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Paths to the true self.
Wege zum wahren Selbst.
We do not learn from experience... we learn from reflecting on experience.
Wir lernen nicht aus Erfahrung... wir lernen aus der Reflexion der Erfahrung.
John Dewey (philosopher, psychologist, educational reformer)
As a psychologist who specializes in innovative and powerful Awareness Intelligence (which you also possess!), I help you with various changes in life, whether self-initiated or not.
Depending on your personal situation, you will receive honest and direct feedback on discovering your true self.
My passion is to equip yourself with tools that will allow you to develop your potential and become happier, stronger, and healthier.
Looking forward to talking to you. Mathias
Availabilities (UTC+01:00 Zurich)
MSc Psychology | EMBA | Teacher
Learn more about me on social media.
Erfahre mehr über mich in den sozialen Medien.
Als Psychologe, der sich auf innovative und mächtige Bewusstseinsintelligenz (welche auch du besitzt!) spezialisiert hat, helfe ich dir bei verschiedenartigen Veränderungen im Leben, ob selbst initiiert oder nicht.
Abhängig von deiner persönlichen Situation erhältst du ehrliches und direktes Feedback zur Entdeckung deines wahren Selbst.
Meine Leidenschaft ist es, dich mit Werkzeugen auszustatten, mit denen du dein Potenzial entfalten und glücklicher, stärker und gesünder werden kannst.
Ich freue mich darauf, mit dir zu sprechen. Mathias
Live 1-to-1 Sessions (In English and German)
Meet yourself through self-reflection
Discover your 'true self'
Awareness Intelligence I
introduction & assessment
Awareness Intelligence II
report & analysis
Recent research and practice topics
The novel Self-Reflection Online Tool
to discover the adventure of your socio-temporal worldview!
The scientifically and expert-validated novel Self-Reflection Tool provides a simple yet new and uniquely holistic tool that explores a person’s overall worldview. The tool, therefore, is an ideal starting point for further targeted and meaningful personal development.
It's not WHAT you think, it's HOW you think that defines your world
You can take the online version of the Self-Reflection Tool 'Socio-Temporal Mental Schema Analysis' (STMSA), or you can book a live session with me. It's an exciting way to explore one's thinking and get insights into possible challenges and opportunities in one's personal growth.
How to learn better?
How to connect to your potential?
How to dissolve unhealthy dependencies?
How to feel better about yourself and others?
How to gain new perspectives?
How to discover new meaning and purpose?
How to get rid of worries and depression?
How to increase your agency?
Scienctific discoveries put into practice. Based on Socio-Temporal Mental Schema Analysis (STMSA). Powered by Awareness Intelligence (AWI) ™ | © M. Sager, Psychologist
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the '80% is psychology' program (on-demand group sessions)
The successful course series '80% is Psychology' goes on!
Courses Tailored to Your Needs
All courses are based on sound research and consistently assume a cooperative perspective. The courses aim to equip the participants with practical tools for personal and career success and can be tailored to your needs, on-site and through digital learning. The below session AI - CVI normally take 90 minutes each, including group discussions and exercises. For increased Self-Efficacy, Creativity, Innovation
Multi-Disciplinary: Combining knowledge from psychology, art, technology, and business for holistic approaches.
Cross-Cultural: Using cross-cultural competencies and agility to bridge cultural gaps for the benefit of our diverse participants.
Inter-Generational: Empowering to learn, strategize, and develop with tailored solutions according to lifespan development.
’THE PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPING A GROWTH MINDSET’
To understand the psychological and behavioural processes on which lasting learning results from experience.
In this course, participants will get input about major learning theories and get to understand of how humans do learn, process and remember information. Course participants will also consider and get examples on how practitioners can use these theories to explain behavior in cross-cultural contexts.
‘INSPIRING OTHERS ACROSS CULTURES AND (SELF-) LEADERSHIP PSYCHOLOGY’
To provide participants an understanding of leadership from a psychological perspective, and to examine the impact of culture on leadership success.
In this course, participants will study leadership challenges from a several different psychological perspectives, gaining an understanding of more or less effective leadership styles across different cultures and contexts, and the ethical use of power and influence.
