Biofeedback and Mindfulness

Train your body and your brain for optimal regulation and resilience

With biofeedback and mindfulness training, your body learns to power up to just the right level and your brain learns to focus on what’s most important in that moment. Equally importantly, you learn how to power down and recover, so that you may be ready for the next challenge that comes your way.

Please note that due to COVID-19 pandemic, I am conducting biofeedback sessions online. This means that you will need to have your own biofeedback device to work with at home, with my expert guidance. Please contact me to discuss options for remote biofeedback training that will best serve your needs.

Biofeedback

Biofeedback is a powerful mind-body tool that teaches people to develop greater awareness and ability to influence their physiological and mental functions by using signals from their own bodies. Biofeedback trains self-regulation and resilience for your mind and body.

Physiological processes such as heart rate, breathing, temperature, muscle tension, and skin conductance are non-invasively measured by sensors placed on your skin, and are then displayed on the computer screen. With my guidance you can learn to modify your physiological responses in ways beneficial to your health.

Biofeedback is a powerful mind-body tool that teaches people to develop greater awareness and ability to influence their physiological and mental functions by using signals from their own bodies. Biofeedback trains self-regulation and resilience for your mind and body.

Physiological processes such as heart rate, breathing, temperature, muscle tension, and skin conductance are non-invasively measured by sensors placed on your skin, and are then displayed on the computer screen. With my guidance you can learn to modify your physiological responses in ways beneficial to your health.

Biofeedback is scientifically proven to be an efficacious treatment for numerous psychophysiological disorders (disorders which have a physical and a psychological component), such as anxiety, headaches, chronic pain, high blood pressure, Raynaud’s disease, and irritable bowel syndrome.

 

Biofeedback is also an excellent training tool for optimizing performance. Research shows that biofeedback training improves your reaction speed, endurance, situational awareness, ability to direct your actions towards specific goals, emotion regulation, ability to make decisions and solve problems under pressure, as well as respond flexibly to changes in your environment. I use state-of-the art equipment to train my clients in cutting edge biofeedback techniques. As a result, my clients experience noticeable improvements in their ability to perform in their professional, athletic or artists arenas.

Following biofeedback training, many people retain their skills for life and require only occasional refresher sessions.

Is biofeedback the right choice for you? It can help you:

  • Take charge of your body and your own training

  • Improve your self-regulation and resilience

  • Allow you to improve professional, athletic, or artistic performance

  • Reduce, and in some cases eliminate, your need for medication

  • Alleviate conditions that have not responded to medication

  • Decrease your overall medical costs

 

Biofeedback is non-invasive and, with continued home practice, remains effective long after you stop the treatment.

Mindfulness

Have you ever tried not to think or feel something? Have you ever tried not to worry or to fight off anxiety or sadness? If your answer is yes, as it is for most people, take a moment to think about how well that worked. Was this strategy effective long term? My guess is that it was not.

I can offer you a way out of the struggle with your thoughts and feelings without getting stuck in them. By allowing yourself to stop struggling with what you cannot control, you will be able to free up time, energy, and resources to devote to what is under your control – the way you respond to your thoughts and feelings and the actions you take as part of a healthy response to difficult situations. Together, we focus on living the life you want to live rather than on thoughts and feelings you want or don’t want to have.

Mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy is scientifically proven to be an efficacious treatment for a variety of physiologically and psychologically related issues, such as anxiety, depression, and chronic pain.

 

Mindfulness meditation and mindfulness-based skills are also very effective in improving professional, athletic, and artistic performance. Imaging studies have shown that mindfulness meditation produces helpful changes in the function and structure of the brain, in areas responsible for attention, learning, memory, problem solving, decision making, and emotion regulation. Through the use of mindfulness-based skills, my clients train their brains to respond more effectively to challenging professional situations, to become more resilient in the face of challenges, and respond to moment-to-moment changes in their environment with greater flexibility and agility. I teach my clients easy-to-use practical skills they can implement in any difficult situation at the moment it happens. As a result, my clients perform better in their jobs and other performance situations, and, equally importantly, feel more confident in their ability to do well.

I have recorded a number of meditations for my clients to use. Please click here to listen and download as many as you’d like.

Mindfulness-based Biofeedback

Mindfulness and biofeedback on their own are effective interventions that help people improve their lives. When we bring mindfulness and biofeedback together, the result is even more powerful.

 

Mindfulness and biofeedback together provide us with a balance between letting go (mindfulness) and goal-directed action (biofeedback). This approach allows us to disengage from a futile struggle to control what is not under our control, and let those aspects of our experience to just be as they are, while giving ourselves the skills we need to move forward and achieve our goals.

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Mindfulness enhances biofeedback by allowing the skills and changes we are implementing to happen without a struggle, thereby preventing us from getting stuck and allowing progress to take place. Mindfulness also enhances our ability to become aware of our physiological states and recognize when our biofeedback skills are happening in the most optimal way.

Biofeedback, in turn, enhances mindfulness by reducing the intensity of difficult emotions and physiological sensations, such as anxiety and pain, helping us to become more willing to be mindful. Biofeedback also provides real-time information regarding the changes that happen during mindfulness meditation practices.

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You can train your brain and your body to work together to support you in performing at your best especially when it matters most. This applies to anyone, whether you are an executive, attorney, manager, scientist, physician, athlete…

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Improve Health & Wellbeing

 

As Chief Science Officer of OptimalHRV, I’ve helped develop a new way for people to improve their health, wellbeing, and performance in as little as 20 minutes a day.

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Books and Writings

Dr. Khazan is the author of two highly-regarded books and numerous journal articles. Her blog is featured on Psychology Today.

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