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Managing Digital Overconsumption: A Conversation with Jennie Ketcham Crooks

  1. Managing Digital Overconsumption: A Conversation with Jennie Ketcham Crooks Dr. Ron Kaiser 45:00

This episode of REJUVENAGING with Dr. Ron Kaiser features Jennie Ketcham Crooks, founder of the West Coast Anxiety Clinic and author of the upcoming book “LOOK UP: The 30 Day Path to Digital Minimalism and Real Life Maximalism.” Jennie, a clinical licensed social worker and an anxiety and OCD specialist, shares her insights into the pervasive issue of digital overconsumption and its impact on our mental health and relationships.

Jennie and Dr. Ron discuss how her book guides readers through 30 days of evidence-based interventions designed to help manage and reduce out-of-control digital consumption. The conversation covers the addictive nature of digital devices, the psychological effects of constant digital engagement, and the importance of mindful usage. She emphasizes the significance of understanding the function of digital behavior and creating present-moment awareness to make more intentional choices.

Throughout the episode, Jennie offers practical advice on managing digital habits, such as documenting phone usage, implementing rules around screen time, and using mindfulness practices like “point and call” to reduce autopilot behavior. She discusses the importance of modeling healthy digital behavior for children and the benefits of reducing digital consumption for older adults to improve social connections and overall well-being.

Listeners will gain valuable insights into the impact of digital overuse on anxiety and OCD, and they will learn actionable strategies to foster healthy relationships with technology. Jennie’s compassionate and evidence-based approach provides a roadmap for anyone looking to balance their digital life with meaningful real-world connections.

Tune in to learn more about Jennie’s strategies for managing digital overconsumption, her work at the West Coast Anxiety Clinic, and her valuable insights on living a more connected, meaningful life beyond the screen.


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Ron Kaiser, Ph.D. Psychologist, Educator, Author, Podcaster

Ron Kaiser, Ph.D., is a positive health psychologist, coach, author, podcaster, educator, consultant, and speaker. He has been in practice for more than five decades, including 25 years as Director of Psychology at the world-famous Jefferson Headache Center at Thomas Jefferson University. As an innovative thought leader in the field, he has developed the concepts of THE MENTAL HEALTH GYM, GOAL-ACHIEVING PSYCHOTHERAPY (GAP), THE TYPE P PERSONALITY, and REJUVENAGING®.

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