Find Your

Flow

Treeman is part of the flow subculture, people who have discovered flow states as a form of meditation, mental health and a way to access optimal human experience through athletics, music, fire performance, human interaction and more.

Find Your

Flow

Treeman is part of the flow subculture, people who have discovered flow states as a form of meditation, mental health and a way to access optimal human experience through athletics, music, fire performance, human interaction and more.

TREEMAN EXPLORING FLOW

Treeman finds flow interacting with the public from atop his stilts

and through his flow arts practice including fire spinning.

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Homelessness Mental Health and Beleaflets

Homelessness Mental Health and Beleaflets

HOMELESSNESS, MENTAL HEALTH AND FLOW THERAPY

Daniel pictured above is living outdoors struggling with mental health issues. The more we study homelessness and speak with people living on the streets, the more we see a correlation between mental health and homelessness. Affordable housing, economy, politics and other causes are all important, but homelessness can often result from depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, alcoholism and other psychological factors. This begs the question “what are some basic ways to maintain mental health and well-being despite the stressors that surround us?”

In A DocumenTree we discover that Treeman finds peace through his interactions with the public from high atop his stilts in a complete state of flow. Being in flow is total immersion in an activity, like an athlete “in the zone”. It is a respite from the stress and anxiety of the modern world where we are so often tethered to our digital devices. Not surprisingly, after speaking with Daniel, we discover that he finds solace practicing flow and it has helped him to become less dependent on his psychiatric medication. We explore flow practice in A DocumenTree and how to bring flow to those in need, include people experiencing homelessness.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT FLOW

To learn more about flow explore the Flow Arts Institute, Flow Genome Project, literature by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Steven Kotler, plus there is a wide variety of press on the topic, for example this article by the BBC “How to Find Your Flow State to be Peak Creative”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A documentary by Michael Angelo

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