Mindfulness and Neuroscience

Meditation & NeuroscienceMindfulness techniques, such as meditation, have been a part of human culture for thousands of years. We have known for just as long, that acts of prayer and meditation makes us feel better in the moment, as well as help us to feel more connected and centered to face our daily challenges. These practices, however, have felt abstract and out of reach for many people, particularly people suffering from pain, anxiety, and depression. In Western society and in modern medicine there is an emphasis on establishing proof before we ascribe to an abstract intervention such as mindfulness meditation. This is where modern neuroscience has now stepped in and demonstrated the efficacy of mindfulness and other psychologically based interventions.

Read more in our September Newsletter.

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Joshua White, Psy.D. has joined the RehabOne Team!

Josh WhiteDr. Joshua White received his Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco and received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of California Santa Cruz. He completed his Internship at San Mateo Medical Center and his Post-Doctoral training at Mission Psychology Group, with a focus on chronic pain management. His specialties include mindfulness based approaches to treating pain, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Dr. White believes that transforming one’s life perspectives from what is wrong to building and strengthening one’s relationships, values, creativity, and life goals can help individuals rediscover a more fulfilling life.

Read more in our August Newsletter.

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Therapeutic Yoga Now Offered in our San Jose and Los Gatos Offices!

Amy PicTherapeutic Yoga is a practice available to everyone. Yoga sessions are tailored to meet the individual needs of each client. Orthopedic or systemic health conditions are taken into consideration to create a unique individual practice.

The complexities that arise while learning to manage chronic health conditions partner well with a yoga practice. These same complexities often serve as a challenge within a traditional yoga class. Therapeutic yoga accommodates these special needs and each session allows time for specific modifications. The end goal of the Therapeutic Yoga program is to establish an individual home practice for long term management of chronic pain or other health conditions.

Read more in our July newsletter.

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