This streaming webinar is hosted by Marina Tricard, a psychotherapist with mindhamok, trained in CBT, DBT and hypnotherapy who specializes in addiction. Addiction could involve gambling, sex, drugs, alcohol, and love as well as electronic or screen addiction.

Electronic devices have opened so many doors for us and our children. We have the choice to follow body-positive accounts, that encourage self-worth or raise awareness for issues that may have gone unnoticed if it weren’t for our devices recording them. If our children are experiencing challenges as they develop or struggling with their relationships, mental health, sexuality or gender identity – there are communities to join with a tap of the finger, and they’re instantly less alone. But as they scroll through the ever-evolving digital world they build for themselves, it can become difficult to look up from the screens and be present in the world around them.

As technology advances, the “real” and “virtual” worlds have blurred – and it’s becoming harder to switch off from the screens.

So, who better to talk to than Marina? Especially when we’re discussing how electronic devices affect our children and young adults. In this webinar Marina will talk us through:

1. Statistics, evidence, and theories on electronic devices.

2. How do electronic devices affect our brains?

3. Solutions and ‘the change’

4. What is maladaptive behaviour?

5. How to spot screen addiction

6. Tips and tricks on reducing screen time

7. Q&A time!

It’s not always doom and gloom. Like anything in life, too much of something isn’t good. But there are positives to electronic devices and what they’ve given us. We just need to be aware when those scales start to tip, and what to do when we see an imbalance.

No one has got it figured out yet – but we can try and work it out together. 

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