Reduce Anxiety with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Reduce Anxiety with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Self-compassionate people tend to have lower levels of social anxiety—perhaps because self-compassion includes mindfulness, which soothes the stress associated with anxiety.” – Jill Suttie   It is a common human phenomenon that being in a social situation can be stressful and anxiety producing. Most people can […]

Improve the Psychological Well-Being of Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Improve the Psychological Well-Being of Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “physical and psychological symptoms of IBS were more effectively managed by people practicing mindfulness meditation than in support group therapy.” – Bill Hendrick   Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional […]

Reduce Stress and Enhance Academic Buoyancy in Adolescents with Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Reduce Stress and Enhance Academic Buoyancy in Adolescents with Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “In the last few years mindfulness has emerged as a way of treating children and adolescents with conditions ranging from ADHD to anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, depression and stress. And the benefits are proving to be tremendous.” – Julianne Garey   Adolescence […]

Reduce Anxiety and Depression with Mindfulness

Reduce Anxiety and Depression with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Being unwilling to experience negative thoughts, feelings, or sensations is often the first link in a mental chain that can lead to automatic, habitual, and critical patterns of mind becoming re-established. By accepting unpleasant experiences, we can shift our attention to […]

Reduce Anxiety and Depression with Mindfulness

Reduce Anxiety and Depression with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “If you have unproductive worries, you can train yourself to experience those thoughts completely differently. “You might think ‘I’m late, I might lose my job if I don’t get there on time, and it will be a disaster!’ Mindfulness teaches you […]

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, […]