2015 AAPB Webinar 4: How to Increase the Impact of HRV Biofeedback Training
Presented by Fredric Shaffer, PhD, BCB, Professor of Psychology, Truman State University
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This webinar provides practical techniques for increasing the impact of HRV biofeedback. First, we will focus on how to recognize dysfunctional breathing and how these behaviors can threaten training success. Second, we will describe a streamlined technique for measuring your clients' resonance frequency and how to choose between competing breathing rates. Third, we will explain how to select the best inhalation-to-exhalation ratio for your clients. Fourth, we will describe how to structure effective HRV biofeedback training sessions. Finally, we will survey effective home practice assignments to help your clients gain maximum benefit from HRV biofeedback training in your clinic.
Professionals who complete this webinar will gain:
- Attendees will be able to explain how to assess breathing.
- Attendees will be able to explain how to measure a client's resonance frequency.
- Attendees will be able to describe how to structure training sessions to increase heart rate variability.
- Attendees will be able to describe effective home practice assignments that will help clients generalize self-regulation skills.
Prerequisites: None. Advance preparation is not required.
Fredric Shaffer, PhD, BCB is a biological psychologist and professor of Psychology and former Department Chair at Truman State University, where he has taught since 1975 and has served as Director of Truman's Center for Applied Psychophysiology since 1977. In 2008, he received the Doris and Walker Allen Fellowship for Academic Excellence. He is a co-editor of Evidence-Based Practice in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback (3rd ed.). He is a consulting editor for Biofeedback and contributing editor for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. His current research focuses on techniques to increase heart rate variability biofeedback. Dr. Shaffer is a Senior Fellow in Biofeedback and is the Chair of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) and Treasurer for the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB).