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Let's Talk Near Death - The NDE of Jacob Cooper

Let's Talk Near Death

Breathing is a gift that we often take for granted—until it’s taken away from us. It’s literally a life and death process. Jacob Cooper understands this all-too-well after suffocating from whooping cough, a respiratory tract infection that is fatal for infants. At the young age of 3, Jacob’s body shut down from oxygen deprivation and he experienced an OBE (Out of Body Experience) that shaped his perspective of life and death. In this episode of the Let’s Talk Near Death podcast, Jacob shares his NDE, what he learned from the experience, and how this shaped his life path. Jacob Cooper is now a Clinical Social Worker, Certified Hypnotherapist, and Certified Reiki Master. He specializes in Past Life Regression Therapy, where he leverages his own experience and research to share insights on the mystery of life. Jacob is also the author of “Life After Breath,” which is a wonderful read that talks about how a brush with fatality gave him a glimpse of immortality. Key Topics Discussed in this Episode: - The experience of having an NDE at age 3 and recalling the experience with profound detail. Memories of trauma are often unique – our bodies and brain respond differently to threats. - How suffocating from a fatal respiratory tract infection (whooping cough) drastically changed Jacob’s life and inspired his new book, Life After Breath. - Going on a rollercoaster ride of despair from oxygen deprivation and euphoric elements of familiarity in encountering what Jacob describes as “the eternal light of God.” - “Do you feel like you can tap into everything that happened? Or was it too big, too vast, to be utilized today?” - The idea of feeling spiritually connected or having an inkling that something might happen. The experience of Jacob coming back into his physical body—including suppressed emotions and the challenge of not being able to describe the profound experience. “I was so infuriated by waking up after being in heaven to a cold hospital bed.” Jacob’s connection to the “voice of eternity” and having a choice to come back. - The idea of opening up ourselves to infinite possibilities and not being stuck in a fixed viewpoint of awareness. - “How much of life do you think is already pre-planned?” Predestined Life vs Free will. Can we screw things up? - Listen to Jacob’s response to; “What would you say to somebody who's maybe searching a little bit deeper, to tap into knowing how they can live their best life and live with purpose and be on track?” You can find more of Jacob Cooper at: Website: https://jacoblcooper.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jacobcooperlcsw/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jacobcooperlcsw/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacob-cooper-lcsw-799049139 Life After Breath Book:  https://jacoblcooper.com/life-after-breath


5 Sep 2021

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LIVE with Jacob Cooper

Let's Talk Near Death

Join the FREE Online Community at: www.letstalkneardeath.com Sign up for weekly updates at: https://www.subscribepage.com/letstalkneardeathnewsletter LIVE Session Replay! When Jacob Cooper had a Near Death Experience as a child, he caught a glimpse of the other side. This led him on to exploring the continued consciousness from the physical body. Today, Jacob Cooper is a Clinical Social Worker, Certified Reiki Master, and Certified Hypnotherapist who specialises in Past Life Regression Therapy. Jacob is also the author of ‘Life After Breath.’

1hr 16mins

23 Aug 2021

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NDE CHILD: Life After Breath, Near Death Experience, Spirit Guides, Angels, & Afterlife Jacob Cooper

Passion Harvest

WATCH THIS INTERVIEW https://youtu.be/VafT4RxrpTgJacob Cooper had a NDE, Near Death Experience as a child.He explored the mystery of life on the ‘other side’ of the veil and the continuity of consciousness beyond the physical body.Jacob Cooper is a Clinical Social Worker, Certified Reiki Master, and Certified Hypnotherapist who specializes in Past Life Regression Therapy.Jacob facilitates spiritual awareness and empowerment through life-changing seminars. Promoting healing for those grieving and those with anxiety associated with the fear of life after death. He has presented at the Edgar Cayce Association for Research and Enlightenment, the International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS), spiritual centers and universities throughout the world.Jacob is the author of ‘Life After Breath.’ This is his story, and this is his Passion.PASSIONATE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT• Your NDE• What you experienced during your NDE• Wisdom received from NDE• How your NDE changed you• What happens when we die?• Why are we here – in our human experience?• Past Life Regression Therapy SPREAD THE PASSION HOST: Luisa WEBSITE: https://passionharvest.com/PASSION HARVEST ON SOCIALYOU TUBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/PassionHarvest/INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/PassionHarvest/FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/PassionharvestSPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/3BogbavOan3FP1r1JXLxmVSOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/user-796690230ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/passion-harvest/id1451566598LEAVE A PODCAST REVIEW IN I TUNES http://getpodcast.reviews/id/1451566598CONNECT WITH JACOB COOPERWEBSITE: Www.Jacoblcooper.comINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/jacobcooperlcsw/FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Jacob-Cooper-LCSW-252848352067616/#Passionharvest #Passionharvestinterivew #Luisa


