Foundations of Flow: 3 day workshop

Author: Marek Komar

Pivotal Physiotherapy`s Athletic Development and Recovery Centre (ARC) is proud to present the first mental performance intensive workshop!

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A recent study out of Harvard shows that our mind wanders over 50% of the time during the day. This is time spent either ruminating on the past or being anxious about the unforeseeable future. This is not an ideal place for peak performance to occur. We perform at our best when we are fully engaged and present in the moment, not preoccupied with variables outside of our control. In other words, we perform our best when we are in a state of flow. Most of us have experienced flow in one way or another, whether that is having an amazing game, where everything felt fluid and effortless, or perhaps in a conversation with a friend where time seemed to dissipate because both parties were fully engaged.

Flow is an optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our best. It is a mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity.

Pivotal is proud to present “Foundations of Flow”, a 3-day workshop geared towards optimizing your ability to enter the zone. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the science behind optimal states and how to train yourself to get there. Flow is a fragile state; the more we try to get into it, the less chance it actually occurs. But with the right tools and training, you can better suit your psychological framework to become more prone to flow. At the end of the day the only person that can take you to the next level, is you. But with the right guidance we can help get you there.

 

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Deliverables:

  1.  Understand the science behind peak performing states (flow)
  2.  Tools and training on how to achieve flow more often (respiration control, focus training, self-awareness, clear objectives, etc.)
  3.  Take-home workbook (PDF copies will also be sent out)
  4.  Intimate small group setting for enhanced learning 

PLUS! Gift card for a float session at Modern gravity float studio – (float tanks & sensory deprivation)

Program outline

Day 1 – Self- Awareness

  • Understand what flow actually is
  • Understand your own flow triggers
  • Learn about the prerequisites for flow
  • Better understand your barriers for peak performance

Day 2 – Mindfulness

  • Optimize your ability to become present
  • Train your focus
  • Silence the nagging inner critic
  • How to better control respiration to optimize performance

Day 3 – Clear Objectives

  • Develop and create a personal philosophy
  • Learn to set macro and micro goals

About the Presenter

 

Marek Komar, MMSc., MSc.
Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC)

Marek is a sport and performance psychology consultant based out of Pivotal Physiotherapy High Performance Center. He seeks to understand one fundamental question: What is holding you back from performing at your best? From his own experiences as a high level competitive athlete he understood that for him, it was mental toughness. This has led him to study the complex inner workings of the mind, completing a Kinesiology degree specializing in Sports Performance from the University of Alberta, earning a Master of Medical Science specializing in Sport Psychology from Lund University (Sweden), as well as a Master of Sport Science in Diagnostics and Intervention from Leipzig University (Germany). He is also professional member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association (CSPA).

Marek has worked with various individuals, teams, and organizations (including, but not limited to sport) helping to enhance mental performance and group dynamics. His driving purpose is to help others understand and overcome their barriers in pursuit of peak performance and self-actualization. He is interested in a variety of performance and non-performance issues, ranging from effective team communication, life transitions, or finding flow in individual performance. When he is not annoying his clients with “Yoda” quotes, he enjoys staying competitive and healthy playing soccer, rock climbing, and trail running. He can also be found on his personal website: www.flowperformancepsych.com

 

Registration Information

Date: June 6-8, 2018 (In order to get the most of the program we HIGHLY recommend that you attend all 3 days)

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Price: $120 (includes all deliverables mentioned above)

Location: Pivotal Physiotherapy’s Athletic Development and Recovery Centre (ARC): 12328 102 ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5N 0L9 (Inside Evolve Strength Downtown Gym)

Contact: Call the HPC at 1-855-574-8682 or e-mail Marek at [email protected]

Deadline to register is May, 31, 2018

 

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