Interpretation Bias Mediates the Effect of Mindfulness and Acceptance on Anxiety and Depression

Interpretation Bias Mediates the Effect of Mindfulness and Acceptance on Anxiety and Depression   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Anxiety softens when we can create a space between ourselves and what we’re experiencing. When you react in ways that aren’t mindful, they can gradually grow into habits that are detrimental to your health and well-being.” […]

Mindfulness is Associated with Lower Anxiety and Depression in Adolescents Partly by Higher Emotional Intelligence

Mindfulness is Associated with Lower Anxiety and Depression in Adolescents Partly by Higher Emotional Intelligence   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “It is well-documented that mindfulness helps to relieve depression and anxiety in adults. A small but growing body of research shows that it may also improve adolescent resilience to stress through improved cognitive […]

Orienting Attention is Associated with Mindfulness

Orienting Attention is Associated with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Mindfulness is about developing and applying the skills that support alert, observant experience; with regular practice its benefits can begin now and accrue over time.” – Deborah Schoeberlein   One of the primary effects of mindfulness training is an improvement in the […]