What is a “Peak Moment”? When does it happen? And what does it feel like? …and how can it possibly be related to stress? In this video I’ll explain the relationship between stress and having a peak moment and how one impacts the other.
Hello, I’m The Stress Master, My name is Ches Moulton. If you get value from this video…please Give it a “thumbs Up”…and if you’re new here…subscribe to the channel…leave a comment… and please…remember to click the bell so you’ll know when I post more videos designed to help you get control of your stress. Once and for all. Abraham Maslow (famous for developing his Hierarchy of Needs) developed the concept of a peak experience. He described a peak experience as “moments of highest happiness and fulfilment”. Also as, “rare, exciting, oceanic, deeply moving, exhilarating, elevating experiences that generate an advanced form of perceiving reality, and are even mystic and magical in their effect.”
Maslow was different from many psychologists of his time in that he studied mentally healthy people and focused on optimal mental health rather than pathology or mental illness. Specifically he was interested in people who were self-actualising – becoming their best or highest selves. Maslow’s theory was that a peak experience is a high point in life when someone is fully attuned to themselves and their environment.
Different from a state of “Flow” which is a conscious process, peak moments or experiences are an event that happens while someone is functioning at optimal levels. A peak moment can occur any time. What’s important about a peak moment is the intense feelings – of freedom, wholeness and harmony, of happiness and even ecstasy. Maslow’s studies suggested “…common triggers for peak experiences included art, nature, sex, creative work, music, scientific knowledge, and introspection.” A person experiencing a peak moment loses the need to judge or criticise.
More than a state of presence or flow, it is an intense feeling of oneness and connection to self, others and/or the world. It is a moment when we feel or reach our full potential. Most importantly it is when we either feel a level of stress that focuses our attention or alternatively, when we feel fully ourselves…which for some people is the same thing. When was your last “Peak Moment” and what happened?
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