Saturday, September 1, 2012

What is Focus and Flow?

Focus and Flow is a Strategy that you can use to Manage Stress, Optimize Your Well-Being and Transform Your Life!
This website provides some tools and resources to support you in developing and maintaining a “Focus and Flow” way of life!
What is meant by “Focus”?
CONSCIOUS, intentional, and integrated awareness of self, others, and situations through directed attention.
What is meant by “Flow”?
 Culturally-syntonic ENGAGEMENT with life informed by the integrated awareness that emerges from focusing.
The core idea of “Focus and Flow” is captured beautifully in this quote on meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh:  “Meditation is not to escape from society, but to come back to ourselves and see what is going on. Once there is seeing, there must be acting.”
Focus and Flow is about BOTH seeing and acting, or CONSCIOUS ENGAGEMENT.
I developed the “Focus and Flow” approach from my nearly 30 years of helping, healing, mentoring, and motivating people as a therapist, professor, and consultant.  It is grounded most directly in humanistic, multicultural, and community psychology, and is informed by recent scientific research from interpersonal neurobiology. 
The Bottom Line…
Focus and Flow can be thought of as a way of life that enhances personal, relational, and collective well-being.
Focus and Flow is about being connected to internal and external processes, and then changing or shifting those processes as experience, conditions and demands change.
Focus and Flow is flexible and individualized because the things we need to focus on, the path to finding our flow, and how we flow will vary from person to person.
Ultimately, Focus and Flow is about fully living life in a way that is authentic and to its fullest potential and optimizing the time we each are given on this earth.
***Where is YOUR Focus?***
***How do YOU Flow?***
I invite you to contact me if you are interested in individual or group consultations: