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The Power of Off

The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Sounds True
 | 
November, 2016
ISBN:
9781622037957
In stock now: 
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$23.99 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Our reliance on technology is rapidly changing how each of us experiences life. We’re facing new issues and difficulties, we’re encountering new emotional triggers, and we’re relating to each other in new ways. As therapist Nancy Colier writes, “How we spend our time, what motivates us, and what we want are all are on a radical course of transformation.” The promise of technology is that it will make our lives easier; yet to realize that promise, we cannot be passive users—we must bring awareness and mindfulness to our relationships with our devices.

The compulsion to constantly check our devices plays on primal instincts. Even people with strong spiritual practices or those who have never had other addiction issues now find themselves caught in the subtle trap of these miraculous tools we’ve created.

 Through The Power of Off, she offers us a path for making use of the virtual world while still feeling good, having healthy relationships, and staying connected with what is genuinely meaningful in life. You’ll explore:

  • How and why today’s devices push our buttons so effectively, and what you can do to take back control of your life
  • Tips for navigating the increasingly complex ways in which technology is affecting our relationships—with ourselves, others, and our devices themselves
  • Self-evaluation tools for bringing greater awareness to your use of technology
  • Mindfulness practices for helping you interact with your devices in more conscious ways
  • A 30-day digital detox program to kick-start a new healthier relationship with technology.

You’ll find that paying attention to your senses in the simplest of ways can instantly land you back in your body and re-establish you where you are—in a grounded reality, out of the ether and in this here and now, where your body actually lives.

With The Power of Off, Colier sounds the call for wakefulness, reminding us that we can use technology in a way that promotes, rather than detracts from, our well-being. This book provides an essential resource for anyone wanting to create a more empowered relationship with technology in the digital age.

Addressing startling Internet and smartphone use statistics, Colier offers a path toward peace of mind and genuine human connection.

“A wise and loving remedy, a lucid invitation to mindful living, a re-inhabiting of the heart of life itself. Colier showed me the off button, and I am grateful.” —Mirabai Starr, author of Caravan of No Despair

Publisher’s Description: 
Have you ever caught yourself checking your smartphone while youre behind the wheel—even though you know its dangerous? Does your text alert chime make you interrupt a conversation with a person sitting right in front of you? The compulsion to constantly check our devices plays on primal instincts, teaches Nancy Colier. Even lifelong meditators and people whove never suffered from addiction issues now find themselves caught in the subtle trap of these miraculous tools weve created.

With The Power of Off, this respected therapist and author presents an essential resource for anyone struggling with the invasive influence of modern technology. She begins by examining how today's devices push our buttons so effectively, then offers self-evaluation tools and mindfulness practices to help us take back control of our lives. Here is a path for making use of the virtual world while still feeling good, having healthy relationships, and staying connected with what is genuinely meaningful in life.

Addressing startling Internet and smartphone use statistics by offering a path toward peace of mind and genuine human connection, this book includes a 30-day digital detox program to kickstart a healthier relationship with technology

Nancy Colier is a regular contributor to Psychology Today and The Huffington Post.

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