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 […]

Relieve Maternal Perinatal Depression with Smartphone-Based Mindfulness Training

Relieve Maternal Perinatal Depression with Smartphone-Based Mindfulness Training   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “the ideal treatment plan for perinatal depression and anxiety often includes mindfulness techniques.” – Edith Gettes   The period of pregnancy is a time of intense physiological and psychological change. Anxiety, depression, and fear are quite common during pregnancy. More than […]

Improve Psychological Well-Being in Cancer Survivors with Online Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Improve Psychological Well-Being in Cancer Survivors with Online Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “both MBCT and eMBCT interventions reduced fear of cancer recurrence and rumination, and increased mental health–related quality of life, mindfulness skills, and positive mental health.” – Félix Compen   Receiving a diagnosis of cancer has […]

Reduce Depression in Vindictive/Self‐Centered Depressed Patients with Mindfulness

Reduce Depression in Vindictive/Self‐Centered Depressed Patients with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “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.” – […]