Volume 16 · Number 2 · Pages 232–234
Mindfulness, Heart Rate Variability and Self-Regulation

Wolf Mehling

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Open peer commentary on the article “Assessing Subjective Processes and Vulnerability in Mindfulness-based Interventions: A Mixed methods Exploratory Study” by Sebastián Medeiros, Carla Crempien, Alejandra Vásquez-Rosati, Javiera Duarte, Catherine Andreu, Álvaro I. Langer, Miguel Ibaceta, Jaime R. Silva & Diego Cosmelli Sánchez. Abstract: I focus on two aspects: (a) The complexity of understanding heart rate variability, which is not acknowledged in Porges’s polyvagal theory; and (b) The goals of self-regulation that vary according to cultural context.


Mehling W. (2021) Mindfulness, heart rate variability and self-regulation. Constructivist Foundations 16(2): 232–234. https://constructivist.info/16/2/232

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