Do you ever feel like your mind is out of control, overwhelming you with racing thoughts, painful emotions, or impulses to endless activity? In Mind-Body Intelligence, coach and therapist Glyn Blackett proposes that emotional wellbeing and optimal mental performance are based on skills and abilities in regulating the physiology that underlies mental states. The author calls these mind-body skills, and they include:
* ability to access positive emotion and motivation
* ability to calm the body, and to let go of negative emotions and cravings
* clear, stable and relaxed focus, concentration and thinking.
Inside the book you'll discover:
* Underlying patterns common to self-regulation problems from stress, anxiety and low mood to brain fog and fatigue.
* The common mistake that actually amplifies the stress response.
* The science behind the mind-body connection and how it can be effectively applied with biofeedback and neurofeedback.
* Why breathing is right at the heart of self-control challenges and solutions.
* Practical models that offer a framework for understanding challenges and solutions.
* The preconditions for "flow" - states of optimal functioning and self-control.
* How attentional flexibility is key to mind-body regulation, and how it can be trained using mindfulness, an ancient form meditation practice.
* How biofeedback actually supports mindfulness in spite of apparent contradictions.
* Different forms of biofeedback and neurofeedback, and how their individual strengths combine to create an integrated programme of optimal breathing training.
�The best introduction/background to meditation/mindfulness I have ever read� - Paul Hampson, Meditator and UKCP Registered Psychotherapist.
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About the Author
A graduate of Cambridge University in Natural Sciences, Glyn Blackett first began practising mindfulness meditation as a student, but even after several years of committed daily practice, still struggled with an unruly, distracted mind to the point that the benefits didn't seem to justify the effort. He first encountered biofeedback while searching for ways of making meditative concentration more accessible. Immediately impressed by the power and potential of biofeedback, he decided to make it the basis of a career as a therapist and coach.
The book grew out of coaching and teaching material Glyn developed as support for clients (often living far from his York office) who rented biofeedback equipment for home training. Glyn is also the developer of a multi-parameter biofeedback software product, Mind-Body Training Tools, which is designed to develop the mind-body regulation skills discussed in the book.