Slow Aging with Meditation

Slow Aging with Meditation   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “What we do know is that long-term engagement in mindfulness meditation may enhance cognitive performance in older adults, and that with persistent practice, these benefits may be sustained. That’s great news for the millions of aging adults working to combat the negative effects […]

Relieve Medical Professional Burnout with Mindfulness

Relieve Medical Professional Burnout with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “mindfulness programs in the workplace may help employees better deal with stress, and develop the ability to observe negative emotions and automatic thought patterns and behaviors, and remain calm, present, self-aware and alert, rather than succumbing to the slippery slope of […]

Protect the Aging Brain with Meditation

Protect the Aging Brain with Meditation   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “long-term engagement in mindfulness meditation may enhance cognitive performance in older adults, and that with persistent practice, these benefits may be sustained. That’s great news for the millions of aging adults working to combat the negative effects of aging on the […]

Live Longer with Yoga and Meditation

  Live Longer with Yoga and Meditation   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “A growing body of research supports the immediate benefits of meditation, such as reduced stress and anxiety levels, lower blood pressure, and enhanced happiness. While these initial perks may be reason enough for us to practice, meditation’s positive impact appears […]

Improve the Physical and Psychological State of Breast Cancer Survivors with Mindfulness

Improve the Physical and Psychological State of Breast Cancer Survivors with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “A brief mindfulness-based intervention has a positive short-term effect on psychological and behavioral measures as well as proinflammatory signal markers in younger breast cancer survivors,” – Joyce O’Shaughnessy   About 12.5% of women in the U.S. develop invasive […]

Strengthen the Immune System with Mindfulness

  By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Stress is immunosuppressive. Research into this pernicious relationship between stress and disease has piqued interest in the ways that contemplative practices might positively influence the immune system. According to a large body of evidence, meditation appears to have profound effects on immune function in health and disease […]