BCIA Heart Rate Variability Workshop

Drs. Daniëlle Matto
2-day Workshop
Date TBD


In recent years there has been substantial support for heart rate variability biofeedback (HRVB) as a treatment for a variety of disorders and for performance enhancement (Gevirtz, 2013). HRVB is efficacious for anxiety (Moss, 2016), depression (Shaffer & Zerr, 2016), hypertension (McGrady, 2016), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Stern et al., 2016), chronic muscle pain and asthma (Lehrer, 2016).

This workshop is designed for therapists interested in utilizing HRVB in their practice. It will cover all 16 hours of the BCIA HRV Certificate program: anatomy and physiology of the heart, respiratory system and autonomic nervous system, heart rate variability (HRV), HRV instrumentation, HRV measurements, HRV biofeedback training strategies and HRV biofeedback applications. Theory is combined with practicing using HRV instrumentation.

This program offers the full requirements to apply for the BCIA HRV certificate: 16-hours of didactic training in HRV and an optional online exam.


Learning Objectives

  • Anatomy and physiology of the cardiac and respiratory system
  • HRV analysis
  • HRV biofeedback strategies
  • HRV applications

About Drs. Daniëlle Matto

Danielle Matto is a clinical psychologist and BCIA certified biofeedback therapist (BCB-HRV). In her private practice she combines biofeedback, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, stress management and Audio Visual Stimulation. She treats patients with depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, stress, burnout, headache, neck-shoulder pain, Irritable Bowel syndrome and hypertension. In addition to her clinical work she is a teacher and mentor (www.biofeedbackworkshops.eu). Drs. Matto has been actively involved in the Biofeedback Federation of Europe from its founding in 1995 till 2012. She remains a member of the BFE advisory board.