An exploration of our digital behaviors, the root of compulsivity, the modern ego, and the pros/cons of our digitally connected world.
Launching Winter 2023
Lex Irias (she/her/ella)
Third-year graduate student at MSU's Clinical Behavioral Health and Addiction Counseling.
15 years working in digital marketing and brand strategy.
A product of her environment; a digital native, having and embracing technology from a young age, and going through the modern human's behavioral patterns with a curious mind; exploring the root causes for compulsive behaviors, the underlying needs and desires, and the sensation of dopamine.
An ongoing study of behavioral design, and trauma-informed user experience (UX) design.
Passionate about holistic health and wellness.
200-hour yoga teacher training, 40-hour trauma sensitive yoga teacher training
My theoretical orientation is eclectic and inspired by the following: contemplative psychology, CBT, Existentialism, Erik Erikson's Stages of Development, Somatic therapy, and Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith
Let's Strive to Redefine the Standard of Excellence
Tools to navigate discomfort. Recognizing values as time.
Understand why we feel hooked. Regain your ability to focus.
Increased capacity to nurture connections.
Digital devices are meant to serve as tools. They have become our daily companions.
In 2012, there was a dramatic shift in behavior as more than 50% of Americans reported owning cell phones. Coincidently, rates of depression and suicide among young adults have skyrocketed since then.
The digital world has taken control of all of our lives. Tech companies are building with persuasive psychology in mind while profiting from our attention and cognitive decline.
We are living in an attention economy, and it's becoming a scarce commodity.
It's time to take control of our livelihood.