Deep Flow

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A Deep Flow experience is a type of Flow Experience that occurs in natural environments, like forests. [1]

List of Flow Experience Types

Flow Experience > Deep Flow

Notes

Deep Flow is one of several types of sub-transcendent Connection Experiences that Williams and Harvey identify as occurring in natural environments. These include Deep Flow, Diminutive Experiences, Aesthetic Experiences, and Restorative Experiences

"I was in the forest for scienti¢c research, hiking. I was happy to be in the forest. I had the feeling that I was part of nature, and that I was experiencing life and nature in its purest form. I felt truly content. I felt I could stand there forever. I relaxed. I felt like lying down and going to sleep. I closed my eyes and listened to the forest. I was much more in tune with the world and life. I knew that there was much more to life than the everyday hustle and bustle of surviving."[2]

Footnotes

  1. Williams, Kathryn, and David Harvey. “Transcendent Experience in Forest Environments.” Journal of Environmental Psychology 21, no. 3 (September 1, 2001): 249–60. https://doi.org/10.1006/jevp.2001.0204.
  2. Williams, Kathryn, and David Harvey. “Transcendent Experience in Forest Environments.” Journal of Environmental Psychology 21, no. 3 (September 1, 2001): 249–60. https://doi.org/10.1006/jevp.2001.0204. p. 255.
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