Freedome Church

ADVOCATES for whole health as it relates to mental issues & illnesses

We believe in personal empowerment, recovery, healing, and wellness for those suffering from chronic health issues 

Contact us at info@laviasana.org 

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What is Whole Health for Mental Wellness?

Many things have an affect on Mental Health. Our whole life needs to be examined and transformed to extinguish patterns that produce illness and embrace patterns that produce wellness. It requires a desire to listen to the inside, not of ourselves, but to seek wisdom from the Almighty regarding issues we feel are "out of control". 

Its a process of honesty with self, transparency with our God, and a gentle transformation.

This process is always happening within our life: ease or disease, stress, distress or peace. We are human. WE live in a world that is often contradictory in many ways.

As a person seeks professional help, it can help to start a journal where a person can collect information about themselves and become self-aware and open to new lessons, to become their own advocate for health and wellness. 


Food For Thought
Feed Your Brain

EAT*** THE RAINBOW everyday

Eat a variety of Fresh, Organic, Fruits and Vegetables whenever possible. Its not one fruit or vegetable that has healing powers or magical properties- it is the balance of eating a variety of many micronutritents in concert. Eat all the colors, even a small addition of fresh herbs, or even spices can add depth of flavor and nutritional value to the dish you are making. 

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The Basics

The SERENITY PRAYER asks God for courage to change what we can change, Serenity to accept the things we cannot change and all the things we do not control, and wisdom to know the difference.

One thing that is important is to see the different patterns and how they are connected. Our lives are dynamic and full of many complexities, making small changes can greatly impact our whole being. 

  • Sleep Hygiene - the pattern of behavior surrounding bedtime, the routines and habits that can enhance the biological rhythm and create balance, help dream quality, and physical restoration.
  • Nutrition - the pattern of behavior surrounding mealtime, including rituals and habits that can lead to healthy choices, including food education, mindfulness, and gratitude. Nutrition also involves access to whole, real, unprocessed food items 
  • Community being a part of the community that really allows you to reach your potential 
  • Movement - moving the body every day, which can improve breathing, mobility, and energy levels
  • Relaxation & Recreation- activities that allow the brain to have a break, and allows the body to let go of stress, create enjoyable memories and experiences
  • Medication Management - tips and techniques that can make a big difference, information that is crucial to know, and resources. The right to take and the right to ask questions, the right to request less medication and alternatives- and things that can help make this a safe process for the individual.
  • Spiritual Discipline - finding congruency, direction, and community as a personal journey of faith. Recognizing the Christ, the Messiah as "the life, the way, and the truth"...

 


We believe that a person is a person first. The illness is NOT an identity. Some of our outreach, and philosophy...

Whole Body Health . the whole body is connected. the brain is part of the whole body. 

Having a supportive environment that encourages personal choices

Seeking OPTIMUM vitality

Making progress congruent with personal goals

Acknowledging Spiritual, Biblical TRUTH as the core & foundation - how to integrate that into daily living

Seeking HEALING & Health & wholeness from God

We are NOT anti-medication... 

We are NOT anti-psychiatry...

HOLISTIC MENTAL HEALTH means that a person would have access to all the different wellness tools and resources that can restore balance, health, and wholeness. 

illness

with chronic illness---  "is one BETTER than the other?"

with chronic illness, why do we get into the issues of shame and stigma- ???

instead of picking and choosing which illness is more "acceptable" and which is not.... let's believe individuals can change their lives and journey toward healing.

Jesus is more perfect as a guide in these issues ... because He was acquainted with suffering. There is compassion for the weary and hope for renewal.

 

 

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