8 episodes

Welcome to the Back to Being Method with Karim Rushdy. I’ve spent over a decade learning to transform my own chronic pain and stress so I can lead a life worth living. Now I’m using what I’ve learned along the way, as well as the knowledge and experience of my guests, to share unique perspectives that can help you do the same. Learn More: www.backtobeingmethod.com | @backtobeingmethod

Back to Being Method Karim Rushdy

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Welcome to the Back to Being Method with Karim Rushdy. I’ve spent over a decade learning to transform my own chronic pain and stress so I can lead a life worth living. Now I’m using what I’ve learned along the way, as well as the knowledge and experience of my guests, to share unique perspectives that can help you do the same. Learn More: www.backtobeingmethod.com | @backtobeingmethod

    How to Live Well with Chronic Pain & Stress w/ Vidyamala Burch OBE

    How to Live Well with Chronic Pain & Stress w/ Vidyamala Burch OBE

    Today I’m speaking with Vidyamala Burch, who is a mindfulness and compassion teacher, author, disability spokesperson and Co-founder of the leading mindfulness organisation Breathworks. Recently she was honoured as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday 2022 Honours List for her services to Wellbeing & Pain Management. Vidyamala’s story is incredible. She began teaching her mindfulness approach for managing pain and illness following her own personal experience living with health challenges. At age 17, she sustained spinal injuries that required multiple surgeries and left her with partial paraplegia and chronic pain. She began to explore mindfulness and meditation as a way to manage her pain and found the results to be life changing and transformative.In this episode we talk about the highs, lows and breakthroughs in her journey, the role of mindfulness and meditation in meeting life’s challenges, and how living with chronic pain shouldn’t end with acceptance when flourishing is possible. 
    About Vidyamala: Vidyamala Burch is a mindfulness and compassion teacher, author, disability spokesperson and Co-founder of the leading mindfulness organisation Breathworks. 
    In 2001, she developed the world’s first Mindfulness-based Pain Management (MBPM) programme and in 2004 went on to found the Breathworks organisation with Sona Fricker and Gary Hennessey. Today, Breathworks has taught over 100,000 people their mindfulness-approach to coping with pain, illness and stress.
    Vidyamala is the author of Living Well with Pain and Illness (2008), Mindfulness for Health (2013), and Mindfulness for Women (2016). Mindfulness for Health was awarded first prize in Popular Medicine in the British Medical Association Books Awards in 2014, and was named the best self-help book in its category by health professionals in the UK’s Reading Well Scheme.The British Pain Society awarded Vidyamala an honorary membership for her contribution to the pain management field in 2018, and the Shaw Trust’s Power List named her one of the most influential disabled people in the UK in 2019, 2020 and 2021.Her teachings can be found on meditation apps - Insight Timer, Simple Habit and Mindfulness.com.Connect with Vidyamala:www.vidyamala-burch.comwww.breathworks-mindfulness.org.ukBreathworks Free Community:https://www.breathworks-mindfulness.org.uk/breathworks-community-of-practice----------------------Enjoyed the episode? Subscribe to receive news about future shows, and leave a review, we would love to hear from you!If you're struggling with lower back pain and the distress it can cause, then check out the Back to Being Method, a 10 week program based on my own lived experience with a degenerative back condition, designed to help you transform your relationship with lower back pain so you can live a healthier, more active and mindful life.Connect with Back to Being Method:Website: https://www.backtobeingmethod.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backtobeingmethod/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backtobeingmethod/Watch the workshop replay:  https://www.backtobeingmethod.com/live

    • 53 min
    Wake Up to the Importance of Sleep w/ Dr Jade Wu

    Wake Up to the Importance of Sleep w/ Dr Jade Wu

    Today I’m speaking with sleep psychologist, author, researcher and speaker on evidence-based non-medication treatments to improve sleep, Dr. Jade Wu.
    Jade completed her PhD at Boston University and her medical psychology residency and clinical fellowship at Duke University, where her research focuses on treating sleep disorders in those with chronic illness. An interest in sleep runs in the family - Jade’s dad was a sleep scientist with the Chinese Space Agency!
    Jade and I discuss what sleep is, why it’s so important, and what we can do to optimize this seemingly unproductive activity that is actually the cornerstone of our mental and physical health.
    Connect with Jade:Website: www.jadewuphd.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/jadewuphdInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr_jade_wu/----------------------Enjoyed the episode? Subscribe to receive news about future shows, and leave a review, we would love to hear from you!If you're struggling with lower back pain and the distress it can cause, then check out the Back to Being Method, a 10 week program based on my own lived experience with a degenerative back condition, designed to help you transform your relationship with lower back pain so you can live a healthier, more active and mindful life.Connect with Back to Being Method:Website: https://www.backtobeingmethod.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backtobeingmethod/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backtobeingmethod/JOIN OUR FREE WORKSHOP: https://www.backtobeingmethod.com/live

    • 1 hr
    Making Kindness Cool w/ Dr Jeremy Goldberg

    Making Kindness Cool w/ Dr Jeremy Goldberg

    Today I’m speaking with behavioural scientist turned life coach, poet and podcaster Dr. Jeremy Goldberg.
    Jeremy is on a mission to make kindness cool, empathy popular and compassion commonplace. Since leaving academia and research behind and founding Long Distance Love Bombs, Jeremy has used his expertise in human behaviour and his knowledge of how the brain influences our actions to help countless clients, listeners and readers of his work cultivate more kindness and compassion for others and themselves.
    CONNECT WITH JEREMY:Website: http://longdistancelovebombs.com/Instagram: http://instagram.com/longdistancelovebombsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/LongDistanceLoveBombsTEDx: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mklMPHGLjo----------------------Enjoyed the episode? Subscribe to receive news about future shows, and leave a review, we would love to hear from you!If you're struggling with lower back pain and the distress it can cause, then check out the Back to Being Method, a 10 week program based on my own lived experience with a degenerative back condition, designed to help you transform your relationship with lower back pain so you can live a healthier, more active and mindful life.Connect with Back to Being Method:Website: https://www.backtobeingmethod.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backtobeingmethod/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backtobeingmethod/WATCH THE WORKSHOP REPLAY: https://www.backtobeingmethod.com/live

