#130 Rian Doris
Getting Into Flow
Rian Doris is the Co-Founder & COO at the Flow Research Collective, a research and training institute focused on decoding the neuroscience of flow states and training leaders to achieve peak performance.
Rian lives at the intersection of entrepreneurship and academia—from starting his first business at age 18 to studying Philosophy in Trinity College Dublin and an MSc in Applied Neuroscience at King's College, London.
On the academic side, Rian has lead research initiatives with Imperial College London, University of Southern California, the University of Zurich and Deloitte.
On the entrepreneurial side, Rian has worked intimately with numerous world-leading experts in peak performance such as Keith Ferrazzi, Dr. Dan Siegel, and Steven Kotler, his partner at Flow Research Collective.
Rian has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, TedX and Big Think.
defining flow "as an optimal set of consciousness where you feel your best and you perform your best. And experientially, it refers to those moments of total absorption in whatever it is that you're doing at any given moment, where the rest of the world melts away, time dilates, speeding up or slowing down".
discussing the different flow states, psychedelics and micro dosing of MDMA
the neuroscience behind flow and the 4 stages - struggle, release, flow and recovery
the different cycles of flow over minutes, hours and days and the flow state of authors
getting into the flow state through exercise and breaking through the struggle stage by switching off the executive function, pre frontal cortex
looking at the technology to measure flow and applying it to workforces, how performance can be measured at a different level, getting away from psychometric testing and looking at it in real time
overcoming brain trauma at 13 from a hitting a waterslide on holiday and spending the next 7 years in recovery while exploring self healing and personal development
talking about neuroplasticity and creating new patterns and thoughts, measuring heart rate variability and bio-markers to warn of decreased energy and ability to access flow states
the most important part of any healing journey is the belief that you will get better
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