From social media to online streaming and shopping platforms, media and screens are more present in our lives than ever. Words like “selfie” and “binge-watching” didn’t exist only a few years ago. There is no doubt that in some regard, digital technologies have made our lives easier, more productive and entertaining and that is why they are here to stay. However, as these technologies become ever so perfected at hooking our attention, many of us are also starting to realize that we are more and more mindlessly consuming an increasing amount of their content and are left feeling more anxious, addicted, distracted and in lack of time.

In this fun and interactive 90-minute workshop, come discover the latest science on the psychological tricks and mechanisms that these technologies use to hook our attention, and the adverse consequences on our lives. Then earn experientially how mindfulness-based practices can help you regain control of how you want to spend your time.

Cost: $40

Instructors


Elvis Grahovic

Elvis Grahovic, LL.M. is a qualified teacher for the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) by the Massachusetts Medical School. He developed and teaches a masters’ degree course on mindfulness-based professional ethics at the University of Sherbrooke and recently published a book on the same topic.