with Don Grant and Mandy Saligari. Presented by Kirkland Newman Smulders. Moderated by Hannah MacInnes.
In this masterclass, leading addiction psychologist Dr. Don Grant and therapist Mandy Saligari will help us understand and limit the often devastating impact of digital devices and social media on our children, families, and ourselves. The 21st century “drug of choice” isn’t an illicit chemical: it’s digital technology. Digital devices and social media were sold to us with the promise of enriching communication and intimate connection. But as these new technologies become ubiquitous in our daily lives, their dark side is impossible to ignore. Teens struggling with device management report lower levels of self-esteem and suffer from more anxiety and depression; couples report lower levels of relationship and life satisfaction. Mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, suicide, addiction, poor memory, concentration and attention are reaching epidemic proportions, and increasingly, research is showing a correlation between these issues and our relationship with devices and social media. These new technologies have changed our brain chemistry to prime us for addiction and increasingly take the place of real human contact, sleep and exercise. They can have a hugely detrimental effect on our mental health and brain development, and crucially, on that of our children and adolescents. Psychologist Dr. Don Grant, one of the world’s top experts on technology and addiction, and Mandy Saligari, a leading expert in parenting and addiction, unpack the effects of our unhealthy relationship with devices and social media, and provide us with invaluable strategies and tools for healthier device management and good digital citizenship. Whether you’re a concerned parent, mentor to members of the “iGeneration”, or simply fanatical about Facebook and keen to reclaim some headspace, don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from two leading experts on the psychology of addictive technologies. In Association with MindHealth360 MindHealth360 is a global not-for-profit dedicated to raising awareness and providing resources on integrative mental health and functional medicine psychiatry to those suffering from common mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, poor attention and memory, etc… their friends, family and health practitioners. MindHealth360 believes that mental health issues can only be sustainably healed by following an integrative and functional medicine approach to mental health which treats the root causes (the biochemical, psycho-spiritual, and lifestyle factors) of mental health symptoms. Read more.
Forget luck. Forget talent. Five scientifically-proven laws govern success in life. In this essential talk, you’ll discover what they are – and how to leverage them to your advantage. Why does the last interviewee almost always get the job? Why, in successful teams, does one person get the lion’s share of the credit? Are expensive private schools really worth it? In the age of big data, the myth of meritocracy is finally crumbling. We can finally see that success, like chemistry and physics, is determined by scientific principles. Eminent network scientist Albert-László Barabási has uncovered five laws that drive success in today’s society. Uniting everyone from the ace fight pilot The Red Baron to graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, these unspoken rules govern who truly gets ahead and why, forming a new foundation to explain how and why people excel. Barabási’s research is set to radically transform the way we think about human achievement. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear it first – and put it to the test in your own life. Read more.
In this talk on the oratorical skills of a variety of brilliant women from Michelle Obama to Virginia Woolf, Viv Groskop will pinpoint exactly what it is that these women do to get their audience to sit up and really listen - and then advise you how to apply their qualities to your own lives. Read more.