Reduce Aggression with Mindfulness

Reduce Aggression with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “young adults who participated in an app-based meditation training were less aggressive after receiving critical feedback, but not less angry. It suggests that being mindful doesn’t interfere with experiencing emotions, but changes how one responds to them.” – AMRA   The human tendency […]

Reduce Aggression with Mindfulness

Reduce Aggression with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “young adults who participated in an app-based meditation training were less aggressive after receiving critical feedback, but not less angry. It suggests that being mindful doesn’t interfere with experiencing emotions, but changes how one responds to them.” – AMRA   The human tendency […]

Lower Physical Aggression with Mindfulness

  By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Mindfulness recognizes anger, is aware of its presence, accepts and allows it to be there. Mindfulness is like a big brother who does not suppress his younger brother’s suffering. He simply says, “Dear brother, I’m here for you.” You take your younger brother in your arms and […]

Lower Aggression with Mindfulness

“There is no life to be found in violence. Every act of violence brings us closer to death. Whether it’s the mundane violence we do to our bodies by overeating toxic food or drink or the extreme violence of child abuse, domestic warfare, life-threatening poverty, addiction, or state terrorism.” – bell hooks Aggression and violence […]

Reduce Challenging Behaviors of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities with Mindfulness

Reduce Challenging Behaviors of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “mindfulness may represent an effective psychoeducational approach for some. . .People with an intellectual disability.” – Tammy-Lee Currie   Intellectual disabilities involve below average intelligence and relatively slow learning. They are quite common, affecting an estimated 10% […]

Improve Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, their Caregivers, and the Agency with Mindfulness

Improve Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, their Caregivers, and the Agency with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “mindfulness practices could be helpful for these caregivers because they encourage a nonjudgmental interpretation of their child’s situation, and increased acceptance of their reality.” – Emily Nauman   There is a tremendous demand […]

Improve Mothers and Children with Autism with Mindfulness

Improve Mothers and Children with Autism with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often experience high stress in the form of psychological problems, marital strain, and/or family interaction difficulties. . . Mindfulness-based interventions have been found to be beneficial for these parents in many ways, […]