Join us Monday for our free Pacific Pearl La Jolla Community Lecture! ...Monday, January 23, 2017 at 6:30 PM, Pacific Pearl La Jolla, 6919 La Jolla Blvd. La Jolla, CA 90237 ...Benefits of Biofeedback and Heart Rate Variability, Presenter: Richard Gevirtz, Ph.D. ...The mind-body connection...a technique that trains you to control your autonomic nervous system for a healthier heart...Please RSVP: 858-459-6919. ....Free admission. Park and enter at back. ....Healthy beat-to-beat heart rate shows a lot of variability due to constant adjustments made by the non-voluntary (autonomic ) nervous system ....Measures of this variability have been shown to be markers of heart and general health ....Biofeedback that uses information from an EKG to help you find an optimal breathing pattern has been shown to greatly improve variability, reducing risk, improving stress related symptoms. ....Discussion and demo of the measurement of heart rate variability and of the biofeedback technique ....PRESENTER: Dr. Richard Gevirtz is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego. He has been in involved in research and clinical work in applied psychophysiology and biofeedback for the last 30 years and was the president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 2006-2007. His primary research interests are in understanding the physiological and psychological mediators involved in disorders such as chronic muscle pain, fibromyalgia, and gastrointestinal pain. In this vein, he has studied applications of heart rate variability biofeedback for anxiety, pain, gastrointestinal, cardiac rehabilitation and other disorders. He is the author of many journal articles and chapters on these topics. He also maintains a part time clinical practice treating patients with anxiety and stress related disorders.