Flow: A mindful edge in performance. Sue Jackson, PhD. My Background. Psychologist (positive & performance psych): QUT Counselling Services Training in ACT Mindfulness-meditation workshops & courses Yoga Teacher Researcher of Flow State PhD on flow experience in elite athletes
Sue Jackson, PhD
“If you are interested in something, you will focus on it, and if you focus attention on anything, it is likely that you will become interested in it. Many of the things we find interesting are not so by nature, but because we took the trouble of paying attention to them.”
If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams and endeavours, to live the life they have imagined, they will meet with success unexpected in common hours.
- Thoreau (1800s)
Planning (pre & for during event)
Environmental & situational conditions
How performance feels & progresses
Confidence & mental attitude
Prior experienceFactors Found to Influence Flow in elite sport Jackson (1995)
When you surrender to what is, and so become fully present, the past ceases to have any power. You do not need it anymore. Presence is the key. The Now is the key.
- Ekhart Tolle (2004)