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The Phone Addiction Workbook: How to Identify Smartphone Dependency, Stop Compulsive Behavior and Develop a Healthy Relationship with Your Devices (Paperback)
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Stop scrolling and start living Build healthier relationships between you, your smartphone and all your devices, including tips to reduce social media obsession, notification anxiety and other unhealthy habits. Your smartphone is a powerful device that has fundamentally changed your life--no doubt improving it in many ways. And while you don't need to give up your smartphone completely, if your day to day is filled with endless, anxiety-inducing checking, swiping and liking, then you need this helpful, step-by-step workbook to take back control of your life. Phone addiction is similar to gambling addiction and substance abuse. Its consequences include stress, depression, insomnia, intimacy issues and more. Written by an experienced psychotherapist, couples therapist and former telecommunications industry insider, The Phone Addiction Workbook's program offers the blueprint for understanding addictive behavior and how it controls you. Weekly charts, practical tips and interactive activities help you stop unhealthy behavior and make lasting change.
About the Author
Hilda Burke is an integrated psychotherapist, couples counsellor and life coach. She also holds the position of guest lecturer at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London and is a volunteer counsellor at Wormwood Scrubs prison. Hilda trained as a transpersonal psychotherapist at CCPE, London and holds a post-graduate certificate in dream work and couples counselling from the same institution. Hilda practices from her consulting room in West London, occasionally accompanied by the resident cat, or her dog, Madra. Before qualifying as a psychotherapist, Hilda worked in PR, promoting many technology and telecoms companies. She also trained as an actor. Hilda's aim in working with clients is to help clear the obstacles to enable them to be able to listen to themselves, to be true to themselves and to become fully authentic. She believes the ultimate goal of therapy is to facilitate clients to become their own therapist. Hilda is regularly called upon to comment on issues relating to well-being, relationships and the challenges of modern life in the media and has been quoted in The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Financial Times, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Psychologies, Women's Health and interviewed on the BBC, ITV and London Live. In addition, she has contributed to three books: Lonely Planet's 100 Ways to Live Well and the best selling The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober and The Unexpected Joy of Being Single. She was a spokesperson for National Unplugged Day in 2016 and 2017. She can be found online at @hbtherapist or hildaburke.co.uk.