GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
George Bernard Shaw
A lot of what we post on social media is automatic; for example we post to increase a streak or to increase our number of likes or followers. We allow apps to hijack our brain’s dopamine circuit, and hence our reward-motivated behaviour, and waste the short amount of time we have fulfilling the advertising needs of large corporations. By becoming aware of these motivations at the experiential level, e.g. by taking a deep breath before we post, we can take charge of what was previously automatic in us.
Recognise that social media posts are often superficial and meaningless.
Identify the specific pitfalls associated with social media posting.
Explain how the tools introduced in previous lessons can be employed to avoid these pitfalls.
Set an intention for improvement of their social media posts.
Establish a practice based on their intention along with previous tools to increase post quality.
Formulate a class-wide practice to improve social media posting.
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Con is a yoga and meditation teacher from Dublin. He has a Masters in Mindfulness Based Interventions from UCD and is a certified RYT-500 having trained with Soma Yoga Institute in Costa Rica and The Yoga Room in Dublin.