How do you prepare for the future?
Welcome to our May Newsletter.
This month, due to my work travels, our newsletter is a little bit later. Please, accept my apologies for that. I was supporting the AI with Trust Conference in Geneva and re-connecting with my tech and coaching friends and clients – which, after five years of therapeutic studies, feels like a perfect arrival to a balanced work.
Globally, we are spending this month reflecting on our humanity – it is the second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, and even though many of us think about the oppressive and liberation practices daily, I think it is important to reflect on what those lost lives mean to all of us:
Here, in the UK, May was a month of mental health awareness celebrations. This year we were exploring the impact of loneliness on our wellbeing. You can catch up with the insights on Twitter under the event hashtag here.
To combine both areas of my work, I was recently testing Elomia, the newest version of an AI therapist. She is not the first one of a kind, and I still found myself annoyed in 30 minutes and very worried about the ethics of those solutions. There is so much need for AI therapy support that it would be fantastic to have a good solution, but for now, I would recommend finding an excellent local human therapist.
Finally, major social media platforms are also moving towards AI-based solutions. Facebook announced moving entirely away from their algorithm to AI. As for humanity, Twitter made us think about the ownership of our data and what could happen if it all falls into one private individual’s hands.
The digital wellbeing world is shifting, and as we move forward, we need to learn to make informed and balanced choices about our automated and more humane, collective future.
Stay well this month! I wish you a soft May and June!
My favourite topic this month
This month I am reading about narrative therapy and acts of resistance:
If you have any links on the topic, do let me know!
I usually post specific resources in this section; however, today, I would like to share my sources of various tools for therapists:
I hope the above resources are helpful.