Digital Detox Escape Packages


 

Digital detox refers to a period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic connecting devices such as smartphones and computers. It is regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world. Claimed benefits include increased mindfulness, lowered anxiety, better appreciation of one's environment and becoming more people-oriented. 

 

We often relate addiction to drugs, cigarettes, alcohol and similar items but we think less of digital devices as sources of concern. In this present age, one can be blown away and easily lost in the whirlwind of technology as new versions of devices are developed even before we recover from the previous ones. The iPad, iPod, blackberry phones, and other smart devices overwhelm us with instant connectivity everywhere and anytime. However, the problem is not the technology itself but how we use it.

We need a step away from devices and embrace life, we need to embrace the moment.


 

Digital detoxing is a growing phenomenon that serves as a reaction to the information overload coming with new media and digital connecting devices. Smartphones, laptops and tablets, combined with the increasing wireless Internet accessibility, enable technology users to constantly be connected to the digital world. Constant online connectivity may have a negative impact on the users’ experience with electronic connecting devices and result in a wish to temporarily refrain from communication technology usage.

The motivations behind digital detoxing vary. In some cases the motivation is negative emotional responses to the technology usage, such as dissatisfaction or disappointment of the technology device and its functions. In other cases, users see the technology as a distracting factor that consumes time and energy, and want to take back control over their everyday lives. Some people have moral, ethical or political reasons to refrain from technology usage, such as fear of violation of their privacy. Furthermore, a concern of developing addictive behavior in terms of tech addiction or Internet addiction disorder is one of the motivations for disconnecting for a period of time.

Other benefits may include 

  • Good mental health: There is a growing concern among scientists that indulging in these ceaseless disruptions caused by digital devices is not good for our brains in much way that excessive sugar or fat and other things we tend to crave are not good for our bodies.
  • Better human relationships: With digital detox, it is possible to maintain a better relationship. Many people have bad breakups because of a cultural shift from face-face communication and shorter attention span. Spending more time on social media platforms than interacting with people face-to-face in the physical world has a preventing effect on the development of communication and social skills.

Digital detoxing is no longer a concept but a reality as people and organizations have started adopting it in order to achieve a balance in the digital age.  

According to a recent report the majority of people would rather go without food and other daily staples than be without their mobile devices, therefore digital detoxing is not as simple as it sounds. It takes determination and support from friends, colleagues and family to perfect one.

Signs that you need a digital detox may include the following: lack of concentration, a feeling of irritation if separated from your device or when your battery is running low, looking at your phone first thing when you wake up, ignoring people while you are at your digital device, and reduced productivity resulting from overwhelming use of digital devices.



 
Feeling overwhelmed by the digital world?
Addicted to your phone?
Ready to take a digital detox..........

Take a new and exciting  

Digital Detox Overnight Package

 at Fawkes House Country Spa Retreat.

Includes overnight accommodation for 2 persons, meals and all inclusions as described below… Please note any aspect of the package can be adapted/ changed to suit individual needs prior to arrival with the relevant price change as appropriate.

Take time out from the digital world for yourself, with your partner, husband or significant other.

Enjoy some “slow time” with a range of activities to choose from; all designed to free your mind and body from the stresses of our ever increasing technology ruled existence.

Fawkes House offers tired and weary guests the opportunity for healing, down time from the digital age in stunning natural surroundings where your every need and more is anticipated and cared for.

Art materials, mindfulness colouring books, notebooks and pencils for writing, jigsaws and old fashioned board games are provided to draw the mind back to the here and now.

One to one drawing or painting tuition from a celebrated hills artist is offered guaranteed to discover the artist within and focus the mind on the detail of life we often miss in our busy digitally driven lives.

Cocooned in the natural surroundings that is Fawkes House you will both recapture the joy of the moment and embrace much that has been lost.

Pre Arrival Booking Personalization

Prior to your arrival you will receive an email with some valuable tips on how to prepare for your digital detox!

All our packages are personalized down to the smallest details, through one to one discussion with us before your arrival and we will even remove the TV and Video Player from your room on request!

 

 

Fawkes House Country Spa Retreat

 

 

Overnight Digital Detox Escape

Single Occupancy

Inclusions

Please note package includes one complimentary bottle of award winning local wine, one glass of local dessert wine with meal and organic toiletries for guest use.

Please note package includes one complimentary bottle of award winning local wine, glass of local dessert wine per person with meal and organic toiletries for guest use.

Total cost $995 for 1person for 1 night

Check in 2pm Check out midday

Early check in and late check out offered if available at no extra cost. Please ask.

Package can be adapted to suit individual needs and or preferences and price adjusted accordingly; please enquire.

 

 

 

Fawkes House Country Spa Retreat

 

 

Overnight Digital Detox Escape

Double Occupancy

Inclusions

Please note package includes one complimentary bottle of award winning local wine, glass of local dessert wine per person with meal and organic toiletries for guest use.

Total cost $1620 for 2 persons for 1 night

Check in 2pm

Check out midday

Early check in and late check out offered if available at no extra cost. Please ask.

 

Package can be adapted to suit individual needs and or preferences and price adjusted accordingly; please enquire.