AAPB 2021 Webinar 7: Co-regulation of HRV by Prosocial Emotions and Resonance Frequency Breathing
Co-Regulation of HRV by Prosocial Emotions and Resonance Frequency Breathing
JP (Jack) Ginsberg
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern
Member Price: $50
Non-member Price: $99
Cancellations received in writing prior to a week before the webinar will be issued a refund less a $30 processing fee. No refunds for cancellations within the week of the webinar.
Cardio-respiratory function is coupled with brainstem control of baroreceptor reflex. Heart rate variability biofeedback (HRVB) based on resonance frequency breathing (RFB, ~0.1 Hz or 6 breaths per minute) can normalize autonomic regulation and increase baroreflex gain because autonomic function is frequency dependent on respiration. The addition of so-called ‘Positive Emotions’ such as gratitude or compassion to RFB to enhance HRV has been called into question by many practitioners and researchers. Recently, the Polyvagal-Informed Therapy movement has advocated the value of incorporating prosocial emotions and feelings of safety such as gratitude, compassion, and kindness into therapies of behavioral disorders such as: Compassion Meditation; Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Compassion; Emotional Awareness and Expression; and Awe and Humanistic-Existential. This webinar will explore questions about the psychophysiological effects of emotional regulation on HRV and baroreceptor reflex gain as part of autonomic self-regulation treatments of clinical disorders including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and chronic pain.
Professionals who complete this webinar will be able to:
- Define Autonomic Self-Regulation
- Summarize Polyvagal-Informed Therapy
- List three or more prosocial emotions that can be used in Polyvagal-Informed Therapy
Level: INTERMEDIATE - Content builds upon the learner's foundational knowledge, familiarity with the literature and/or experience in a content area. Programming at this level includes more depth than at a beginning level program. It could also serve as a refresher course for individuals who have background in a content area and are interested in learning more contemporary applications.
Who Should Attend: Anyone interested in using autonomic self-regulation in treatment of behavioral disorder.
CE Credits: 1.5 credits
Psychologists: The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AAPB maintains responsibility for the program and its content. This webinar offers a MAXIMUM of 1.5 hour.
BCIA Recertification: Hour-for-hour attendance in breakout sessions/workshops may be used to fulfill the continuing education requirements for recertification with certificate of attendance.
Presenter Bio: JP (Jack) Ginsberg, PhD retired as a Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist and Research health Scientist from the Columbia (SC) VA Hospital in 2019 and has been in semi-retirement since then. Presently, he has adjunct appointments at Saybrook University and Clemson University. He has been an advocate for integrative management of chronic pain and PTSD using Autonomic Self-Regulation for the past 15 years. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific publications and served as a scientist reviewer of research grant proposals for NIH, VA, and DoD, and edited or reviewed numerous published scientific articles. Dr. Ginsberg was a PI, Co-PI, or Co-I on research grants funded by DoD, NIH, and the VA studying HRVB and PTSD and chronic pain. In 2019 he was program Co-Chair of the AAPB special 50th Annual Scientific meeting in Denver, CO. He has given many invited presentations on HRV and HRVB at scientific meetings, academic seminars, and cyber-seminars.
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