Dr. Heidi Forbes Öste Wants Your Tech Tools to Work For You, Not Against You

The Healthier Tech Podcast

Nov 8 2022 • 32 mins

On today’s episode, Dr. Heidi joins us to discuss the relationship between humanity and technology. We talk about using social tech to help us connect rather than disconnect from our fellow people, ask the question, “What is technology doing to us?”, and explore the human factor in our relationship to technology. We get into responsible tech design, such as considering how people tend to use or abuse their tech, as well as the responsibility of the users themselves in developing critical thinking and mindfulness when it comes to the effects their use habits have on their well-being. Lastly, Dr. Heidi gives us the low-down on her retreat foundation in France, SCI Valhalla D’Oc, and also shares her 3 favorite hacks for improving your relationship with technology.

How Dr. Heidi helps people use social tech to connect themselves and the people within their organizations

Using social tech to connect with each other rather than disconnect

What is technology doing to us?

Taking responsibility for allowing technology to have so much power over us and recognizing the human factors involved

The effects of addictive design, and how that is still a human factor and not the technology itself

What does responsible tech design look like?

Building awareness and critical thinking when it comes to the user end of technology

Being mindful of your physiological response to technology and evaluating whether your use habits are beneficial to your well-being or not

The infancy stage of evolving technology and finding the balance between EMF exposure and getting beneficial use out of your tech

An exploration of Dr. Heidi’s foundation SCI Valhalla D’Oc, a retreat of sorts aimed at helping people to recognize the tools we can use to mitigate the power we give technology over our lives

Dr. Heidi’s 3 favorite hacks for improving your relationship with technology

In this episode you will hear:

  • Using technology as a tool for social connection
  • What is technology doing to us?
  • The human factors at play in our relationship with technology
  • Who is responsible for healthy tech use?
  • The infancy stage of our evolving technology
  • What is Valhalla D’Oc?

Dr. Heidi Forbes Öste is a Behavioral Scientist and Digital Wellbeing Advisor. She is the best-selling author of the Digital Self Mastery series and executive producer and host of the Evolving Digital Self and Global Nomad Hacks podcasts.

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Heidi Forbes Öste

Connect with Dr. Heidi:

Website: 2balanceU.com

Email: heidi@forbesoste.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/forbesoste

Twitter: twitter.com/ForbesOste

Facebook: facebook.com/forbesoste

Instagram: instagram.com/forbesoste

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