This post was inspired by a bumper sticker which read “Screen Junkies”. Seeing this brought to mind screen addiction, a new phrase and a real problem. I often wonder why this addiction is not talked about that much. We all see it, hand to the face, palm up neck bent, walking down the street. People staring at screens, during a concert, at a sporting event, under the covers, in the car and on the sidewalk. Its pervasive, not subtle and yes screen addiction is real.
Screen Addiction, Our Brain and World
In Japan children now attend internet fasting camps for screen addiction. This is reassuring, a society willing to address the ugly side of technology. In general we tend to only look at the bright side of technology. We are now waking up to the shadow side of being so wired, screen addiction. I believe we can have a balanced relationship with technology. We have the choice to not let ourselves be exploited by our devices.
Research indicates screen time and screen addiction negatively effects gray matter in the brain. To learn more about this topic I highly recommend the blog of Victoria Dunckley. Folks what is happening to and within the brain is not subtle. Screen addiction and excessive screen time is detrimental to the brain. Basically it causes the gray matter to shrink. This impacts the brain’s development, neurotransmitters, and ability to communicate internally.
What concerns me is how screen addiction impairs psychological and emotional development. The results are less resilience, more anxiety, less impulse control and diminished empathy. Most damage occurs in the frontal lobe. This area of the brain experiences large growth between puberty and the mid 20’s. This is a crucial time for personal growth. A time when our identity and values are being formed. There are deep implications to screen addiction that are not casual and deserve attention.
While the damage to gray matte sounds unsavory, it can be reversed. In the next post I will discus ways to increase gray matter and build psychological and emotional resilience.
Psychic Antacid for Screen Addiction
Screen addiction and excessive screen time overload the psyche. Large amounts of imagery and information are difficult to process. Most if not all of us have little to no way to process the death, war and violence that fill video games and nightly news accounts. I suspect the in-digestibility of this content causes us to suffer from psychic indigestion. How many times have you tried to get images or a unsavory news stories out of your mind? This was one of the motivating factors behind the creation of the Detox formula. Use it to cleanses lingering shadows which root in the psyche, repel negativity and create psychic space between you and content.
Flower Essence in the Detox Formula
Asperge Sauvage (wild aspargus), Bidens, Chaparral, Pacific Woodrush, Silverweed Cinquefoil and Ti Plant
Collectively these flower essences negate the effects of excessive screen time and screen addiction. The Detox Formula cleanses the psyche of unwanted energy, thoughts and images. It also cleanses the energy field of negativity and protecting it from outside negative influences. This formula supports clarity to combat screen addiction. Last but not least it helps us return to our core and achieve greater personal freedom.
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