HRV & Biofeedback

Training with our experts

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Matthew Bennett

MBA, MA

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Dr. David Hopper

DC

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Dr. Inna Khazan

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Janell L. Mensinger

PhD, FAED

 

Trauma-Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, Staff Wellness & Resiliency, & Leadership training

As a sought-after trainer, Matt utilizes a participant-centered approach, which includes interactions and adult learning activities to maximize learning, retention, and application. Matt’s presentations are a dynamic dance of innovative research, practical applications, and a passion for the art and science of helping others. 

Here's an example of some of the HRV Training session Matt offers:

  • Connecting Paradigms: A Trauma-Informed & Neurobiological Framework for Motivational Interviewing Implementation

  • Trauma-Informed Care

  • From Neurobiology to Heart Rate Variability: The foundations and future of Trauma-Informed Care

  • Staff Resiliency & Wellness

  • Trauma-Informed Leadership

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Trauma-Sensitive Schools Series

Matt has a master’s degree in community psychology and executive development (non-profit management), as well as a master’s in business administration in health care. Matt specializes in the delivery of trauma-informed care, quality improvement, results-based leadership, and Motivational Interviewing. Matt has successfully combined his academic pursuits as a researcher, blogger, and published author with his practical experience in leading non-profit organizations and educational institutions to develop research-based solutions to improve the health of individuals and organizations.

Matthew Bennett

About 

Matthew Bennett

Publications

  • The Heart(beat) of Business: Positioning Heart Rate Variability as a Competitive Advantage

  • Heart Rate Variability: The Future of Trauma-Informed Care

  • Trauma-Sensitive Early Education

  • Talking about Trauma & Change

  • Connecting Paradigms

  • Current Perspectives & Applications in Neurobiology: Working with Young Persons who are Victims and Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse

 

Biofeedback & Mindfulness Training

With biofeedback and mindfulness training, your body learns to power up to just the right level and your brain learns to focus on what’s most important in that moment. Equally importantly, you learn how to power down and recover, so that you may be ready for the next challenge that comes your way.

Below is an example of some of the Biofeedback & Mindfulness training Dr. Inna Khazan offers:

  • ​HRV biofeedback in clinical practice

  • HRV training for optimizing health and performance

  • HRV, mindfulness and self-compassion in everyday life 

  • HRV and mindfulness for performance excellence

  • Anxiety & Uncertainty: How to tame the chaos

  • Living well with chronic pain

Publications

  • The Heart(beat) of Business: Positioning Heart Rate Variability as a Competitive Advantage

  • Biofeedback and Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Practical Solutions for Improving Your Health and Performance

  • The clinical handbook of biofeedback: A step-by-step guide for training and practice with mindfulness

  • Mindfulness and compassion in biofeedback: A book of readings

  • A guide to normal values in biofeedback

  • Breathing, Overbreathing, and Mindfulness, Biofeedback

Inna is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in biofeedback and mindfulness-based approaches to optimizing health and performance. Inna is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School, where she teaches and supervises trainees. She has over 20 years of clinical experience in helping people overcome various personal and professional challenges. Recognized as a pioneer in mindfulness-based biofeedback, Inna is a popular speaker at national and international conferences on the topics of biofeedback and mindfulness.

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Dr. Inna Khazan

 

Chiropractor & Heart Rate Variability

Dr. Dave is most passionate about the things that make the largest impact to health and daily life. For that, there is no better biometric to track than Heart Rate Variability (HRV).

 

For Professionals: Dr. Dave will walk fellow healthcare practitioners through an extensive, in-depth training on heart rate variability covering everything from what HRV is and how to use it with patients all the way to how HRV can be implemented into your practice to achieve better outcomes for your patients and your bottom line.

 

For individuals: Dr. Dave offers a training going through the basics of HRV that doesn’t dive quite as deep as the professional training. This training is designed to get individuals familiar with HRV and make them very confident in their use, interpretation and health planning with HRV as a feedback tool to help guide them on the most optimal path forward. 

If you'd like to find out more about our training, please get in touch.

Dave is a practicing Chiropractor with a Doctorate of Chiropractic, and is BCIA Certified in HRV, certified in Oral Myofunctional Therapy (OMT), a researcher in sleep & breathing, completed all coursework for diplomat in chiropractic rehabilitation, university professor of anatomy & physiology, Webster certified for pregnancy and training for pediatrics. Dave holds U.S. patents on exercise & ergonomic equipment and is a former professional athlete. He brings this passion & expertise to his life mission; To help as many people as possible realize their innate health potential and achieve it through simple, natural means.

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About 

David Hopper

Publications

  • The Heart(beat) of Business: Positioning Heart Rate Variability as a Competitive Advantage

 

Trauma-Informed, Weight Inclusive Interventions with HRV Biofeedback

Janell’s work seeks to promote health for individuals of all sizes and improve access to stigma free healthcare. In pursuit of this goal, she uses her PhD and post-doctoral training in psychology and statistics to conduct research on trauma-informed, weight inclusive interventions that enhance positive embodiment and wellbeing for people across the weight spectrum.

 

When Janell discovered Heart Rate Variability (HRV) she knew it was an ideal fit for a Health at Every Size® (HAES®)-informed framework that rejects BMI as a meaningful health metric. She has since pilot tested HRV biofeedback with the Optimal HRV app as a tool to improve interceptive awareness, positive embodiment, and disordered eating.

 

Training with Janell will provide background on the meaning of a weight-inclusive, HAES®-informed approach to health, as well research showing the importance of doing so for the prevention and treatment of disordered eating. She will teach healthcare professionals who wish to move away from a weight-centric model of health how HRV and mindfulness-based HRV biofeedback can be implemented as HAES®-informed interventions. 

If you'd like to find out more about our training, please get in touch.

Publications

  • Traumatic stress, body shame, and internalized weight stigma as mediators of change in disordered eating: a single-arm pilot study of the Body Trust® framework

  • Treatment outcomes and trajectories of change in patients attributing their eating disorder onset to anti-obesity messaging

  • Weight stigma mediates the relationship between body mass index and pain in women

  •  Mechanisms underlying weight status and healthcare avoidance in women: A study of weight stigma, body-related shame and guilt, and healthcare stress.

Janell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical and School Psychology at Nova Southeastern University. She is a quantitative health psychologist currently teaching courses in eating disorders, statistics, and measurement theory in the Doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at NSU. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders and has been doing research in the field eating and body concerns for over 20 years. She is widely published and has presented all over the world on topics related to eating disorders, weight stigma, and the importance of shifting to a weight-inclusive approach in healthcare. 

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Janell Mensinger