Elisha Goldstein • Friday All Day
Some say we’ve become hooked on our digital technology, creating a growing sense of disconnection from each other, while others insist that technology today is bringing us closer and giving us more avenues for sharing and connection. But what do we currently know about how it’s reshaping our identities, relationships, and brains? Even more to the point, how is it currently affecting our work in the therapy office? In this workshop, we’ll bring awareness to our own “digital diets” and the role technology plays in our own lives. Then we’ll explore ways to train ourselves to consider new, more mindful alternatives to our relationship with technology, and how to apply that expanded sense of awareness and possibility in our practices, especially with clients suffering from the growing number of “i-disorders” therapists are reporting. (This session will continue with Workshop 302.)
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist specializing in mindfulness-based therapies, is the author of The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life.