Mindfulness and Biofeedback for
Resilience and Self-regulation Workshop
Join clinical psychologist Inna Khazan, PhD for this 2-day workshop looking at integrating both mindfulness and biofeedback for improving overall health and well-being. Dr. Khazan is a clinical psychologist, who published the book The Clinical Handbook of Biofeedback: A Step-by-Step Guide for Training and Practice with Mindfulness. This workshop includes software for a review of biofeedback assessments that measures heart rate, respiration, skin conductance, skin temperature and muscle activity provides the client with a window into what is going on in their body and how it reacts to stress. The results of the initial assessment can help determine the best mindfulness techniques to use with each client. Real-time training with biofeedback can measure the effect mindfulness training has on ones physiology. Read more bout how biofeedback can aid mindfulness and a full course overview below.
Instructor: Inna Khazan, PhD
Location: Harvard SOCH (Student Organization Center at Hilles)
59 Shepard St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Date: Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, 2017
9:00 - 4:00 pm, includes two 15-minute breaks and hour lunch break
Cost: $250 Early Bird Registration avalable until April 7, 2017
$299 Registration Rate
Workshop Overview: As human beings, we often bring a great depth of skill and knowledge to navigating our personal and professional lives. We do our best each and every day and often lead successful lives and careers. And yet, we are not always able to bring our knowledge and skills to bear in high stress situations, leaving us dissatisfied with our performance. Similar situations happen in our personal lives too. We might “know” how we want to act, but are unable to act in accordance with this knowledge because automatic reactions from our minds and bodies get in the way.
These challenges are not related to lack of any professional or academic skill or experience, and require a set of skills not typically taught anywhere. Our mind’s and body’s abilities to self-regulate are at the core of how we handle stressful situations. Ideally, we want our brains and our bodies to work in ways that foster a resilient response to stress and we want them to recover quickly once the stressful event is over. For most of us, the only way to get there is to specifically train our brains and bodies to self-regulate at all times, and especially when the stakes are high. This is what this workshop is about.
In this course, participants will learn how to help themselves and their clients to increase resilience and ability to self-regulate through the skills of mindfulness, acceptance, and compassion integrated with psychophysiological principles of biofeedback. The course will provide participants with hands-on experience with mindfulness and biofeedback. We will cover specific applications of mindfulness and biofeedback techniques in increasing resilience and self-regulation with the goal of improving client outcomes. Biofeedback techniques discussed in the course will be accessible to all participants, without a requirement to purchase expensive equipment. Additionally, affordable easy-to- use biofeedback equipment will also be available for purchase by those who chose to do so.
As a result of participating in this course, participants will be able to:
- Discuss concepts of mindfulness, acceptance, and compassion and their relevance to resilience and self-regulation.
- Discuss psychophysiological principles of resilience and self-regulation.
- Observe and/or experience specific mindfulness and biofeedback techniques.
- Explain how to apply mindfulness and biofeedback-based skills in teaching resilience and self-regulation.
- Begin applying those skills to your own practice
This workshop is open to all in the community. Biofeedback devices and testing will be involved with the workshop. All are welcome to participate in this 2-day workshop and training. No meditation experience required.
About the Instructor:
Inna Khazan, PhD, BCB is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School, where she has taught biofeedback and supervised trainees since 2008. A clinical psychologist specializing in health psychology and biofeedback, Dr. Khazan also maintains a private practice in Boston, working with clients on optimizing their health and performance, using biofeedback and mindfulness based approaches. She has been invited to give keynote and conference presentations and teach workshops at national and international conferences on the topics of biofeedback and mindfulness. Dr. Khazan has conducted biofeedback and mindfulness trainings for notable institutions in the US and abroad, including the US Navy Special Warfare and the Stuttgart Opera and Ballet Company. Dr. Khazan is recognized as a pioneer in the area of mindfulness and acceptance based biofeedback, and is the author of a highly regarded Clinical Handbook of Biofeedback: A Step-by-Step Guide for Training and Practice with Mindfulness.
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