The Mindful Coping Podcast
About This Show
Show Info: Jeff Krisman has over 20 years of experience in practicing and in teaching a type of Mindfulness practice called Mindful Coping, which provides practitioners with an ongoing and increasing ability to cope more effectively with the chaos, uncertainty, and constant change that we experience in our lives. He has found this particular type of practice in highly effective in helping people to cultivate the ability to be more present and to be more calm in quickly changing conditions, to develop a calmer and more focused mind while out in the world dealing with all kinds of situations, and to become more "comfortable with being uncomfortable.” His greatest value that he can offer others is that he shares what he has struggled with in a very constructive, real, and open way and how Mindful Coping Mindfulness practice has helped him continue to develop his coping skills and how it can help others to cultivate a greater quality of life and more meaningful and satisfying relationships with others. Mindful Coping practice is centered around developing several key foundational skills over time: -learning a very powerful form of Mindfulness practice that can really help us to pay attention to how our minds are processing what is happening and most importantly, to what is actually happening around us. He teaches people the skills needed to quickly recognize the difference between these two things while in the midst of the challenges of everyday life and why choosing to focus on how our minds are reacting to what is happening can cause so much needless suffering for ourselves and for others in our lives. -slowing down in the moment, when things are actually happening, so that we can see how our minds are thinking about and reacting to what we are feeling. -getting a greater understanding of how much most of us tend to react to what others say and do instead of catching ourselves when we get lost in reactivity and in the “trance of fear and other emotions" and when we get trapped in our own stories and identities. This practice really helps us to internalize and understand that we take all of our previous baggage and past hurts and trauma into every encounter with others and how that affects our interactions with them and that real, positive, and meaningful change is possible. -learning to see that many of the issues that we have with others is more about us than it is about them and that it is possible to begin to see things through a different le.