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Robert Plotkin, co-creator of the “Hack Your Mind” series at MIT, explores the intersection between the practice of mindfulness and the use of technology in the modern age on the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast. Show notes can be found at TechnologyForMindfulness.com/, and you can also follow us at Twitter.com/TechForMindful and Facebook.com/TechnologyForMindfulness/. Come back often and feel free to subscribe in iTunes or add the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast to your favorite podcast application.

Robert Plotkin, co-creator of the “Hack Your Mind” series at MIT, explores the intersection between the practice of mindfulness and the use of technology in the modern age on the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast. Show notes can be found at TechnologyForMindfulness.com/, and you can also follow us at Twitter.com/TechForMindful and Facebook.com/TechnologyForMindfulness/. Come back often and feel free to subscribe in iTunes or add the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast to your favorite podcast application.
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Robert Plotkin, co-creator of the “Hack Your Mind” series at MIT, explores the intersection between the practice of mindfulness and the use of technology in the modern age on the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast. Show notes can be found at TechnologyForMindfulness.com/, and you can also follow us at Twitter.com/TechForMindful and Facebook.com/TechnologyForMindfulness/. Come back often and feel free to subscribe in iTunes or add the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast to your favorite podcast application.

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Episodes

68: Marygrace Sexton, Natalie Sexton & Bethany Baker - Recalibrate Your Relationships with A-GAP Reprieves

1/13/2020
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In episode 68, Marygrace Sexton, Natalie Sexton & Bethany Baker join us to talk about their organization: A-GAP. This nonprofit organization hosts events called reprieves, where people learn to recalibrate their relationships with technology in both their work lives and personal lives. Throughout our conversation, the A-GAP team shares their origin story and all about how they have dedicated their lives and careers to helping young adults reconnect with themselves, loved ones, and the...

Duration:00:43:43

67: Reflecting on 2019 & Propelling You Into 2020

12/30/2019
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In this special episode, Robert Plotkin closes out 2019 by unpacking some helpful tips for developing healthy digital habits that you can cultivate in the coming year and decade. He provides strategies and tips for engaging in deeply reflective practices to assess your relationship with technology and how to break free from the unhealthy technology habits that carry you from day to day. In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Duration:00:26:12

66: Amy Giddon - Engage in the Collective Experience of Expression

12/16/2019
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In episode 66, Amy Giddon, Co-Founder and CEO of Daily Haloha, joins us for a conversation about her app that functions as an alternative to existing social media platforms. It provides a structure within to engage in social networking more mindfully. Throughout our conversation, Amy shares her personal story about what inspired her app. It all started in the fall of 2016 around the Presidential Election and all that unfolded. She felt disheartened by how the process created such a stark...

Duration:00:51:26

65: Ariel Garten - The Device That Helps You Develop Meditation Skills

12/2/2019
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In this episode, Ariel Garten joins us for a conversation about how her company’s device, Muse, provides you with real-time feedback about your own internal state while you meditate. Muse is a brain-sensing headband that tracks your brain activity and uses sound as a stimulus to get your brain back to focusing on your breath. Throughout the conversation, Ariel begins by talking extensively about the benefits that Muse provides and how it actively helps people develop their meditation...

Duration:00:33:59

64: Jay Vidyarthi - Attention Activism

11/18/2019
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In episode 64, Jay Vidyarthi joins us for a conversation centered around attention activism, including the value of just paying attention to your repetitive habits with technology. Jay Vidyarthi is a frequent speaker and educator on the topic of attention activism and mindfulness, with specific expertise on the user-experience and design aspects of technology. In this episode, Jay begins with explaining what exactly attention activism is, and how people can start reclaiming their ability...

Duration:00:53:34

63: Christina Crook - Savor the Experience of Disconnecting

11/4/2019
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In episode 63, Christina Crook joins us for a conversation about how to savor the experience of disconnecting from technology. Christina is the founder of JOMO: The Joy of Missing Out, where she helps people find balance in the digital world and connect with others again – outside of technology. In this episode, Christina starts by telling us the story of her digital detox, where she disconnected completely from technology for 31 days. This is where her story begins. Since then, she’s...

Duration:00:38:02

Reducing the screen time at home

10/28/2019
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Over the years through Technology for Mindfulness and as a teacher, martial artist, and technology developer, we’ve helped countless people learn how to become aware of, confront, and ultimately win their invisible wars with technology. We’ve worked with people from all walks of life. And from professionals to college students, the one group that I’ve found having the most difficulty with technology is parents. Parents are in a particularly tricky position when it comes to dealing with...

Duration:00:12:40

62: Nina Hersher - Finding Community in the Digital Wellness Space

10/21/2019
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In episode 62, Nina Hersher joins us for a conversation about finding a community focused on digital wellness. Nina is a co-founder of Digital Wellness Collective, a unique organization where people working together on digital health and wellbeing can collaborate with each other, meet one another, share experience, support each other, promote one another’s work, and so much more. Nina Hersher is the co-founder of the Digital Wellness Collective. She holds her Master of Social Work with an...

Duration:00:40:18

61: Christina Malecka - The Power of a Digital Mindfulness Retreat

10/7/2019
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In episode 61, Christina Malecka joins us for a conversation around how to implement a digital mindfulness retreat into your life, and why this will positively transform your relationship with technology. AS a Seattle-based psychotherapist, Christina has had a front-row seat to the emotional impact smartphones and social media have had on her clients, including loneliness, anxiety, and alienation. To combat this epidemic, Christina Melecka has created a series of digital mindfulness...

