UW–Madison’s Simon Goldberg, an assistant professor in the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology and a core faculty member at the Center for Healthy Minds, recently offered his expertise on how mindfulness can support injury recovery to Outside magazine.
In the article, Goldberg points out worry and negative thinking can impede the process of healing from a physical injury. He argues the mental health support that mindfulness exercises can provide can be crucial during recovery.
“I wouldn’t want to downplay the importance of the psychological aspects of an injury experience,” Goldberg told Outside.
The article also mentions the Healthy Minds Program app, an app developed by Healthy Minds Innovations, Inc., a nonprofit affiliated with the Center for Healthy Minds. The app guides users through meditation and mindfulness practices.
In the article, Goldberg recommends trying mindfulness practices for a week before making a judgment about how well they’re working.
“It takes time to get our minds in shape, just like it would our bodies,” he said.
Read the full article in Outside magazine here.