‘DEVELOPING HUMAN CAPITAL, CULTURAL AGILITY, AND GLOBAL TALENT MANAGEMENT’
To develop an understanding of the psychological aspects around human capital development, cultural agility, and the impact and effectiveness of different global talent management strategies.
This course explores the interaction between personality, leadership types, and individual learning styles. Course participants will evaluate the psychological concept of talent and study the criteria for attracting, retaining and developing talent globally. Participants will also consider the effectiveness and fairness of global talent management strategies and their impact at individual and organizational levels.
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DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP SKILLS (ebook and video course)
The course has helped strengthen my faith in my own value
This "psychology" course is so dense, however, comprehensible, that, it really amazed me and taught me ideas that I had never learned before even back in my school days. The course is so filled of information that can greatly assist us in understanding how the world, the world society, per se, is actually moving (whether we assent to it or not). On the other hand, the course gives us its highlights that pertain on how to create a better environment, inside and outside of ourselves, either in a personal or societal sphere, by which we could still be convinced that life, “if spent with the right directions”, that life... becomes really worth living.
I love the way the teacher presented the lectures because it’s evident that why he created the course, that’s because he believes in the humankind and it’s privilege or worth of being taken care of.
The course has helped strengthen my faith in my own value and belief system, and also, it has somehow helped restore my trust in people in general.
Roots of cognitive processes presented in a beginner-friendly manner
How the course inspired, helped, taught me what: The course dealt with the fundamental psychology presented in a beginner-friendly manner, so I was able to see the root of the cognitive processes. Why I enjoyed: I'm interested in personal growth incorporating awareness and emotional intelligence, and thus the course provided the knowledge base. How the atmosphere, the teacher supported that: The atmosphere was pleasant, the presentation was coherent.
Weekly highlight for creative and thoughtful perspectives
Mathias, your sessions are so thought-provoking, they really get me thinking in new ways! I love the way you put together the flow of materials. You have such a creative and thoughtful perspective, and you back it up with research and evidence-based best practices. Your openness stimulates spirited discussion. You have created such a wonderful learning community! Your sessions are the highlight of my week. I have recommended them highly to my friends, and I recommend them to anyone who wants to be stimulated to grow and to grow their team.
Helped me to understand the psychology behind my own work
I found Mr. Mathias Sager’s course on Psychology very inspiring; especially since it was similar, but from a different approach, to some workshops I do. He had a very interesting approach which actually helped me to understand the psychology behind my own work more clearly. The atmosphere was such that everyone enjoyed the lively exchange of ideas and opinions. At least I came away with new knowledge and new ideas to pursue.
Helped me grow both as a human and a business person
Attending Mathias' sessions, no matter what the theme is, helped me broaden my world, improve my communication skills and grow both as a human and a business person. The sessions were delivered in a friendly way that all participants were welcomed to ask questions and exchange their opinions. A lot of productive discussion taught us the importance of being open-minded, learning different ideas, agreeing to disagree and, perhaps most importantly, being positive.
Insight for purpose-aligned leadership in the modern age
Attending Mathias's session on the psychology of leadership helped crystallize some of the thoughts I had about what makes a good leader in the modern age (aligned with purpose-seeking millennial values). Even if you know some of it already, having it laid out clearly helps a lot with realizing what you value, and maybe more importantly, what you want to be -- and I certainly gained insight with his help.
Ready to open up new horizons
Mathias's seminars deal about topics that academics barely do: social awareness and mental strengthening. As mental sanity is mainly underestimated, I believe this seminar offers a lot of takeaways to fill your potholes.
I really enjoyed when after the lecture, the teacher asks incentive questions and creates constructive and warm discussions where everyone cheerfully participates and shares their stance mindfully.
I remember every time I left the room, I could feel something deep reborn, ready to open up new horizons for occasions that I did not imagine to undertake.
For the world to be "even more" a better place
I really enjoyed "thinking" with Mathias. His warm and accepting personality made it easy to ask any questions came to my mind. Conscious living, mindfulness, how the brain works, etc. Topics vary and his class is well structured. Not only you learn from him but participants also share their insights and inspire each other. This is not a boring, one-way lecture style environment. I wish children have an opportunity to learn what he shares. Then the world will be “even more” a better place.
