Mobile phones and stress.

Symbolising the two "levels" of thinking.

Symbolising the two “levels” of thinking.

It has long been established that one of the causes of stress is not knowing what will happen next i.e. not being in control of one’s situation and an example cited was that of the job of telephone answering.

The mobile phone, if left switched on, keeps the owner in a state of constant expectation – conscious or unconscious – which is stressful whether noticeable or not. Furthermore, having got so used to it being switched on, if it ever has to be turned off the owner is in a situation of deprived expectancy – also stressful whether noticeable or not. This is a lose lose situation.


About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book.
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One Response to Mobile phones and stress.

  1. Yes, the ‘mobile phone’ is a tether – it tethers its user to the connectivity of cyber-capitalism. This has both advantages – especially in emergencies, and also HUGE potentials for psychopathologies, especially Obsessive-Compulsive behaviours and disorders.

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