Improve Social Anxiety Disorder with Mindfulness

Improve Social Anxiety Disorder with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Using mindfulness, we can begin to notice what happens in the body when anxiety is present and develop strategies to empower clients to “signal safety” to their nervous system. Over time, clients feel empowered to slow down their response to triggers, […]

Improve Social Anxiety Disorder with Mindfulness

Improve Social Anxiety Disorder with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Using mindfulness, we can begin to notice what happens in the body when anxiety is present and develop strategies to empower clients to “signal safety” to their nervous system. Over time, clients feel empowered to slow down their response to triggers, […]

Improve Social Anxiety Disorder with Mindfulness

Improve Social Anxiety Disorder with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “regular and consistent mindfulness meditation will help to strengthen your ability to overcome the initial problems that you experience. If you are suffering with the symptoms of social anxiety disorder (SAD), regular practice will eventually improve your self-concept and ability to handle […]

Mindfulness is Associated with Lower Functional Impairment and Avoidance in Major Depressive Disorder

Mindfulness is Associated with Lower Functional Impairment and Avoidance in Major Depressive Disorder   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “People at risk for depression are dealing with a lot of negative thoughts, feelings and beliefs about themselves and this can easily slide into a depressive relapse. MBCT helps them to recognize that’s happening, […]

Improve Major Depressive Disorder with Psilocybin and Mindfulness Meditation

Improve Major Depressive Disorder with Psilocybin and Mindfulness Meditation   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “mindfulness training enhances the positive effects of a single dose of psilocybin, and can increase empathy and permanently reduce ego-centricity. This opens up new therapeutic avenues, for example for the treatment of depression.” – Franz Vollenweider   Psychedelic substances […]