Psychology, Performance & Flow Science

Discover Purpose & Unlock Flow

Monthly Meditation Mini-Retreats

Held monthly at a beautiful Brookfield studio, these meditation retreats teach participants how to completely unwind into deep relaxation. 

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 currently runs meditation mini-retreats aimed at completely relaxing, gentle yoga & meditation classes, and 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.

Monthly Meditation Mini-Retreats  

Held in a beautiful Brisbane studio with panoramic nature views, these mini-retreats run on themes to foster deep relaxation and present-moment awareness . Experience relaxing practices  that nourish both body and mind.

  Gentle Yoga & Meditation

 Held in Sue’s studio in Brookfield, these small group classes give you an opportunity to practice yoga in a quiet, nurturing environment. Take part in practices that build physical strength and flexibility. as well as mental clarity and resilience.

From the Blog

With welcoming in another year, you may have found yourself setting some new year’s resolutions and perhaps these involved exercising more? To get off to a great start to exercising in a way that will help you to sustain it in the long term, try unplugging from...

Choose to Believe

Choose to Believe

Developing the skill of confidence sets the stage for the type of performance that successful performers refer to in terms such as “an unshatterable self-esteem”, or a knowing that you can do no wrong. Having a sense of control over what you are doing is one of the...

How Runners Can Achieve a Natural High

How Runners Can Achieve a Natural High

Pip Coates, Deputy Editor of The Australian Financial Review Magazine interviewed Sue about the state of flow for a running blog she writes for the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and The Brisbane Times (Fairfax media). See Pip's story below. There are many ways to...

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3 weeks ago

Body and Mind Flow

A new decade dawns. Best wishes for a happy and productive 2020.
If you want to know about programs I’ll be offering in 2020, please see my latest newsletter. Free to join, and offering
occasional tips, strategies, & psychological science to help you find focus, calm and flow in 2020.
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4 weeks ago

Body and Mind Flow

More than just ancient wisdom, modern studies demonstrate the transformative power of gratitude. One popular way to experience more gratitude is an exercise called three good things:

Each evening before bed, take a moment for yourself and consider three things that happened that day that you appreciate, small or large.

Write those down, notice over time what they have in common, how they vary, how these things make you feel. Try talking with a partner, friend or loved one, asking each other for their three goods things.
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2 months ago

Body and Mind Flow

I am really happy to be joining the team of psychologists at Lilley Place Psychology starting November 18. Lilley Place Psychology offers an outstanding service and is conveniently located in Indooroopilly Shopping Centre.We are pleased to share that Dr Sue Jackson will be joining our clinical team next week. Sue has a particular interest in assisting clients across the lifespan function at their optimal level and has a PhD in sport and exercise psychology. This is just the beginning of our exciting new services focusing on peak performance. More on its way next year! ... See MoreSee Less

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