At Nova Recovery, we incorporate a number of industry-leading treatments into our rehabilitation programmes.  Among the treatments provided to our clients is Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy).

Although Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy) is carried out at several treatment hospitals across the country, there is limited information surrounding this specific therapy.  As a result, we have answered some of our most frequently asked questions below.

If you are unable to find the answer that you are looking for, please contact us directly.  Our admissions team will be able to answer any questions you have regarding Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy).

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What Is Heart Rate Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy)?

Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy) is a non-traditional form of treatment often encountered at rehabilitation hospital such as our own.

Unlike talking therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy) can accurately distinguish triggers that could potentially cause an individual recovering from an addiction or mental health disorder to relapse.

Carried out via the use of an application that can be downloaded onto various devices, Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy) provides individuals in recovery with the opportunity to realign their physical, mental and emotional health and behaviours.

Why Is Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy) Administered?

Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy) essentially encourages our clients to review how they respond to specific triggers and events.

For example, with the ability to monitor how the heart responds to stress, Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy) enables our clients to address any triggers that may hinder their addiction or mental health disorder recovery during their time in our hospital.

In turn, our clients can essentially use Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy) to decipher how their brain and body react to situations they may face in their day-to-day life upon leaving our residential rehab.

Who Is Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy) Suitable For?

As touched on above, Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy) is suitable for individuals that sadly find themselves struggling with addictions, such as alcohol or gambling addictions, or mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety.

Just as other forms of therapy such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy assists an individual in overcoming their addiction or mental health disorder, Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy) does too.

However, instead of encouraging individuals to openly discuss their struggles, as touched on above, Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy) can review how the body and brain respond to triggers and influencing factors.

How Is Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy) Carried Out?

Unlike other forms of rehabilitation treatment, Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy) is carried out by monitoring your heart rate via an application called HeartMath.

In the same way that an Electrocardiogram (ECG) is carried out by medical professionals in hospitals, Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy) requires you to wear a device that observes how your heart responds to stress and periods of rest.

If your heart rate rapidly increases when faced with stress or other triggers, this will essentially signify that the brain is unable to cope.  In turn, you will likely begin to feel overwhelmed with emotion.  While experiencing these feelings may not be pleasant, it is essential to understand what causes you to experience emotion.

As you undergo Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy) and come to identify the triggers that cause you to feel overwhelmed, you will work with recovery specialists to create coping strategies that will help you overcome any triggers.  In doing so, you will have a greater chance of making a long-term recovery, free from the shackles of your addiction or mental health disorder.

Can Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy) Only Be Carried Out By Medical Professionals?

Although many other treatments provided out of our private rehab hospital can only be carried out by medical professionals, Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy) can be carried out by those that are struggling with addictions or mental health disorders.

If we believe that you would benefit from Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy), we will provide you with appropriate training.  This training will take place during your time in our rehab. It will ensure that you are able to use Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy) effectively to help you in your recovery.

Is Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy) Carried Out On Its Own?

As you turn your thoughts to Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy), you may be left wondering whether Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy) can be carried out on its own or whether other treatment will be required alongside it.

Although Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy) is highly effective in helping individuals who, like you, are struggling with the ramifications of an addiction, it must be provided in conjunction with other treatments, such as detoxification and rehabilitation.

This is because detoxification is required to ensure that you withdraw from substances. At the same time, rehabilitation is necessary if you are to come to terms with the factors that have caused your addiction to arise.

If you are offered Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy), you will likely be introduced to the therapy during the rehabilitation stage of your treatment.  This is because rehabilitation will see you focus on overcoming the factors that have caused you to develop an addiction or mental health disorder.

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If you have unfortunately found yourself addicted to a substance such as drugs or alcohol or are struggling with a mental health disorder such as anxiety or depression, at Nova Recovery, we can provide you with the treatment you need to make a long-term recovery.

In addition to providing you with Heart Rate Variability Therapy (HRV Therapy), we can administer a medically induced detoxification programme and provide you with rehabilitation and aftercare support.

Should you wish to find out more about our treatments or our rehab hospital, please call us today.  Likewise, if you are ready to refer yourself for treatment, do not hesitate to contact us.