Certification Programs

The Digital Wellness Institute Certification Program is designed to equip leaders, educators, and health promotion practitioners with research-based tools and strategies to embody and teach Digital Wellness.

Option 1

Live 
Certification 

Our Live Certification Program is perfect for those looking for community and instructor interaction over the course of 10 weeks. 

Option 2

On-Demand Certification 

Our On-Demand Certification Program is perfect for those looking to go at their own pace. You can move as quickly or slowly as you'd like over the course of 15 weeks. 


The Situation

You’re working from home, your desk is covered in papers, your boss is asking for another report, your phone is letting you know your neighbor just got a puppy, and your friend is asking about plans for later that evening. Does this sound like you? We get it, most people identify with some variation of the above.

The Goal

Now, think about a world where digital overwhelm subsides, you have uninterrupted work time, you spend quality time with your friends and family, you’re not being bombarded with notifications and you actually feel in control of your technology and your life. 

The Plan

That’s where we step in! Here at the Digital Wellness Institute, we are teaching and empowering you and your teams how to optimize your relationships with technology. 

What to expect

Both the Live + On-Demand Programs provide you with...

Quizzes + Final Exam

Built-in checkpoints for recall and retention

Assignments

Thought-provoking exercises designed to help you embody program content

Project with a Purpose

A final project to move you from the classroom to real world applications


Reflections

Prompts to foster introspection and awareness

Course Objectives

Knowledge

Understand key terminology of digital wellness and the attention economy
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Identify the warning signs of technology addiction, dependency and distress
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Understand current technology trends and their impact on human behavior
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Discuss the design and regulation of technology for digital wellness

Embodiment

Speak authoritatively about the core components of Digital Flourishing
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Model the prevention of and recovery from digital burnout and sensory overload
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Discover practices to explore and improve your relationship with technology

Empowerment

Coach colleagues and clients on effective digital boundaries and intentional technology practices
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Assess and track digital wellness over time using research-based methodologies
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Utilize technology as an ally to optimize wellbeing in the digital 

Who is the certification for?

Team Leaders

Non-profit
Start-up
Corporate
Government

Mental Health Practitioners

Psychologists
Psychiatrists
Social Workers
Life Coaches

Health 
 Providers

Doctors + Nurses
Physical Therapists
Holistic Health
Educators

Educators

K-12 Teachers
Graduate Professors 
Speakers 
Influencers 

Curious Explorer

Individuals Seeking:
Knowledge
Growth
Tech Health 
Digital Flourishing®

Program
Breakdown

Week 1

Flourishing in the Digital Era

  • Introduction to the Digital Wellness course & teachers
  • How to access the course materials and platforms
  • Assessing your own digital wellness
  • Access to your digital wellness E-book

Week 2

Productivity

  • Dive into what the Attention Economy is
  • Address how to manage distractions
  • Evaluate the problems & opportunities that come with multitasking
  • Discuss why technology can be addicting (The Hook Model)

Week 3

Environment

  • Dive into digital minimalism
  • Learn how to set digital boundaries at home
  • Practice the art of digital feng shui
  • Understand the impact of mindful tech design

Week 4

Communication

  • Evaluate digital culture within your workspace
  • Learn to recognize and manage Zoom Fatigue
  • Implement best practices when it comes to telecommunication

Week 5

Relationships

  • Create social capital online and offline
  • Understand the power of presence
  • Make use of online social support
  • Develop Media Bubbles & Friendships

Week 6

Mental Health

  • Evaluate the impacts of stress and how it develops
  • Learn about dichotomy of Gaming addiction and friendship building
  • Understand the impact of social media 
  • How to create mindfulness while living in a digital world

Week 7

Physical Health

  • How habits form and how to break them
  • Importance of Ergonomics and posture
  • Practice Self-care strategies for physical health
  • Discuss the unseen world of Electromagnetic Fields

Week 8

Quantified Self

  • Introduction to the quantified self
  • How to use data for insight
  • Optimizing connected health

Week 9

Digital Citizenship

  • How to optimize your online privacy
  • Discuss Gen Z's perspective on the problems and opportunities of tech
  • Understanding Digital activism & cancel culture
  • How to create a safe space for Diversity & Ethics

Week 10

Flourishing in the Digital Era

  • Creating a mindful workshop design
  • How to interpret academic research  
  • Putting all of your knowledge together!

Learners

Assignments

Hours of content

Videos

Choose your digital wellness path

Live 10 Week
Certification Program

$1699
Our Live Certification Program is perfect for those looking for community and instructor interaction over the course of 10 weeks. 


  • Digital Wellness Educator Certificate + Title 
  • 30 hours of video-based instruction
  • Live instructor-led zoom calls
  • Access to an interactive discussion forum
  • Networking with fellow students
  • Downloadable workbook
  • Access to an alumni folder of resources
  • 5+ hours of bonus content

On-Demand 15 Week
Certification Program

$1499
Our On-Demand Certification Program is perfect for those looking to go at their own pace. You can move as quickly or slowly as you'd like over the course of 15 weeks. 

