Curious about the mystic world of Kundalini yoga and how it intertwines with mental health? This week, we're serving up a stimulating conversation with Madhur-Nain Webster, a seasoned psychotherapist who has gracefully transitioned from international business marketing to psychotherapy. With 22 years of experience under her belt, Madhur-Nain enlightens us about the profound mental health benefits of breath and chanting meditation, particularly for those who struggle with silencing the chatter within. She also takes us on a journey through the 52-year history of Kundalini yoga, a practice she believes to be accessible to anyone, irrespective of their mental health condition.
Our insightful chat doesn't stop there. Ever thought about the role of boundaries in our lives? Madhur-Nain breaks it down for us - external boundaries as shields against the world, and internal boundaries as our protection against our personal issues. She shares how striking a balance between these two types of boundaries can prevent feelings of isolation or abandonment, and pave the way for genuine, vulnerable connections with others. This profound conversation segues into a sneak peek at Madhur-Nain's upcoming book, Stressless Brain, where we explore the difference between stress and anxiety, and the paramount importance of distinguishing between them for maintaining a healthy mental state.
When it comes to dealing with trauma and coping with grief, self-awareness is key. Madhur-Nain guides us through the power of understanding our own boundaries, doing things that make us feel complete, and the vitality of daily activities like walking or dancing in releasing cortisol and alleviating stress. We also dive into the transformative power of meditation and relaxation techniques, where singing, chanting, and breathing can stimulate the vagus nerve, fostering a deep sense of inner calm.
About our Guest:
"Madhur-Nain Webster is a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in the integration of eastern and western philosophies for mental health. For over 20 years, she has empowered clients to connect with themselves and others through mindfulness and psychotherapy interventions. She applies her profound understanding of the importance of open communication at her successful private practice in Napa, California. Her first book, The Stressless Brain (2018), makes a scientific argument for the positive influence meditation has on the psyche; she is currently working on her second book. In addition to releasing over 60 meditation singles, Madhur-Nain maintains international outreach by appearing on podcasts and holding meditation workshops.
Madhur-Nain Webster is a licensed marriage and family therapist who prides herself in adapting different modalities of healing to her clients’ needs. A major component of her therapeutic process involves the integration of eastern and western perspectives by incorporating mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques, such as meditation, with psychotherapy interventions, such as Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family System (IFS), and Relational Life Therapy (RLT). A certified amino acid therapist, she also supports the use of natural methods for mental health.
Due to a lifelong experience with, and knowledge of, yogic technology, Madhur-Nain’s therapeutic approach includes empowering clients with the ability of introspection so they can better connect with themselves and others. By developing the skill of self-observation, she believes an individual can understand and accept polarizing thoughts no matter their source. “It is not what happens to you,” she asserts; “it is how you make sense of it.” For over 20 years, she has helped people discover and build their self-trust with excellent results.
Aspiring to reach an international audience, Madhur-Nain has continuously held yoga and meditation workshops worldwide (virtually and in-person), appeared as a guest speaker on numerous podcasts, and released over 60 meditation singles. Her chants include a variety of religious prayers and psychological affirmations, making them an inclusive form of mental health healing. Her first book, The Stressless Brain (2018), is an accessible scientific argument for the positive influence meditation has on the psyche. She is working on her second book with an intended release in 2023.
Madhur-Nain currently runs a successful private practice in Napa, California, where she lives with her husband. In addition to her marriage of 27 years, her greatest accomplishment is being a mother to her two amazing adult sons. Her hobbies include traveling and expressing her creativity through clothing and jewelry design.”
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