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JOMO and Digital Mindfulness Retreats™️ announce collaboration for new events
First JOMO + Digital Mindfulness Retreat set for August 10 in Vancouver
Two popular digital wellness experts are combining forces to help others break free from the digital albatross of screens and in the process, find a joy-centered life.
Filling the gap that popular digital detox camp, Camp Grounded, left in the market, JOMO founder and authorChristina Crook and Digital Mindfulness Retreats™️ founder Christina Malecka, both members of the newly formed Digital Wellness Collective, have formed a strategic collaboration to bring digital wellness retreats to bleary-eyed, busy people who crave inspired living more than push notifications and pixels.
Crook and Malecka are bringing their respective brands together to create JOMO + Digital Mindfulness Retreats, a series of events designed to help digitally weary attendees learn to have a healthier relationship with technology, nurture themselves through deep meditation, break free from compulsive digital use, and set intentions to prioritize joy and satisfaction.
“When I read Christina Crook’s book The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance In A Wired World, I underlined almost every word, saying aloud to myself, ‘Yes! Yes! Yes!’” Malecka said. At that point, I was pretty sure that Christina was my Digital Mindfulness soul mate. Her passion for supporting people to be more present in their lives and relationships inspired me to write her a letter (snail mail, naturally) proposing we work together, and the rest is history."
“Unplugging from technology is an opportunity for individuals to rest, restore, and reconnect to themselves and the natural world,” Crook said. "I couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with Digital Mindfulness Retreats to offer ongoing opportunities for individuals, couples and teams to experience the joy of missing out.”
While smart devices promise to make our lives easier, their time-saving solutions come at a cost: our attention. Through this new retreat, Crook and Malecka will help attendees learn to reclaim time and attention so they can thrive in a wired world.
"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,’” Malecka said. "All of us need a moment to step back, take a breath and re-center our relationships with ourselves and other humans. JOMO + Digital Mindfulness Retreats offer 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 their own terms.”
Cost for the August 10 retreat is $199 before if registered before July 1 and $249 after.
In addition to the inaugural JOMO + Digital Mindfulness Retreats collaboration in Vancouver, the new partners will also host a four-day retreat at Cortes Island from October 17-20, and a seven-day retreat in Mexico from March 28-April 4, 2020.
For more information on the event, visit digitalminfdulnessretreats.com.
Meet the JOMO + Digital Mindfulness Retreats™️ Team
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. She loves creating nurturing experiences for individuals and teams.
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 media including the New York Times, Psychology Today, Women's Health, NPR, CBC, Time of India and Glamor Brasil. Most importantly, she is wife to Michael and mother to Madeleine, Thomas, and Caleb. They live in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood where they once shared their run amuck home with another family of five. That's a whole story on its own.