Expert Counselling & Coaching

Learn a different approach to working with your thoughts & feelings, manage stress better, & enjoy your experiences more fully. 

Learn Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation is a powerful tool to help us find clarity, focus, and relaxation in the midst of chaos and stress. Dr Sue Jackson can help you cultivate the skill of mindfulness, and either begin or deepen a meditation practice, through individual psychology sessions or in small group classes.

Psychology, Performance & Flow Science

Discover Purpose & Unlock Flow

Experienced Psychologist

Sue is a psychologist with over 25 years of experience in helping to bring positive change in the lives of those she works with. Sue enjoys working with people across a range of presenting issues, be they in the area of personal wellbeing, or optimal performance. 

Flow Expert

Dr. Sue Jackson was one of the first academic researchers to investigate the state of flow in high performance settings. Flow is that feeling of losing yourself in a task where you do your best work, or produce your optimal performance.  Sue has dedicated her career to firstly researching, and now working as a consultant with others, to foster understanding of this optimal state, with the aim of helping individuals and teams to perform at their best.

High Performance Coach

Developing performance psychology skills can improve productivity, resilience, and performance. Sue is experienced in providing targeted trainings designed to help participants experience optimal mental states in their work. 

Workshops & Classes

Sue speaks passionately on positive psychology, flow state, mindfulness, and values-driven perspectives. Sue runs tailor-made training programs for organisations and individuals interested in developing mindfulness, awareness, and flow.

Dr Sue Jackson

Brisbane Psychologist | Expert in Flow & Performance

Dr. Sue Jackson is a Brisbane Psychologist recognized internationally as an expert in flow state research in performance, co-authoring the foundational book, Flow in Sports: The Keys to Optimal Experiences and Performances’ with flow founder, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Dr. Sue Jackson completed her PhD on flow research at the University of North-Carolina-Greensboro. She is now recognised as an industry expert in flow research and performance psychology. Sue consults for various flow centred organisations and works with individual clients looking to unlock their best performance.

Sue has a strong and diverse background of training, and a real interest in making a positive difference to real-world challenges. Sue guides clients to uncover what they want to achieve, and develop strategies to make it happen.

From the Blog

Focus to Flow: Learn how to hone your attention

Focus to Flow: Learn how to hone your attention

“The skilful management of attention is the sine qua non of the good life and the key to improving virtually every aspect of your experience” Once flow has been experienced, there is generally a high level of motivation to return to this state. Not only because when...

How to Find Flow in Yoga & Meditation

How to Find Flow in Yoga & Meditation

Yoga and meditation are noteworthy activities if we are interested in unlocking the door to experiencing flow.  And even if yoga and meditation are not go-to activities for us, we can learn about processes that lead to flow through examining the relationship of yoga...

Creating Meaningful Intentions

Creating Meaningful Intentions

With a new year often comes new year’s resolutions. Perhaps you’ve engaged in a detailed process of resolution-making, or perhaps you’ve resolved to NOT make any resolutions! Either way, the choice was motivated, and will influence the pathway you take going forward....

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    1 month ago

    Body and Mind Flow
    Mike, you will be missed. You will always be remembered as the Father of Flow, and the profound impact your work and your life had on my life, and the lives of many, will remain a treasured legacy and a shining light for how to live a good life.We are sorry to announce that on October 20th, 2021 Prof. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has died at the age of 87. He spent his last days at home, surrounded by his family. ___Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi was born in Fiume, Italy on September 29, 1934, the son of Hungarian diplomat Alfred Csikszentmihalyi (né Hausenblasz) and Edith Jankovich de Jeszenicze. As a refugee in postwar Rome, he attended the Classical Gymnasium “Torquato Tasso,” and later developed an interest in psychology. He moved to the United States in 1956 to pursue that interest, attending the University of Chicago where he wrote a Ph.D on artistic creativity with Jacob W. Getzels. After spending six years teaching at Lake Forest College, he returned to Chicago to join the faculty in 1971. He remained there for three decades before moving to Claremont Graduate University where founded the Quality of Life Research Center in 2000 and taught until his retirement. Csikszentmihalyi is best known for his work on the concept of “Flow,” used to describe a state of optimal experience where one’s skills match the challenges of a situation, and also for his role as a founder of the subfield of positive psychology. Underlying this work was his groundbreaking use of pagers and questionnaires to produce a database based on people’s self-reports of their ordinary experience. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience became a bestseller in 1990, introducing conclusions based on his experiential database using warm, humanistic prose. The Evolving Self (1993), Creativity (1996), and Good Business (2003) expanded his theories in a variety of directions. Because his method generated a cross-section of daily experience, his psychology paid more attention to positive states like enjoyment and creativity than many of his predecessors, and formed the theoretical background of his collaboration with Martin Seligman on their influential 2000 article in American Psychologist that introduced positive psychology. This work was recognized by appointment as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and his receipt of the 2009 Clifton Strengths Prize and the 2011 Széchenyi Prize.In Chicago, Mihaly met Isabella Selega, a graduate student in Russian history, and they were married in 1961 at Saint Hyacinth’s. She was at her husband’s side when he passed away sixty years later. Their two children, Mark and Christopher, followed him into academics, and currently teach at UC-Berkeley and Cornell University. Mihaly was a loving father-in-law to their respective partners Annie Hope and Gemma Rodrigues, and a caring grandfather to Emily Isabella, Henry Stephen, Kinga Jane, Aschalew, Zofia Rose, and Iris Althea Diana Isabella. Mihaly had a sharp sense of humor, especially his penchant for making absurd or ironic comments in a deliberately impassive manner. His empathetic nature and low-key style of presentation could also take people by surprise, and were one reason for his popularity and long-lasting friendships with students, colleagues and readers. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Center for Biological Diversity (www.biologicaldiversity.org) and Habitat for Humanity. ... See MoreSee Less
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    4 months ago

    Body and Mind Flow
    Thanks Insight Timer for featuring my Finding Flow course today, insighttimer.com/meditation-courses/course_sue-jackson-flow-stateFlow is often observed in athletes performing at their peak. What performances at Tokyo 2020 have you witnessed flow in action? #flow #fullfocus #inthezone #floating ... See MoreSee Less
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    8 months ago

    Body and Mind Flow
    Thanks to Gary Gute of The Flow Channel for organising and hosting this wonderful conversation on flow and mindfulness. I enjoyed being part of such an interesting and important discussion on these states of mind. ... See MoreSee Less
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    8 months ago

    Body and Mind Flow
    I am looking forward to taking part in this conversation on mindfulness and flow, hosted by The Flow Channel. For anyone interested in listening in from Australia, the session will be held Tuesday, March 29, 9am AEST.Join us here for a conversation on the latest research and practices on Flow and Mindfulness with Sue Jackson, Derek Tate, Kate Sweeny, and others! Monday, March 29, @ 6:00 p.m. US Central Time. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi FLOW by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi PositivePsychology.com Positive Psychology with Tal Ben-Shahar ... See MoreSee Less
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    9 months ago

    Body and Mind Flow
    “Helping people find focus and flow to unlock their best performance is the most fulfilling part of my work. I’m grateful that this week, Insight Timer are featuring my 10 session course “Finding your Flow for Optimal Performance”. Check it out to find guided meditations, practices and activities to help you to find your flow."insig.ht/OLuKb8RXKdb ... See MoreSee Less
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