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

  • ID: 2330114
  • April 2013
  • 354 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This practical handbook guides clinicians step by step through the processes of applying biofeedback in a clinical setting, providing proven and effective methodologies for those new to the technique as well as offering established practitioners a means of enriching their work and improving patient outcomes. Integrating powerful mindfulness approaches into biofeedback practice, the book s clearly defined sections cover core aspects of the peripheral biofeedback method, now widely recognized as one of the most scientifically robust applications of psychophysiology and behavior therapy.

Beginning with a clear and authoritative introduction to mindfulness and acceptance, the author describes proven and effective ways of integrating these approaches with biofeedback, as well as dealing with general aspects such as instrumentation. She moves on to protocols on assessment, providing step–by–step instructions and guidelines on interpretation. Next is detailed coverage of five peripheral biofeedback modalities including heart rate variability, surface electromyography, and temperature. Finally, a section on psychophysiological disorders brings the material and approach together across a range of conditions for which biofeedback has been shown to work as an efficacious treatment option, including sample scripts for use with patients.

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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.

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