Improve PTSD Symptoms Related to Childhood Sexual Abuse with Mindfulness

Improve PTSD Symptoms Related to Childhood Sexual Abuse with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “DBT-PTSD significantly reduced the women’s PTSD symptoms, including depression and anxiety. In addition, the women’s PTSD symptoms were still improving six weeks after they completed the treatment, suggesting that they may have learned skills during the study that helped […]

Reduce Pain with Mindfulness

Reduce Pain with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Meditation (which is the ‘formal’ practice of mindfulness) actually changes the way the mind perceives pain (2) so that it’s more bearable. It is a natural and effective way to ease physical pain.” – Melli O’Brien   We all have to deal with pain. It’s inevitable, […]

Reduce Low Back Pain with Yoga

Reduce Low Back Pain with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “For most of our lives, we take our backs for granted. But at some point in just about everyone’s life, our backs revolt and remind us that they need love and attention too. Thankfully, for many of us, the pain is […]

Improve Pain Responding in Adolescents with Mindfulness

Improve Pain Responding in Adolescents with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “mindfulness was a significant predictor of both real-world and experimental pain outcomes. Adolescents who were more mindful tended to experience less interference in their day-to-day life as a result of pain. Additionally, . . . more mindful adolescents reported less […]