Friday, October 03, 2014

In Psychology, what is meant by Flow?

Flow  is

the enjoyable  and performance-enhancing experience of being totally absorbed in what you doing.

Flow is what Martin Luther King experienced when he had a dream...

It's what Usain Bolt experiences when he is "in the zone"

 It's what chess masters feel when totally absorbed in the game.

Flow is also, according to Martin Seligman, a key component of flourishing. 

Today's Personal Development Questions

Where or when do you most experience flow? 

Were there flow activities you used to experience which you could experience again?

What could you do today to experience some flow?

Read on: 
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Flow

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Paul Gilbert on the nature of compassion

Compassion is a sensitivity to suffering with a commitment to try to alleviate and prevent that suffering.
Paul Gilbert, psychologist and founder of CFT (Compassion Focussed Therapy)