July 13 AAPB Webinar - Autonomic Balance and Executive Function

Autonomic Balance and Executive Function

Presented by:
Tara Austin, MS, Doctoral Student, Brigham Young University

Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 1:00pm Eastern time

Non-Member Price: $99
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Cancellations received in writing prior to a week before the webinar will be issued a refund less a $30 processing fee. No refunds for cancellations within the week of the webinar.

Course Description:
The purpose of this webinar is to present current research on the relationship between autonomic balance and executive functioning. Previous research has emphasized the positive impact of HF HRV on improved executive functioning, but recent large-scale studies have failed to find a relationship and have concluded that HRV is not a factor in executive functioning. The current presentation examines whether the LF/HF ratio in HRV is a stronger predictor of executive function than HF HRV in people breathing at resonant frequency versus breathing normally. Specifically, the relative effects of HRV biofeedback, a mindfulness intervention, and a control group were compared on executive function (measured using the NIH toolbox). Ninety participants were randomly assigned to the HRV biofeedback, mindfulness, or control conditions, and assessed at baseline and three weeks later on executive functioning and measures of HRV. Full results will be presented in the webinar.

Learning Objectives:
Professionals who complete this webinar will:

  • Learners will be able to explain the difference between parasympathetic activity and parasympathetic and sympathetic balance in regards to cognitive functioning
  • Identify areas of executive function affected by improved HRV

Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: None. Advance preparation is not required.
Who Should Attend:Those who practice HRV biofeedback
Delivery Method: Interactive webinar using telephone and Internet technology.
CE Credits: 1.5 credits

Psychologists: The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AAPB maintains responsibility for the program and its content. This webinar offers a MAXIMUM of 1.5 hours.
BCIA Recertification: Hour-for-hour attendance in breakout sessions/workshops may be used to fulfill the continuing education requirements for recertification with certificate of attendance.

Presenter Bio:
Tara Austin,
Tara Austin is a doctoral student at Brigham Young University, studying under Patrick Steffen. Her research interests are using Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback to improve both performance and everyday functioning.


July 13, 2017through July 13, 2017
Your Office/Home
1.5 CE Credits, per Seminar.

Conference Packages

Registration Option Description
Main Registration You may have multiple people participate in the webinar, but if someone needs a continuing education certificate they must register as an additional person for the event.

Additional Registrant If you need a continuing education certificate for your records, you will need to register as an additional person.


Events for Thursday, July 13, 2017 Date Time
July 13 AAPB Webinar - Autonomic Balance and Executive Function Jul 13, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

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