Technology has become an integral part of our life. We do everything with or on our smartphones (well, almost everything). Just think about how you use your phone daily? I had installed the Moment app to track my usage and the data was pretty surprising. In one day I had picked up my phone 154 times. Since living with digital devices is a whole new phenomenon, we do not know fully it’s implications. The virtual space is pretty much an uncharted territory. We are all new to this, our kids and us. We are starting to realize that some boundaries need to be placesd, some parameters established in order to remain sane in this crazy accelerated digital age.
Why addiction is not a strong word for to describe our experiences with our digital devices. How can we recognize addictive behavior and how we can break out of compulsive cycles around technology.
- How has technology been creating overwhelm and ‘twiredness
- Why technology’s become an addiction
- What’s the paradox today of social media
- How sharing our lives takes us further away from our lives?
- How technology is affecting anxiety and depression
- What the immediacy of the device is causing us
- What questions do we need to ask to understand our cravings
- How do we pull ourselves back into the here and now
- What’s the power of silence?
- How do we get past the fear of silence?
- How do we bring more compassion into our lives, and into ourselves
- How do we bring true self-love into our lives
- What do we do to help our kids with technology?
About my guest
Nancy Colier is a psychotherapist in private practice, an ordained interfaith minister, mindfulness teacher, relationship coach, author and blogger. She graduated from the University of Virginia, Columbia University School of Social Work, the Focusing Institute and One Spirit Interfaith Seminary. Mindfulness and Buddhist practices form the ground of her psychotherapy and spiritual counseling practice. A long time student of eastern spirituality and non-duality, Nancy helps to uncover the awareness, joy and presence that is the ground of well-being. Her work serves to connect clients with their authentic truth, remember their body’s wisdom. and know for themselves that they are spiritual beings on a human journey.
In addition to offering workshops and ongoing groups, Nancy is a regular blogger for Huffington Post and Psychology Today, and also the author of “Getting Out of Your Own Way: Unlocking Your True Performance Potential” (Luminous Press, 2001), “Inviting a Monkey to Tea: Befriending Your Mind and Discovering Lasting Contentment” (Hohm Press, 2012) and her upcoming book: “The Power of Off: The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World” (Sounds True Publishing, November, 2016). Publishers Weekly review for The Power of Off.
Nancy also spent 20 years as a top-level equestrian, showing horses on the national horse show circuit. In addition to her own vast experience in sport, she has extensive training in the field of performance psychology. Her specialties include performing artists, athletes, musicians and singers.
Resources and links
An episode where I shared my screen addiction story and how I defeated it. I can’t believe I still live by those 7 rules I have created for myself about two years ago.
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