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Level 1 Digital Wellbeing Course

Start: 14 February 2024
A foundational 12 weeks course in digital wellbeing, where you learn how digital tools change our brain. Includes theory and tools to implement it.
Take your first step to certification.

Take your first step towards certification

  • 3 months online course with a break in the middle

  • Foundational theoretical and practical concepts of digital wellbeing

  • Focuses on the "Ancient brain in the digital age"

  • Highly interactive with a live instructor and peers, nothing pre-recorded

  • Two options to study: theory only or theory + coaching tools and implementation

  • 6-12 classes depending on the selected study options 1.5 hour each

  • Individual and small groups assignments and personal challenges

  • No previous experience necessary

  • Applicability for workplace, parenting and personal use

  • CE credits available (see T&Cs)

Money back guarantee: If you don't like the course/don't find it useful, we'll refund you the full amount, if you give us constructive feedback on how we can improve it within 21 days of the start.


  • Learn how human brain and nervous system work, and the reasons of the dramatic shifts they experience as a result of digital revolution

  • Understand the difference between digital addiction and poor digital habits

  • Get insights into how to improve your focus and attention in spite of digital distractions

  • Recognize how tech usage increases your internal speed, and how to get back to your natural speed

  • Learn how to recognize the signs of digital stress and prevent it in the busiest environment

  • Optional: learn the tools to help your clients and co-workers improve digital wellbeing and how to use your knowledge professionally

  • Make a first step towards becoming certified in digital wellbeing

What to expect

Option 1: Theory Only
  • Group calls every 2 weeks - includes 6 theoretical live calls x 1.5 hours each over 2.5 months

  • Reading preparation at home (2-3 hours per week)

  • Case study discussions with a small group (1-2 hours every two weeks), humans review all answers

  • Self-tests (0.5 hour every two weeks)

  • Exercises and personal challenges to implement the learning at home and foster your personal digital wellbeing (2-3 minutes per exercise)

  • Community of current students and alumni to discuss your learnings and experience

  • Total time commitment: 4-5 hours per week

  • CE Credits: This option does NOT give you continuous education credits from ICF and NBHWC

  • Option 1 investment: 1199.99 GBP

Is Option 1 for you?
  • Suitable for those who are only interested in understanding the theoretical concepts of digital wellbeing, and not acquire coaching or consulting tools to use with clients.

  • Recommended if you want to raise your own awareness of the subject.

  • Does not cover applicability of knowledge.

  • Does NOT give you the right to be called a Consciously Digital coach or consultant.

  • Does NOT give you the right to say you are Level 1 certified by Consciously Digital

  • Gives you a certificate of completion that is NOT accredited by ICF or NBHWC and states that you have completed Theoretical part of Level 1.

  • Please, note that you cannot proceed with the full certification without the coaching part, but you can take the coaching part separately later on.

Option 2: Theory & Applicability

Everything under Option 1, plus:

  • 6 extra applicability group calls x 1.5 hours each over 2.5 months, where we dive into specific coaching* tools for behavioural change.

  • Coaching practicums and case study discussions with a small group (3-4 hours every two weeks).

  • Focus on how to use tools and theory to make changes at work, families or clients.

  • Curator for your small group from the alumni of Consciously Digital, who will porvide real life feedback on your skills.

  • Total time commitment: 7-8 hours per week

  • CE Credits: Gives you 20 continuous education credits (CCEs) from ICF (incl 7 RD and 13 CC) and 18 CEs from NBHWC under Module 1 of certification

  • Option 2 investment: 1699.99 GBP

*Note: while theoretical calls are recorded, coaching group calls are mandatory to attend, if you want to receive Level 1 diploma.

Is Option 2 for you?
  • Suitable for those who want to implement digital wellbeing concepts in their work, as it covers both theory and applicability of the studied concepts.

  • Suitable for all levels of coaching experience, as your receive specific exercises depending on your level.

  • Does NOT give you the right to be called a Consciously Digital coach or consultant (this title is reserved for fully certified students who have been through the 9 months certification).

  • Does NOT give you the right to call yourself a certified  digital wellbeing coach (you have to take the whole 9 months curriculum to be certified).

  • Does NOT cover the topic of how to build a business in digital wellbeing.

