How the Body Absorbs Racism
“Messages permeating modern society make us well aware of the adverse effects of racism on mental health, but what if I said it didn’t stop there? What if I said that racism actually has an adverse effect on our physical health and can reduce the life span of those on the receiving end and bring with it other health complications? This shouldn’t be news to most therapists, but it might be news to you. Some concerning things emerge when you explore one key measure of emotional regulation and its impact on psychophysiological health: a metric known as heart rate variability.” — Alexander Oviawe
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