“Just wanted to say how much I’ve enjoyed the course. The idea of flow was certainly new to me, but it has improved not only my personal performance but also the way I coach others. I would definitely recommend this to anyone seeking improved performance.”
“Flow has a multi-faceted effect on our lives, whether it be surfing Pipeline or in our relationships. This ability to focus on the present moment, free from distraction, is paramount. Thanks Cameron.”
“The flow state is what takes life to the next level—for enjoyment and performance.”
“You have no idea how you have enhanced my life…what you have taught me is priceless.”
“I have studied flow for years with many of the leading teachers around the world and I have not come across language and concepts as accessible as provided by the Flow Centre. I was provided a powerful framework to create increased opportunities for flow in my work and life.”
“I knew quite a bit about flow already, but this course was the cherry on the cake. Not only theoretically but also practically. I would highly recommend this course to others.”
“I took the Flow Centre’s course, and was very impressed by the quality and clarity of information on offer. As a coach and trainer in leadership and professional development, I now have new information and tools to enrich my teachings. Recommended.”
The Flow Certificate consists of over 15 modules all designed to help you find flow in your life.
The one-to-one coaching included in the course allows us to help you customise your learning and ensure the lessons are integrated.
You can digest this course on any device, at a time of your choosing, and at your own pace.
Note: The below is an overview and the precise information may change in the live course.
If we truly want to change then we need to take responsibility for the states underlying this change. In this module we learn how to reset our states.
Occasionally, you may find flow randomly, but if the structure of your mind is not congruent with finding flow, then experiencing flow regularly is unlikely. In this module we unpack what we mean by a Flow Mindset.
In this module we will look at how to create a powerful intention towards flow, including developing a customised flow symbol and performance cue to help get your neurology fired up.
n this module we examine your inner capacity to be intrinsically motivated and how we can tap into your drivers to increase your motivation.
In this module we look at your relationship with failure and how to adopt a mastery orientation that will enable you to learn, grow, and excel.
Preparing our mind and body is critical to finding flow. In this module we outline why it is important and what we can do about it.
In this module you will learn how to shape your visual projections of future events towards flow.
By fully concentrating on the task at hand, we give more attentional bandwidth to our performance and experience. In this module, we examine possibly the most important lesson of all: how to manage and sustain your focus.
In flow, we are ever-present, undistracted from our thoughts. In this module we look at how to manage your thoughts.
In this module we look at how to manage your emotions and what feelings can lead you towards flow.
In this module we look at how to trust your mind and body when it matters most; why it is important to move from a place of high confidence to a state of total entrustment.
In this module we look at deep states of flow and how they can enter your life.
In this module we look at how to perform our actions with greater efficiency and more fluidity. We trial how to act in an effortless manner.
In this module we will help you develop a ritual towards flow that you can use in your important events.
In this module we consolidate your knowledge through practice and bring it all together.
The Flow Diploma consists of over 50 modules, all designed to hand over all the information and practice we know about flow.
From day 1 you will be integrating flow skills into practice, working with others on the course, and learning from our expert trainers and world-renowned professionals.
The course runs at certain times each year, so contact us to find out when the next course starts.
Course modules: below is an overview and the precise information may change in the live course.
To make sure everyone is up to speed we go over a thorough understanding of the flow experience, why it is important, what benefits are associated with flow, and examine how using flow as a focus can help our overall self-development.
We unravel in detail how to use the Flow Model, what it means, and why it is important. We look at how people have used it in different settings and how it can become a treasured self-assessment tool.
We build upon the Flow Certificate and take your understanding of The Pathway to Flow to a whole new level. We unpack the underlying theories, practice multiple skills for each component of the pathway, and learn how to help others use them. Understanding the pathway will provide you with a bedrock system to apply flow, achieve peak performance, and engineer more joy in your life.
We delve into the flow experience with no stone left unturned. We examine flow from almost every scientific discipline that has studied it.
Flow is 50+years old in Western sciences but older civilisations have accrued disciplined thought around similar states for centuries. In this module, we unpack it all.
We will unpack what constitutes a Flow Mindset, how to adopt it, and what personalities facilitate flow better than others. We unpack an autotelic personality and look at the research behind mindsets that facilitate joy and peak performances. We will unpack what self-leadership means and how to commit to prioritising your self-leadership moving forwards.
