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SAFE G: Empowering Resilient Communities


Mission. To empower local communities to design immediate and effective SAFE G solutions that implement optical fiber wired to the home and office. Local taxpayers and ratepayers are entitled to this alternative to wireless, because they have already paid for it. Please see: Irregulators v. FCC.

5G/AI/Internet of Things Juggernaut presents an imminent threat. The harms to our community’s physical and mental health, the local environment, violations of citizen’s rights to due process, property, and personal privacy are foreseeable and preventable. The threat is especially dangerous to our children, elderly people, those with special sensitivities, disabled persons with chronic illnesses, caregivers, and our economically disadvantaged and minority communities that have no escape in their homes or workplaces.

Remedy: Community Empowerment: An effective remedy begins with widespread education and training in a proven system of wise leadership, community organization, team building, and negotiation. With this purpose we have created a 5G Dojo to support local communities around the world that are facing similar challenges. The key is to share negotiation successes and practical experience, so these lessons can be immediately deployed within the network. Equally essential is to fortify community-wide resilience rapidly and effectively. (See: 5 Minutes toResilience)

Our Funding Goal: $ 100,000

Donations: Please make your check or money order payable to National Institute for Science, Law, and Public Policy, designated for "SAFE G/Community Empowerment Initiative". You can contribute in two ways.

o   Simple donation with full tax deduction.

o   Partial tax deduction (at cost) with benefits. Please see benefit levels below.

Sponsors: Please contact us to discuss any questions or concerns and customized donation options.

Springs of Amethysts - $100

  • Public Recognition as a Community Health Charter Sponsor
  • Signed copy of Julian Gresser, Piloting through Chaos—Wise Leadership/Effective Negotiation for the 21st Century (1995)
  • Free gift of the 5 Minutes to Resilience web app


Rivulets of Moonstones - $500

  • All of the above awards plus:
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  • 5 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses


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  • Public Lecture in Your Honor
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  • All of the above awards plus:
  • ½ day workshop training and consultation with any organization or company


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  • All of the above awards (except memberships) plus:
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Ruby Streams of Laughing Hearts - $35K

  • All of the above awards (except memberships) plus:
  • One full day training program with materials for organization of choice to you.
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  • 50 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses


Emerald Rivers of Laughing Hearts - $50K

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  • 200 Free Copies of 5 Minutes to Resilience App
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Resilience and Pain Management

Resilience strengthens coping responses to many forms of chronic pain. The cultivation of integral resilience can become a basic protocol in the treatment of chronic pain.

There are a wide variety of medical conditions that give rise to severe chronic pain. The tip of the iceberg would include:

  1. Osteoarthritis – degenerative
  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis – autoimmune
  3. Herniated Disc – Trauma, degenerative
  4. Fibromyalgia – unclear
  5. Sickle Cell Disease – congenital
  6. Phantom Pain from amputation
  7. Herpes Zoster Post Herpetic – infectious Neuralgia
  1. Sciatica- degenerative
  2. Plantar Fasciitis- repetitive strain, DM, Obesity
  3. Pancreatic Cancer and certain other types of cancer

In 2010 the Drs. John A. Sturgeon and Alex J. Zautra published a seminal article entitled, “Resilience: A New Paradigm for Adaptation to Chronic Pain.”

The Abstract begins:

“Chronic pain is an affliction that affects a large proportion of the general population and is often accompanied by a myriad of negative emotional, cognitive, and physical effects. However, current pain adaptation paradigms do not account for the many chronic pain patients who demonstrate little or no noticeable impairment due to the effects of chronic pain. This paper offers resilience as an integrative perspective that can illuminate the traits and mechanisms underlying the sustainability of a good life and recovery from distress for individuals with chronic pain.”

Discussion:

The authors illustrate their core thesis: “As indicated in the diagram, resilience mechanisms modify the relationship between pain and outcome through strengthening coping responses to pain. In this way, resilience mechanisms may be thought of as moderators of these interrelationships involving pain and outcomes related to health and well-being.”

The authors conclude:

“Instead of focusing on deficits and vulnerabilities exclusively, this paper encourages that researchers and clinicians give more attention to how chronic pain patients may be resilient. One useful way of conceptualizing resilience to pain is to change one’s perspective from looking for vulnerabilities to identifying one or more strengths that can foster resilient outcomes for people in pain.”

Future research is needed to further illuminate the degree of the many forms that resilience can take. Nevertheless, the adoption of a strength-based view of those coping with chronic pain promises to greatly enhance our understanding of how people can adapt successfully, and provide important guidance to pain management programs.

Since its publication the article has been frequently cited and its core thesis elaborated:

All of these articles suggest either directly or indirectly that an integral approach to gathering and soaring with your strengths builds resilience and equips patients and their physicians/caregivers to manage chronic pain more effectively and compassionately.

 

Next: Resilience and the Brainstem

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