On Flow States

A TEDxTalk by Jamie Wheal

From Altered States to Altered Traits: Hacking the Flow State to Accelerate Human Evolution.

Flow—that peak performance state where action and awareness merge, time slows down, and the impossible becomes, not only possible, but effortless—has fueled some of the greatest accomplishments in human history. From Albert Einstein divining the secrets of quantum mechanics while floating on Lake Geneva, to big wave surfer Laird Hamilton dropping into the deadly Millennium Wave in Tahiti—human beings have performed at their best, when consciously thinking about it the least.

Up until now, these fleeting moments of grace have struck without warning and vanished as quickly as they came—leaving their recipients with no way to reliably repeat the experience.

Now: the Flow Genome Project is setting out to reverse-engineer the genome of Flow and open source it to everyone by 2020.

In this talk you will learn:
· what Flow is
· how to experience it
· what to do with it once you have

Unlocking creativity, harnessing inspiration, mobilizing community and just maybe, finding the way into a future we’re finally all ready to create

Jamie splits his time between the boardroom and the backcountry–equally loving a high-level strategy session and a steep and deep ski descent. His training in wilderness medicine, surf rescue and expeditionary leadership translated right into leading and advising executives, where, no matter how hairy the Q4 financials look, no one’s going to die that day.

Creativity Training

As Jamie explores the interconnectedness between people, we can see the same flows of influence between communities and cultures in event settings. This report, produced for the Electric Forest, offers insight on trans-cultural awareness and creativity. Apply within.

For the first time, event coverage includes creativity training to help you make best use of the presentations, both as you absorb the information and then put it to use.

Visit the Einstein Moments site for more information. It was developed for The Electric Forest to help participants discover genius within themselves.


Supplemental Content

Presentation Slides (pdf)