By Michael Dorausch, D.C.
Last night Dr. Fred Schofield spoke at DCS in Orange County California. His presentation was marvelous, wish I would have recorded it. Towards the end of the night he had a hand out flier titled The Dynamics of Energy of which I grabbed a copy. The flyers from the book Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz.
The flyer shows high versus low energy. Broken into four categories, there is high negative, high positive, low negative, and low positive.
Low positive includes characteristics like relaxed, mellow, peaceful, tranquil, and serene. Low negative include characteristics like depressed, exhausted, burned out, hopeless, and defeated. High negative includes characteristics like angry, fearful, anxious, defensive, and resentful. High positive (fully engaged) includes characteristics like invigorated, confident, challenged, joyful, and connected.
I scanned the document to a PDF file which you can download or view here… 2008_dynamics-of-energy.
Dr. Fred talked about the different characteristics and he selected several people from the audience to show different levels of engagement. He had individuals stand on a chair and speak affirmations amongst the crowd of people in attendance. It was interesting to observe that most people would begin in one of the three categories (low positive, low negative, high negative) and would eventually move into the high positive or fully engaged state.
My take away was that getting to and maintaining a high positive (fully engaged) mental space takes time and effort. Get the PDF link above and check out the flyer.