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Introduction to Heart Rate Variability (Biofeedback) Treatment for Trauma

29 August 2019 | Carramar

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Workshop overview

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.


  • 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

Sejla Murdoch
Senior Neurofeedback Team Leader

Suitable for health and mental health professionals, trauma workers, first responders, teachers, counsellors and students working with children, adolescents and adults.


$249 full | $199 concession

The workshop fee includes entrance to the workshop for the one day, a certificate of attendance, a printed copy of the PowerPoint slides, and morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

All registrations are online and payment is by credit card. Please click on the ‘Register now’ button above. A confirmation email will be sent to you automatically.

STARTTS Carramar
152-168 The Horsley Drive
Carramar NSW 2163

Parking: Some onsite parking available (enter off Mitchell St), free street parking
Train: Fairfield train station is a 20 minute walk, Carramar train station is a 10 minute walk
Bus: 904 or 905 from Fairfield train station

A certificate for the one-day workshop will be emailed after the event to attendees who signed on.

Payment of the registration fee is online by credit card and a receipt/confirmation will be automatically emailed to you. An administration fee of $30 applies to all cancellations made more than 14 days before the event. Registration once paid cannot be cancelled 14 days or less before the event, regardless of personal circumstances. Registration can be transferred to another delegate only if STARTTS is informed of the name change. Registration can be transferred to a different workshop only if notice is given to STARTTS 14 days before the date of the original event the delegate registered for. The concession price is for full-time students and pensioners only and a photocopy or pdf of a valid concession card must be forwarded to the STARTTS training team upon registration. Registrations will not be confirmed until full payment is received. The STARTTS Training Team can be contacted at or (02) 9646 6700.

Phone: (02) 9646 6700  Ask for the Training Administration Officer

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