Despite more technologies aimed at connecting people, ideas, and information people of all ages continue to experience greater and greater social and personal disconnection. Our body, mind, can only keep up with so much. When overloaded, we may disconnect because it all feels like it is too much. When we are disconnected we are often numb, we check out and we’re detached. We go through the motions and are more inclined to get addicted to mindless use of technology.
The My Digital Mind course is a 4 session course aimed at pupils aged 14 upwards to examine the role that technology has in their lives, and in particular , how it effects their well being. It includes looking at the effects on our brains and attention spans, the role of social media in mental health, the importance of sleep and changing unhelpful digital habits. The course includes mindful strategies to reclaim the pauses in life and how to embrace boredom as the necessary threshold to reconnect with ourselves as well as practical strategies to reduce distraction and strengthen our attention and ability to be in wise relationship with technology. Click here to download a flyer about one course that I have run twice for St Pauls Boys School.