The Meadows Dr. Jon Caldwell Awarded Research Grant from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

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The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center in Wickenburg, Ariz., is pleased to announce the awarding of a research grant from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) to The Meadows psychiatrist, Dr. Jon Caldwell.

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The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center in Wickenburg, Ariz., is pleased to announce the awarding of a research grant from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) to The Meadows psychiatrist, Dr. Jon Caldwell.

At this year’s annual ISTSS conference in Los Angeles California (November 1-3), Dr. Caldwell was one of only two recipients to be awarded this highly competitive research grant. His research proposal involves assessing the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based workshop for promoting attachment security in adult female survivors of child maltreatment.

In addition to his role as a full-time psychiatrist at The Meadows, Dr. Caldwell conducts research with his colleagues at the University of California at Davis regarding the effects of child maltreatment on attachment relationships and adult emotional/mental health.

“Mindfulness is an important part of many wisdom traditions and involves attending to the present moment with a quality of nonjudgmental acceptance,” said Dr. Caldwell. “Research shows that the cultivation of mindfulness in every-day life can lead to better mental, emotional, and physical health. Also, mindfulness can enhance self-awareness and can enrich social relationships.”

Dr. Caldwell is pioneering efforts to bring mindfulness meditation and other mindfulness-based techniques to people who have experienced trauma as a way of helping them better regulate their emotions and experience greater satisfaction in their close relationships. He has designed a three-day mindfulness-based workshop aimed at healing past and present wounds related to relational trauma. This free workshop will be offered to female volunteers who are willing to be part of the research study. There will be two dates offered for the workshop, both occurring in the spring of 2013. More details regarding this study will be announced in the coming months.    

The Meadows Wickenburg is an industry leader in treating trauma and addiction through its inpatient and workshop programs. To learn more about The Meadows’ work with trauma and addiction contact an intake coordinator at (866) 856-1279 or visit http://www.themeadows.com.

For over 35 years, The Meadows has been a leading trauma and addiction treatment center. In that time, they have helped more than 20,000 patients in one of their three inpatient centers and 25,000 attendees in national workshops. The Meadows world-class team of Senior Fellows, Psychiatrists, Therapists and Counselors treat the symptoms of addiction and the underlying issues that cause lifelong patterns of self-destructive behavior. The Meadows, with 24 hour nursing and on-site physicians and psychiatrists, is a Level 1 psychiatric hospital that is accredited by the Joint Commission.

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