Reduce Eating When Not Hungry with Mindfulness

Reduce Eating When Not Hungry with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Being mindful helps you gain awareness so you can identify specific cues that influence your eating behavior. Practicing mindfulness can change your actions so that you have a sense of greater control over eating. It allows you to make deliberate […]

Mindfulness Training has Long-Lasting Positive Effects

  By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “These findings suggest that mindfulness training has both short-term and long-term effects on coping. These effects (six years on) were found despite poor to moderate adherence to formal mindfulness practice.” – de Vibe et al.   Mindfulness training has been shown to improve health and well-being. It has also been found […]

Improve Health Message Effectiveness with Mindfulness

Improve Health Message Effectiveness with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Individuals may benefit from cultivating mindful attention when processing potentially threatening yet beneficial health information. It’s possible that incorporating mindfulness cultivation into existing intervention strategies can promote more widespread positive health behavior.” – Yoona Kang   Health professionals know that lifestyle […]

Improve Stress, Sleep, and Memory with Mindfulness

Improve Stress, Sleep, and Memory with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Meditation trains you to be mindful of your incoming thoughts, weakening both the physiological link and strength that each thought has on you, as well as decreasing the frequency of incoming sleep-preventing thoughts. Meditation forces the worrywart, insomnia causing mind to shift into the present moment, […]

Reduce Metabolic Syndrome with Mindfulness

Reduce Metabolic Syndrome with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “mindfulness training may promote sustained improvements in healthy eating that may contribute to better longer-term improvement in some aspects of metabolic health.” – Jennifer Daubenmier   Metabolic Syndrome is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It generally results from […]