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Upcoming Presentations (May-September, 2017):
Write On Vancouver! – Vancouver Public Library Reading and Book Signing – Vancouver, May 13, 2017.
BC Association of Clinical Counselors Skills for Mindful Living Series Adler University Vancouver July 18th, 2017 – Fostering Health and Happiness in the Digital Age
TogetherForCharity.se – Stockholm, Sweden. August, 2017
9th World Environmental Education Congress September 9 – 15, 2017, Vancouver: How mass globalization of screen based technologies have drastically shifted our relationship with the environment and each other.
Biofeedback Federation of Europe Invited Lecture – Dr. Mari Swingle
April 26, 2017: Universidad de Aeviro, Portugal
Addiction in the 21st Century: What Excessive Applications of i-Technology are Really Doing to our Brains
April 27, 2017: BFE Scientific Program. It’s not artifact: Valuable information found in atypical EEG readings
April 28, 2017: Universidad de Aeviro Portugal. Full Day Workshop – Biofeedback Federation of Europe. Internet Addiction: The Effects of Constant Connectivity on the Brain and Behaviour.
April 18-21, 2017: Children in Nature Conference Poster Session & Book Signing. Vancouver .
March 5th, 2017: BC Humanist Association. Technology and the Brain.
Dec 13th, 2017: Eaton Arrowsmith School UBC Health and happiness in the Digital Age.
Nov 25th, 2017: White Rock Social Justice Film Society. (Commentary on Lo & Behold, Werner Herzog’s examination of the Internet and its dramatic Transformation of society and human interaction).
Nov 17th, 2016: Banyon Books Public Lecture & Book Signing. – Health and Happiness in the Digital Age. Effects of Screen based technologies on the Brain. Vancouver, BC. Canada.
Nov 9th, 2016: Djursholm, Stockholm, Sweden. – Effects of i-Technology on the Brain and Behavior.
Sept 27th, 2016: Burnaby Public Library Public Lecture and Book Signing: http://bpl.bc.ca/events/i-mind-by-dr-mari-swingle
June 11th,2016: Fielding Graduate University, North-West Hub. Technology the Brain & Behavior: An Introduction. Leadership In An Increasingly Complex Environment – Scholar Practitioner Showcase Integration Versus Interference: A brief introduction to positive, negative and completely neutral usage of screen based technologies.
Webinar: June 8, 2016: New Mind L &L Special Speaker Series. i-Tech on the Brain: A Webinar Exploring the Effects of Method and Medium Inherent in the Use Screen Based Devices. Screens and interlinked screen based devices are everywhere, arguably now completely central to all modern life; including work and production, scholastics and research, social interaction and play. As expected, any such mass innovation brings magnificent and most welcomed change, but so too the unknown. In this Webinar, Dr. Mari Swingle, will present her research on the overt connections of excessive usage of screen based devices to depression, anxiety, ADHD, and obsessive compulsive behavior as well as the more subtle or ignored effects including systematic effects of screen based devices on our arousal templates and base neurophysiology affecting our health, intelligence, creativity, development, sexuality and socialization.
April 6th, 2016: San Francisco State University, The Institute for Holistic Health Studies, Department of Health Education San Francisco, US.
i-Tech On the Brain: Exploring the Effects of Method and Medium Inherent in the Use Screen Based Devices
Screens and interlinked screen based devices are everywhere, arguably now completely central to all modern life; including work and production, scholastics and research, social interaction and play. As expected, any such mass innovation brings magnificent and most welcomed change, but so too the unknown.
In this free lecture, Dr. Mari Swingle, will explore some of the more subtle or ignored effects of the digital age including systematic effects of screen based devices on our arousal templates and base neurophysiology affecting our health, intelligence, creativity, development, sexuality and socialization, and thus humanity itself.
“It’s not if we do or don’t use i-tech it’s ‘how’ and ‘why’ we use it”– i-Minds
February 12th, 2016: Waldorf High School, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Marijuana on the Brain: Why “Just Say NO” No Longer Applies
As many countries and districts embrace legalization, the fine print of the age effect of cannabis is being lost. In this presentation Dr. Mari takes us on a most timely exploration of the effect(s) of Marijuana on the developing brain (connectivity of grey matter, myelination, and the age effect: Adolescence & Youth VS Middle Age).
February 8th, 2016: Alpha Secondary School, Parent-Teacher Association, Burnaby, BC, Canada
i-tech & You: Health, Happiness & Development in the Digital Age: Effects of technology on children’s social, emotional and cognitive health.
Dr. Mari Swingle will take you on tour of research explaining the effects of i-technologies on children’s social, emotional and cognitive development and generalized mental and physical health. She will provide food for thought on what aspects of the digital age we should openly embrace, what components we should unequivocally reject, and those we ought to be overtly considering. Parents, guardians, students and staff welcome.
