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.

Psychological therapies for the management of chronic pain
Focusing on resolving the pain may not be the best approach. Instead, focus on how you can manage the pain.

Mindfulness-oriented meditation improves self-related character scales in healthy individuals
Mindfulness meditation programs may be helpful for treating mental and neurological disorders. Self-maturity is an important factor in achieving this.

Effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness based cognitive therapy in vascular disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
A new study shows that psychotherapy can help for patients suffering from vascular disease.

Improve Dementia Management – Without More Drugs
Dementia among elderly comes along with many behavioral problems. Fortunately, behavioral interventions can help people with dementia and their caregivers.

Using Mindfulness with Trauma Survivors
Introducing mindfulness into psychotherapy for people suffering from trauma can help them overcome stress.