Our March 2017 after dinner speaker, Andrea Lomas, Head of Spa Operations for the Mandarin Oriental Group, delivered a fabulous and informative presentation focus on a growing need to focus on Digital Detoxing.
The topic was something close to our hearts with the growth of daily contact by email, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Text........
Andrea succinctly delivered some top tips to our members starting with asking us to switch our phones to Airplane Mode for the duration of the presentation. A very simple but hugely liberating task and not to be reserved just for those hours we spend on airplanes.....!!
Other top tips included to ensure that your bedroom is a digital free zone - no taking those phones to bed, dispense with digital alarm clocks (the blue light intereferes with the body's ability to go into rest mode), go back to using wristwatches (don't rely on your phone to tell you the time), turn off push notifications on your phone......and many more.
Andrea ended the session leading us through guided meditation - which was so wonderful that one our of our guests admitted to relaxing so much as to drift off to sleep!
At the end of the presentation, instead of the mass exodus home, many members stayed to talk further with Andrea - a sign that the topic was a much needed and very well delivered one.
As for me, my phone was left in the living room last night with WhatsApps left to be answered in the morning....!
Fiona - IPP 2016/17