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Advanced Heart Rate Variability (Biofeedback) Treatment for Trauma

22 November 2019 | Carramar

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Workshop overview

This one-day introductory workshop is designed to put a framework of understanding around the use of Heart-Rate-Variability (HRV), biofeedback when working with clients experiencing complex trauma.  It focuses on the differential embodiment of trauma subtypes and the interdependence of HRV and brain function. The workshop will teach practical skills, with hands on demonstrations such as determining a client’s resonance frequency and techniques to optimise mechanics and mind states.  Participants will also evaluate HRV morphology and spectra to identify psychophysiological states and issues, with associated treatment recommendations.  The workshop will also explore strategies to work with difficult client populations, dissociation and respiratory distress. Participants will be encouraged to think about how to apply the concepts to their own workplace, and will leave the workshop feeling more confident in utilising their skills and ability to promote recovery, foster mindfulness, safety and control, while minimising the risk of retraumatisation.


  • Impact of torture and other traumatic events
  • The embodiment of PTSD subtypes
  • Relation of autonomic function to brain activity and psychology
  • Determining the resonance frequency practical
  • Identifying psychophysiological states from HRV morphology, spectral analyses and associated metrics and associated treatment recommendations
  • Difficult populations and techniques to work with them
  • Incorporating HRV-Biofeedback into everyday practice

Sejla Murdoch
Senior Neurofeedback Team Leader

Suitable Audience: Researchers, academics, doctors, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and health & mental health professionals. First-responders, counsellors, students and teachers working with traumatised children, adolescents and adults.

Requirements:  Recommended to have completed our introductory course and have experience with HRV-biofeedback for trauma. Some experience with biofeedback equipment, software and analysis is recommended. This workshop uses Heart Math biofeedback equipment and software, which is not listed with the TGA being classified as a relaxation device.


$299 (including GST)

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 Darius Rountree-Harrison

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