Improve Pain, Mental Health and Quality of Life in Cancer Patients with Mindfulness

Improve Pain, Mental Health and Quality of Life in Cancer Patients with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Results show promise for mindfulness-based interventions to treat common psychological problems such as anxiety, stress, and depression in cancer survivors and to improve overall quality of life.” – Linda E. Carlson   Receiving a […]

Reduce Painful Diabetic Neuropathy with Mindfulness

Reduce Painful Diabetic Neuropathy with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Meditation techniques can help people struggling with neuropathy symptoms live through their pain. It can help to lower stress, improve your coping skills, and decrease your pain intensity. Taking a mind-body approach is a noninvasive technique that provides you with more control over your […]

Relieve Depression with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Training

Relieve Depression with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Training   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Still, there are a handful of key areas — including depression, chronic pain, and anxiety — in which well-designed, well-run studies have shown benefits for patients engaging in a mindfulness meditation program, with effects similar to other existing treatments.” […]

Improve Headache Pain with Mindfulness

Improve Headache Pain with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) can be a safe and effective means of lessening the effect of migraine headache and can be carried out while patients continue to take migraine medication.” – Pauline Anderson   Headaches are the most common disorders of the […]

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 […]

Reduce Back Pain with Mindfulness

  By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “For some people with chronic pain, mindful meditation is an appealing pain management option because it has an unusual benefit; it is something that you personally control. Unlike pain medications or medical procedures, meditation is not done to you, it is something you can do for yourself.” – Stephanie Burke   Low Back […]