Creating a Sense of Balance in a 24/7 Digital World

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Creating a Sense of Balance in a 24/7 Digital World is a Free Masterclass Webinar from Irish Academy of Public Relations taking place on 24 May.

Do you reach for your phone as soon as you wake up? Do you experience high levels of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) if you have to turn your phone off in a meeting? Do you leave your email and social media notifications on all the time even during the night? Is your phone the last thing you look at before bed and do you use your phone as an alarm so it’s always on anyway? Do you use your phone or keep it on the table with the sound activated when you’re eating with friends and family? Do you keep checking your work phone and receive or dial work-related calls while on holiday? Does your work require you to deal with several different time zones?

If so, you are not alone.

Deirdre Murray Executive Coach with PEOPLE RESOURCES explores the challenges for employees in interacting with social media and the internet on a 24/7 basis. She outlines practical techniques to take good care of your brain and to create boundaries around the use of social media and the internet in the modern digital environment we live in.

This webinar will explore 3 key aspects:

  • Why do we need to switch off?
  • What’s happening to our brains when we’re always on?
  • What can we do to create digital balance?

In this free masterclass on Wednesday May 24th, 12 noon to 1pm, Deirdre will outline the key factors that impact us in our use of digital media and provide you with 5 practical tips to help you reset your use of technology to help you achieve a sense of balance in both your personal and professional lives.

Register here


Featured Course

Diploma in Mindfulness and Well-Being – 27th September 2023 **Subject to Change

Classroom Based, Mindfulness Course by City Colleges  –  Dublin

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The Diploma in Mindfulness Studies at City Colleges is offered as both a theoretical and practical introduction to mindfulness practice and to the rapidly growing field of mindfulness-based approaches used in healthcare, science and in wider society.

The term ‘mindfulness’ relates to a variety of meditative practices involving the deliberate focus of our attention, non-judgmentally, in the present moment as well as to the quality of the awareness that is cultivated in this way.

When mindful awareness is brought to a stressful experience, it allows the possibility of setting aside habitual reactive tendencies, and instead responding to the challenging experience with more clarity and ease. The practice of mindfulness can also bring an increased awareness of the joyful moments of our lives, moments that we often miss when we are lost in thoughts about the past or the future.

Studies have shown that committed participation in a mindfulness programme can result in lasting positive effects on health and well-being.

As mindfulness practice is by nature experiential, the City Colleges Diploma will include participation in the eight week course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction ( MBSR ), as devised by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Each three-hour course session will be divided into two components:

1 ) a presentation on a topic related to mindfulness for one hour’s duration

2 ) The MBSR programme, delivered over the ten week duration of the course, with each session lasting two hours.

The MBSR course will introduce participants to different forms of mindfulness practice including sitting meditation, body awareness and gentle mindful movement. Guided CDs are provided. These classes will also include experiential exercises and group dialogue and reflection.

Whilst our coverage of relevant theory is important, the daily mindfulness practice is key to developing a personal insight into and relationship with the practice and the qualities associated with mindfulness. It’s strongly recommended that you can devote 45 minutes a day to the guided formal meditation practice.

Steven Galvin

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