15 May 2021

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How to Finally Win Your Inner Negative Mental Battle and Become Stronger and Faster: Dr Jacob Cooper

Run to the Top Podcast | The Ultimate Guide to Running

Many runners face constant negative mental battle when the run starts to get hard.  If you are frequently struggling with negative thoughts, there is a way to win the mental battle. Dr. Jacob Cooper has the answers. Jacob breaks down exactly what you need to do and exactly when you need to do it, to convert your self-talk that’s telling you to quit, to an ally that lets the real you triumph. So if you want to perform better at running, or really at anything in life that's challenging, keep listening and be ready to apply Dr Cooper's techniques, and finally win the negative mental battle when running hard. Jacob is a clinical sport psychologist who serves as the director of sport psychology at Appalachian State University in Western North Carolina. A former college athlete himself, he has worked with professional and amateur athletes, Olympians, and Paralympians.  He has an extensive background in mental health and how it ties to performance.  Jacob has developed a style of working with athletes that focuses on them holistically, with the goal of performance optimization in the pursuit of excellence.  Jacob Cooper Ph.D. - Full Bio Dr. Cooper is a clinical sport psychologist who serves as the director of sport psychology at Appalachian State University in addition to his own private practice serving professional and amateur athletes. He is a member of the United States Olympic & Paralympic athlete mental health registry, which consists of a selected group of specialized sports psychologists who are thoroughly vetted by the USOPC and then made available to current U.S. Olympians & Paralympians. As a former collegiate offensive lineman turned amateur triathlete and runner (Hello Clydesdale Division!), Jacob has worked with athletes at the Olympic, Professional, and Division-1 level over the course of his career. As a sport psychologist, Dr. Cooper brings an extensive background in mental health and performance enhancement. To this end, he has developed a style of working with athletes that focuses on them holistically, across the spectrum of future-oriented performance optimization, current personal barriers/stressors, as well as more significant mental health issues that can inevitably show up in the pursuit of excellence.  As a doctoral student at Boston University, he completed clinical practicums within a variety of settings, including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Federal Bureau of Prisons system (BOP) along with multiple D1 college sport medicine teams as a performance consultant. Additionally, he has published scholarly articles and cultivated a unique approach to working with athletes and teams that integrates the latest research, evidence-based strategies, and technology to help them reach their goals.  In addition to high performance populations, he has a unique background and training in the areas of rural mental health, trauma recovery, serving low help-seeking populations, and military psychology. He has provided performance optimization for military personnel prior to their deployments as well as counseling for veterans transitioning back to civilian life throughout Western North Carolina, Indiana, and Boston.  Dr. Jacob Cooper- Ph.D. Clinical Sport Psychologist.  Director of Sport Psychology Services at Appalachian State University Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Health Service Provider (HSP) U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Sport Psychology Registry Member Education Background: B.A.- (Psychology) Taylor University (Indiana)- 4 year scholarship athlete & team captain (Football) Dual Masters Degree- Ball State University (Indiana) M.S.- Sport and Performance Psychology M.A.- Clinical Psychology PhD- Counseling Psychology (Sport and Performance Track)- Boston University Matched Clinical Residency - Charles George Veterans Hospital - Asheville North Carolina.  Questions Jacob is asked:  3:59 I first found out about you from an Instagram post that the folks at ZAP posted. You were working with the elites at ZAP helping them build some mental strength. Can you tell me a little bit about how you worked with them? 5:03 How do elite and regular runners find motivation and purpose when a lot of races have been taken off the board? 6:19 Maybe this pandemic is a silver lining or maybe it’s a gift because we can look at our running in a different way because we’re all going to get slower as we age and performance is a huge part of why we do it, at least for some people, but once you take those PRs and the clock away, why do we run? That’s got to be the most important thing, right? 7:28 We always talk about, “I want to get mentally tough,” because clearly it’s not just our bodies. We can train our bodies to do certain things but if the brain is not onboard, the train’s not going to get all the way to the station. So how do we train our brain to be mentally tougher when things get hard? 8:30 I’m going to use myself as an example. When I’m running really hard or trying for a specific goal, I have the devil and the angel on my shoulder. I have the voice saying, “Go, go, go. You can do this.” And then I have a very, very sweet devil saying, “Everybody still loves you no matter what you run. You can slow down. This is really hard.” So I’m fighting these two opposing things that are 100% me and I really want to tell the devil to shut up and I really want to keep moving hard. How do I do that? 11:30 So the feelings come and we’re supposed to say, “Oh hello, feeling,” and let it go on its way. Is that what we’re supposed to be doing when we’re trying to run that 400 meter repeat really hard? 12:43 Can you give us a few examples of mental tools that we can use? What’s in the toolbox? 