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.
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!
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: 360 EUR
The course is starting September 2022, going for 8 weeks (2h call per week)
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?
Valentijn Mees, Agile Coach and Consultant, The Netherlands
“If you want to invite flow into your life, then you are going to have to dedicate the space for it. Finding flow takes time and commitment. Ironically, it takes effortful action to become effortless. The course ‘deep dive into flow’ creates the space for you to understand your flow signature. You will explore your flow timeline, identify traps that prevent you from experiencing flow and develop your personal style of flow. The course helped me to integrate insights through journaling and reflection exercises. This has really helped me to get clarity about personal aspects of flow. I really can recommend it, if you are looking for a practical way to find more flow.”
Petra van Pijkeren, Medical Student, The Netherlands
“What 2 hours a week can do for a person is sometimes difficult to describe. However, here is an attempt to describe it generally. The Flow course was a much welcome weekly session. In which we got Mirna’s famous balanced information/reflection/skill ratio on the topic. A course to support and encourage each other in the state of Flow. An interesting topic with a knowledgeable coach.
Maybe another more personal:
Loved the weekly reflection and encouragement. I always looked forward to more depth into the topic of Flow. Mostly came out of it with much needed enthusiasm and feeling grounded.”
Margita Soldo, CEO & Translator, Croatia
“I attended the hacking flow state workshop and Mirna’s enthusiasm and attention show that she practices what she teaches.
Her workshops are a great opportunity to meet an engaging group of people who share the same interest of exploring interesting, positive topics and applying the learnt to their daily lives. These workshops are definitely a place to go, as a group of likeminded people led by an experienced professional, in both theory and practice, will give you that long desired push.”
Carolina Oliviera, Portugal
“Discover the flow – where joy meets performance addresses exactly what people need to know and rethink. It helps to find strategies to flow in our daily activities or find time for our favorite activities at the right time. It helps us make the most of our time to be productive in the best way. And the way Mirna talks about all of this makes it so much easier to flow and live intentionally.”