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Technology reset: Boost productivity and develop healthy habits

Guardian Masterclasses

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (BST)

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Learn how to get the best from technology without impacting your wellbeing, creativity and productivity, in this interactive workshop with Jonathan Garner, founder of Mind over Tech.

Despite the host of benefits that come with digital transformation and embracing new disruptive technologies, we are often warned that being surrounded by smartphones, social media and 24-hour connectivity is bad for us.

Is this really such an issue? How bad can the effects truly be on our mental health, wellbeing, productivity and creativity? And considering the ubiquity of the workplace, short of going to live in the woods, what can we really do about it?

In this engaging masterclass with Jonathan Garner, founder of Mind over Tech, and UCL neuroscience lecturer Jake Fairnie, you will discover the true impact of an unhealthy relationship with technology. Through a combination of presentation, debates and workshop exercises, discursive critical thinking is encouraged. Ultimately, you will come away with practical antidotes that you can apply to your life immediately, boosting productivity and wellbeing, using the most powerful piece of disruptive tech that exists: your mind.

Course content

  • Foundational neuroscience points

  • Understanding how tech has been designed to hijack our attention

  • Tips for hacking your technology and environment to align to your intentions

  • Learning how to identify your triggers for distraction and unintentional tech use

  • Tools to start building your own desired digital habits

  • An understanding of how mindfulness practice can help

  • The impact of technology on our sleep and tips for improving it

  • Deep work and how to design your relationship with tech to achieve it

  • Identifying harmful cultural expectations around communication tools and how to mitigate them

Tutor profile

Jonathan Garner combines a background of creativity and a passion for digital technologies, having worked as an independent designer and developer for the past eight years. Over the past five years her has designed and delivered talks and workshops, demystifying technology to companies at a leadership level across the globe, including for ING, VISA, IBM, RBS and KPMG. He has also practised meditation in the Buddhist tradition for 15 years, and is deeply curious about the interface between the human mind and the world around us. He founded Mind over Tech in 2018, with the aim of sharing this exploration to benefit others.

All Guardian Masterclasses are fully accessible but please contact us at masterclasses@theguardian.com if you have any queries or concerns.

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The Guardian
Kings Place
90 York Way
N1 9GU London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (BST)


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Guardian Masterclasses

Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.

Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.

Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.

The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.

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