Technology, while helpful, can also have unhealthy impacts on our overall wellbeing. This month we are mindful of how technology impacts our daily lives, and how to manage a healthy relationship with it.
Presented by Gail Parsons, KGA Partner
Now more than ever the majority of our waking hours are spent in front of a screen – work, shopping, school, mail, news, and entertainment. And this list doesn’t account for texting, scrolling through social media, or Zooming with friends and family. Did you know the average person checks their phone 150 times a day? That 69% of people check their device first thing in the morning? And that people spend an average of 6+ years on social media in a lifetime?
This class will help you become more aware of some uncomfortable truths about your digital habits. You will learn why it is so important to unplug and how it benefits your relationships, productivity, and overall well-being.
• Gain insight into how your digital devices are designed to distract
• Explore your usage habits and your personal relationship to technology
• Identify how to set goals, reduce screen time, and improve the quality of your (real) life
**If you need reasonable accommodations, including ASL interpreters, CART, or other, please email us by Tuesday, February 28 - email@example.com.
If you are feeling overwhelmed or are noticing other signs of anxiety, KGA’s Licensed Counselors can discuss ways to cope and they will also support you in accessing counseling and other resources. Anxiety is a treatable health condition - and help is available.
Our Counselors are here to assist in these ways:
- Provide emotional support
- Assess and identify clinically appropriate care
- Provide a counseling referral
- Discuss and locate varied treatment options (ex., inpatient or outpatient programs)
- Provide other resources (ex. medication evaluation, primary care physician, support group)
- Share educational information