14:37 What is radical acceptance in your RISE model? 16:32 What does the I in RISE mean? 23:50 What does the S in RISE mean? 25:23 Do you have any hints for people who don’t know what their optimal performance cues are? 26:18 When I’m running well in a race or in a group setting, I definitely lock on the dude in front of me. I’m laser focused on him and I pretend that I have a rope attached to him and I pretend that he’s pulling me. And I just link up to him like a train like I am not letting this person go. It works for me. 27:13 What does the E in RISE stand for? 29:06 Let’s talk about the difference between psychology of teams and the psychology of athletes that are in an individual sport. Can you address that a little bit? Or is it the same just on a different level? Are we all talking to ourselves like we would talk to a bunch of people? 31:58 What about teams of runners? What about groups of runners where they’re obviously not always running the same races but they train together? They are in a team environment where they eat, sleep, and work out together and it’s been proven that we work differently in a group setting. Can you talk about that? 33:31 Especially with the pandemic, we’re seeing more and more runners find support, find a tribe, find a group of people online that they haven’t been able to find before, and a lot of people are finding it incredibly helpful. Especially runners are typically Type A, loner, data nerds (or maybe I'm just speaking for myself!), but a group setting isn’t typically comfortable for people who love to spend hours alone running, so any advice for that lone runner who maybe shies away from a group? 35:48 You help athletes work on their mental health issues. And we think about elite runners especially as just having these super tough brains that are as tough as their bodies and they are able to do amazing things that the regular people can’t do. So we think that they are just some kind of machine when it comes to their minds but I suspect that you find some mental health issues. Can you talk a little bit about that? 39:36 People who drive themselves so hard to be excellent, they’re a specific breed of people and you look at them and you wonder if they did have some trauma. Why in the world are they pushing themselves to these extreme limits? Do you find that that is really the case that people that are just absolutely at the top of their game are more likely to have had some kind of trauma in their past? 41:58 One thing I really wanted to talk to you about is the whole concept of balance. When we are striving for something, whether it's athletics, a career, parenting, sacrifice is inevitable and balance is simply not possible (or desired).  How can we reach our goals without letting everything else fall apart? 45:21 What is next for you and what questions in sports psychology are you looking to get answered in the future? Questions I ask everyone: 48:54 If you could go back and talk to yourself when you started running, what advice would you give? 50:04 What is the greatest gift running has given you? 51:33 Where can listeners connect with you?   Quotes by Jacob: “That ‘why’ is such a valuable thing and it’s very easy in athletics to sometimes lose touch with that.” “I think that it’s helpful to have multiple fuel sources because there’s costs to them all.” “Your attention is a muscle. It’s like a spotlight that allows you to shift to what matters most right now. I call these optimal performance cues or OPCs.” “Anywhere that there’s pressure and stress, we’re all capable of that impacting us and manifesting in the form of some level of mental distress whether it’s just some symptoms of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, or it’s like a full blown chronic disorder and something like that.” “There’s going to be times and seasons of life that feel unbalanced. But I believe that in every season of life it is possible and worthwhile to live in a way that reflects our values.” Take a Listen on Your Next Run Leave a space for libsyn link Want more awesome interviews and advice? Subscribe to our iTunes channel Mentioned in this podcast: ZAP Endurance Runners Connect Winner's Circle Facebook Community RunnersConnect Facebook page RunnersConnect Focus Classes email Coach Claire Follow Jacob on: dr.coopercc@gmail.com Instagram Running with Heart We really hope you’ve enjoyed this episode of Run to the Top. The best way you can show your support of the show is to share this podcast with your family and friends and share it on your Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media channel you use. The more people who know about the podcast and download the episodes, the more I can reach out to and get top running influencers, to bring them on and share their advice, which hopefully makes the show even more enjoyable for you!


