Take Control Of Your Digital life
Addicted To Being "Liked"? The Dangers Of Digital Self-Comparison
With everyone we know being present over social media, it has become common for us to seek approval of those within our social networks online – be it in regard to our appearance, education, friend circle, or lifestyle as a whole. Pressure to be accepted socially and celebrated can be too much to handle, and can adversely affect the self-esteem of many social media users. By constantly comparing themselves to apparently perfect images online, social media users whose self-confidence is lacking can become more anxious or depressed over what others seem to have and they don’t.
For those who wish to take a step back from social media, the effects of overuse are all too clear. But the solution remains elusive, especially for those whose jobs require them to be frequently, if not constantly, connected. This seminar presents tips on how you can kick your most pernicious social media habits if cutting yourself off completely isn’t an option.
When “FOMO” Causes You Panic, It's Time For A Digital Detox
The notoriously ill-focused goldfish has an attention span of about eight seconds. Always has; always will have.
The average person has an average attention of eight seconds. Higher before the introduction of the smartphone; falling consistently ever since.
If FOMO (“Fear Of Missing Out”) creates feelings of panic in you, it’s time to throw yourself a lifeline and control your digital screen time.
This seminar presents ten digital detox steps you can enact immediately to help wean yourself off the digital grid and back into the analogue world of face-to-face contact and communication.
Friend or foe? How To Tell The Good Apps From The 'Snake Oil'
Experts believe there are over 10,000 mental health apps available yet 95-99% of these apps no direct research behind them. Why? Because the people who know how to develop research trials don’t necessarily have the skills or interest in commercializing an app, while app developers who have an enormous interest in doing so probably lack the skills or resources to set up research trials. That leaves app users in a bit of a bind when trying to figure out which apps are most effective. This seminar presents key criteria to consider when choosing an app to improve mental and/or overall well-being, how to protect your privacy online, and tips on how to avoid the persuasively marketed but ineffective “snake oil.”
Workshops/Seminars include selection guidelines and recommendations of top digital health tools relevant to each topic (e.g. apps, wearables, and websites). Workshops include step-by-step participant Action Guides.
All content is based on evidence-based practices (e.g. CBT) and generally accepted best practices and clinical guidelines.