In today’s fast-paced world, finding balance and prioritising our well-being is crucial.
With the constant influx of digital information and the demands of our daily lives, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and mentally fatigued. That’s where Wow by A2D comes in, offering rejuvenation days and retreats that allow you to disconnect from the digital realm and focus on your overall well-being, guided by the expertise of Peter van den Nieuwenhuijzen, a specialist in chiropractic care and holistic well-being.
What is a Digital Detox?
Digital detox refers to a period of time when a person takes a break from using electronic devices, such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, and social media platforms.
They offer a structured and guided way to disconnect from constant notifications and the pressure to be always available, leading to reduced stress levels.
Why Digital Detox?
Increased technology use has spurred a surge of research examining its effects on individuals and organisations:
A study conducted in Sweden found that heavy technology use among adults was linked to sleep disturbances, depressive symptoms, and heightened stress levels. But perhaps more disturbing was that this concern was not just confined to adults; children using digital devices at bedtime experience significantly poorer and shorter sleep, with night-time tech use also linked to increased body mass index. Checking social media while in bed or just before sleep contributes to anxiety, insomnia, and reduced sleep duration.
Further studies showed that excessive daily technology use poses mental health risks among adolescents, with increased digital engagement correlated to ADHD symptoms, conduct disorder, and impaired self-regulation. Cutting-edge experimental research revealed that limiting social media use can lessen symptoms of depression and loneliness.
These individual impacts also reverberate within organisations. A study in the Applied Research in Quality of Life journal found technology use to be a determinant in an individual’s work-life balance. The use of internet and mobile technologies influenced overall job satisfaction, stress levels, and feelings of overwork, suggesting that strategic digital detoxes could serve as a pathway towards healthier, more productive organisational cultures.
By investing in the holistic health of their workforce, companies can experience higher productivity, reduced absenteeism, and improved employee retention. Other benefits to employees include improving sleep quality, and decreasing mental stimulation from technology , resulting in increased focus and productivity. Personal relationships are also enhanced as individuals can pay more attention to in-person interactions.
Private Rejuvenation Retreats
Rejuvenation days and retreats are tailored for private individuals and their families who are seeking a transformative escape away from social media and their screens. These experiences offer a range of benefits, including increased vitality, improved mental clarity, reduced stress levels, and enhanced overall well-being.
During these retreats, participants have the opportunity to immerse themselves in personalised wellness sessions and therapeutic treatments. From revitalising chiropractic sessions, health coaching and breathwork, individuals are equipped with valuable tools to navigate their daily lives with renewed energy and balance, and to create a more structured approach to their digital life.
Corporate Digital Detoxes Retreats
Corporate Digital Detox Retreats offer employees a much-needed opportunity to unplug, rejuvenate, and reconnect with themselves and their colleagues. They provide participants with access to a team of renowned experts in the fields of medicine, yoga, meditation, therapy, and other holistic practices. These experts have been carefully selected for their expertise in helping individuals find balance, restore their energy, and cultivate a healthy mindset. They will guide participants through a series of workshops, classes, and one-on-one sessions, tailored to meet each individual’s needs.
Our team of medical professionals also conduct thorough personal health assessments, identifying areas that require attention and recommending personalised strategies for optimal well-being.
Your Wow Expert: Peter van den Nieuwenhuijzen
Peter van den Nieuwenhuijzen is a Doctor of Chiropractic Care with a diverse background and expertise, including extensive physiotherapy and Chinese medicine.
With nearly 30 years of experience in private Chiropractic practice, as well as Health, Wellbeing and Sports Coaching, his patients have included amateur and professional athletes such as Premier League football players and professional cyclists , professional horseback riders, rugby, tennis and golf players, the Olympic field hockey player Elliot van Strydonck as well as other former Olympic athletes (swiming and judo).
Peter’s passion for life sciences and improving health and well-being on multiple levels is evident in his holistic approach: from chiropractic sessions to coaching, and his focus on water technologies, bioresonance/frequency medicine, and breathing techniques, Peter offers a variety of tools to support people on their journey toward optimal well-being.
He has hosted personal development and well-being retreats for corporate organisations in Belgium, France and Spain and private families in Belgium, France and Switzerland.
How Do They Work?
Wow Retreats span a minimum of two days, allowing individuals to fully immerse themselves in the transformative experience. We offer the flexibility of bringing the rejuvenation and digital detox experience directly to your home, office, or chosen destination. Whether it’s transforming your backyard into a mini-retreat or creating a wellness space within your company premises, we can tailor the experience to meet your unique needs.
For those seeking exclusive locations, we have access to stunning properties such as Cap Rocat in Mallorca and Amazoe in Greece.
Cap Rocat, Mallorca
Almost invisible from land and sea, this former fortress is a temple of serenity, and known for its private setting, wellness facilities, and breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea. Choose between a suites dug out of the rock with private terraces and plunge pools or converted cannon rooms, for modern elegance combined with historical charm. The hotel offers an underground candellight spa and world-class dining experiences, with gourmet cuisine prepared with locally sourced ingredients, accompanied by an extensive selection of fine wines.
Amanzoe offers a relaxing and inspiring experience with stylish suites and villas offering complete privacy and tranquility. The resort’s vibe of relaxed sophistication combined with its all-inclusive dining and the cuisine from the El Bulli-trained chef make it a perfect place to unwind and enjoy a digital detox.
Amanzoe is set on a hilltop close to the town of Porto Heli on the east coast of the Peloponnese, surrounded by olive grows and sea views. The resort showcases breathtaking 360- degree views, and it is meticulously designed with a modern interpretation of classic Greek architecture in mind.
Prioritise your well-being and embark on a transformative journey toward improved health and balance.
Connect with Peter van den Nieuwenhuijzen and our network of Wow practitioners to explore the rejuvenation and digital detox options available. Whether you choose a private retreat or a corporate experience, we are dedicated to guiding you toward a healthier, more balanced life. Take the first step today and discover the art of digital detox and rejuvenation.