HELENA, Mont., Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A nonprofit leader in educational programs last week launched a major digital health initiative targeting technology burnout in the workplace. The Feathered Pipe Foundation's crowd funding initiative seeds the development and launch of practical, mindfulness-based remedies for workplace burnout by equipping the overly plugged in with skills and tools for a healthier connection to technology.
The Mindful Unplug campaign applies thousands of years of wisdom to today's digitally saturated world. The initiative by the 40-year old Foundation – best known for bringing householder yoga to the West at its inception in the mid-1970s – cultivates the conscious use of technology and devices that are ubiquitous in everyday life.
"We're about helping people step into the world of noise and technology after a mindful pause fully equipped with a practical toolkit to serve them when they're back in their busy jobs and lives," said J.V. Bennett, the Foundation's Executive Director. "That's what The Mindful Unplug campaign is all about – expanding programs and outreach to help businesses and individuals looking for solutions to technology over-saturation. Digital health is vital not only for cultivating physical health and emotional intelligence, but for neutralizing workplace burnout and creating healthier, saner workplaces."
"It's one thing to digitally detox," added Bennett. "A beach vacation can accomplish that. This is about a genuine reboot to a healthier relationship with technology."
ABOUT FEATHERED PIPE
The Feathered Pipe Foundation, established in 1976, hosts educational retreats each summer at the Feathered Pipe Ranch outside of Helena, Montana and runs international travel programs year-round. An educational nonprofit devoted to service, it has successfully created and nourished projects empowering those with the seed of an idea that has the potential to change lives - from incubating the Tibetan Children's Education Foundation and the Veterans Yoga Project to financially supporting local and global humanitarian and sustainability initiatives. The 110-acre Feathered Pipe Ranch is one of the oldest centers for conscious living and yoga retreats in North America.
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SOURCE The Feathered Pipe Foundation