  • Digital Wellness Educator Certificate + Title 
  • 30 hours of video-based instruction
  • Downloadable workbook
  • Access to an alumni folder of resources
  • Self- paced learning over 15 weeks

What our learners are saying...

DWI offers an amazing program! Essentially, their collaborations bring in world-class instructors to engage the larger conversation of Digital Wellness, as well as provide tools for attaining that elusive balance. The Educator program promotes and expands thought leadership by teaching research-driven content to shed light on the interplay of the technological balance of self, wellness, professional performance, and community. From students, to professionals and leadership circles, DWI is a fantastic resource!
- Nicole C.
DWI taught me to unplug and recharge. Being mindful and intentional about my online activity and screen time has helped me be way more productive! Thank you all for your work.DWI taught me to unplug and recharge. Being mindful and intentional about my online activity and screen time has helped me be way more productive! Thank you all for your work.
- Keith Y.
Nina and her team are amazing, highly recommend for any of your digital wellness needs!
- Gene C.
Fantastic resource for practicing a more mindful and empowering relationship with technology. Highly recommend!
- Auburn M.
Great program, amazing instructors, insightful content and a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from different fields. So many lessons learned to foster a healthy relationship with technology. Fully recommended.
- Carolina B.
I burned out due to digital overload after the Pulitzer Prize-winning Panama Papers investigation, where I played a key role as head of the data team. In today's digital world it's a must to learn how to have a healthier relationship with technology.
- Mar C.

FAQs

How long is each course and what is the weekly time commitment?

The Live Certification Program runs for 10 weeks.

The On-Demand Certification Program is self paced over the course of 15 weeks.

Generally speaking, you can expect to set aside three hours of work per week for each program. 

How often are the courses updated?

As our digital world evolves, the program evolves with it. The certificate is continuously updated to feature the most recent digital wellness research. Our international community of teachers and alumni also allow us to constantly integrate breaking news and innovative material into our curriculum. 

Is this an accredited program?

We are proud to co-sponsor with R. Cassidy Seminars on CE for this certification offering up to 30 continuing education credits for a variety of professionals.

We offer course approvals for Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Creative Arts Therapists, Chemical Dependency Counselors and RNs. The credits are an additional $40.

Please note that we will not be able to offer CE for MA MFTs, MA LMHCs, MN MFTs (although these first three can be self-submitted. See licensing board for that option.), and NJ SWs (which cannot be self-submitted).

Should you have CE questions, please contact R. Cassidy Seminars at 866-992-9399.

Will I have direct access to the teachers featured throughout the course?

To respect our teacher’s time and privacy, we do not make introductions. Should you have a pressing question, we'd be happy to reach out on your behalf but to avoid free consulting we keep interactions limited. Should you like to reach out to them through their websites, you're welcome to do so. 

How long will I have access to the course?

LIVE PROGRAM
Program content will be released on a week-by-week basis. You will have access to the program content for 10 weeks after your program ends. While you will no longer be able to access the program after this time, you will receive access to a robust alumni folder full of resources upon completion of your certificate.  

ON-DEMAND PROGRAM 
Due to the self-paced nature and extended timeline from the 10-week Live program, there will be a hard cutoff at the 15 week mark to all program materials. While you will no longer be able to access the program after this time, you will receive access to a robust alumni folder full of resources upon completion of your certificate.  

How does community + teacher interaction differ between the two programs?

LIVE PROGRAM
The Live Certification Program provides community interaction and real time engagement over the course of 10 weeks. You'll be given the opportunity to network with fellow learners and participate in group discussions with peers and instructors alike. 

ON-DEMAND PROGRAM
The On-Demand Program provides you with the freedom to self-pace the course. As a result, you'll be on a solo journey to Digital Wellness! That said, if you have specific questions about the content, you can reach out to ta@digitalwellnessinstitute.com and we will try to respond within 2-3 days. 

Why are the lessons called "weeks" when I'm enrolled in On-Demand?

We use the term "weeks" to help guide you through the content and to make sure you're staying on track to complete the course on time. Keep in mind you can go at your own pace within the 15 week timeframe! 

What happens if I can't complete the program on time?

While we have full faith you'll be able to complete the program within the allotted time, we have a few options to accommodate you based on the program you've chosen.

LIVE PROGRAM
If you are enrolled into our Live Program and would like to move to a later cohort, there will be a fee of $199 USD. As space is limited in each live program, learners will be permitted to move to a later cohort a maximum of two times. 

If you enroll into the Live Program and feel as though the On-Demand Program would be better suited for you, we would be happy to move you to the On-Demand version. Please note that no refunds will be made to accommodate the price difference. 

ON-DEMAND PROGRAM
If you are enrolled into the On-Demand Program and are unable to complete within the 15 week mark, you will be able to re-enroll into the course at a 50% discount; resetting the 15 week timeline. 

Do you offer refunds?

We are so confident that you will love the content in our programs we are not offering refunds at this time. 

Other questions?

Please email info@digitalwellnessinstitute.com. Please allow us 3-5 days to respond to your inquiry. 

Become Digital Wellness Certified Now!

We are so excited to have you join us on the journey to collective Digital Wellness. Change begins with one person at a time and we thrilled to have you join us as a pioneer in the Digital Wellness space!