In this module, we identify multiple skills to use in different situations. If we truly want to change our habits towards finding flow, then we need to take responsibility for the states underlying this change. In this module we learn how to reset our mental and physical states so that we move towards flow from an unbiased and inhibited position.
Throughout the course you will be picking up a multitude of Flow Skills to add to your toolbox. We take the time to not only hear about them and see them in action, but also integrate them into our lives.
Every intention creates energy and subsequent thoughts and action. We learn how to mould our notions, intentions, and goals to embody a powerful purpose towards the task. We look at the future of goal setting, what works, what doesn’t, and how to help ourselves and others create clarity and focus, whilst not being stressed by our own expectations and desired achievements.
n this module, we look at how to maintain high levels of motivation and how to find a little inspiration even in those mundane tasks. We delve into the most widely accepted motivational theories and how to use them to our advantage. We will examine your personal needs, your motivational preferences, and how fulfilled they may be or not—and, of course, what to do about it.
We understand how our arousal and the difficulty of a situation interact to help us peak at the right time. We examine what we have in our control to optimise any event to our advantage. We go over the theory and practice of creating your unique optimal zone of arousal, so you can hit the sweet spot required for flow within difficult situations.
When we are curious and developmentally focused, as we are in flow, we utilise our faster, more capable cognitive processes and build a natural resilience to challenge and difficulty – this is one of the reason that when in flow, we are so effective. In the diploma, we unpack how to achieve this, what this looks like psychologically and neuroscientifically, and how to make it habitual. We examine the differences between mental toughness, grit, persistence, and resilience, and what may best serve us.
In this section, we look at how the mind works to create visual representations of the future to best serve our agenda. We examine how to use this to our advantage and successfully visualise an event prior to it happening. We experience how our ability to use imagery is extremely powerful, how it can train our brains towards specific ends, consciously or not, and what all this has to do with flow and living in an optimal manner. We will examine fundamental theories of human functioning such as bayesian inferencing and why being conscious of it can radically improve our life.
Some might say that our attention is all we ever have. What we choose to attend to determines much of what we think, feel, and act upon. It shapes our awareness and actions. In this module, we uncover how our mind and body are wired to neurologically respond in set ways. We will examine our internal and external architecture and what we can do about it.
In the moment, we have the power to maximise most of our abilities by trusting ourselves to act. In this section, we look at why this is, how this happens, and what we can do to harness our innate intuition and reach and maintain a level of total entrustment.
We will look at how to shift perspectives and examine the underpinning theories surrounding boosting confidence, self-efficacy, and acquiring incremental gains. And this is just the beginning! We understand how risk occurs, how to harness it positively, and when to use our strengths.
How we react in any given moment is down to many factors, not least our most basic drivers and inherited intelligence. In this section, we unpack how our biology helps and hinders how we meet a challenge, conserve energy, and find comfort and competence, or not.
Mastery and the approach therein are often misconstrued. It is important to understand the differences between Eastern and Western ‘mastery’, how and why we may want to use it as a framework for our achievements and what it has to do with flow.
Preparation is everything. Often how we feel, how we perform, and what we take from an event or experience is down to how we prepared. Over this course we will look to professionalise your preparation at different times and how to prepare to your advantage.
With over 70,000 thoughts a day, if we don’t manage our thoughts and enact a level of mastery over our mind, then our mind will manage us. Understanding, therefore, why we think and how to manage our thoughts from a number of different models is imperative to personal empowerment and performance. We will delve into psychological flexibility, ACT, mindfulness, REBT, CBT, and other thought management tools and look at what best serves you.
No self-development course is complete without examining our obsessions with ‘self’ and how it interferes with… everything. We will track back to early theories about ego states and how we can move past levels of self-consciousness to reach a higher level of self-actualisation.
Emotional competence results not only from a strong grounding of emotional intelligence but also from emotional wisdom. We will look at several models and methods that help to process and deal with emotions effectively. We will look under the hood of how emotions affect our experience, enjoyment, and ability to act, and how we can optimise our emotional landscape.
Understanding deeper states of flow, how to get there, what attributes need to be surrendered to let them happen, and what they can lead to is one of life’s most treasured proficiencies. Over this course we examine the differences between micro and macro flow and how to approach 'deep flow' from a number of angles. We also look at how energetic awareness, spirituality and altered states of consciousness interact with flow.
