Physiological Self-Regulation 

Feeling like stress is taking a toll? Having difficulty finding ways to wind-down at the end of the day? Would you like to learn a unique method designed to optimize physiological functioning?




You may be interested in trying a Physiological Self-Regulation Training Program.



The Military and Veterans Resource Center is working in conjunction with Dr. Lange of the UNF Psychology department to pilot this program. Dr. Lange and a group of dedicated student researchers are collecting and analyzing the data to better understand physiological regulation and to inform future program development.



What is physiological self-regulation training?

Physiological self-regulation training is accomplished on your own time, using a program designed to guide your respiration rate. Respiration, as well as heart rate, is an automatic response that is normally controlled without our conscience effort. You will learn to breathe at a specified, controlled rate during rest that is optimal for the body.


What is the purpose of this research?

We are investigating the effectiveness a technique for modulating physiological arousal, especially in response to challenging situations similar to that experienced in an academic setting.


Who qualifies for this study?

  • 18 years or older
  • Veteran or current military personnel
  • Currently enrolled at UNF


What does this research involve?

If you are eligible and choose to participate in the study, we will teach you a strategy for physiological self-regulation. You will practice what you have learned daily for 10 minutes over the course of 4 weeks and keep records of your practice and progress. Daily practices can be completed at a time and place that is best for you and your schedule.


In addition to self-guided home practice, you will meet with a researcher on campus five times over the course of a 9-week period to measure and record your physiological functioning during a challenging cognitive task. All of your responses will be confidential and participation is voluntary.


How do I volunteer for the study?

Volunteers can pick up an informational brochure from the MVRC or contact Dr. Lori Lange at The UNF Psychophysiology Research Team will also be seeking participants in the MVRC on select days.