    • 55 min
    How Mindfulness is an Antidote for Stress w/ Meg Chang

    How Mindfulness is an Antidote for Stress w/ Meg Chang

    In this episode, I sit down with Meg Chang to talk about Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction MBSR, an 8 week evidence-based program that offers secular intensive mindfulness training to assist people with stress, anxiety, depression, and pain.  Meg is also a longtime MBSR instructor who studied and began teaching at the original stress reduction clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center under the supervision of the creator of MBSR, Jon Kabat-Zinn.  About Meg:Meg Chang, EdD, BC-DMT, LCAT, NCC, is a board-certified and New York State licensed dance/movement therapist. Core faculty in the Lesley University Expressive Therapy Division. Recently she was adjunct faculty and in 2018-2019 was a visiting scholar in the Dance/Movement Therapy program. A certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, she teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital Center For Mindfulness, in Worcester, MA for people with a range of medical and psychological concerns.
    Connect with Meg: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chang-meg-096226169/----------------------Enjoyed the episode? Subscribe to receive news about future shows, and leave a review, we would love to hear from you!If you're struggling with lower back pain and the distress it can cause, then check out the Back to Being Method, a 10 week program based on my own lived experience with a degenerative back condition, designed to help you transform your relationship with lower back pain so you can live a healthier, more active and mindful life. Connect with Back to Being Method:Website: https://www.backtobeingmethod.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backtobeingmethod/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backtobeingmethod/JOIN OUR FREE WORKSHOP: https://www.backtobeingmethod.com/live

    • 53 min
    Radically Transforming Self and the World w/ Dr Avinash Bansode

    Radically Transforming Self and the World w/ Dr Avinash Bansode

    In today’s episode I sit down with Mindfulness Teacher, Trainer and Supervisor, Dr. Avinash Bansode.A medical doctor by training, in 2003 Avinash founded Mindfully Being to pursue his passion for supporting the well-being, happiness, health and effectiveness of all. 4 years later he left medicine to become a full time mindfulness teacher and has not looked back.Over the past 20 years Avinash has taught mindfulness in both academic and corporate settings. He was the first mindfulness chaplain at the University of Edinburgh, sits on the board of trustees of the mindfulness network in the UK, and in 2017 his unique, Kind And Mindful Approach to Life program was given an Impact AwardAvinash and I discuss his first experiences with mediation, the nuances of mindfulness, and its potential for radically transforming self and the world.LINKS: 
    Mindfully Being: https://mindfullybeing.co.uk/Mindfully Being YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKQqbM5wZB15feWAAfDUV0A----------------------Enjoyed the episode? Subscribe to receive news about future shows, and leave a review, we would love to hear from you!If you're struggling with lower back pain and the distress it can cause, then check out the Back to Being Method, a 10 week program based on my own lived experience with a degenerative back condition, designed to help you transform your relationship with lower back pain so you can live a healthier, more active and mindful life.Connect with Back to Being Method:Website: https://www.backtobeingmethod.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backtobeingmethod/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backtobeingmethod/WATCH THE WORKSHOP REPLAY: https://www.backtobeingmethod.com/live

    • 54 min
    The Healing Power of Sound w/ Sonic Yogi

    The Healing Power of Sound w/ Sonic Yogi

    In this very special episode I speak with musician and composer Jonathan Adams, a.k.a Sonic Yogi about sound therapy.
    Jonathan and I talk about his musical journey, the origin story of Sonic Yogi, and how he discovered the healing benefits of sound therapy after experiencing extreme anxiety. Since then Jonathan has become one of the most popular teachers on Insight Timer, the global meditation app with the world's largest free library of guided meditations. 
    We also feature two of his tracks which are carefully composed to help listeners relax, de-stress and enjoy deeper meditation. To listen to the full tracks - check it out here:
    Finding ThetaChoose Love in Each MomentI hope you relish the conversation, and Sonic Yogi’s wonderful music, as much as I did!CONNECT WITH SONIC YOGI:Insight Timer: https://insighttimer.com/sonicyogiWesbite: http://sonicyogi.comAbout:Jonathan Adams (a.k.a. Sonic Yogi) discovered the healing benefits of Sound Therapy after experiencing extreme anxiety. Since then, he has led talks and workshops on sound therapy at TedX, the National Spiritual Living conference and for the upcoming 2022 BOLD Mind-Body Conference in Los Angeles. He has composed many tracks which can be streamed on YouTube, Spotify, SoundCloud and the Insight Timer app. Using his sound therapy expertise, Jonathan helps you relax, de-stress and enjoy deeper meditation. ----------------------
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    If you're struggling with lower back pain and the distress it can cause, then check out the Back to Being Method, a 10 week program based on my own lived experience with a degenerative back condition, designed to help you transform your relationship with lower back pain so you can live a healthier, more active and mindful life.
    Connect with Back to Being Method:
    Website: https://www.backtobeingmethod.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backtobeingmethod/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backtobeingmethod/

    WATCH THE WORKSHOP REPLAY: https://www.backtobeingmethod.com/live

    • 49 min

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