Since the advent of the smartphone, the world has experienced unprecedented change. We are more connected than ever before, yet anxiety and depression are reaching epidemic levels.
We have access to more learning than ever before, yet directed attention fatigue (DAF) is ubiquitous. We believe that digital connection, like clean air and water, is a human right. However, mobile phone production impacts our environment and apps are designed to be highly addictive. Tech Wellbeing is about the wellbeing of our planet, communities and people. How can we find balance in a challenging, noisy world?
Our training program
We help people lead better lives by equipping them with knowledge and skills that enable them to feel both empowered and balanced.
Think about computers. They receive input via a sensor or feed, they process the information using software applications, then they produce some kind of output.
Humans are not computers, yet we sometimes try to emulate them. This is a quest we will never win. Computers outsmart and outpace us when it comes to information processing. Robots are way better at repetitive tasks or those that require high precision.
Humans have strengths in a changing world and technology is integral to our success. However, it is only one of the elements that we can draw upon to achieve our objectives. When we learn new ways of processing information we become agile. When we nurture our biology we develop presence. When we can shift mindset we open the gateway to optimism and self-development.
All too often we neglect the basics. Our bodies are finely tuned for movement, threat detection, healing and intensity. We have nervous systems that evolved to protect us from large predators, immune systems that protect us from invading pathogens, neurochemistry that rewards us when goals are achieved and muscles that grow strong when used regularly.
In the safe, modern world many of us have lost touch with the fundamentals of human biology. Our approach puts people in touch with being an embodied human. This supports our ability to navigate the world.
The reason why
Sometimes we feel motivated and sometimes we don’t. Often the world can seem overwhelming and we’re not quite sure what to do next. We have good moods and bad moods that disrupt progress and impact relationships. Do we have any control over these phenomenons? Absolutely.
Our approach unravels common thinking traps and explores powerful mindsets that overcome procrastination, fear and melancholy. We learn from professionals who have developed mental scripts to support high performance.
Most importantly, we discover our “why”. This includes defining a purpose, supported by values we use as the litmus test when contemplating action. The mission is to create mindsets that seamlessly integrate with purpose and values so that we can rapidly recalibrate and adjust course when we need to.
The tools we carry
We love technology but promote its use as a set of tools that enable us to extend our reach and impact. Phones allow us to extend tendrils into the world so that we receive information generated oceans away. The internet allows us to exponentially amplify our message. Wearables and biofeedback enable self-awareness and motivate movement. Computers provide rich functionality supporting communication, information crunching and creativity.
Like a ninja or a samurai, our approach champions using technology effectively so that we reach for the right tools at the right team – intentionally.
Maps and models
Process is how we process information. Think of it as software – or apps for the mind. If you can rapidly evaluate input and confidently select the right app for the job you will be radically effective. Think of how Navy Seals drill specific situations and learn how to respond based on minute changes to complex variables. Our approach explores maps and models for processing information and making better decisions. We learn the importance of habits and how to develop them.
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