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The Clinical Handbook of Biofeedback - a Step-by- Step Guide for Training and Practice with Mindfulness


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List of Figures vii List of Tables ix Acknowledgments xi Introduction xiii Part I Foundations 1 1 Mindfulness and Acceptance Approach to Biofeedback 1 2 General Issues in Biofeedback 24 3 Biofeedback Equipment 29 Part II Assessment 33 4 Initial Evaluation 33 5 Psychophysiological Stress Profile 37 6 Psychophysiological Relaxation Profile 47 7 Evidence-Based Treatment Planning 57 Part III Biofeedback modalities 67 8 Breathing 67 9 Heart Rate Variability 97 10 Surface Electromyography 118 11 Temperature 157 12 Skin Conductance 165 Part IV Biofeedback application 172 13 Anxiety 172 14 Asthma 196 15 Migraine Headaches 204 16 Tension-Type Headache 215 17 Essential Hypertension 224 18 Irritable Bowel Syndrome 234 19 Raynaud?s Phenomenon 242 20 Temporomandibular Joint Disorders 250 21 Chronic Low Back Pain and Other Chronic Pain Disorders 261 22 Emerging Directions 276 Appendix I Meditation Scripts 285 Appendix II Client Logs 300 Index 326

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Inna Khazan is a Clinical Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, USA, where she teaches biofeedback. A clinical psychologist specializing in health psychology and biofeedback, Dr. Khazan also maintains a private practice in Boston, working with clients presenting with various psychophysiological disorders, using both biofeedback and mindfulness-based approaches to psychotherapy.


Dr. Khazan has done a masterful job of taking the essence of biofeedback protocols and presenting them in a clear, understandable manner. She captures most of the current practice and techniques in applied psychophysiology/biofeedback.?Professor Richard Gevirtz, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, CSPP @ Alliant International University This masterful book belongs on the desk of every clinician and educator interested in biofeedback. It is the only book that takes biofeedback beyond learning how to attach the sensors to how to do clinical treatment/training. It offers a structured approach to optimize clinical success and is filled with pragmatic clinical instructions and pearls of wisdom which will significantly improve clients? outcome. It is the much awaited clinical teaching manual that complements our own book, Biofeedback Mastery- An Experiential Teaching and Self-Training Manual.?Professor Erik Peper, San Francisco State University. This book has it all! It a remarkably comprehensive, clearly-written, practical guide to all the ins and outs of biofeedback. If you were ever curious exactly what we mean by overbreathing or heart rate variability, what specifically to ask in a biofeedback evaluation, how to treat irritable bowel or migraine headache, or exactly where to place electromyography sensors, this is the sourcebook you?ve been waiting for. Dr. Khazan has done the work for us. A unique contribution is the mindfulness perspective which helps clients to release self-judgment and the struggle to control their symptoms that undermines treatment and leads to many psychophysiological disorders in the first place. I highly recommend this insightful book for students of both biofeedback and mindfulness-based therapies, and for seasoned clinicians who wish to stay at the cutting-edge of their craft.?Professor Christopher Germer, PhD, Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School

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