Deep Dive into Flow: Live a more engaging life
Online course in 8 science-based modules
Do you ever feel like a bit too much of routine is taking over in your life?
Has it been too long since you felt the spark and the sheer joy of doing something you love?
Would you like to experience a bit more excitement, joy, or perhaps more flow?
If answers are yes, join us at Deep Dive into Flow: Live more engaging life with science-based tools course and bring new levels of engagement into your life!
What is flow - and why want more of it?
Flow is the state of “an optimal experience” – the mental state of operation in which a person is fully immersed in an activity, unaware of the passing of time due to being immersed in a feeling of focus, involvement, and success in the process of the activity. It is characterized by feeling really good in the activitiy that we are doing, but it is also a very active state of trying to achieve something meaningful and worthwhile.
If we wish to feel happier and more satisfied in life, flow is a great state to aim for, because it combines experience of positive emotion in the moment and sense of meaning in activities that we are doing.
Experiencing more flow is related to feeling more satisfied with our life, but also with heightened creativity, increased performance, accelerated problem solving and higher motivation. According to research, learning new skills while in flow cuts the path to mastery in half.
The promise of flow
Flow connects meaning with enjoyment.
For many of us, the biggest challenge in life is getting ahead while still enjoying the ride. Too often, life, work and responsibility feel like weighing us down, and we lose track of what makes us come most alive.
When we do go looking for more meaning and enjoyment, we feel insecure or guilty, like we are not doing what we “should”. But through flow, we can bring it all together. Focusing on getting the work done and on doing meaningful things, but at the same time enjoying the process, feeling immersed and joyful, and keep on learning and growing.
It is a highly motivating state, in which we are most prone to learn, but which also make us highly motivated to improve and to work on our goals.
This workshop will be built on the foundation of positive psychology, flow hacks, neuroscience, best practices and personal stories. It will be practical, experimental and experiential.
How will the course look like?
8 Zoom calls, 2h each week
light “homework” (reading or reflection) between the calls
handouts and materials to dive deeper into the topic, and recording in case you miss a module.
limited to 8 participants
learning in a deeply experiential way, with a lot of discussion, sharing and reflection.
Pricing: 280 EUR (20% discount for “12 steps to happiness” alumni or for 2 people joining together)
The course is starting in late January 2022. Applications are opening in November 202
What will I learn?
This course will give you a broad range of new ideas about training Flow, get the tools to apply it in your life, explore and see what works best for your unique style, and encouragement to make flow your own.
Learning goals of the course:
The content and tools will be based on positive psychology research and evidence based, real-world tested and build on proven methods tested on broad audience, from athletes to business(wo)men and CEOs to students.
If that sounds appealing – do not miss the chance to join us on this course!
Module 1: Explore Flow Foundations
Understanding how flow works and the main ways of bringing more flow into our own life. Learning main conditions for flow, and main traps.
Module 2: Understand the bigger picture of Flow
Flow is more than just the moment of flow: let’s explore what needs to happen before and after flow, and how flow can be a meaningful part of our life, more than just a passing moment.
Module 3: Make sense of Flow characteristics and leverage them
Understanding the keys to creating more flow, and how to work with them in a practical way to build more of it. Exploring goal setting, mindfulness and how to build motivation.
Module 4: Make it personal – your style of flow
Deep exploration in your own personal style of flow, your individual needs and preferences, and the role of flow in your life.
Module 5: Discover the Flow Triggers
Discover what are the external triggers that you can use to spark flow. Explore the differences between the triggers, and find out which are most useful for you and your own style of flow.
Module 6: Beware of Breaking Points
Discover what are the breaking points that sabotage flow and how can we avoid them. Explore which of them are most dangerous for you individually and make a plan to deal with those.
Module 7: Environments for flow
What kind of environments support flow, and which ones diminish it? How can we adapt our own environment and space to be supportive of having more flow?
Module 8: Group flow and how to build it
How can you take all that we learned and scale it: creating flow in a group and interactions conducive to flow.
What participants say?
As this course is launching for the first time, we do not have words of our participants on this course just yet. However, here you can see their thoughts on Happiness Academy “12 steps to happiness” course (which also looks into the topic of flow, among other topics), or Flow 3h workshops that they joined.
Romy Solomon, Project Manager, Trainer and Facilitator, Spain/USA
Mirna certainly knows her stuff! I’ve found these online webinars and courses extremely useful, interesting, and helpful. Thank you Mirna for your dedication, passion, and knowledge.
Stefan Fiedrich, Psychologist, Germany
Mirna managed to give us a broad structured and science based overview on this vitally important field of applied psychology. Always enthusiastically and engaging, with interactive discussions and personal reflections and exercises!
Even with a background as psychologist and prior knowledge in the field I learned new things and enjoy the nicely prepared and useful materials and resources.
Christoph Auernig, Software Developer, Austria
Mirna is an excellent and passionate trainer. In her training sessions you will find a fruitful atmosphere for learning, experiencing and sharing. Also, be aware that Mirna’s positive Attitude is highly contagious And last but not least, what I like most about her, that she is very authentic and lives what she preaches.
Matea Lay, Marketing Communications Manager, Croatia
I had an amazing experience with Happiness Academy course! Mirna is an amazing coach, motivated, smiling and full of energy. The course is well structured and I enjoyed learning new things. The groups are small so we all became friends and felt safe and free discusing delicate and personal topics and challenges, finding comfort and support in the group. I warmly recommend it!