This book describes how to apply mindfulness principles to the practice of biofeedback. As a general system for improving mental awareness and self-control, mindfulness can probably help one do anything better, including playing video games or starting a business. Biofeedback, however, is especially well-suited to this assistance, because it depends on learning to influence normally automatic or semi-automatic biological processes, which are themselves reactive to one's moment-to-moment feelings about success and failure. Introducing elements of mindfulness, as the author explains in detail, makes the process smoother by teaching the client/trainee to avoid effortful striving for control, which generally is contrary to the goals of biofeedback.

Mindfulness is a general approach to addressing problems that arise from having a modern human mind built on the foundations of a primate-mammalian-reptilian brain. The disjunctions and errors of reasoning, the deficits in self-control, the self-chastising, and the impulsive and compulsive actions that bring us...

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