Improve Well-Being with Mandala Drawing

Improve Well-Being with Mandala Drawing   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Mandala means “sacred circle” in Sanskrit, which is a traditional concept employed in meditation and a ritual symbol that represents the universe in Hinduism and Buddism. Today, Mandala has evolved into a powerful art therapy exercise that allows the creator to enjoy […]

Mindfulness Improves the Psychological Health of Arab Teachers

Mindfulness Improves the Psychological Health of Arab Teachers   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “thousands of schools across the country that is bringing mindfulness into the classroom. Growing numbers of teachers, parents, and children are reaping the benefits that learning mindfulness—can bring, including reduced levels of stress and anxiety, increased focus and self-regulation, and improved academic performance and […]

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 […]