Improve Client Care By Dispelling HRV Myths

Series #26


March 14, 2024
12-1pm EST

This webinar corrects HRV myths that can compromise the effectiveness of HRV biofeedback training. Dr. Shaffer will address 14 myths about cardiovascular health, HRV sources, HRV measurement, and HRV training to help improve client outcomes. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of HRV’s significance in health and performance, alongside clarifying misconceptions such as the non-universal emergence of a 0.1-Hz peak during HRV biofeedback training. The discussion will extend to the concept of vagal withdrawal, elucidating its connection to the daily stress response and Very Low Frequency (VLF) power. Furthermore, the webinar will equip attendees with the knowledge to accurately assess the success of HRV training, both during biofeedback sessions and in resting baseline con


Fredric Bruce Shaffer, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV

Fredric Bruce Shaffer, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV is a Biological Psychologist who consults on heart rate variability, physiological psychology, and psychopharmacology. He has proudly taught at Truman since 1975. He earned a BA in Psychology and Political Science with a minor in Philosophy/ Religion from Claremont Men’s College in 1971 then he completed a MS in Clinical Psychology in 1973 and a PhD in Social-Personality Psychology in 1975 from Oklahoma State University. In 2008, He received the Walker and Doris Allen Fellowship for Faculty Excellence at Truman State University. In In 2019, I received the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback’s (AAPB) Distinguished Scientist award. He has trained biofeedback professionals in Aveiro, Canberra, Cardiff, Eindhoven, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Munich, Rome, Thailand, and Venice (Aaron Truitt joined Chris Wally and me in Rome.) He provide online biofeedback, neurofeedback, and qEEG education through BioSource Software LLC. He has served as Chair and Treasurer of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), which certifies professionals in 35 countries. (BCIA Board members joined me for a June, 2017 Golden, Colorado retreat.) In 2021, BCIA created a scholarship in his honor for HRV Biofeedback applicants. Currently, he is an associate editor of the journal Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, and contributing editor for Biofeedback magazine and he is one of five co-editors of Evidence-Based Practice in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback (4th ed.), Foundations of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback, and Physiological Recording Technology in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback.
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