Testimonies of healing from emotional health issues from the Healing Rooms:
“My housemate was murdered by another housemate and I found his body. A few days before I had said something horrible to him. From this day I didn’t sleep properly, waking up in the middle of the night, eating food to make me feel better. I hated myself for saying these words because they were my last words to him.
A few years later, I felt like I was a waste of space and lonely. I wanted to self harm. All of a sudden the words “Healing Rooms” came to mind and I had to go no matter what. I didn’t know where Healing Rooms Cardiff was, so I went on the Facebook page, texted Chris who was running it and waited. I messaged a couple of people who may know and phoned Chris - still no answer. So I decided there was no point, but despite this I still had a voice telling me “Healing Rooms” so I decided to just walk out of the flat and walk anywhere. I got 3 mins into my walk and Chris contacted me. I was so relieved and I went.
During prayer, all of a sudden I could feel my heart pumping, my eyes just filled with tears. All I was hearing was something along the lines of “write down on a piece of paper what was blocking me from being near God, then it was going to be ripped up into tiny pieces.” I had a lump in my throat, I wanted to scream not write it down. But somehow with shaky hands I wrote down that I told my housemate to drop dead a few days before he was murdered, I hated myself, I blamed myself. I handed it over and hid my head so I wasn’t showing my tears.
With my elbows on my knees and my hands covering my face I watched the leader rip each piece of paper up. I was so tired because I had not slept properly since 2011, I eat so much to punish myself - it was finally out and gone. I couldn’t stop crying.
Then the team prayed over me. All of a sudden, I felt so calm and peaceful in my head. I went home, got into to bed and I slept so well that night.
Two weeks later I have slept every night from the time I lay my head on my pillow to the time my alarm went off.”
“One visitor to a Healing Rooms training event told us that she feels completely free from the trauma of her dad passing away, after receiving prayer.”
“A man came to the Healing Rooms a number of times in 2011 to receive prayer for depression and OCD. The nature of the OCD was that he had to write down names and numbers wherever he saw them; on TV adverts, passing vans, names of people he met and any numbers mentioned by them. He accumulated very many notes of all the names and numbers and was unable to make himself get rid of them. He was also unable to do a number of things such as watching TV for fear of seeing numbers which he would have to write down. After three or four weeks of prayer he reported that the depression had greatly improved. He continued to receive prayer for the OCD and then stopped coming. A year later he reported that he had gradually been healed of the OCD and said ‘I can now watch TV and if I see anyone in town and don’t remember their name I don’t have to worry about it anymore. I have (nearly) got rid of all my notes, of everything in my pockets. I shredded it all’.”
“Norman (name changed) is a much loved 6 year old boy, who has learning disabilities due to a near cot death experience when he was 2 days old. He had been a late developer in everything he has done, struggled with temper tantrums and hyperactivity, which means he doesn’t sleep very much. When Norman began hearing ‘voices’ just after Christmas, I became very concerned, as he said they made him do bad things and at this time his behaviour was appalling and his school work became quite poor. I then heard of Healing Rooms and was asked if I would like to take Norman. I thought very hard about taking him as he was only 6 years old, but as I found strength from my faith I knew it was the right thing to do. After Norman had received prayer, I noticed a difference immediately and for the first time ever, that night he said he was tired and slept right through the night! Since then Norman’s behaviour has improved so much, his school work has improved and he won a trophy at school for his achievements. Although Norman may always have some difficulties, each day seems to improve for him and us as a family. We are all so much happier and very grateful for the love God has shown us.”
“Ever since I was 9 I have suffered from depression and anxiety disorder. I have been on various medications for around 7 years and have been in hospital after suicide attempts. A few months before attending the Healing Rooms I was given a devastating diagnosis of borderline personality disorder with depression and anxiety. I was told I would remain in day hospital for at least 3 years. After my second visit I was delivered from the spirit of death and anxiety and ever since I have had no suicidal thoughts or self harmed. Praise God.”
“I came to the Healing Rooms in knots, not trusting to share and didn't want to write why I had come on the sheet. I guess I was ashamed; that I was consumed by anxiety and fear. I went into the prayer room, stood in the corner and didn't feel I deserved to be there. The gentleman who ministered to me saw my fear and depression and "empty tank". With my eyes looking down and closed, I admitted where I was at. The lady prayed over someone in my life controlling me. She led me to renounce fear, control and anxiety. I prayed word-for-word after her; the words control and fear got stuck in my mouth, but she was so patient and there was breakthrough. I came out feeling light, "un-knotted". I can no longer feel anxiety and fear and if it comes again I know how to deal with it in the name of Jesus. Thank you.”
