Sue is a registered psychologist with a specialization in sport psychology, and is an expert in flow and its application to performance excellence. Sue has been involved in the psychology of flow since completing a PhD on flow state in elite athletes in the early 1990s. Sue’s work in flow has helped to make this optimal psychological state understandable and more accessible to all levels of performers, from weekend warriors to Olympic champions.
Sue has extensively researched with her mentor and the founder of flow, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Sue has written the popular book on flow for athletes and coaches with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow in Sports: The Keys to Optimal Experiences and Performances. In addition, Sue has an extensive publication record on flow in sport, and has worked in academic positions in sport and exercise psychology for many years. Sue has developed a suite of Flow Scales, self-report instruments that have applicability across a diverse range of settings.
In addition to her work in the psychology field, Sue is a yoga and meditation teacher, and has undertaken training in a variety of psychological approaches that emphasize the importance of mindfulness. Mindfulness offers a great skill set for facilitating flow, and Sue provides consultation, coaching, and workshops in both mindfulness and Flow. Sue coaching and conducts consultative work with individuals and groups includes a focus on the following areas: developing present-centered awareness and attention, aligning life with identified values, reaching for performance excellence, and finding flow in life endeavors.
In this podcast, Sue and Cindra talk:
· How improve your potential to experience flow
· What lead her to her pioneering work in flow
· Why finding an activity you enjoy is important to flow
· The role of mindfulness in the flow state
· What gets in your way of flow
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