Episode Description

In this week’s episode, I am thrilled to welcome the incredibly knowledgeable and HRV expert, Matt Bennett to the podcast.


Matthew Bennett, MBA, MA, has a master’s degree in psychology and a master’s in business administration. Matt successfully combines his academic pursuits as a researcher, blogger, podcaster on the Heart Rate Variability Podcast, Trauma-Informed Lens Podcast and published author of articles and the books Heart Rate Variability: The Future of Trauma-Informed Care, The Heart(beat) of Business, Connecting Paradigms: A trauma-informed and neurobiological framework for Motivational Interviewing Implementation, Talking about Trauma & Change, and Trauma-Sensitive Early Education. Matt is a popular speaker on the topics of mental health, workforce resiliency, leadership, and trauma.


Recently, Matt has utilized his vast knowledge on resiliency and trauma to found Optimal HRV. Optimal HRV is an app that provides a way to quantitatively measure Heart Rate Variability (HRV). HRV provides a research-backed method for measuring the health of a person’s nervous system and is an indicator of overall physical, mental, and social health. Using the Biofeedback from this data collection, you can change your health with a mindfulness response, combating stressors and other stimuli. Now a simple smartphone application takes the data from the monitors, applies the algorithms, and provides users accurate data on their social, emotional, mental, and medical health. HRV becomes a practical and powerful tool that, with proper implementation, helps change lives.


It has been my pleasure to have Matt join me, and I know, my listeners, that you will enjoy the episode. Please, head to Amazon or Takealot at the link and get your copy of my E-book or paperback book edition, Ray of Light, and please leave me a rating and review. It would mean the world to me.
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Enjoy the episode, and a special thank you to my listeners for joining me on this journey. If you wish to connect with Matt, you can check out his website links below.
Website: https://optimalhrv.com/
Website II: https://connectingparadigms.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/connectingparadigms
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-bennett-584abb3/
LinkedIn II: https://www.linkedin.com/company/34896814/admin/

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About The Host

Marlene McConnell

Marlene McConnell is an author, podcast host, self-love teacher and trauma survivor. She believes that trauma recovery is accessible to everyone, and that it starts with the acknowledgement that something has happened to you combined with a willingness to heal. McConnell’s book and podcast was inspired by the realization that she touched many lives by sharing her story at a support group. Her message of hope not only resonated with the survivors, but also with the family members and friends who supported them at the group sessions. Marlene is also an attorney who holds B.Proc, LLB and LLM law degrees. She loves travel, Pilates, nature, learning new languages, and good food.