Digital Wellness Initiative Resources

Live Talks


Resilence: Dr Amit Sood (October 11)
Sustainable living: Alana Sandel (October)
Wellness travel: “immersion” experiences: Jen Carley (November)
Women health + pregnancy + lifestyle diseases: Anupa Naik (December)


Humane Technology: Friend or FOE: Dr Nami
Digital detox: Dr. Rekha Chaudhari
Nutritional trends and technology: Ioannis
Stress and burnout: Marcel
Nutrition Talk: COVID, vaccines, immune system and trends

June 2021: Digitial Detox Interview
An expert interview on mastering digital detox with Sandy Abrams and Dr. Rekha Chaudhari. WATCH HERE

May 2021: Humane Technology: Friend or FOE
During our virtual talk Mohammad Nami MD, PHD & Sandy Abrams, we’ll cover a whole host of topics — from the advantages and disadvantages of tech to burning topics like FOMO and FOE. We’ll unpack how technology can affect our mental, physical and social health, and discuss the neuroscience behind why we need to unplug. If you’re looking for some tips to do a digital detox and use technology mindfully, join us! WATCH HERE


Initiative Deliverables

2020 Digital Wellness Infographic
The Digital Health market is expanding at a high rate due to recent advances in technology and a paradigm shift towards remote-care and self-care.  Significant investments are being made throughout the sector, with the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic a pivotal milestone for telemedicine and AI-driven technologies.  Fundamental elements, such as universal access to timely, quality and affordable services, are being promoted throughout the world, organically creating a unified set of standards.

2018 Talking about Digital Wellness Interview
Dr. Amit Sood, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic interviewed by Jeremy McCarthy, Digital Initiative Chair and Group Director of Spa & Wellness, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. WATCH INTERVIEW HERE

2018 Wellness in the Age of the Smartphone Whitepaper
The purpose of this paper is to consider how the rise of mobile technology is impacting human wellbeing. The authors, drawing from backgrounds in medicine, hospitality, economics and technology, argue that the optimism and excitement about emerging technologies that have the potential to improve human wellness should be tempered with conservative caution that also considers the potential downsides. They look at current research on the impact of technology on sleep, obesity, mental health, relationships, safety, and productivity to raise awareness of some of the pitfalls of technological progress. They call for a greater research and policy focus on understanding the intersection between technology and wellbeing. READ WHITEPAPER HERE.

2017 Briefing Paper
The briefing paper is a snapshot of this industry sector including valuable information on latest trends, challenges and initiative accomplishments. READ PAPER HERE.


2018 Finishing Touch Digital DetoxSpa Business 
2018 Raising Digital NativesThe Psychology of Wellbeing
2018 Do Digital Detoxes Really Work?The Psychology of Wellbeing

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