Reduce Sedentariness with Mindfulness

Reduce Sedentariness with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “mindfulness- and acceptance-based practices can help exercisers establish the consistent, high-quality exercise practices required to experience the health benefits of exercise and physical activity.” – R. Shangraw   We tend to think that illness is produced by physical causes, disease, injury, viruses, bacteria, […]

Improve Headache Pain with Mindfulness

Improve Headache Pain with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Mindfulness is a simple, effective method for managing migraines and reducing potential triggers.” – American Migraine Foundation   Headaches are the most common disorders of the nervous system. It has been estimated that 47% of the adult population have a headache at […]

Improve Emotional Response Inhibition in Patients with Chronic Pain and Opioid Use with Mindfulness

Improve Emotional Response Inhibition in Patients with Chronic Pain and Opioid Use with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “mindfulness meditation could represent a viable alternative to opioid-based therapy for chronic pain, and may be useful in helping patients taper their use of high doses of opioid-acting agents.” – Hymie Anisman   We […]

Mindfulness Reduces Addiction by Improving Pleasure Appreciation in Opioid Users

Mindfulness Reduces Addiction by Improving Pleasure Appreciation in Opioid Users   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “mindfulness-based interventions could help people dependent on opioids increase their self-awareness and self-control over cravings and be less reactive to emotional and physical pain. Individuals with an opioid addiction could also be taught to change their negative […]

Brain Activity Predicts the Effectiveness of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder

Brain Activity Predicts the Effectiveness of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). . . is a type of psychotherapy, sometimes called “talk therapy,” used to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD). DBT is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).” – Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault   Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is […]