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Feng Shui Ecopsychology: We're Not As Separate From Our Surroundings As We Think

Have you heard of American author, Stephen King? He has written more than fifty books within the genre of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. And all of his books are worldwide bestsellers. So, how does Mr. King get into the FLOW of writing and stay there? 


From an Ecological Feng Shui perspective he INTENTIONALLY establishes an ENVIRONMENT that works best for him. All the details are there, right down to the placement of his desk, the amount of light he allows into his writing room, to the type of music played that helps maintain his focus (AC/DC and Metallica). As said in the practice of Feng Shui, Ecological Psychology “suggests that the objects your are surrounded by are not static; rather, they influence and invite specific behaviors. Experiments show that the mere SIGHT of an object elicits brain activity associated with particular ACTIONS.” [peak performance, pg 132]


Paralleling Ecological Psychology and Feng Shui, the more SPECIFIC your INTENTIONS are, the better you can define your OVERALL ROOM ARRANGEMENT and enhance the energetic frequencies to be in your favor.




  • What is the FUNCTION of that room? Are you using it to create artwork, to write, to sleep or to cook?


  • Decide on the best layout for the room to cultivate optimal physical and energetic movement throughout that space. In Feng Shui we refer to this as setting up a “commanding position.” The main pieces of furniture for the room establish a starting point to build out from with the rest of the arrangement (i.e. desk, bed, couch).


  • Assess the harmony or disharmony of the FIVE ELEMENTS within the room and make adjustments accordingly. Each element (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood) corresponds with a personality trait and characteristic that enhances both your inner and environmental chi. 


  • To go a step further, you could even include EARTH ACUPUNCTURE. The earth is crisscrossed with meridians (lines of energy), and just like with the home environment and body, the flow of energy could become blocked or stagnated through the land directly. This is referred to as, geopathic stress. Using certain tools that are embedded into the land helps reestablish energetic harmony.  


  • Choose visual images or objects on DISPLAY to induce your best performance based on your personal intentions and function of the room. 


  • If your pursuits require additional self-development discovers and practices, be sure to induced that into you daily routine (e.g., meditation, inner child work, emotional intelligence, etc). 



To some, this information may seem esoteric, yet science is stepping in to PROVE the benefits of these Ecological Feng Shui practices. The best way to know is to experience it for yourself.


You are a reflection of the space you occupy (e.g., home, work, land) and that space is a reflection of you. If you do not like what you see, make changes internally and externally.



Sources Notes: 


Stulberg, Brad and Magness, Steven, “Peak Performance,” pg 132. New York: Rodale 2017. Print. 


Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 


Comment balloon 8 commentsLaura Cerrano • January 08 2018 04:34PM


Good morning Laura Cerrano 

Thank you for sharing your information with us.

Have a great day.

Posted by Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker (Harry Norman, REALTORS® ) over 1 year ago

Thanks Laura, love learning more about the principles of Feng Shui from you - they really make good sense too, don't they?  

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 1 year ago

Interesting post, I don't listen to music enough when working, not sure why as it is easy to do. Also feel my office needs a re organization for this year. Thank you for the inspiration.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) over 1 year ago

WOW! That was quite a lot to digest, Laura! I do agree that the sight of particular objects do elicit personal associations, as does music. I'm sure that is the added value for Feng Shui as well - place objects known to elicit positive responses in the vision of prospective buyers and VOILA!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 1 year ago

I would love to see Mr. Kings work space and the work space of other highly successful people.

Posted by Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker (KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist) over 1 year ago

Wow!  Impressive combination of steps.  I wish I could communicate so clearly.  I guess that's why you flow. My office looks like a storage unit with a window, french doors and a nice desk. I have some work to do.

Posted by Mark Organek, On a journey to accomplish one huge goal. (And the United States of America) over 1 year ago

Laura, I appreciate your post. I think it's important to like the space you are living and/or working in. Just like you said, it increases our well being and productivity as well. 

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 1 year ago

Laura, this is a very interesting and thought provoking post. When my life is in the right order it just works better!

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) over 1 year ago

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