October 16th, 2015: (ISNR) International Society for Neurofeedback & Research, Denver, US.
Effects of i-Technology/Digital Media on the Brain (EEG) and Behavior: Workshop for professionals.
As consistent applications of i-tech become more and more of a societal norm, negative and excessive use is increasingly hard to differentiate from healthy or integrated usage. It is timely that clinicians become informed of methods and modalities that can aid them to determine if excessive usage of i-tech is affecting a client under their care.
October 1st, 2015: Vancouver Public Library – Readings and explorations of the science behind Dr. Mari’s new book i-Minds:
i-Minds: How Screen Life (Cell Phones, Computes, Gaming and Social Media) Are Changing Our Brains, Our Behavior and the Evolution of Our species.
Come and explore the 21st century, the millennia of i-technology; iphones, pads & pods, computers and all screen based devices. Though select readings and concepts from her new book i-Minds, Dr. Mari Swingle will give us food for thought on the influence of i-tech on children and families, friends, and lovers, work and learning, development and yes, brain function too. She will leave you thinking on what we should embrace, what we should reject, and many aspects of the digital era that are timely to debate.
September 28th, 2015: NVSC (North Vancouver School District)
iMinds: Exploring the Influence of i-Technology.
Discover what current research reveals about the impact of technology on the neurophysiology of children and youth. Dr. Mari Swingle explores research on the effects of the digital age on our children and youth. Digital media is a highly stimulating form of receiving information which has resulted in the brain being trained to want a higher level of arousal. The presentation will highlight what to look for when technology begins to interfere with social development and will explore positive steps we can all take to embrace technology.
July 16th, 2015: BFE (Biofeedback foundation of Europe) Webinar for Professionals – i-Tech on the Brain: Adults
Our world is changing and so are we. This webinar will explore some of the effects we are seeing on the brain and in behavior directly related to excessive applications of digital media otherwise known as i-tech. The webinar will present variations in the EEG, associated symptom clusters, as well as how and why individuals are drawn into excessive usage patterns in the first place. Lastly we will explore what clinicians can do to assist clients at risk, as well as those already fitting the IA or Internet Addiction profile. Click here for details
July 23rd, 2015: BFE (Biofeedback foundation of Europe) Webinar for Professionals – i-Tech on the Brain: Children
For adults over 40, problems do not stem from if they do or do not use digital technologies, but rather how and why they do or do not use them. It is arguably different for children. For those born directly into the digital world there appear to be substantial differences in cognitive, creative, and social-emotional development and related brain wave architecture associated with usage patterns. This webinar will explore the current presenting differences, some of the suspected causes, as well as some of the first concrete changes emerging on the EEG. The webinar will conclude with suggestions on how and when (and when not) to integrate the use of i-technology to ensure healthy development of children and youth. Click here for details
June 1st, 2015: The Integraal Gezondheids Centrum, Bilthoven, Netherlands
i-Minds: How Cell Phones, Computers, Gaming, and Social Media Are Changing Our Brains, Our Behaviour, and the Evolution of Our Species
A talk for parents, professionals and the general public exploring the dynamics of structured and unstructured learning; organized and unorganized play; the role of caregivers in socio-emotional development, and pathology with extra emphasis on anxiety, failed attachment, restriction and over-structure, learning disabilities, communication, sexuality as mitigated by excessive applications of i-technologies and the new online world.
May 25th, 2015: Elgin Park Secondary School, Surrey School District – Pro-D Day Workshop for Teachers.
Fostering Health and Happiness of Children and Youth in the Digital Age: i-tech Interference versus Integration
The effect(s) of excessive technology use on the brain and physiology (socio-emotional and cognitive development), and the associated educational and mental health concerns excessive or inappropriate usage present for school aged children & youth. What teachers, as first line ‘activists’, can do to assist children, youth and their parents negotiate the new i-mediated world in health and happiness.
May 7th, 2015: AAPB (Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback) Webinar:
Alterations in Electroencephalographic Patterns Associated with Excessive Usage of i-technologies (e.g., gaming, social media, texting etc.).
March 13th, 2015: Austin Texas: AAPB (Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback)
i-Tech on the Brain: An Examination of the Effects of Excessive use of Digital Media on the EEG
March 26th, 2015: Rome Italy: BFE (Biofeedback federation of Europe)
- Alpha Deregulation Patterns in Children and youth Associated with Excessive Usage of i-technologies (gaming, texting, social media etc.)
- EEG Deregulation Patterns in Adults Diagnosed with an Internet Addiction: The Evolution
- Pattern di Disregoazione delle Alpha in Bambini e Giovani Associato con l’utilizzo delle technologie informatiche (giochi, sms, social media, ecc.).