There are lots of books, articles, and experts advising us. How do we find what is healthy for us? How do we know how to give ourselves what we need – mind, body, spirit? At FLIHH we firmly believe that health, wellness and healing requires a combination of positive connections, optimistic thinking, play, empowerment and resilience. I am so excited to embark on a transformation of my business to include experiential work at Bumble Bee Hill Farm and my new therapy dog, Prim. I have watched so many people that I have worked with disconnect from the negative in their lives by connecting to animals, nature, the earth, creativity, and mindfulness. I will continue to blog, tweet and instagram this adventure as we build FLIHH.
I work extensively with Eating Disorders and Technology Addiction/Overuse issues in my therapy practice. These are areas which impact people body and mind as well as relationally. One of the most important strategies I use to help my patients improve their health is to start to identify what they are passionate about, what distracts them in a positive way, makes them happy. Leading by example, I am starting to use this strategy as well. I love to write and often cannot make time for it in the busy day to day life of a therapist, mom, church children and youth director. I am committing to make more time for it – for myself. I even published a small article Love Magazine article.
Sheri Damon’s first blog post:
Harnessing the Power to Disconnect Forming Healthy Relationships with Technology
Technology is here to stay: As technology has become such an integral part of all of our lives (schools are using tablets and laptops in their teaching; newspapers, magazines, books, research, social contacts and games are all on-line, etc.) the impact of this “new” way of being is beginning to be researched quite thoroughly. Internet addiction, gaming addiction, emotional overstimulation caused by technology and the inability to “disconnect” are all at the forefront of topics of discussion. As a therapist focusing on forming healthy relationships with technology, reducing tech-overstimulation and addiction, I have found some interesting articles for people to read. This first article is a fantastic introduction to information about our digital lives, terminology and how we have changed in our uses of technology in such a brief period of time and some helpful tips for parents: How the Digital Divide Affects Families, Educational Institutions, and the Workplace http://www.zurinstitute.com/digital_divide.html
If you have young children and are under the mistaken impression that you can just continue to keep technology at bay, then you are probably too busy rubbing sticks together to start the fire for dinner and do not have time to read this blog. If you recognize that technology is an ever-increasing third arm for your child, then resources to help you help them balance their on and off-line lives is essential. This blog and corresponding videos present real life situations, problem-solving strategies and concrete information to give you the Power to Disconnect Forming Healthy Relationships with Technology.
https://www.facebook.com/screendilemma Is an interesting Facebook source for parents with young children looking for support and resources regarding healthy screen time.
Technology is certainly not going away. In fact, it grows faster than even our brains can comprehend at times. It is essential that we learn to form healthy relationships with technology for our children and ourselves. This family consultation session will help your family establish a healthy relationship with technology, reduce battles over remotes & electronics and reduce the emotional overdrive occurring in your household. You will:
- Understand the impact, both positive and negative, of technology
- Learn strategies to improve relationships with technology
- Recognize warning signs of addictive technology behavior.
*Light refreshments are provided during this consultation. $150 consultation fee.