Every Monday, my blog post “In Your Own Hands” is where I’ll be featuring articles I find interesting or that I think are a good resource to help you take charge of your health. What articles have you read recently that caught your attention? Leave a comment and let me know.

Comparative evaluation of group-based mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment and management of chronic pain disorders 
With MBSR proving to be a promising treatment for pain management, research used a systematic review to compare MBSR and CBT in their relative ability to reduce pain-related disabilities.

Mindfulness techniques can help protect pregnant women against depression
40 percent of pregnant women with major depression are less likely to relapse if they practice mindfulness techniques.

Dispositional mindfulness associated with better cardiovascular health
Researchers have found that interventions to improve dispositional mindfulness can benefit cardiovascular health.

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for the treatment of headache pain
A study conducted by the Kilgo Headache Clinic at the University of Alabama Psychology Clinic determined that change in pain related cognitions during an MBCT intervention for headache pain is a key factor underlying treatment dose.

Overview of the prevalence, impact, and management of depression and anxiety in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Many individuals with COPD suffer from comorbid symptoms of depression anxiety. Mindfulness-based interventions have proven to be an alternate option to manage depression in COPD patients.