What is the Energy Flow Formula?

The Energy Flow Formula is a combination of specialized body and energy work that includes breathing, focused movement, mindfulness and meditation. The Formula can help with conditions many people struggle with, including chronic pain, extreme muscle tension, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, digestive issues, insomnia, and more.

From Fight-or-Flight to Flow

Fight-or-flight is a physiological survival mechanism we are all born with. When we perceive a threat, our sympathetic nervous system activates, stimulating the adrenal glands and triggering the release of adrenaline and other hormones. Our hearts beat faster, our breathing becomes more rapid, our pupils dilate, and we may start trembling or perspiring. Our bodies are literally preparing us to fight back or escape.

Early on, John realized that all of his clients—especially the highly successful ones—were regularly experiencing fight-or-flight. Many of them were either purposefully or unconsciously inducing a stress state (or, in other words staying in fight-or-flight) so that they could use the resulting energy as fuel. This “hack” provided a competitive edge, but it was also draining.

Without taking time to recharge and recover, people in a near-constant state of fight-or-flight are stressed, tense, and depleted. They’re focused on their physical bodies and able to disconnect from their emotions. This kind of avoidance can have real physical consequences; bottled up grief, anger, and hurt often manifest as physical pain in a process called somatization. 

In today’s fast-paced world, we’re bombarded with stimuli at every turn, putting us in a near-constant state of fight-or-flight. Without realizing it, we’re putting an enormous amount of energy into surviving. I teach people how to sustainably redirect that energy toward growth, creativity, and progress.

Accessing the Transformative Flow State

Using a combination of energy work and breathing and meditation exercises, John helps his clients connect to their minds, bodies, and energy systems. This connection propels them out of fight-or-flight and into something else: flow.

Flow is a positive, energized focus—a feeling of presence, creativity and enjoyment that is absent of anxiety or pain. A flow state enables us to make the most of our bodies and minds. And everyone is capable of it.

In a restorative flow state, people become fully present and able to truly immerse themselves in the current moment.

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