Dr Porges early research career started when the science of psychophysiology was in its infancy. He studied heart rhythms, specifically the time interval between each heartbeat (Heart rate variability) which was recognized as a direct measure of vagal influences on cardiac function. He studied how t
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Dr Porges early research career started when the science of psychophysiology was in its infancy. He studied heart rhythms, specifically the time interval between each heartbeat (Heart rate variability) which was recognized as a direct measure of vagal influences on cardiac function. He studied how this time interval varied in different states such as sustained attention or stress and was the first to provide the quantification of such phenomena in 1969.Heart rate variability (HRV) is considered to be the "Gold Standard" for measuring stress. However, as you will discover in our discussion HRV is measuring vagal tone and homeostasis. This episode is packed with invaluable information for practitioners and individuals wanting to learn more about cardiac vagal tone and how to improve neural regulation. HRV is a valuable tool to assess vagal tone, facilitate learning about body states, is a portal to vagal functions, and can be used to support SSP outcomes.Listen in as Dr Porges expands on:Cardiac vagal tone- a measure of how the brain controls the viscera- like a "window into the brain."Vagal system and its role in maintaining HomeostasisHomeostasis versus Stress Vagus as a neural surveillance systemMeasuring Vagal EfficiencyRespiratory Sinus Arrhythmia (RSA)- measurement index solely for Ventral VagusWhat is the "Vagal Break" and its role in regulation, attention & flexibilityHRV Biofeedback and the "Resonance Sore" or "Coherence Score"HRV biofeedback as a neural exercise to facilitate vagal tone like the SSPWhat is the "plasticity" in the underlying neurophysiology of the vagal system?The sympathetic system is not our enemy!SSP- an amplification of cues of safety via emphasis of prosodic featuresBiofeedback tool- IOM2 as a measure of vagal tone & supporting the SSP. IOM2 Interactive Biofeedback as a tool for practitioners to help clients learn about their body statesDiscussion including questions submitted by the Safe and Sound Protocol Podcast Facebook groupDysautonomia- vagal homeostatic functions under a state of perceived threatLong COVID- body re-tuned into a state of threat and its relationship to TraumaInflammatory reactions as a "defense response"Sleep medications impact on SSPRSA across the lifespanEhlers-Danlos syndrome and Vagal Efficiency studyLearning OpportunitiesCourse 1:Polyvagal Based Heart Rate Variability Introduction CourseThis first course will cover:HRV research and relevance to practice in mental health, trauma, and ADHDCardiac vagal tone and how to apply it in a therapeutic settingVagal influences on the heartThe Heart-Brain ConnectionTerminology- vagal tone; RSA: HRV; high vagal tone; Resonance and Coherent Breathing; HRV biofeedbackTools to measure HRVCourse 2: SSP and HRV Biofeedback ( pre-requisite Class 1 )This short course will introduce the IOM2 as a measure of vagal tone and how it can be used to help guide SSP application.Learn about the IOM2 Grapher and Resonance Score for baseline measures and as a tool to facilitate a narrative with clients about body statesUsing the Biofeedback "Journeys" to facilitate vagal tone to support SSP implementationBoth Courses will be available via live webinars and then on-demand.Course 1- click here to REGISTERCourse 2- click here to REGISTER