I really should take a break from social media, but...
I really should take a break from social media, but...
What could life be like without a constant feeling like you need to do a 'quick check'? What if you actually took some time out to check in with your mood, creativity and how your business is impacted by social media? A few tweaks could actually change your life?
Set your own goals, based on your own values and how you want to live this one precious life. Maybe you want to quit? Maybe you're just testing the waters? I'll teach you what I've discovered - both from my own experience of an 8 week social media detox, and my 12+ years as a Psychologist and you can make your own mind up.
Ready for your life to change?
Maybe you've noticed...
subtle (or not so subtle!) impacts from social media
Wanting to reduce or quit social media, but insist your business can't do without it? (That was me for 3 years!)
You pick up your phone for a quick check every time you feel bored, annoyed, worried,
Feeling patronised or lectured by the current "social media is bad" rhetoric
You know you're on it "too much" but you're not sure how to manage your social media use?
but guess what...
It was even a huge part of what I taught other healthcare professionals was important in my business mentoring. And yet, this nagging feeling of "what am I actually doing here?", and "do I actually need this as part of a life worth living?" kept calling.
i decided the kindest, most freeing, most rebellious thing i could do would be to stop using social media
A course for people who know they need a break or to change their relationship with social media, but want to review the information and make their own decisions.
We'll do a mental health check in and get a baseline. We'll look at what you love/hate about social media and the reasons behind why you were prompted to detox. I'll give you a non judgey guide to some of that research you've probably been avoiding!
We set some goals that are specific to YOU and your needs. That are measurable, achievable and overall guided by self-compassion. We work out the 'rules' of the detox (according to you) & identify anything that could sabotage your progress.
Reflect on what you've learned about yourself, your mood, your relationships and your business. What worked/didn't work for you during the detox and what changes you want to make going forwards.
What is life and business like without social media? We test your assumptions, manage setbacks & challenges and check in with how you're feeling, how you are spending your time and what you're noticing.
LET'S BREAK it DOWN
Learn to notice the difference between numbing & relaxation
How does this sound?
Question everything you've heard about social media & business
Create a a life filled with activities & hobbies you actually LOVE
Learn what it is you're actually needing when you reach for a 'quick check'
Have tools to cope with stress & frustration that are long-term & life changing
Get your pre-work done - setting an intention, thinking about dates to start & telling people
Watch the videos, read your daily support email & keep going!
My monthly live Q&A if you need more support.
I've worked with humans for 12+ years. I've convinced people to face phobias, quit heroin, stop drinking, reduce self-harm, and stop committing crimes. Whatever negative behaviours you're trying tor reduce or stop, one thing I KNOW is that people don't make changes by being told to "just quit" or being talked down to. If you want to quit or reduce social media, it will work if it's on your own terms :)
Willpower isn't enough. It doesn't mean you're not strong & capable, just that you'll need support & a plan in order to make a change stick
You're in the right place.
“I'm so glad I spent all that time on Instagram.”
I’m Dr Erin Bowe.
Clinical Psychologist, Author, Business Mentor, Course Creator, Educator, Supervisor, Podcaster, Mum (to tiny humans, dogs & chicken divas). Slight Overachiever. brought good chocolate...
Challenging the status quo
When I started my own business everyone told me I 'had to' have social media, so I signed up with zero measurable outcomes as to what I was doing there. I took training in social media strategy and did all the things you're supposed to do. I still hated how much time it took. My nervous system was always firing from daily birth trauma stories in my DMs, and it was taking it's toll. I decided the most rebellious, freeing thing I could do for my business was to test this idea that I 'needed' social media. Was it scary? A little, but the impact on my wellbeing, relationships & even my income has been too good to ignore.
it wasn't always so zen in my world...
To know the road ahead, ask those coming back right? I put myself through an 8 week social media detox to see what would happen. At times it was hard, I made mistakes and doubted what I was doing. And, yet, the insights I learned about myself, my mood, my personality and my business was life changing.
I put all of the skills mentioned in my book, Motherhood, Mental Health & Social Media, into a practical, easy to digest course.
In another lifetime I was a self-harm researcher. I also worked with Melbourne's homeless in a private practice attached to a methadone clinic. I can tell you that absolutely no one quits engaging in self-harm or stops using heroin just because you tell them it's "bad" for them. You need replacement strategies, choices that fit your values and personality, and above all a load of self-compassion and kindness.
Detoxing from or quitting social media isn't that different! It uses the same theories and behavioural principles. All humans want to avoid feeling negative emotions. Using social media is just another way to meet that need.
This course gives you a step by step guide
By taking the time to do the thing you're forever saying you're going to do, you'll actually start to see changes. In your mood, your work, and what you consider to be true fun and joy in this one short life.
Testing the theory that you need social media
Check in with how your mood is with & without socials
Challenge yourself to ask the question "Am I actually having any fun?"
Revisit hobbies, quality leisure and creative projects instead of scrolling
Create something that you OWN instead of making content for dudes in Silicon Valley...
Learn to replace a 'quick scroll' with a toolkit of other strategies to help with numbing, boredom & stress
Yes of course you can! Once you pause social media, a world of time opens up!
Frequently Asked Questions
Maybe, but the research shows willpower isn't enough to reduce or quit a behaviour. You'll do better with guided plan and support
All lessons are will pre-recorded instead of a live round so that you don't have to worry. You will have access to the course for AT LEAST 12 months.
That's expected. There's strategies in place for how to help you get back on track.
You set your own goals and make your own decisions, I'm just here to guide you.
People will learn to call or email you, or they won't. It's part of the process of deciding what & who is important!
Probably not as much as you think. Since you're setting your own goals & looking at your own conversion stats, let's test it before you panic.
Both are useful :) The course specifically focuses on the detoxing/quitting part by putting tools from the book into practice