31 Mar 2021

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Childhood Near Death Experience | Jacob Cooper: Ep. 11 | S1

Life Continuing

Jacob Cooper is a Clinical Social Worker, Certified Reiki Master, and Certified Hypnotherapist who specializes in Past Life Regression Therapy, working privately with clients through online services. Inspired by his near-death experience and transformative encounters, he facilitates spiritual awareness and empowerment through life-changing seminars. Currently, he resides and practices in Long Island, NY. In this conversation, Jacob talks about his book Life After Breath about his near death experience as a child and his spiritual insights including that we are all eternal. jacoblcooper.com amazon.com/Life-After-Breath-Fatality-Immortality REFERENCES: PMH Atwater, LHD - An international authority on near-death states pmhatwater.com Creator: Tania Berg Advisor: Amanda Cupido Music: Richard Feren Editor: Cathy Ord

19 Mar 2021

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Jacob Cooper- Life After Breath

Grief 2 Growth

Jake Cooper is a fascinating young man. He's certainly wise beyond his years. After reading his book, Jake and I sat down for this interview to discuss his amazing experience at the age of 3 when he died and experienced Jesus (as an Orthodox Jew) and more!Jacob Cooper is a Clinical Social Worker, Certified Reiki Master, and Certified Hypnotherapist who specializes in Past Life Regression Therapy, works privately with clients through online services. Inspired by his near-death experience and transformative encounters, he facilitates spiritual awareness and empowerment through life-changing seminars. Currently, he resides and practices in Long Island, NY. He is the author of "Life After Breath" published by Waterside Productions.You can reach Jake at:   https://www.jacoblcooper.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/grief2growth)

1hr 15mins

15 Mar 2021

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The Past Lives Podcast Ep156 – Jacob Cooper

The Past Lives Podcast

This week I am talking to Jacob Cooper about his NDE and his book ‘Life After Breath: How a Brush with Fatality Gave Me a Glimpse of Immortality’. In Life After Breath, Jacob’s near-death experience as a child ripped an opening between him and the spirit world. He lived, but was forever changed. As he grew, darkness and light led him on a roller coaster ride of turmoil, loss, discovery, and renewal. He now shares this mystical journey with those brave enough to explore the “other side,” understand the beings there, and hear the wisdom gleaned. He faces the question of the hereafter, looks at life lessons, and examines what a connected awareness can mean to the human experience. BioJacob holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Jacob is also a Certified Reiki Master, Certified Hypnotherapist, and specializes in Past Life Regression Therapy. As a psychotherapist, Jacob works with individuals, groups, and families in managing emotional barriers, promoting improved wellness, and resiliency. Jacob incorporates mindfulness and a spiritual approach to focus on the connection between the mind, body, and spirit. In effect, this teaches individuals how to improve their cognitive processing and shift their perspectives. Based on his near-death experience and past life regressions, Jacob shares insight about the mystery of life on the other side of the veil. In addition to peace and euphoria in the afterlife, we also experience these feelings in the physical world; there is so much more to live for, as we are much more resilient than we imagine. Jacob’s experience also provides others with the opportunity to experience past-life memories, assisting in the development of self-awareness and finding meaning in their experiences. Jacob provides meditation and mindfulness seminars to individuals and groups diagnosed with cancer, with developmental disabilities, and the aged population. Jacob has presented at the Edgar Cayce Association for Research and Enlightenment (ARE), the International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS), spiritual centers, universities throughout the world, and public libraries. Jacob’s seminars promote healing for those grieving and those who seek to understand continuity of consciousness beyond the physical body, and for those with anxiety associated with the fear of life after death. He is the author of “Life After Breath” a memoir on his near-death experience (NDE) published by Waterside Productions. https://www.amazon.com/Life-After-Breath-Fatality-Immortality-ebook/dp/B08QTKWP75/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1614516836&sr=8-1 https://jacoblcooper.com/ https://www.patreon.com/pastlivespodcast https://teespring.com/en-GB/stores/the-past-lives-podcast


28 Feb 2021

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Jacob Cooper – Death Changes Everything-Jacob Cooper – Death Changes Everything

IANDS Presents NDE Radio

Our guest, Jacob Cooper, had an NDE impacting his future life when he was only three years old. Today, Jacob is a clinical social worker, certified reiki master, and a certified hypnotherapist with a specialization in past life regression therapy. Jacob lives on Long Island, where he works with clients on a private basis or through online services. Jacob also facilitates spiritual awareness and empowerment seminars. His book, "Life After Breath" is newly published by Waterside Productions.

