S3 EPISODE 29 - Biofeedback, Mindfulness & How Emotions Drive Behaviour w/ Dr. Inna Khazan, PhD

In Season 3, Episode 30 Dr. Bubbs interviews Dr. Inna Khazan, PhD, BCB a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and a clinical psychologist specializing in health psychology and performance excellence training using biofeedback and mindfulness-based approaches. In this episodes, Dr. Khazan talks about how mindfulness enhances biofeedback and biofeedback enhances mindfulness. She shares research on HRV, and biofeedback and how to find your resonance frequency (RF) rate. Dr. Khazan also discusses how mindfulness meditation and how it literally changes your brain. Finally, she dispels common myths around mindfulness & how emotions – like shame, guilt, anxiety and fear - drive behaviour.

 

SUMMARY OF THE EPISODE

4:00 – Dr. Khazan’s background

8:00 – Mindfulness and the Parable of the Lute

10:00 – How biofeedback enhances mindfulness (and vice versa)

14:30 – The pitfalls of over-breathing

20:30 – HRV, biofeedback and resonance frequency (RF) rate

25:00 – Mindfulness meditation and how it changes the brain

30:30 – Common myths around mindfulness

33:00 – Shame & how emotions drive behaviour

34:30 – How guilt impacts behaviour in a group

37:30 – the Evolutionary perspective on the value of fear

 

About Dr. Inna Khazan

Dr. Inna Khazan, PhD, BCB is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and a clinical psychologist specializing in health psychology and performance excellence training using biofeedback and mindfulness-based approaches. Dr. Khazan is recognized as a pioneer in the area of mindfulness-based biofeedback. She teaches nationally and internationally, including at institutions such as the US Navy Special Warfare, US Army Special Forces, and the Stuttgart Opera and Ballet Company. Dr. Khazan is a member of the board of directors for the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy (IMP), Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), and Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), where she is currently chair elect. Dr. Khazan is the author of numerous journal articles and 2 books: Clinical Handbook of Biofeedback: A Step-by-Step Guide to Training and Practice with Mindfulness and Biofeedback and Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Innakhazan.com