Do you need a proven system to engineer high-performance? Do you need the latest mindset skills to integrate into your practice?
The Flow Diploma is our signature course the the most in-depth course on flow and the psychology of performance available globally.
Each course is typically fully booked, so we only open enrolment a couple of times each year. Register your interest in the adjacent form and we will inform you when we will re-open enrolment.
Absorb insights from some of the world's leading professionals, scientists, and coaches, gain access to an amazing network of flow professionals just like yourself, and receive ongoing support for your own personal and professional development.
Receive the same training we give to our coaches who help World Champions and elite professionals achieve success. Whether it's work, leisure or relationship, everything's better with flow.
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 can wipe these states clean and move towards flow from an unbiased and uninhibited 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.
In 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 reasons 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.
Throughout the course there will be several take-home meditations to practice that include key messages that can help form new transforming habits. If unfamiliar with meditating, we will help you past any hurdles.
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.
"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”
"Learning about flow has been life-changing for me in all areas of life. It will give you a tried and tested system to use in any challenge. I wish I had started much earlier with this, because you can learn how to find flow.”
"You have no idea how you have enhanced my life, I really appreciate your time and expertise and what you have taught me not only for my sport but more importantly for my life. The lessons I have absorbed, in which I use daily, are priceless .”
"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 and well-being.”
"After attending the course, I managed to identify and control or isolate many things that block and interfere with my performance. This course brought my understanding to a new level, where I am now able to navigate myself with my challenges in both my flying and work. Highly recommended”
"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.”
"Flow is in many ways the missing piece of the puzzle. Since the start of my career I felt that I have been wandering around without going in a clear direction. The training deepened my knowledge and also widened my practice of proximal concepts. Put simply, it helped me to understand how the mind, body and energies all collaborate to produce our inner experience.”
"Thanks so much for the course! I knew it would be a good step for me and I'm happy to say that it was exactly the inspirationI needed. I am very motivated to continue my work and growth in flow.”
You bet. Investing in yourself is sometimes hard to do, but this course content has helped many others improve their performance, life satisfaction, and ability to find flow.
This course is very good value for money and at US$3,495 (€2295/£2495/AU$4695) it's considerably less expensive than similar courses in the market.
Athletes have used this training to win World Championships. CEOs have used this training to run companies, change cultures, and improve the lives of hundreds of their employees. It has helped people unlock creativity, performance, and build a strong relationship with their mind and body. Take the plunge and see for yourself.
We also suggest you watch the Graduate Testimonial video above.
The cohort content is delivered over 2 months. We suggest, however, that you take your time to practice the flow skills and aim to complete the course over a few months to give yourself more time to practice the skills.
Absolutely. You will have access for a lifetime. Once the course is over, you get full lifetime access to our online platform with the majority of the course content—you’re free to revisit different portions and brush up on specific techniques or lessons as often as you like.
But that’s not all: you also have the option to stay tuned in to the community that completes the course. Some of the best feedback addresses the community and conversations that happen within. Once the course is finished you will get access to all future commentary and chatter.
Just like reading a book, sometimes we get more from the course the second time around. So, we encourage you to revisit the course months or even years down the line. You’ll get to connect with even more like-minded people on the same journey as you and strengthen your learning.
Absolutely. Most course participants are working full time. You will need to be disciplined with your time, however, and dedicate time outside the online face-to-face sessions to complete the course. For example, there is a written task that requires several hours to complete.
No. In the course we will set some new positive habits for you to engage with. We recommend that you integrate the flow skills learnt on the course into your daily life straight away for maximum benefit. Put simply, the more you practice these tasks, the more your awareness grows and the deeper your training becomes, but daily participation is not compulsory.
Yes. This course is our signature course; it offers a comprehensive curriculum and in-depth training that deserves a certificate. You can be proud to add this diploma to your CV and profiles as it carries substance and credibility.
It is not compulsory to do the Flow Certificate prior to the Flow Diploma. In other words, the Flow Certificate is not a prerequisite. There are some skills, however, that are taught in the Certificate that are not taught in the Diploma. Going through the Certificate first will certainly better prepare you for the Diploma and help to embed the foundational knowledge and practice of flow that is essential to get the best out of the Diploma course.
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