Improve Anxiety Disorders with Mindfulness

Improve Anxiety Disorders with Mindfulness By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “it’s clear that mindfulness allows us to interrupt automatic, reflexive fight, flight, or freeze reactions—reactions that can lead to anxiety, fear, foreboding, and worry.” – Bob Stahl   Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults, or […]

Relieve Depression in Patients with Chronic Pain with Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Relieve Depression in Patients with Chronic Pain with Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “By developing a routine meditation practice, clients can use the technique whenever they start to feel overwhelmed by negative emotions. When sadness occurs and starts to bring up the usual negative associations that trigger relapse […]

Improve Social Anxiety with Mindfulness

Improve Social Anxiety with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “for dealing with social anxiety, it is much more useful to practice mindful focus during conversations and other situations around people in which we are uncomfortable.” – Larry Cohen   It is a common human phenomenon that being in a social situation […]

Improve Anxiety in Adolescents with Mindfulness

Improve Anxiety in Adolescents with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Mindfulness also helps us to get to know our real self which is never a bad thing! People suffering from social anxiety are often marred by an exaggerated perception of their shortcomings which leads them to believe that they are inadequate […]

Improve Generalized Anxiety Disorder by Decentering and Mindfulness

Improve Generalized Anxiety Disorder by Decentering and Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Mindfulness allows us to interrupt automatic, reflexive fight, flight, or freeze reactions—reactions that can lead to anxiety, fear, foreboding, and worry.” – Bob Stahl   Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults, […]

Relieve Social Anxiety with Mindfulness

Relieve Social Anxiety with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Mindfulness is shown in research to use neural pathways in the brain that cause the nervous system to calm. Using mindfulness, we can begin to notice what happens in the body when anxiety is present and develop strategies to empower clients to “signal […]