The mindfulness practice “R.A.I.N.”

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., has written this outline of the mindfulness practice “R.A.I.N.” I first heard of this tool from Tara Brach and it has since become an everyday practice. Sometimes media descriptions of mindfulness can lead people to think it’s just about living in the moment. It is much more...

Preventing Anxiety in Your Child

As reported by NPR, a recent study published in The American Journal of Psychiatry examined how parents who have anxiety disorder can reduce the likelihood of their children also having anxiety. Family-based therapy, along with psychoeducation about warning signs of anxiety and coping strategies, were found to be more effective than just providing handouts...