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FREE Public Lecture 


Date: 30th April 2020

'Black Mirror and COVID-19: the influence of technology and social media on the experience of lockdown, and its impact on the therapeutic relationship', with Max Dalda Müller

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This insightful evening online event is open to all.

Background
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10 years ago the iPhone was first released. Today, 80% of the UK population own a smartphone and spend an average 2 and 3/4 hours a day using it, mostly on social media. This was before COVID-19 made us change our communication habits on a global scale. Smartphones and social media are changing the way we communicate with one another, as well as influencing the way we see ourselves and the world. And, at present, they have become a fundamental way of meeting some of our deepest needs: connection, communication, intimacy, compassion and empathy.

How can we as therapists respond to these massive changes? How can we use technology and social media as a therapeutic tool? What about our own relationship with technology? And how can we manage the fine balance between connection and addiction, between information and fake news?

My name is Max Dalda Müller, I am a teacher, trainer and counsellor in private practice. I have felt the presence and impact of technology in the lives of my clients and in my personal experience. Sometimes it has been a useful tool which brings people together. At other times it has been the cause of discord, arguments and conflict. At its worst, it has developed into addiction and isolation. And in the last three weeks it has become absolutely essential to our mental health and wellbeing.

I will explore these issues in my talk, focusing particularly on the current Coronavirus situation.



To sign up for our FREE Public Lectures:

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Simply email us at enquiries@ironmill.co.uk or call 01392 219200. Refreshments will be provided and CPD certificates will be available for all attendees.



To sign up for our FREE Public Lectures:

 **BOOKINGS NOW CLOSED**


Simply email us at enquiries@ironmill.co.uk or call 01392 219200. CPD certificates will be available for all attendees.
 

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