To help bring all our training together it is important to simplify how we activate it. Towards the end of the course, we will look at how to develop rituals that put it all together and trigger a host of learning in one action.
We will identify how the mind and body are inexplicably linked and how to utilise both of the two interconnected arms to reverse-engineer the other. We will examine heart-rate coherence, dual cognition, and many forms of managing our states.
Flow in groups is a hot topic that stirs a lot of debate. In this module we look at different group flow theories and a variety of team principles that facilitate optimal and high-performing team environments.
How we relate to ourselves, and others is paramount to finding fulfilment in life. We look at the five key principles that develop sustainable rich relationships and unpick how they play out in our own life.
In this section, we look at how to integrate flow into teams and organisations. We discuss how to create and sustain a culture that allows flow, what this looks like, and what are the core principles that foster flow.
As any performer–from surgeons to artists–will know, performing at your peak at the right time is critical to getting the results you want. We will look at how to manage your calendar, your preparation timelines and the main components to ensuring that you peak at the right time.
Throughout this course, you will be working with others to improve your ability to find flow and highlight how you can live a more optimal life. We will also dedicate time to examining how we can disseminate what you have learnt: how you can teach, coach, manage, and help others to find flow. We will look at how you can bring the learning from your course into your professional setting—what works, what doesn’t, and what areas you may need to improve.
Finally, we will look at what a systemic integration of flow could mean to society, the telemony of self, cultural constitutions, and important societal problems.
The Flow Coach Accreditation consists of over 135 hours of face-to-face sessions and 100+ hours of self-paced learning. It includes everything you need to know and all the experience you need to be a competent coach. The course is typically delivered over 27 sessions within 4 months.
The course meets the International Coaching Federation (ICF) ACTP training accreditation requirements for 143 hours of coach training (soon to be Level 2 in the new ICF structure). This is enough for your PCC qualification with the ICF. For more information see https://coachingfederation.org/credentials-and-standards.
This course is delivered in English. There are no prerequisite requirements or qualifications for course entry.
The Flow Coach Accreditation is facilitated by our training director and guest speakers who are experts in their field. This course includes content from postgraduate coaching, psychology, NLP, counselling, and neuroscience courses.
You will get constant practical feedback in almost every session. You will be coaching others from day 1, practicing what you are learning and embedding your new-found skills.
Invest in your future with over 75 modules of exceptional content. The course runs every late September, and occasionally at multiple times each year, so contact us to find out when the next course starts.
Course modules: below is an overview and the precise information may change on the live course.
***THE FLOW DIPLOMA MODULES ARE ALSO INCLUDED IN THE COURSE ADDITIONAL TO THE BELOW MODULES (click on the Flow Diploma tab, above, to view Modules).***
In this section, we outline what is ‘coaching’ and how it differs from other disciplines. We examine coaching ethics and widely accepted codes of conduct surrounding coaching practice. We look at how to professionalise your coaching activities into a career and how to work with others in a professional capacity.
We go through what ICF coaching looks like and how to meet professional ICF standards. We examine coaching attitudes and best practices, and how our approach to coaching affects our communication when interacting.
We will delve into active listening skills and unpack a variety of ways to listen to both the content and the deeper meanings people portray with their words. We outline how non-verbal communication is a central aspect to effective listening. You will practice a variety of listening methods and also learn how it feels as a coachee.
Powerful questioning is a real artform that requires several skills. We examine how questioning may differ in different contexts and how we can be challenging, supportive, explorative, leading, and insightful through questioning. You will be able to trial different questioning techniques and refine your questioning skills.
Managing the coaching relationship is essential no matter whether we are using coaching skills as a leader, manager, or coach; we outline what this means and the principles that underpin a successful coaching relationship. We study how to build trust and competence in the relationship to create safe and impactful interactions. We cover several aspects such as group coaching, true learning, absorbing, and giving feedback.
We examine some of the neuroscience and psychology surrounding the brain and behaviour. We highlight how to work with interventions and methodologies that target both our brain and body simultaneously. We uncover how to encompass embodied cognition in your practice and how to utilise fundamental understandings of how we are wired to act and behave.