Duration:00:35:35

How to manage your responses to technology disruption

9/30/2019
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In this episode of the Technology for Mindfulness Podcast, I wanted to cover some simple steps you can take in how you interact with technology to create positive change in your life. I've had other experiences in life where I had changed my own habitsI had control of myself and knew that it came down to how my mind and body reacted to the phone ringing. I used a combination of my experience of mindfulness meditation and martial arts training to train myself to respond to the phone...

Duration:00:17:30

60: David Ryan Polgar - How to Stop Oversharing Personal Data

9/23/2019
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In episode 60, David Ryan Polgar joins us for an engaging conversation around the history of digital wellbeing and what it means to be human in the digital age. David takes a different approach to how people should combat oversharing personal data and addiction to technology. Instead of focusing on what we, as end-users, need to do to combat overuse or misuse of technology, David focuses on transforming the ways that technology itself is deployed. David Ryan Polgar is a 3-time TEDx...

Duration:00:47:39

How to avoid being distracted by your phone at work

9/16/2019
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On today’s episode of the Technology For Mindfulness podcast, I’m going to share with you some of my own journey in grappling with stress and distraction from technology. In this episode, you will learn: After more than 50 episodes of the Technology For Mindfulness, we’re releasing a new product that will help with this very issue to help build a habit around our responses to our smartphones. I’d like to ask for your help. If you go to askmindful.com, we have a short questionnaire that...

Duration:00:16:56

59: Tracy Dennis-Tiwary – The Ultimate Form of Avoidance

9/9/2019
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In episode 59, Tracy Dennis-Tiwary joins us for a thoughtful discussion around how parent-child relationships are impacted by technology use. She dives into the details of how the human eyes have evolved to function in social settings, tracking eye movements and sharing gaze with others—and how technology can disrupt that communication. Dr. Tracy Dennis-Tiwary is a professor of psychology, clinical psychologist, and digital mental health expert. She was recently featured on ABC’s...

Duration:00:47:54

58: Richard Chambers - A Smiling Mind With Technology

8/26/2019
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In episode 58, Dr. Richard Chambers joins us for an engaging discussion about how he encourages and teaches people to experiment with their use of technology. In particular, he prompts them to pay attention to both how they feel subjectively when they are using technology in different ways, in different situations, and also how they feel when not using it at all. Dr. Richard Chambers is a clinical psychologist and leading mindfulness expert. He feels his calling is working with and...

Duration:00:40:40

57: Teodora Pavkovic - Reconnecting with Kids in the Age of Technology

8/12/2019
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In episode 57, Teodora Pavkovic—psychologist and parent coach focused on parenting in the age of technology—joins us for a discussion about how technology has impacted the relationship between parents and their children. Specifically, she talks about how, as children grow up, there’s a discrepancy between what mentoring and monitoring technology looks like, and how parents and children relate to one another. Teodora Pavkovic is a New York City-based psychologist, international speaker and...

Duration:00:41:44

56: Teru Clavel - Technology Use in Classrooms Around the World

7/29/2019
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In episode 56, Teru Clavel—author, speaker, and global mom—joins us for a discussion about world-class education for kids and the role that technology plays in the classroom. Together, we discuss the difference between learning with and without computers, tablets, and other forms of technology, and how that affects kids’ retention rates. Teru Clavel’s upcoming book World Class which is set for release on August 20, is a mix of a memoir, research, and takeaways. In this book, she takes us on...

Duration:00:45:11

55: Caroline Castrillon - It’s Time to Set Boundaries with Technology

7/15/2019
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In episode 55, Caroline Castrillon, business coach and Forbes contributor, joins us for a discussion about how entrepreneurs can become more focused and productive through being mindful and disciplined with technology use. Caroline founded Corporate Escape Artist for both solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, and those dreaming of running their own business. The mission of Corporate Escape Artist is to inspire and empower corporate professionals to take the leap into entrepreneurship and fully...

Duration:00:32:48

54: Dawn Wible - The Benefits of More Talking and Less Technology

7/1/2019
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In Episode 54, Dawn Wible, the Founder of Talk More Tech Less joins us for a discussion about various ways that we can re-introduce in-person, non-tech related, communication back into our lives. Dawn founded Talk More Tech Less in an effort to provide support, resources and education to help, both, adults and children “prioritize relationships over technology.” Talk More Tech Less is committed to the work of deeper, more connected communication and provides, what they call, the “Facts and...

Duration:00:39:25

53: Robert Plotkin - How to Focus for Entrepreneurs: Tips for Dealing with Smartphone and Other Technology-Related Distractions

6/17/2019
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In each Technology for Mindfulness episode, we usually interview an expert (from various industries) who’s made incredible strides in creating more mindfulness in their life, the lives of others and who use/create various techniques to build a better relationship with technology. This week, Episode 53, brings a direct conversation with Robert. He shares his insights and the success strategies that he’s learned over the years as a patent lawyer, from having his own law firm, and from running...

Duration:00:20:26

52: Michael Jacobus - Tackling Technology Addiction in Teens

6/3/2019
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In Episode 52, we speak with Michael Jacobus - the Founder of Reset Summer Camp; a 4-week clinical summer program for, mostly, teenagers who are suffering from technology addiction. The camp treats addiction to video games, social media, excessive screen time and provides assistance with poor technology habits. Michael has worked in the Summer Camp space for over 30 years and believed that the camp experience could create an environment that provides both the campers and, their families,...

Duration:00:43:47