  • Allows you to continue with the certification anytime the program is offered (currently offered once per year).

Theoretical Curriculum

  • Understand the human brain: the limbic system and pre-frontal cortex, and the impact of tech usage on them.

  • Explore neurohormones of happiness (it's not just dopamine!) and how they are exploited by addictive tech design.

  • Differentiate human decision-making, speed, memorization, and other cognitive processes from machines. What does it mean for you in the AI age?

  • Establish a foundational understanding of how the nervous system works and how being "always on" changes it.

  • Explore the significant cost of outsourcing your human capabilities to tech.

Call 1:
An Ancient Brain in the Modern World

  • Social media and addictive design

  • Conscious vs unconscious behaviour: what drives it

  • Difference between addiction and bad habits and why the press got it wrong

  • Willpower and decision making – which part of your brain runs the show?

  • Can you rely on your willpower to change habits?

  • Principles of behavioural change

Call 2:
Addiction or Bad Habits?

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  • Types of human attention

  • Why multitasking does not work

  • The myth of attention span

  • Relationship between attention and wellbeing

  • Why constant attention is unattainable

  • Outsourcing attention to tech: do the apps for attention etc work?

  • Key principles to restore attention

Call 3:
Erosion of Human Attention in the Digital Age

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  • The basics of polyvagal theory and its applicability to the digital age

  • The "3 zones" of your nervous system and how your devices impact them

  • The concept of human vs computer speed

  • Identifying stressors and overwhelming factors in the digital age

  • Strategies for restoring balance and finding natural human rhythm

Call 4:
Nervous System, Internal Rhythms and Tech

  • Understand how human memory is different from the computer memory

  • Relationship between memory, learning and attention

  • Four stages of learning from the neuroscience perspective

  • How technology may support or interfere with learning. Why heavy investment into tech don't improve learning outcomes

  • How to learn online effectively

Call 5:
How Humans and Computers Learn and Memorize


  • Neuroscience behind setting authentic goals

  • Why most people fail to change their digital habits - how to formulate the goal in a correct way

  • Algorithms vs. humans: who is deciding for you based on your data? The consequences of outsourcing decision making to machines

  • How digital overload affects your decision-making process - The paradox of choice in the digital age

  • How to stick to your goals in spite of digital distractions

Call 6:
Goal Setting and Decision Making in AI times

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Next Dates

Start: 14th February 2024,
finish 15th May 2024 (12 weeks)

Calls are on Wednesdays 18.30-20.00 CET
(17.30-19:00 UK time, 12.30-14.00 Eastern Time)

Consciously Digital Level 1 training is currently offered once per year.

Please, join our waitlist if you can't make it this year, or check our shorter programs meanwhile.


Online (Zoom). You must be in a quiet place and have camera on.

All sessions are recorded, however it is highly advised to join live calls, which are highly interactive and 'in the moment'.


Option 1: Theory Only. 1199.99 GBP

Option 2: ​Theory and Applicability (coaching tools): 1699.99 GBP

Payment terms: 599.99 GBP due upon the course registration, and the rest before the course starts.

Discounts: no discounts or scholarships are currently available for this course, but you can use this document to try to convince your boss to pay for you



Jaymie Meyer
Health and Wellness Coach, United States

"As a Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach and a PCC,  I’m always looking for cutting edge strategies to support clients around stress reduction and overall well-being. This course delivered everything I’d hoped for - and then some! Anastasia elegantly combines cutting edge science with coaching systems and tools which any coach - beginning or advanced - can easily employ. At a time when so many are struggling with digital overwhelm, I enthusiastically recommend this course."

*Note: since this is a brand new course, current testimonials are from students who have studied in other Consciously Digital programs

Your Instructor

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Dr. Anastasia Dedyukhina 
Dr. Anastasia Dedyukhina is a two times TEDx speaker, bestselling author of Homo Distractus and founder of Consciously Digital.
Anastasia is a global pioneer of digital wellness, and an acknowledged international expert in the area, who frequently appears in top national and international media including BBC, The Guardian, Forbes,, El Pais, and speaks at major tech events like Women of Silicon Roundabout (London) or Mobile World Congress (Barcelona).
Her clients include HSBC, DLA PIper, Lush, Colt Technologies, VistaPrint, Google,, Microsoft, Soho House and many others.

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