Chris Wilkinson RSHom

Mobile Homeopath based in Bristol

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Homeopathy in Nature

As part of my homeopathy practice I offer outdoor sessions, where we walk, you talk. Being in the outdoors and moving, many people can more easily connect with themselves, be in the zone", or in their "flow".

Here I talk more about flow, though if you just arrived on this page, please go here to read the first part of information about the outdoor homeopathy sessions.

Flow

Altogether, with the nature and the walking, you are more likely to feel better connected with your mind and body, becoming more immersed in your personal "flow".

"Flow" is being in the moment. It is also described as a highly pleasurable and satisfying mental state involving intense absorption and optimal performance on an activity such as sports or music. You might recognise this idea of flow. It's a feeling of effortless competence. Like a band in perfect groove, or surfing the perfect swell, or a togetherness in dancers, and athletes in "the zone".

See here for more information on this concept, or watch the TED Talk below by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi who first described the idea in modern psychology. The talk is thorough and really begins at around the 5 minutes mark.

At 13:58 Mihaly discusses a list of "How does it feel like to be in flow?" that has come from "over 8,000 interviews" with people around the world. This included Dominican Monks, blind nuns, Himalayan climbers, Navaho shepherds, and regardless of culture and education, seven conditions appeared to be there when a person is in flow:

  1. Completely involved in what we are doing - focused, concentrated.
  2. A sense of ecstasy - of being outside everyday reality.
  3. Greater inner clarity - knowing what needs to be done, and how well we are doing.
  4. Knowing that the activity is doable - that our skills are adequate to the task.
  5. A sense of serenity - no worries about oneself, and a feeling of growing beyond the boundaries of the ego.
  6. Timelessness - thoroughly focused on the present, hours seem to pass by in minutes.
  7. Intrinsic motivation - whatever produces flow becomes its own motivation.

He goes on to describe how the opposite of flow is apathy. How other positive feelings are control, relaxation, and arousal. Flow is one step further, or when all these come together and then some.

So, during a homeopathy in nature session, you are more likely to be in this state where you effortlessly describe what it is that you need, what gets in your way of truly being in your most optimum state. Part of my role is to maximise this.