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Dr. Carrie Jones
Dr. Kate Henry
October 30, 2023

The Digital Detox Blueprint: How To Win The War Against Your Smartphone Today With Dr. Erik Peper, PhD

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In today's episode with Dr. Erik Peper, you’ll hear us take a deep dive into:

  1. The role of technology and stress in our lives

  2. What is tech stress?

  3. Practical strategies for managing tech stress

  4. The connection between technology and eye health

  5. The negative effects of social media

  6. How to use technology for personal health and well-being

  7. The importance of sleep for overall well-being

Dr. Erik Peper is a globally recognized expert in biofeedback and self-regulation. Since the early 1970s, he has dedicated his research to uncovering elements that foster healing. In 2004, Dr. Peper was honored with the California Governor’s Safety Award for his pioneering work in Healthy Computing, and in 2013, he was awarded the Biofeedback Distinguished Scientist Award by the Association for Applied Psychophysiology. In addition to his vast research, Erik has written multiple scientific articles and books, including "Make Health Happen," "The Neurofeedback Book," and "Tech Stress."

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00:00 - Intro

03:07 - Technology's subtle impact on human biology and posture

05:06 - Understanding tech stress

13:28 - How a sedentary lifestyle affects brain development

14:36 - Addressing tech stress

21:37 - The importance of sleep

24:17 - Tech advancements for optimal health

29:17 - Training attention and creativity in children

35:18 - The nature of stress and tips to manage it

41:29 - Are humans more stressed than 20 years ago?

42:01 - Practical strategies to reduce stress

47:33 - Techs to reduce stress and improve well-being

48:46 - Finding the right biofeedback practitioner

51:19 - Mastering stress

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