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Flow Psychology: Exploring Meditation, Creativity and Flow States

  • GEOS Vancouver 322 Water Street Vancouver, BC Canada (map)

Learn the psychology of optimal experience and how to use it to consistently feel and perform your best.

Psychologists describe flow as the mental state in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, with full involvement in and enjoyment of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does. Flow is also often referred to as “ being in the Zone.”

In this 2-hour workshop, you will learn how to use flow psychology to consistently feel and perform at your best. When you train your mind to focus entirely on one task at a time rather than productivity-killing multitasking you will find yourself accomplishing more things. And faster!

This workshop will cover the following 4 pillars of applying flow psychology in your life and work:

1. Meditation: Learn about the two most important forms of meditation for developing your focus and creativity:  single-pointed focus and open awareness meditation.

2.  Habit Formation: Harness the power of keystone habits and the optimal science-based process for forming a new habit. Learn why too many people don't stick with other meditation practices and how you can avoid that pitfall and form a daily meditation habit that sticks.

3. Flow Triggers:  Understand the 4 kinds of flow triggers that you can add to your daily work or training routine to capture your full attention in the present moment and stay in this state of focused attention even when you’re doing difficult tasks and stretching beyond your comfort zone.

4. The Creative Process: Learn how anxiety, procrastination and your inner critic hijack your creative process and how to overcome them so you can develop a higher level of autonomy, mastery and purpose in your work.

We will also explore the connections between meditation, creativity and flow states and how increasing alpha, gamma and theta brainwave activity in your brain can heighten your awareness, increase insight and improve your lateral thinking abilities.

This workshop offers an opportunity to achieve a more creative "stream of consciousness" in your work and more focus so you can learn faster and retain more. Seize the opportunity and discover a new dimension to your life and work.

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About The Instructor:

My name is Kyle Pearce. For the last 10 years, I have been a digital media specialist focusing on online education. For the last 6 years, I have been building my self-education company DIY Genius and teaching online courses in meditation, flow psychology and brand storytelling.

I am passionate about flow psychology because it has enabled me to overcome my struggles as a young man with anxiety and depression. Finding my focus and applying flow triggers in my workflow has helped me build successful online businesses while traveling the world studying the philosophy of education and exploring the world's religions.

I also run ecological leadership events that combine ecology, flow psychology and meditation called Spirit Quest Adventures.

Quotes From Flow Psychology Pioneers:

“Control of consciousness determines the quality of life.”

― Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Contrary to what we usually believe, moments like these, the best moments in our lives, are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times—although such experiences can also be enjoyable, if we have worked hard to attain them. The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile. Optimal experience is thus something that we make happen. For a child, it could be placing with trembling fingers the last block on a tower she has built, higher than any she has built so far; for a swimmer, it could be trying to beat his own record; for a violinist, mastering an intricate musical passage. For each person there are thousands of opportunities, challenges to expand ourselves.”

― Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

“If we are hunting the highest version of ourselves, then we need to turn work into play and not the other way around. Unless we invert this equation, much of our capacity for intrinsic motivation starts to shut down. We lose touch with our passion and become less than what we could be and that feeling never really goes away.” 

― Stephen Kotler

If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life. One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.

― Abraham Maslow

“The faculty of voluntarily bringing back a wandering attention, over and over again, is the very root of judgment, character, and will. No one is compos sui [master of himself] if he have it not. An education which should improve this faculty would be the education par excellence.”

― William James