A Digital Detox is a temporary period of disconnecting from all digital devices. The purpose is to unplug, recharge, decompress and introspect. It's a chance to wholeheartedly focus on real life human interaction, engage with the environment, reduce stress, lower anxiety, examine and redefine your relationship with technology, and be fully present in the physical world. It's a sliver of time where you disconnect with technology, step back from the 'always-on' culture, and connect with what really matters!
"SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO UNPLUG TO FIND YOURSELF AGAIN."
There are several reasons why people opt for a Digital Detox. These could range from loss of productivity and focus, negative outcomes from digital engagements (obsession, trolling, cyber stalking, bullying), impact on real life relationships, drain on energy, excessive online spending, sleep and other disorders, excessive stress due to constant digital engagement, or a desire to create authentic relationships and balance in life.
The Digital Detox is as an on-site retreat programme that lasts between 2 to 7 days. During this time, you disconnect all digital devices, focus on true, real life connections and deepen your sense of self without the digital distractions. This programme not only gives you a break from the digital world, but prepares you for a more healthy relationship with technology. You learn to set personal boundaries around your use of technology – which you can then take back into your day-to-day life. And you gain lifestyle skills to keep you grounded even in the most stressed, and digitally overwhelming times.
Most people experience improved sleep, focus and concentration, get a proper break from work and regular life, and feel much calmer and relaxed. However, people who have a severe digital addiction may need a longer detox and are likely to become irritable, restless, moody or feel excessively bored. These are normal withdrawal symptoms that will ease with therapy.
Please note that the idea of a Digital Detox is not to eliminate technology from your life. Rather it is to allow your brain to recover and take a break from the incessant information overload of the digital world. And to rediscover yourself and your social skills!
Digital Detox Programmes are for individuals, couples, families and corporate groups. To know more, please visit the Retreats page, or feel free to get in touch with me.
The Digital Detox Therapies are held at my residence at Ketti Valley, in the Nilgiris. Suitable accomodation is arranged at a nearby location that is suitable requirements of the programme.