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Mastering Self-Regulation for Optimal Decision Making with Dr. Richard Hart

Dr. Hart has spent a lifetime in Performance from national champion in freestyle wrestling and representing Canada Internationally to becoming an Oncologic Surgeon. Following General Surgical Residency and fellowship training in Hepatic Transplantation and Hepatobiliary/Pancreatic Surgical Oncology he was recruited to St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto to develop and build this specialized surgical program. Within nine years the service was awarded the HPB “Centre of Excellence” by Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) having become the third busiest program in the province with the lowest Operative Morbidity and Mortality rates, all as a single surgeon.

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Optimizing Brain Performance for Cognitive Athletes

Steve is one of the world’s top trader performance coaches with over 14 years experience of working with traders, fund managers and high performers in the banking industry at banks, hedge funds, investment firms, commodities trading companies and proprietary trading groups across the globe.

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The Power of Intentional Breathing and Impact on HRV with Ed Harrold

Ed Harrold is an author, inspirational leader, public speaker, coach and educator. Ed’s mastery in the art, science and application of mindful breathing has guided him to apply conscious breathing practices in corporate performance coaching, fitness and athletic training, healthcare training, stress reduction and overall health and well-being.

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HRV for Health Coaching with Rob and Shannon Yontz

In 2003 Rob and Shannon started on their mission with True North Pioneering (True North Fitness & Health) to improve the quality of people’s lives by providing fitness and health solutions. They’ve spent the past 15 years evolving the practice that supports that mission and continuously improving their lives and the lives of thousands of individuals whom they have worked with. What they’ve come to learn and see firsthand is that stress, left unmanaged, yields a predictably and radically ill effect on people’s health and happiness regardless of other efforts. And, too, whether by avoidance or ignorance, that stress is a poorly addressed to totally not addressed aspect in our industry as well as across the board!

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Addressing the Stress Crisis with Mindfulness – with Jose Maresma

Jose has been a practicing Exercise Physiologist and Sports Scientist for over 28 years. Jose spent 9 years as the Director of Athletic Performance at Polar Electro where he was in the first wave of sport scientists that were able to use HRV outside of a clinical setting.

He has dedicated his life to help other rediscover their best self! He currently spends his time teaching and consulting on well-being, performance and incorporating mindful attention training as a foundational principle. His clients include large health plans and hospitals, high performing organizations like Clif Bar and the juvenile justice system, as well as several college athletic programs and UFC competitors.

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Dave Korsunsky on Tracking your Health Data to Optimize Your Wellness

Heads Up Health was founded by a team of health-conscious technology experts on the simple concept that being healthy doesn’t have to be complicated. We saw a world of disjointed medical records, underutilized health tracking technologies and abundant, but poorly managed, health data. We felt that intelligent software could provide the perfect solution.

Based on our belief that well-organized data holds the key to optimal health, we have created a central space where you can manage and explore your own.

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Foundations of Heart Rate Variability

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16 Lectures | 3.5 hours | 
The Foundations of Heart Rate Variability course covers the foundational science and practical application of Heart Rate Variability in a way that’s accessible to healthcare professionals, performance athletes, coaches, and health enthusiasts alike.

This course will help you answer your HRV questions such as “What’s the difference between various HRV analysis methods like Time Domain, Frequency Domain, and Nonlinear?”, “How can I strategically use HRV to optimize training and performance while reducing stress?”, “What’s the link between HRV, health, disease, and illness?”.

With over three and a half hours of video content in easy-to-digest modules, cheat sheets, reference documents, Q&A webinars, and access to instructors through an easy to use portal, you’ll learn how to accurately measure and analyze HRV to recover faster, reduce stress, and objectively measure your health and fitness.