Heart Rate Variability Treatment (Biofeedback) for Trauma


29 August 2019



$249 Regular
$199 Concession

Price includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

Registrations essential

All registrations are online and payment is by credit card only. Please click on the ‘Register now’ button below (2019 registrations will be available in late 2018). A confirmation email will be sent to you automatically. Please contact the Training Administration Officer with any questions on (02) 9646 6700 or

Workshop outline

For more than a decade STARTTS has used HRV biofeedback in work with trauma survivors, children, young people and adults alike with a great success.  Biofeedback therapies are non-pharmacologic treatments that use scientific instruments to detect and amplify internal body activities too subtle for normal awareness, making information about one’s body available to the conscious mind. At STARTTS HRV is used as an adjunct to trauma treatment; it is easy to learn and relatively inexpensive. In this one-day workshop we will provide participants with the theoretical background to Heart Rate Variability (HRV) as well the clinical insights into its implementation with various clients’ groups and settings. This is an experiential workshop and the great emphasis is on the hands on experience in using HRV software and practicing assessment, treatment and understanding the results.

Workshop program

  • The role of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and coherence training on the Autonomic Nervous System
  • HRV in work with trauma survivors – case examples
  • Polyvagal theory and the role of the ‘smart heart’
  • Using and integrating HRV in your practice
  • Assessment and treatment – practical experience

Target group

Suitable for all interested clinicians, teachers and counsellors working with children, adolescents and adults.


Sejla Murdoch
Psychologist, Senior Neurofeedback Counsellor
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STARTTS – 152-168 The Horsley Drive Carramar NSW

On-site parking is available. Drive into Mitchell St at the cross-road with The Horsley Drive. Turn into the driveway on the right between Fairfield Community Health Centre and the Ambulance Station. Follow the signs to STARTTS.

The Carramar site is approximately 10 minutes walk from Carramar station and 15 minutes from Fairfield station. Alternatively, take the 904 or 905 bus from Fairfield station.


A photocopy or pdf of a valid full-time student card must be forwarded with registration form if the student price is being paid. Workshops have a limited number of participants. Registrations close 24 hours before the event in Carramar and 48 hours before the event in regional areas. A receipt will be mailed to you once payment has been received. Registrations may be cancelled up to 14 working days prior to the day of the event with a full refund. Cancellations giving less than 14 working days notice will incur a 30% cancellation fee to cover administration costs. Fees will not be refunded for cancellations the day before or on the day of the event, nor can the registration be transferred to another workshop. If a minimum number of participants is not reached, a workshop may be cancelled. Participants may transfer to another workshop or request the return of payment if a workshop is cancelled.