Reduce Athletic Burnout with Mindfulness

Reduce Athletic Burnout with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Mindfulness training has the potential to prevent athlete burnout because of stress reduction and increased recovery.  It also has the potential to enhance performances.  Mindfulness exercises could be beneficial for athletes who struggle with demands from several sources.” – P. Furrer   […]

Alleviate General Practitioner Burnout with Mindfulness

Alleviate General Practitioner Burnout with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Enhancing the already inherent capacity of the physician to experience fully the clinical encounter—not only its pleasant but also its most unpleasant aspects—without judgment but with a sense of curiosity and adventure seems to have had a profound effect on the […]

Reduce Medical Student’s Stress Response with Yoga

Reduce Medical Student’s Stress Response with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “By reducing perceived stress and anxiety, yoga appears to modulate stress response systems. This, in turn, decreases physiological arousal — for example, reducing the heart rate, lowering blood pressure, and easing respiration.” – Harvard Mental Health Letter   Medical School […]