Philosophy

We love technology. We love nature. We love balance.

We are more connected than ever before.

1/3 of the globe has access to the internet, about 75% of us are using mobile phones, and over a billion humans are just a few clicks from being friends on Facebook. At the push of a button or swipe of a screen, we communicate, share and create with nearly anyone, anytime, anywhere.

In just the past decade, we’ve come so far. We’re becoming a true global community. It is a beautiful time to be alive.

But something isn’t working.

Recent studies reveal that life in the digital age is far from ideal.

The average American spends 8-12 hours a day staring at a screen, dedicating over 30% of leisure time to internet use.

61% admit to being addicted to the internet 50% of people prefer to communicate with friends digitally rather than in person.

One out of ten Americans report depression while heavy internet users are 2.5 times more likely to be depressed.

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Research has revealed that many of us feel so tied down by technology that we can’t let a single text message or email slip by without responding to it immediately, or feeling a sense of anxiety. The cultural pressures to constantly check messages and to stay up to speed on the latest blogs or news media often lead to a feeling of being overwhelmed and frustrated without time to breathe. Living in a generation of multi-task masters, we find it hard to simply sit and focus on one thing. In turn, our productivity levels lower as stress levels sky rocket.

Internet use and dependency is higher than we might like to admit. Many are realizing it’s affects on their personal life and society at large, and starting to question the role that screens play in their life.

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Spending the majority of our waking lives experiencing reality through a screen, endlessly plugged into our devices, is taking it’s toll… and we’re realizing it’s not the answer. The era of burnout, FOMO, multi-tasking, tech dependence, fatigue, ‘social media everything’ and information overload is coming to a close.

This is a new chapter, an opportunity for us to redefine what our relationship with digital technology looks like.

Creating healthy relationships with our technologies will determine the future of our humanity. Defining ethics, better cultural norms, and values will guide our actions.

Our mission at Digital Detox is to provide people with the opportunity and permission to put aside their digital arm, press pause, reflect and reevaluate their relationship with their devices… so they can return to daily life feeling rejuvenated, recharged and relaxed with new found perspective, awareness and mindfulness, in order to live a more balanced and healthy life online and off.

Digital Detox

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Digital Detox is an organization dedicated to creating balance in the digital age. We produce device-free events, lead workshops, host retreats and summer camps, run corporate trainings + seminars and bridge the gap between disconnecting and connecting.

Thank you…

For being awesome. We look forward to meeting you soon.

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