Dr. Jill Castro Psychologist

Dr. Jill Castro Psychologist

The Craig Fahle Show

Earlier this week, I participated in a radio interview on WDET’s The Craig Fahle show discussing the topic of youth violence, trauma, and how adults can help. You can listen to the podcast here: http://wdet.org/shows/craig-fahle-show/episode/youth-violence-trauma/

The conversation also included Kari Walker, CEO of The Guidance Center, pictured below.

When was the last time you colored?

When I was a little girl, I loved to color. For those of you who can commensurate, I’m sure you can remember the joy of opening up a fresh box of crayons or perfectly sharpened colored pencils. For some reason, as I got older, I forgot that I loved to color. In my therapy practice, I’ve found that most adults have forgotten too.

When I ask clients “When was the last time you colored?”, they usually look perplexed. Most of them have no idea that there are coloring books available for adults and that the act of coloring can actually be a meditative activity. My favorite kind of coloring books to recommend are pre-designed mandalas; beautiful designs that promote a sense of balance, calmness, and well-being.

Many of my clients have benefited from re-discovering the joy of coloring and have found the practice to be extremely relaxing. If you’re looking for an added meditation practice or are in need of self-care, why not give it a try?

Here’s a link to one of the coloring books on Amazon, it’ll be on your doorstep in no time.

Feature Columnist for July

The July issue of CoSozo Living highlights my article on relationship standards. Relationships are a huge part of our lives, and I think having realistic and balanced relationship standards are so important. You can check out the article here.

Being chosen as the feature columnist was a huge honor for me, and having the opportunity to do a photo shoot for the cover was a blast!

Listen Up! Learning to Communicate with Your Body

For the May issue of CoSozo Living, I contributed an article on learning to communicate with your body. Communicating with our bodies is so important, and if you’re not accustomed to doing so, this article provides some great tips for getting started.

Emotional Breast Health

CoSozo Living’s April publication features my article on emotional breast health. Check out the article to learn more about emotional breast health and how it can be improved! This article may be especially helpful for women going through a bodily transition, considering breast reduction or augmentation, or women preparing for breast cancer treatment.

Body Dissociation

For the March issue of CoSozo Living, I contributed an article exploring body dissociation. The article elaborates on the spectrum of dissociation, symptoms and signs, and tips on when to seek help.

Next month’s contribution will feature an article on emotional breast health!

Healthy Relationships with Adult Children

Click the link to check out my contribution to the February 2013 edition of CoSozo Living, a wellness education and advocacy publication. Next month’s contribution will feature an article on body dissociation.