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The Phone Addiction Workbook

How to Identify Smartphone Dependency, Stop Compulsive Behavior and Develop a Healthy Relationship with Your Devices

Published by Ulysses Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Stop scrolling and start living! Build healthier relationships between you, your smartphone and all your devices, including tips to reduce social media obsession, notification anxiety and other unhealthy habits.

Your smartphone is a powerful device that has fundamentally changed your life—no doubt improving it in many ways. And while you don’t need to give up your smartphone completely, if your day to day is filled with endless, anxiety-inducing checking, swiping and liking, then you need this helpful, step-by-step workbook to take back control of your life.

Phone addiction is similar to gambling addiction and substance abuse. Its consequences include stress, depression, insomnia, intimacy issues and more. Written by an experienced psychotherapist, couples therapist and former telecommunications industry insider, The Phone Addiction Workbook’s program offers the blueprint for understanding addictive behavior and how it controls you. Weekly charts, practical tips and interactive activities help you stop unhealthy behavior and make lasting change.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Ulysses Press (June 4, 2019)
  • Length: 144 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781612439037

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Raves and Reviews

"Like most of us, I’ve found myself glued to the screen even more than usual the past year. Partly to stay in touch with friends and family, sure, but partly to do some very unhealthy dooms crolling. I’ve had a look at my screentime reports, and they are not pretty. If you find yourself in a similar situation and want to do something about it, The Phone Addiction Workbook is a good place to start. Full of practical tips, activities, and weekly charts, it helps change your smartphone behavior, hopefully leading to a less doom scrolling-filled life."

– Anouk Van Rossum, Turnaround Books, The Turnaround Blog

"Hilda Burke is my favorite psychological expert because she is whip-smart, an excellent writer and she has an uncanny grasp of how to dismantle our behaviors and rebuild them into new ones. Everyone needs to put down their phones and pick up this book instead."

– Catherine Gray, bestselling author of The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

“This is an entertaining, well-researched and informative read, full of practical tips and resources on how to improve your quality of life by reducing your dependence on digital devices."

– Dr. Áine Kelly, Neuroscientist Associate Professor in Physiology, Trinity College Dublin and President of Neuroscience Ireland

Hilda Burke’s book is an intelligent, clear-eyed look at how the digital world has changed communication, relationships, work and more. While acknowledging the many advantages of smartphones, she also illustrates just how fractured, unfocused and anxious they have rendered many of us, including her therapy clients whose stories of insomnia, depression and fear of the future clearly illustrate the problems. One of the best things about it is the workbook element: itemized lists for users to tot up daily usage on texts, Instagram, Facebook, even dating sites or porn. It’s not a call to crush your iPhone, but a wake-up alarm to realizing how you use it.

– Louise Chunn, founder of and editor of Planet Mindful

The Phone Addiction Workbook by Hilda Burke is a no-nonsense guide to help you face up to your smartphone use and offers advice on how to break a potential problem.

– Natasha Harding, journalist, The Sun

Great reading and depth to this workbook.

– Irene Feighan, Feelgood editor, The Irish Examiner

"This book is a game-changing read! It's practical, efficient, and actually helps you to realize how much time you spend on your phone (*and what to do about it!)."

– Goodzing's "Book of the Week" (June 26, 2019)

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