The benefits of the technologies we all use on a daily basis are clear to see. However, in a short period of time the world we all inhabit has drastically changed and we have had little time to adapt. Unfortunately unhealthy relationships with technology such as phones, computers and games can cause destructive consequences; physically and psychologically. Lives can be impaired by extensive and unregulated time online, on-screen or ‘in-game’.
In response to this, we have launched the first Technology Addiction Service – the underlying principles being to increase off-screen social activities and develop strategies to deal with online problems, especially cyber-bullying.
Our treatment approach for Technology Addiction
Our approach to treating Technology Addiction combines individual programmes with therapies that are based on current clinical evidence. The three core elements are:
- Interpersonal Therapy giving the emphasis on Interpersonal Sensitivity and how this relates to discomfort in face-to-face time with others
- Tech. Hygiene in which the meaning of your relationship to technology is explored whether a phone, a game or social media platform such as Facebook. This is supported by other therapies including CBT, Relaxation and Sleep Therapy which work on managing the energy or level of arousal that follows prolonged gaming and focuses on how to ‘Switch Off and Disconnect’.
- Life Skills and Health to look after the body and feel good within it. Prolonged periods of Technology Addiction compromise confidence in facing the demands of life in the external world but also physically where individuals may suffer poor nutrition and a lack of physical activity.
Treatment tailored to you
Treatments here at Nightingale Hospital London can be as an outpatient, day patient or inpatient. We have the expertise to approach the support and treatment we offer in a personal and flexible way to benefit you the most in your recovery.
Technology Addiction Specialists
Nightingale Hospital London has a number of Consultant Psychiatrists and Therapists that can help you through your technology addiction. It is vital you find a technology addiction specialist that you can trust and work with on your recovery. If you cannot find the information you need on specialists and treatment programmes we would welcome your call so you feel secure in the decisions you make.
Please contact us confidentially on 020 7535 7700 24 hours a day.