In this section, we will examine key motivational theories, established human needs, and how values drive much of what we do. Furthermore, we look at how to work with this information in a coaching session. We examine how we can help people become more aligned, more motivated, and fulfil their own needs. Based on these principles, we learn how to use anchors to prioritise personal leadership and own their mindset.
Using coaching professionally comes with certain responsibilities. We detail all the main professional processes you will need to become a coach such as: rapport, mentoring, supervision, managing session times, conducting sessions, contracting, note taking, how to start and end the coaching relationship, and how to manage and be accountable for coaching authority.
The course covers how humans deal and react to stress. We will look at what this means for coaching, how to help people out of embedded reactions, and how to conduct a session out of ‘survival’ mode. We delve into stress theories, stressor interventions, and a variety of practical coaching tools.
In this section, we cover topics on mindfulness, meditation, ACT, REBT, CBT, and other thought management techniques. We examine how to coach people through thought detachment, thought identity, and thought diffusion. We also look at what this means for us as coaches and how to ensure our thoughts are not biasing the session.
In this section, we give a comprehensive background of positive psychology and associated practices towards coaching. We cover key concepts such as flow, humanistic approaches, and many others. We will practice a range of interventions to help people change through positive psychological techniques. We delve into coaching self-determination theory, goal setting, empowering the client, reframing through questioning, and much more.
Successful coaching helps people understand the underlying meaning behind their rhetoric, and the patterns of thinking and behaviour that lead to their actions and felt reality. We therefore spend, a lot of time on coaching awareness, identifying beliefs, removing limiting beliefs, creating new beliefs, coaching at different psychological levels, and helping the client become aware of why they do what they do.
Alongside the live training you will be asked to produce a piece of written content in an area of your choosing. It is a chance to expand your learning, build a specialist niche, and explore in-depth an area that can help your future.
Over the course you will receive hours of group feedback to help you grow and develop. You will also be trained on how to give and receive feedback to ensure feedback effectiveness.
Throughout the course you will receive both verbal and written feedback on your practice as a coach. This is an opportunity to be challenged, grow, clear up ambiguities, and refine your skills in a safe and explorative manner.
Throughout the course we will be working with how to resolve and manage emotions. We will delve into the RULER approach and other techniques to improve emotional intelligence and competence.
In this section, we look at the usual generic hurdles that limit people to change and grow such as adapted egos, ego states, scripts, discounting, anxiety, depression, primal wounds, trauma, personalities and archetypes, codependency, and so on. We will examine what to do when these scenarios present themselves and how to differentiate between them.
Coaching boundaries is an important aspect to assist self-leadership, safe growth, and empowerment. We examine what emotional and mental boundaries entail, when to use them, how to use them, and how we can intervene to help the client. We also go into Heron Categories, Motivational Interviewing, Identifying Obstacles, and many other forms of interventions.
In the course, we will dedicate time to practice facilitating interventions. You will learn to identify multi-dimensional reactions during interventions and practice coaching multi-dimensionally to facilitate powerful interventions. You will learn to facilitate interventions such as: integration of parts, many minds, timeline coaching, imposter syndrome interventions, Gestalt coaching practices, and much more. You will become competent in picking which intervention is best suited for certain presenting issues and receive a suggestive go-to framework of what to use when, to help you in the early days.
We will examine a variety of coaching domains and how to function within them, including and not limited to: coaching towards wholeness, life coaching, team coaching, facilitation, organisational coaching, and leadership coaching.
We will also examine and refine what style and type of coach you want to become. We will work to build your vision towards your future coaching, or how you intend to use your newfound coaching skills.
Time will be dedicated to practicing creative coaching techniques. Often impactful coaching sessions rely on creative interventions and processes to help clients see a different perspective, process their thoughts, or find insights into the situation. We will practice and examine how to develop creative processes in coaching.
We will look ahead to your reality as a professional coach and what you need to do to stay current, what continued professional development looks like, what supervisory involvement is necessary, what continued training on coaching competencies are advised, and how to align yourself with credibility and increasing competence.
We also delve into important career skills for coaches such as how to speak publicly, how to professionalise your coaching sessions, and identify the common pitfalls and successes new coaches experience. We will examine how to market yourself as a coach, develop an action plan to build your future and lay out how you will use these skills moving forwards.