Of the hook: life free or cell phones

October 23, 2020
Hosted by Susan Downs, MD

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Most of us are tethered to our cell phones. Texting, tweeting, and checking emails and checking facebook likes are the orders or the day. Some believe these habits become addictive. Corporations are designing ever more clever ways to get us hooked on these attention seeking smartphones. With the increasing number of teenage suicides, brain tumours, gambling addiction, chronic anxiety, cyber bullying, pornography on tap (literally, 'with one tap' of your digit) why aren't we admitting the part these smartphones have played in these side effects of digital addiction? Karen realized her mobile phone was causing anxiety, dizziness, insomnia. She kept losing her balance, and realised that her sons were constantly distracted too. She describes her process where she abandoned her cell phone in search of sanity and to exact freedom from it. She describes this life enhancing process, the challenges, and the spiritual and relationship connectivity benefits

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Susan Downs, MD

Susan Downs, MD

Dr. Susan is boarded in Integrative Medicine and in Psychiatry, is a certified IFM practitioner and certified in the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine. She works at the University of California, San Francisco and is on the Psychiatry Consultant Registry (UK). She has Masters Degrees in engineering from MIT and Stanford and a Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda Medical Center.

Based between San Francisco and Bloomsbury (London), she is the president of the cutting edge, Silicon Valley Health Institute (SVHI), has worked in ten countries and studied many healing modalities. Previously, she worked for the NHS in the UK, was an assistant professor at INSEAD (European School for Business Administration), and was a foreign service officer managing alternative energy projects in Asia. She is also a film-maker with two multi award winning films on health. Her interests include medicine, economics, spirituality and making the world a better place.

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