Relieve Depression in Patients with Chronic Pain with Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Relieve Depression in Patients with Chronic Pain with Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “By developing a routine meditation practice, clients can use the technique whenever they start to feel overwhelmed by negative emotions. When sadness occurs and starts to bring up the usual negative associations that trigger relapse […]

Improve Depression with Yoga

Improve Depression with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “for many patients dealing with depression, anxiety, or stress, yoga may be a very appealing way to better manage symptoms. Indeed, the scientific study of yoga demonstrates that mental and physical health are not just closely allied, but are essentially equivalent. The evidence […]

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 Social Anxiety with Mindfulness

Improve Social Anxiety with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “for dealing with social anxiety, it is much more useful to practice mindful focus during conversations and other situations around people in which we are uncomfortable.” – Larry Cohen   It is a common human phenomenon that being in a social situation […]