Add Slow-Paced Contraction to Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback Training
Heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback is a “Swiss Army Knife” intervention with demonstrated efficacy in clinical disorders like depression, diabetes, and hypertension, and optimal performance.
This session begins by explaining HRV and its role in health and performance. It provides an overview of the processes that generate HRV, focusing on Vaschillo’s Two-Closed-Loop model. It summarizes the resonance frequency and 0.1 Hz slow-paced breathing protocols to increase HRV. It details how to deliver slow-paced contraction training and explains where it may be more appropriate than slow-paced breathing. Finally, it explains how HRV biofeedback training can combine slow-paced breathing and contraction to enlarge your clients’ self-regulation “tool kits.”
Participants will be able to:
- Attendees will be able to explain the role of HRV in health and performance.
- Attendees will be able to describe resonance frequency and 0.1 Hz protocols
used in HRV biofeedback training.
- Attendees will be able to describe how to provide slow-paced contractio training to increase HRV.
- Attendees will be able to identify situations where slow-paced contraction may be more appropriate than slow-paced breathing to increase HRV.
Fredric Bruce Shaffer, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV
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