The Power of Off

The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World
Paperback Book
Paperback Book
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Over a relatively short span of time, our beneficial use of technology has grown exponentially—and so has its shadow side: technology addiction. What can you do to keep yourself from becoming a slave to your smartphone? “The first step is understanding how and why these devices push our buttons so effectively,” teaches Dr. Nancy Colier. With The Power of Off, Colier presents self-evaluation tools and mindfulness practices to help us take back control of our lives.



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Effective mindfulness practices for transforming your relationship with technology and reconnecting with your real life
Our reliance on technology is rapidly changing how each of us experiences life. We’re facing new issues and difficulties, we’re encountering new emotional triggers, and we’re relating to each other in new ways. As Dr. Nancy Colier writes, “How we spend our time, what motivates us, and what we want are all are on a radical course of transformation.” The promise of technology is that it will make our lives easier; yet to realize that promise, we cannot be passive users—we must bring awareness and mindfulness to our relationships with our devices.
“The compulsion to constantly check our devices plays on primal instincts,” teaches Colier. “Even people with strong spiritual practices or those who have never had other addiction issues now find themselves caught in the subtle trap of these miraculous tools we’ve created.” Through The Power of Off, she offers us a path for making use of the virtual world while still feeling good, having healthy relationships, and staying connected with what is genuinely meaningful in life. You’ll explore: 

  • How and why today’s devices push our buttons so effectively, and what you can do to take back control of your life
  • Tips for navigating the increasingly complex ways in which technology is affecting our relationships—with ourselves, others, and our devices themselves
  • Self-evaluation tools for bringing greater awareness to your use of technology
  • Mindfulness practices for helping you interact with your devices in more conscious ways
  • A 30-day digital detox program to kick-start a new healthier relationship with technology 

With The Power of Off, Colier sounds the call for wakefulness, reminding us that we can use technology in a way that promotes, rather than detracts from, our well-being. This book provides an essential resource for anyone wanting to create a more empowered relationship with technology in the digital age.

Format Details
Paperback Book eBook
Contents Paperback Book (256 pages) eBook (229 pages)
Dimensions 6 x 9 inches
Product Code BK04934 BK04934W
ISBN Number 978-1-62203-795-7 978-1-62203-796-4
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Nancy Colier

About Nancy Colier

Nancy Colier is a psychotherapist, interfaith minister, author, and veteran meditator. She is the author of Inviting a Monkey to Tea: Befriending Your Mind and Discovering Lasting Contentment (Hohm Press, 2012). She lives in New York City. For more, visit