”Too inner city” How a (racist) phrase can affect your mental health and ways to cope. Alexander Oviawe on his creative approach to stress and attrition.
This week our podcast conversation may seem a little different. But we are still seeking methods and activities which provide opportunities for stress relief and deveopment.
Alexander Oviawe is a former physiologist and founder of a tech start up that used different ways to model physical stress. During the difficult period of shutting down the start up, he became clinically depressed and developed generalised anxiety disorder. After receiving help, Alexander became fascinated with heart rate variability, psychophysiology and technology. He is working with University of East London to explore the use of HRV and emotional regulation. He now leads a company developing web based applications to monitor Heart rate variation (HRV), see the link to the free app below.
PsychogenX Explorer is a web application used by practitioners as a client support tool to remotely observe and assess emotional regulation and wellness changes. Along with the Explorer web app, PsychogenX comes with a Client Wellness App; a scientifically-validated wellness app that turns your client's smartphone into a powerful biofeedback device to help quantify psychophysiological changes.