What is Resiliency Training Using HRV?

HRV (Heart Rate Variability) is a measure of how the heart rate changes from beat to beat. Scientific studies show that higher HRV levels lead to lower stress levels and greater resilience overall.

Coaching is done by using an ear sensor that records an individual’s real time HRV. Using these biometrics, a coach can work with individuals to show them how to use breathing techniques and mental focus to help them achieve their optimal state of performance. Once an individual learns how to achieve their optimal states they can apply these self regulating techniques at will. 

 

 

What is the benefit?

Under stress our HRV becomes chaotic and the heart does not communicate as well with the rest of the body. This can create tunnel vision, a lag in reaction time, and hinders strategic thinking. When we are in a state of greater resiliency we can react better under stress. The heart is in sync with the rest of our systems and we process information more efficiently, which can improve our reactions in stressful situations. Additionally, building resiliency allows individuals a quicker recovery from stressful situations. 

 

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