightning Process

On June 8th 2008, I attended Day 1 of Lightning Process (in London) in desperate hope of finding a cure to my 11 year debilitating CFS illness. On June 8th 2013, I celebrated my 5 year anniversary of the day that changed my life! I had the most beautiful day, reflecting on how it had been turning up to that course, full of hope and fear(!) and how relatively easy it had been to reclaim a full healthy life and do the most amazing things over 5 years. Here is a movie of my very special celebration that day, complete with a slideshow of my highlights in the last 5 years.

Watch a Seminar Given by Mel on Her Story & The Lightning Process

Comments About Mel as a Trainer

All my clients fill in feedback forms at 2 months and 1 year after doing Lightning Process. You can view the results on my Statistics Page.

Here are some of the comments that my clients have made about me as a Trainer:

“Mel presented the course in a fun and interesting way. I also felt that she was extremely discerning and could read people and their situations very well. Thanks Mel!”

“Mel was a fabulous trainer, very thorough and encouraging and the follow up phone calls and emails have been invaluable. I loved the way you were so positive, it helped me to focus.”

“Mel is such a positive, approachable person and she really knows her stuff! The follow up conversations have also been immensely helpful.”

“She was great. She understood what we were going through and knew how to push us so we got better. She believed in us and was always positive.”

You can follow me on Facebook to hear lots of exciting stories from my Lightning Process Courses, plus health and lifestyle tips to help you live the life you love.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Warm Regards
Mel Abbott
Therapist at Empower Therapies

Certified NLP Master Practitioner and Licensed Lightning Process Practitioner
BSc (Psych), Dip.Clin.Hyp NLP Coach, CMP NLP, MBIH