An organic community of Christians who encourage one another to LIVE whole and holistically for Christ in spite of chronic pain.

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We are so glad that you have found our little corner of the Internet. It has become a church home for many of us. We hope you, also, will soon find this to be a safe place.

Our special community is a place where we offer Christian love and genuine encouragement to others who, like ourselves, desire to LIVE WHOLE in CHRIST and holistically in body in spite of chronic pain and illness. We are a network of friends who are on a common journey in life.

We are people who will really "get you”.  We can promise to sincerely listen to you with our heart and then we will share our own stories all the while healing with you. We can inspire you, pray with you, and hope for you!

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We are so glad you are here! If you have any needs or prayer request, please feel free to contact any of the administrators. We will be glad to help in any way possible!

 Jack, Patti, Joy and Val

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TIP ON USING BREATHING AS PAIN CONTROL

To prepare for any chronic pain coping technique, it is important to learn how to use focus and deep breathing to relax the body. Learning to relax takes practice, especially when you are in pain, but it is definitely worth it to be able to release muscle tension throughout the body and start to remove attention from the pain.

Coping techniques for chronic pain begin with controlled deep breathing, as follows:

Try putting yourself in a relaxed, reclining position in a dark room. Either shut your eyes or focus on a point.

Then begin to slow down your breathing. Breathe deeply, using your breathing like you are filling a glass of water into yourself. Start filling your belly with the breath and then into your chest and then emptying it from your chest then emptying your belly to get a full breath so you can get more oxygen into your blood system. As well as getting rid of any stuck stagnant air all the way out.

If you find your mind wandering or you are distracted, then think of a word, such as the word "Relax," and think it in time with your breathing...the syllable "re" as you breathe in and "lax" as you breathe out. Another word that is better as it focuses on Christ is the name of God by breathing in YAH and breathing out WAH (Yahwah).

Continue with about 2 to 3 minutes of controlled breathing.

Once you feel yourself slowing down, you can begin to use imagery techniques. Such as closing your eyes and imagine Jesus sitting beside you holding your handand comforting you, or holding your heart. Angels surrounding you or even asking the Lord to give you a vision that he chooses to comfort you to focus upon.

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