Therapeutic Alliance is Important for Mindfulness Training to Improve the Psychological Health of Cancer Patients

Therapeutic Alliance is Important for Mindfulness Training to Improve the Psychological Health of Cancer Patients   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Both face-to-face and internet-based mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) reduced psychological distress compared with usual care in patients with cancer.” – Matthew Stenger   Receiving a diagnosis of cancer has a huge impact […]

Therapeutic Alliance is Important for Success in Treating Cancer Patients with Mindfulness

  Therapeutic Alliance is Important for Success in Treating Cancer Patients with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Compared with [treatment as usual], MBCT and eMBCT were similarly effective in reducing psychological distress in a sample of distressed heterogeneous patients with cancer.” – Felix Compen   Receiving a diagnosis of cancer has […]

Mindfulness’ Reduction of Depression is not Related to Patient Engagement, Therapist Adherence or Interpersonal Skills

Mindfulness’ Reduction of Depression is not Related to Patient Engagement, Therapist Adherence or Interpersonal Skills   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Mindfulness training helps improve a patient’s engagement with their health, particularly in patients with chronic pain. It fosters a sense of bodily engagement and improves an individual’s ability to promote their health and well-being […]

Mindful and Resilient Therapists have Better Patient Outcomes

Mindful and Resilient Therapists have Better Patient Outcomes   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Current studies suggest that in successful treatment alliances, therapists are perceived as warm, understanding, and accepting, approaching their patients with an open, collaborative attitude. Mindfulness can help us develop these qualities.” – Susal Pollak   Psychotherapy is an interpersonal […]

Choose a Mindful Therapist for Better Therapy

  “The relationship between patient and clinician is central to the provision of mental health care. Where psychological therapies are concerned, decades of research indicate that the provision of therapy is an interpersonal process in which a main curative component is actually the nature of the therapeutic alliance.” – Russell Razzaque , Emmanuel Okoro, Lisa Wood   Psychotherapy is an interpersonal transaction. […]

Respond Better to Therapy with Mindfulness

  “Never be ashamed of what you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion that you want, and to do what makes you happy. That’s my life motto.” – Demi Lovato A large proportion of psychological problems involve difficulties with emotions. These include depression, anxiety disorders, phobias, bipolar disorder, etc. Much of psychotherapy […]