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”My social-media addiction has cost me a year of uni “

Our award-winning coach, Kim Morgan, gives advice to a woman who is constantly distracted by her need to be connected online

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”I feel like a failure; I don’t know how to curb my digital obsession”

Session one

Naomi* had recently failed her second year at university. It had been a shock to everyone, as she was smart and conscientious. Naomi told me that she was now retaking the second year with people younger than her, while her friends had all started their final year together. ‘I feel like such a failure and I’m so ashamed’, she told me, as she burst into tears.

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