Psychotherapist Colleen King Ney will join us on Saturday July 14th at 10:30am for a talk about the effects that the fast pace work culture and the relationship to tech have on our identity and sense of well being.
“Work Culture and Tech: Connecting to a World of Possibilities but Disconnecting from our Own Inner Home” will focus on how advances in technology have created a strong pull towards accommodating to the external and a difficulty in our ability to reflect, trust ourselves and set limits.
Drawing from her own clinical practice in Silicon Valley, as well as recent writings acknowledging the addictive nature of tech, Colleen will talk about the increasing complaints about unmanageability, insecurity and often disconnection among professionals in the Valley and everywhere. To pause, reflect and question is “key”, says Colleen, who sees practice as a way to find and trust our own inner home.
Colleen has been a psychotherapist in private practice in Palo Alto for over twenty years. She is also an associate with the Addictions Institute in Menlo Park and a consultor for Concern EAP, working onsite as a therapist at Google in Mountain View. She started her Zen practice at Kannon Do on a Wednesday evening in August of 2012.