May the God of peace sanctify you, making you whole ~ spirit, body & soul!
Due to problems with chat with some members having issues in logging into LW and also being suspended from chat out of our control . We have placed the chat room at the bottom of the main page. We LW Admins want you all to know that the problem is being worked on by NING and we need your patience during this time.
We were told that it appears there is a larger issue with Chat preventing certain members from accessing the feature. Currently, this makes it difficult for those LW members to access the rest of the network due to the placement of the Chat module on the Main Page. They have escalated the Chat issue to their engineering team for further investigation.
I have placed the chat room down to the bottom of the main page as This will allow affected members to be able to access the Main Page of wholelifeliving.ning.com, as well as the rest of the network aside from the Chat page. I will keep you updated.
Thank you, you are a blessing
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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