22 Feb 2021

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EP 219 - Life After Breath with Jacob Cooper

Super Woman Wellness by Dr. Taz

At three years old, Jacob Cooper had a life changing experience that led him down the path of spirituality and eventually his life’s work. Today he joins Dr. Taz to talk about his brush with death when he was just a toddler, how the trauma from that experience affected him, and how he’s now using his story to help others. Today on Super Woman Wellness:All about Jacob’s near death experienceWhat he uncovered about the spiritual sideThe subsequent trauma he had to deal withHow past life regression helped him healWhat he would say to skeptics and non-believersFollow Jacob:Book: Life After BreathWebsite: Jacob L CooperThis show is produced by Soulfire Productions


16 Feb 2021

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S1E23 - When the Beautiful Olympic Moment is Not What You Expected with Abbey and Jacob Cooper

Pursuit of Gold with Laura Wilkinson

Laura’s guests on the podcast today are Olympic runner, Abbey Cooper, and her sport psychologist husband, Jacob. Abbey’s impressive college career includes being seven-time national champion, 16-time Ivy League champion and 12-time All-American. In 2012, she became the first Dartmouth woman to win a national title, and in 2013 she became the first Ivy League student-athlete to win the cross-country title. Currently running for New Balance and pursuing the Tokyo Olympics, Abbey is perhaps best known for her inspiring performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics, which she describes in full here today. Highly talented in his own right, Jacob was a scholarship athlete and four-year starter on the football team at Taylor University. This experience led to his interest in the field of sport psychology, and currently, he is the Director of Sport Psychology Services at Appalachian State University and a member of the Mental Health Registry of the USOPC. Their conversation with Laura today explores not only their story in sport and in their personal relationship, but also of their unwavering faith, and the role that God plays in their lives. Along the way, they touch on Abbey’s experience at Dartmouth and the beginning of her faith journey, God’s grace in her life, His transformation of Jacob’s heart, and how He has taught them lessons about hardship, suffering, and what really matters through His ministry to them. Of course, Abbey’s historic and inspiring performance at the 2016 Olympics is recounted from both of their perspectives, and they also share details of their unique dynamic, what the past four years have been like, what they’ve been working on during the pandemic, and the dream that they have for helping other athletes. Having been through so much, and having faced it all together, supported by the power of their faith, Abbey and Jacob have many lessons to teach about making meaning out of experiences, and they do precisely that here today with extraordinary grace, humility, and sincerity. Episode Highlights: Abbey’s experience at Dartmouth The beginning of her faith journey and her transitional moment God’s grace in her life Jacob’s athletic experience God’s transformation of his heart Jacob’s transition into sports psychology How Abbey and Jacob’s relationship started and built Abbey’s 2016 Olympic experience, and how God prepared her for the moment Jacob’s perspective of it God shifting Abbey’s perspective on the meaning of hardship What really matters How God ministers back to us What their past four years have been like The dynamic between Abbey and Jacob What they’ve worked on during the pandemic and Tokyo Games postponement Understanding the purpose of suffering The importance of acknowledging grief The unique fulfillment of inspiring and lifting other people up Jacob and Abbey’s dream to help other athletes rehabilitate their relationship with sport runningwithheart.org (coming soon) Quotes: “God had other plans.” “I wouldn’t go back and change it, because it really brought me to the end of myself, and introduced me to this need for the Lord in my life.” “It was the peace He gave you inside.” “It was definitely a pretty humbling and arduous path from there that God really used to kind of transform my life.” “It was this gift to glorify Him.” “Luckily, God surrounded me with great friends, coaching, and mentors that helped me make meaning of my experience.” “It was the fastest mile of my life, and probably the slowest of Abbey’s.” “It was like God’s hand was over the whole thing.” “I know that I’m here for a reason, but none of this makes sense.” “That is so unnatural to me to respond in a way that isn’t selfish that I am so sure that it was just the Holy Spirit.” “Abbey tried to get up like two or three times and run, and just kind of collapsed.” “It was one of the most memorable and uplifting stories of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.” “Now to him who is able.” “When I crossed the finish line, I was already so amazed by what God had done.” “Lord, bless me with wisdom, bless me with humility, and bless me with a godly wife someday…He gave me all three combined into one.” “God’s given me a lot of hardship to walk through, and so I’ve picked up a few things along the way about what’s helped me.” “I hope and pray athletes will feel less alone in their struggles.” Links: The Pursuit of Gold homepage: http://thepursuitofgold.com/ Mental Training: https://www.laurawilkinson.com/learn Laura’s Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lala_the_diver Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheLauraWilkinson Connect with Abbey and Jacob: Running With Heart homepage (coming soon): https://www.runningwithheart.org/ Abbey’s instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbey_dags/


10 Nov 2020