Description Of Hacking Happiness: Fostering Well-Being in a Digital World
These days, we’ve become so attached to our digital gadgets, websites, and apps that it’s easy to lose sight of a fundamental question: aside from the immediate rewards they provide, are they really making us happier? Many studies have illustrated the potential toxic effects of technology on our happiness.
But with some minor tweaks, we can change our relationship with technology to foster greater health and well-being. This workshop will draw from positive psychology, cutting-edge neuroscience, and recent research on the power of technology.
- Discover how to identify key practices, such as genuine connection, gratitude, and mindfulness, that can increase lasting happiness and well-being
- Discover how to apply a positive psychology perspective as a guide to a more enlightened use of technology
- Discover how to implement easy-to-use strategies, such as limiting screen time, taking an occasional technology fast, and emphasizing the sharing of positive experiences, to enhance happiness and fulfillment
The Pervasiveness of Technology
- The digital age
- How technology can positive or negatively impact our lives
- The surprising amount of time we spend online Happiness 101
- Happiness as an old and new pursuit
- Myths and misconceptions related to happiness
- 5 keys to lasting happiness Technology and Happiness
- How technology and social media impact our well-being
- How technology can help, or hurt, mental health Hacking Happiness
- 5 practical strategies for changing our relationship with technology
- Turning small changes into lasting habit
- Addiction Counselors
- Social Workers
- Marriage & Family Therapists
- Other Behavioral Health Professionals
About Jonah Paquette
Jonah Paquette, PsyD, works for Kaiser Permanente in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he’s the director of clinical training for a postdoctoral residency program. He’s the author of Real Happiness: Proven Paths for Contentment, Peace, and Well-Being.
Financial: He has an employment relationship with Kaiser Permanente. He receives compensation as a consultant and trainer. He receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Paquette receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: He is a member of the American Psychological Association.
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