Blood Volume Pulse Amplitude (BVA) applications in Stress Management and in Trauma Therapy
Dr. Yuval Oded
While working with the blood volume pulse (BVP) most clinicians tend to only look at the heart rate which is a derived signal from the BVP. However it overlooks a much more sensitive indicator of emotional arousal and sympathetic activity – blood volume pulse amplitude (BVA).
In this workshop I will share clinical observations and research findings from over 15 years of working and studying BVA.
The workshop will focus on:
- Adding BVA to the psychophysiological assessment.
- Using BVA monitor and improve self regulation skills
- Practice physiological desensitization
- Explore emotions, thoughts and feelings associated with hyper-vigilance
- Use BVP amplitude as an indicator of changes in
- Introducing the BFB™ method for monitoring and training for peripheral blood flow changes (rapid BVP changes precede changes in peripheral temperature).
- Introducing the CBT-BF™ method for integrating BVA in psychotherapy with PTSD, mindfulness training and in inter- personal biofeedback.
Workshop will include live demonstrations and a practice session.
- Understanding the physiological basis of BVA
- Using BVA for monitoring emotional changes
- How may BVA be used in psychotherapy
About Dr. Yuval Oded
Yuval Oded is a Coginitive Behavioral Therapist and a biofeedback practitioner. Director of the Cognitive-Behavioral and Psychophysiological Clinic in Tel Aviv (CBT-BF™). CEO of Psy-Phi Advanced Psychological Solutions-providing and developing stress management and peak performance training – MentalGym™ . Co- creator of the Alive biofeedback comprehensive training platform. Co-founder of the IBNA (Israeli Biofeedback-Neurofeedback Association).