Coffee Talk Topic: Overcoming Dysfunctional Coping Skills
Dysfunctional coping skills involve how we react to life’s difficult challenges. We all have them, though they are more severe in some than in others.
Host Brandee Nielsen says “Dysfunctional coping skills cause us to react in ways that are disproportionate with reality. These reactions can rob our joy, as well as the joy in those who are closest to us. I maintain that when believers react by bearing the fruit of the spirit during difficult situations, we come away honorable, and retain our joy in the presence of the God of peace.”
Featured Guest: Cole Ian
Cole Ian is the founder of DID Discovering Hope. A nonprofit ministry whose purpose is to share the gospel, and offer hope and help to those who struggle with Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and, Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Cole shares a powerful testimony about overcoming the dysfunctional coping skills resulting from suffering DID as a survivor of severe childhood sex-abuse.
Coles says “God created our brains amazingly so that we can dissociate. But when we’ve been through horrific trauma, we might have different levels of dissociation. It becomes a dysfunctional coping skill. I think if I didn’t have God in the process of my journey, I don’t think I would be here.”
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