“In October 2014 I started having panic attacks and terrible anxiety. I had panic attacks every day and felt terrible all the time. My heart was beating so fast that I was put on beta blockers. They were helpful to start with but as time went on I got lots of side effects.
I was sent to have cognitive therapy but found it made me feel so much worse. The only thing which helped me was when I came to receive prayer at healing rooms. Every time I was prayed for, I felt so much better until I felt like I’d recovered. Prayer was the only thing that helped me. I thank God for healing and the ministry here.”
“For many years I had suffered from depression, it was very variable but was tolerable. However, in February 2009 it became so bad that I went to the doctor. He confirmed I was depressed and gave me some medication. Although there was some relief, I was now constantly depressed and became really fed up with being in this state all the time.
I decided to go to the Healing Rooms in July and received prayer in the name of Jesus. The depression lifted and therefore I decided to return to the doctors. The doctor examined me and found that the depression had gone and took me off of the medication. The doctor asked me which church I attended, so I told him.
I am feeling so good now and I am so pleased to be free of taking medication. I am thankful to the Healing Rooms for their prayers and to Jesus who healed me.”
“Last summer I’d agreed to go on holiday with friends before but had never flown. I’d always found excuses not to fly but the reality was that I was scared to do so. As the date of the holiday came nearer I was becoming more and more anxious and worked up. A friend suggested that I go to Healing Rooms @ Costa Coffee.
At first I was reluctant as my ‘problem’ really seemed rather silly but three days before my flight I was feeling worse than ever so decided to go. After receiving prayer I felt much better in myself. Whilst I was on edge for the next couple of days, on the morning of the flight I was calm and then once on the plane was excited and enjoyed the experience in a way I could never have imagined possible. I realised there was nothing to fear and going for prayer and my faith played a big part in this. I’m now planning my next flight!”
“I seemed to be caught up in a vacuum of despair and hopelessness. Hurt and rejection from someone I had respected for thirty years had been the catalyst to promote this state of mind and heart. I had to face up to the fact I was out of control, and felt on a pathway of isolation and sterility in my life. It seemed impossible to get through this on my own even though I continued to pray for myself.
I visited the Costa Coffee to seek prayer from the faithful people at Healing Rooms @ Costa Coffee. I was received with love and kindness and assured of confidentiality. After each visit I was filled with peace and reassurance, and it became evident I was moving towards getting through my pain and despair.
I had a wonderful breakthrough and my experience was like coming out of prison. I had my life restored back to peace and happiness.”
“5 years ago, my husband of 49 years died suddenly from a cardiac arrest while watching tv. The excellent ambulance team spent 45mins trying to resuscitate him, which was very traumatic for me, as with a nursing career, I knew he had “gone”, but they have to follow a protocol.
30yrs ago, I became carer to a 28 yr old man who came in to our surgery having a mental breakdown caused by severe sexual abuse in his childhood. I befriended him as he was very lonely having walked away from his family and friends. Over the years he was included in our family activities. 8 months ago he fell ill and was admitted to hospital and was on life support for 4 months. I visited him most days until he died.
So both men in my life - my husband and friend had gone. I felt quite traumatised and bereft after this double bereavement and discussed it with my sister, who recommended a visit to the Healing Rooms. Eventually I went and was warmly greeted by the HR team who offered me a welcome cup of coffee.
After listening to my story, and a little discussion, they gently prayed for me and read appropriate scriptures. My tears flowed and I got the shakes-the Holy Spirit was starting the healing process in my innermost being.
During what I thought to be the final prayer, the phrase “deliverance from strongholds” was used, which reminded me of my upbringing in a condemning and controlling church environment which has been a negative influence on my relationship with God. After some unexpected discussion on this subject, they again prayed into the situation, and now a month later my relationship with Jesus has deepened, and I feel much more accepted by Him.
I am very grateful for the ministry of the Healing Rooms, and have no hesitation in recommending them to others - God bless you all in this work.”
"I came to the Healing rooms when I had been very preoccupied by oppressive and intrusive thoughts about a small group of my neighbours who have caused very upsetting difficulties. The thoughts would come to me several times a day and I would even find myself having imaginary arguments with them.
The gentleness and warmth shown to me during the prayer, together with words from God were beautiful and comforting and I seemed to feel my body becoming more upright at one point, indicating to me a lifting of my spirit and peace. From that evening onwards, the anxious feelings left me and if ever thoughts of the neighbours come into my mind, I have been able to quickly recognise and replace them, and have been able to recall that God has healed me and that He is greater than those who have tried to cause harm and disruption."