The Joy of Missing Out: A Digital Mindfulness Retreat
With Christina Crook and Christina Malecka
October 17 - 21, 2019
JOMO is the joy of missing out on the right things: life-taking things like toxic hustle, comparison, disconnection, and digital drain in order to make space for life-giving commitments that bring us peace, love, meaning, and joy.
You have 365 days this year. Imagine spending four of them at a world-class wilderness retreat centre surrounded by thoughtful people set on making their days count too. Imagine conversations and clarity. Imagine tools for real-life scenarios that will go to work for you immediately. You get to choose who wins this year: you or your devices.
Award-winning Author Christina Crook (JOMO) and Psychotherapist and Community Organizer Christina Malecka (Unplug. Reconnect. Restore: Digital Mindfulness Retreats) are teaming up to bring you a transformative program for four days of:
- Education: to help you understand the personal and professional costs of your digital devices
- Meditation: because mindfulness is the opposite of distraction and the key to tech/life balance
- Self-Discovery: to help you identify and articulate your personal values and sources of joy
- Empowerment: to provide you with tools and strategies to stay digitally connected on your own terms
- Rest and Recovery: to move you from surviving to thriving
It’s easy to forget that in the course of human history, smartphones, social media, and other elements of digitized culture are brand new and we are still adjusting to this ‘new normal.’ All of us need a moment to step back, take a breath, and re-centre our relationships with ourselves and other humans. This program offers people the opportunity to set their screens and distractions aside in order to tap into their sources of joy and meaning while learning how to make the shift from being controlled by technology to engaging with it on our own terms.
“Spend ten minutes with Christina and you’ll feel rejuvenated and hopeful about the future. She makes disconnecting look mainstream, doable, and like the breath of fresh air we are gasping for.” – Aimee Ippersiel, Executive Director at the Robert Bateman Centre
Christina Crook is the award-winning author of The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World and a leading voice on technology and human flourishing. Through her writing and speaking, she reveals how key shifts in our thinking can enable us to draw closer to one another, taking up the good burdens of local work and responsibilities. She challenges the Western values of power, control, and success, revealing how wonder, trust, and discipline are central to the experience of being human and the keys to our joy. Her commentary on technology and our daily lives appear regularly in the…
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As a Seattle-based psychotherapist, Christina has had a front-row seat to the emotional impact smartphones and social media have had on her clients, notably increased loneliness, anxiety, and alienation. Where weak social ties are plentiful, stronger ties grow harder to create and maintain. In 2017, inspired by the work of Sherry Turkle, Nicholas Carr, and her own transformative experience with digital fasting, Christina launched Digital Mindfulness Retreats which emphasize meditation, present-moment experience, social connection, and self-reflection. A community organizer turned Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Christina brings over 25 years of experience with change-making, group facilitation, mindfulness training, and workshop development.…
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