Founded by Inna Khazan, Ph.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Certified Biofeedback Specialist.
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.
At Boston Center for Health Psychology and Biofeedback, located in Boston, MA, 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 anxiety, depression, trauma, and pain.