Compassion and Self-compassion-based Therapy

Learn to relate to yourself and your experiences in a kinder, more gentle way

When faced with difficult experiences, many of us tend to respond to worries, fears, and doubts with harsh words and self-criticism. The harsh self-talk and self-criticism lead to us not wanting to deal with those difficult experiences (who wants to look at something that just triggers a barrage of mean words?). As a result, we limit our personal growth, ability to learn from mistakes of the past, and progress towards our life goals.

We approach your difficult experiences, mistakes, failures, and perceived inadequacies with compassion, and base our treatment approaches in self-compassion. This allows you to turn towards your difficult experiences, thoughts, and feelings, rather than trying to make them go away. We teach you to stop beating up on yourself, and instead bring warmth and kindness to your difficult experiences, allowing you to look at them, and chose helpful ways to respond to them and move forward.

Recent research has clearly demonstrated the power of kindness and self-compassion in helping people overcome anxietydepressiontrauma, and pain.

Boston

Our Practice

We are located in Post Office square, in the heart of Boston Financial District. We offer teletherapy appointments and in-person appointments, adhering strictly to COVID-19 precautions. Click here to read more about scheduling and payment options.

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Our Team

Boston Center for Health Psychology and Biofeedback was founded by Dr. Inna Khazan, an internationally recognized expert in the fields of biofeedback and mindfulness. Our talented and dedicated team now also includes Jenae Spencer, LMHC, an experienced therapist and trauma specialist.

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Books and Audio

Take a look at our free meditation audio recordings and helpful books.

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