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Counseling

Mindfulness in the Age of Distraction

01 Apr
by DM Castillo, posted in Anxiety Management, Coaching and life changes, Counseling, In the News, Mindfulness, Research, Stress Reduction   |  No Comments

Many books and articles have been written on mindfulness but it’s difficult to remain mindful in the age of technology with the constant interruption of notification sound effects, vibrations, and ringtones. Our minds are wired for these distractions; they love, love, love the hit. It’s a bit like fireworks going off in our brain; when our cell phones sound, our brains light up with dopamine, the happiness chemical.

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

08 Mar
by DM Castillo, posted in In the News, Problem Gambling   |  No Comments

There’s more to March Madness than just the game. Online Fantasy Basketball betting can lead down the road to addiction. Recently the New York Times collaborated with PBS Frontline to reveal how fantasy sports has led to gambling problems among some participants: Watch the ‘Frontline’ and Times Documentary on Fantasy Sports and Online Gambling.

Gratitude and our health

25 Nov
by DM Castillo, posted in Counseling, In the News, Mindfulness, Stress Reduction   |  No Comments

Counseling for Problem Gamblers & Family

20 Mar
by DM Castillo, posted in Counseling, Problem Gambling   |  No Comments

Creating change in 2015

13 Jan
by DM Castillo, posted in Coaching and life changes, Counseling, Stress Reduction   |  No Comments