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Incorporating Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback into Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Incorporating Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback into Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Biofeedback Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback Volume 48, Issue 1, pp. 16–19 www.aapb.org DOI: 10.5298/1081-5937-48.01.05 SPEC SPECIAL IAL ISSUE ISSUE Incorporating Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback into Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Richard Gevirtz, PhD, BCB California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Diego, CA Keywords: acceptance and commitment therapy, heart rate variability biofeedback, anxiety disorders, resonance frequency, meditational model Introduction have found that mindfulness-based therapies, such as ACT, One of the most popular therapies among the emerging are a good fit for this additional training. ‘‘third wave’’ treatments is acceptance and commitment Rationale therapy (ACT; Hayes, Strosahl, & Wilson, 1999). In most trials, ACT is reported to be superior or equally effective as The underlying rationale for this type of combination cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT; Hofmann & Amund- follows from the mediational model (Gevirtz, 2010). This son, 2008). For biofeedback practitioners, ACT may be model postulates that physiological pathways mediate the more compatible with heart rate variability biofeedback relationship between psychological or emotional factors and (HRVB). In this article, I describe methods that can be used physical or anxiety symptoms. It is based on the work of to combine the two interventions. Although much more Porges http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biofeedback Allen Press

Incorporating Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback into Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Biofeedback , Volume 48 (1): 4 – Mar 1, 2020

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Allen Press
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Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback
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1081-5937
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Biofeedback Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback Volume 48, Issue 1, pp. 16–19 www.aapb.org DOI: 10.5298/1081-5937-48.01.05 SPEC SPECIAL IAL ISSUE ISSUE Incorporating Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback into Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Richard Gevirtz, PhD, BCB California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Diego, CA Keywords: acceptance and commitment therapy, heart rate variability biofeedback, anxiety disorders, resonance frequency, meditational model Introduction have found that mindfulness-based therapies, such as ACT, One of the most popular therapies among the emerging are a good fit for this additional training. ‘‘third wave’’ treatments is acceptance and commitment Rationale therapy (ACT; Hayes, Strosahl, & Wilson, 1999). In most trials, ACT is reported to be superior or equally effective as The underlying rationale for this type of combination cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT; Hofmann & Amund- follows from the mediational model (Gevirtz, 2010). This son, 2008). For biofeedback practitioners, ACT may be model postulates that physiological pathways mediate the more compatible with heart rate variability biofeedback relationship between psychological or emotional factors and (HRVB). In this article, I describe methods that can be used physical or anxiety symptoms. It is based on the work of to combine the two interventions. Although much more Porges

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BiofeedbackAllen Press

Published: Mar 1, 2020

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