Trauma-Informed Lens Podcast
Episode 67: Heart Rate Variability & The Fear Response
Posted on January 10, 2019
Conditioned fear responses and learning safety cues are critical components of both the etiology of trauma-related dysfunction and recovery from traumatic experiences. Can inter-individual differences in physiological measures predict our ability to extinguish conditioned fear responses and to learn new safety cues? In this episode, Matt, Jerry & Curt discuss an article describing a study that asked these very questions.
- Can you identify the way the fear response manifests in those you work with?
- Does our discussion about HRV provide you any insight into possible strategies to help clients manage stress and fear?