Digital Mindfulness Podcast #11 Jocelyn Brewer: Digital Nutrition

Tech Life Balance

We are hunters and gatherers. We are searching meaning and purpose through digital information

– Jocelyn Brewer

In this episode of the Digital Mindfulness podcast I talk with the psychologist and TED speaker Jocelyn Brewer about Digital Nutrition. Digital Nutrition is her framework for ways in which people, and particularly parents, can ensure their children live healthier lives with digital technologies. Imagine if we were able to navigate our consumption of digital technologies with a clear understanding of which services had a positive effect on our bodies and our minds and those which were less so.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How digital technologies can cause amygdala hijacks
  • The tenets of the Digital Nutrition framework
  • Why emojis are not helpful for autistic children
  • What does a healthy relationship with technology look like?
  • Why an on-demand culture leads to demanding people

Resources mentioned in the show:

Jocelyn Brewer Website

iRules Book by Janell Burley Hofmann

Smiling Mind App

Autcraft – Minecraft for children and their families with autism

Aaron Beck


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Lawrence Ampofo is a thought leader on the impact of digital technologies on humans and society. Lawrence is a political scientist, strategic communications expert, author, trainer and speaker who focuses on the impact of emerging digital technologies on the geopolitical system and global business.
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