Following the Rhythm of the Heart: HeartMath Institute's Path to HRV Biofeedback

Author: Rollin McCraty1
1 HeartMath Institute, Boulder Creek, USA, CA.
Conference/Journal: Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback
Date published: 2022 Jun 22
Other: Special Notes: doi: 10.1007/s10484-022-09554-2. , Word Count: 99

This paper outlines the early history and contributions our laboratory, along with our close advisors and collaborators, has made to the field of heart rate variability and heart rate variability coherence biofeedback. In addition to the many health and wellness benefits of HRV feedback for facilitating skill acquisition of self-regulation techniques for stress reduction and performance enhancement, its applications for increasing social coherence and physiological synchronization among groups is also discussed. Future research directions and applications are also suggested.

Keywords: Biofeedback; Coherence; Entrainment; HRV; Heart rate variability; Heart-brain; Physiological synchronization; Resonance.

PMID: 35731454 PMCID: PMC9214473 DOI: 10.1007/s10484-022-09554-2