Dr Inna Khazan is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the use of biofeedback and mindfulness for a multitude of health related issues including many psychological ones. She is a trainer and supervisor for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students in biofeedback at the Harvard Medical School.
We were delighted to catch up with Inna today and chat about her very accessible book Biofeedback and Mindfulness in Everyday Life : Practical Solutions for Improving Your Health and Performance and the motivation behind writing it.
Biofeedback and Mindfulness in Everyday Life :
Practical Solutions for Improving Your Health and Performance
Biofeedback is the process of training your body to control its involuntary actions, such as breathing and heart rate. Minor changes to these actions can significantly improve physical and emotional well-being. In Biofeedback and Mindfulness in Everyday Life, Harvard Medical School faculty member Inna Khazan pairs biofeedback techniques with mindfulness practice to address some of life’s most common ailments-from anxiety and fear to stress and insomnia.
She begins with a description of basic physiological information, explaining concepts such as breathing and overbreathing. In Part Two she dives into the practice of mindfulness. And in Part Three she zeroes in on applying this mind-body approach to an array of common problems.
Khazan’s approach outlines simple solutions for readers who want to improve the way they respond to challenges. She guides them through increasing their resilience and emotional flexibility while empowering them to take back control of their overall health.