Inspiration for calmness of mind
The course taught me about mindfulness and inspired me to be more mindful. This is something that I think everyone should learn as it can be applied at work and in your personal life. I really enjoyed the course because it was a weekly reminder to create calmness in your mind which everybody needs nowadays as our lives are so stressful. Another reason why I enjoyed this course were the lively discussions that were held about topics related to psychology and life in general. These discussion would always happen naturally as the teacher would have interesting questions and was able to create an open minded atmosphere in which everybody felt safe to say what they want.
The outer world can be photographed. The inner world I have to paint.
I don’t copy. I paint from heart. Because in a mirror is where we find a reflection of appearances, while in a heart is where we find a reflection of our soul.
COURAGEOUS JUMP OF KINDNESS (M. Sager, 2020). Acrylic on canvas board, 40 x 50 cm
THE VAMPIRIZED STAR (M. Sager, 2020). Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
THE POSITIVE KILLJOY (M. Sager, 2020). Acrylic on wood panel, 70 x 100 cm
PEACE WITH THE UGLY (M. Sager, 2020). Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
Fluffed up (M. Sager, 2020). Acrylic on wood panel, 50 x 100 cm
Story and information at Fluffed up vs. ‘reality before appearances’
Becoming whole (M. Sager, 2020). Acrylic on wood panel, 50 x 100 cm
More/background information at Becoming whole (free from structural prisons)
F... airytale (M. Sager, 2020). Acrylic on wood panel, 40 x 60 cm
More information at F… airytale
RUEDA DANCE OF LIFE (M. Sager, 2020). Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80 cm
More information at Rueda dance of life
TRINITY WARRIOR IV (M. Sager, 2020). Acrylic on wood panel, 60 x 60 cm
More information at Can you see the wheel of joy (࿋) in my face?
SOUL (M. Sager, 2020). Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 120 cm
More information at We can photograph the outer world, but our inward view has to be painted.
TRINITY WARRIOR III (M. Sager, 2020). Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
SEASON 1 - 3 (M. Sager, 2020). Acrylic on canvas, each 30 x 40 cm
More information at The 3 colors of the year
TRINITY WARRIOR II (M. Sager, 2020). Acrylic on wood panel, 80 x 80 cm
Exhibited at the VAN DER PLAS Gallery NY from November 23 - December 2 2020
TRINITY WARRIOR I (M. Sager, 2020). Acrylic on wood panel, 80 x 80 cm
Exhibited at the VAN DER PLAS Gallery NY from November 23 - December 2 2020
TRISKELION & TRIQUETRA (M. Sager, 2020). Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
TRIADIC PERSPECTIVE (M. Sager, 2020). Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 70 cm
HEART OF NATURE (M. Sager, 2020). Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 cm
* English High-quality material and mediums used / Use of varnish final treatment of the painting that preserves and protects against harmful environmental influences, dust, nicotine or sunlight / Signature on the back of the artwork / Without frame. However, a set of (canvas) hanging systems can be used / I take special care in packaging the paintings. They are bubble wrapped and placed into a custom size shipping box. Please be careful when unwrapping paintings. Do not use a knife or sharp object to cut the wrap as you may damage the paintings.
* German Hochwertige Materialien und Farben/Mittel / Lack-Endbehandlung der Malerei zur Erhaltung und zum Schutz vor schädlichen Umwelteinflüssen, Staub, Nikotin oder Sonnenlicht / Signatur auf der Rückseite des Werkes / Ohne Rahmen. Allerdings kann ein Set von (Leinwand) Befestigungs-Systemen benutzt werden / Die Gemälde werden speziell geschützt versandt. Sie werden in Luftpolsterfolie und in ein passendes Paketformat eingepackt. Bitte Vorsicht beim Auspacken des Gemäldes. Die Benutzung von Messer oder Schere könnte das Bild beschädigen.
Or watch this short program...
Think about personal development as a threefold set of understanding, that includes the psychology of learning, leadership, respectively self-leadership psychology, as well as developing a growth and global mindset.
Growth always starts with you. This short program provides you with the knowledge, which, if you internalize and apply it, can radically change your behavior, and consequently, the results you produce, in your personal and professional life:
POWERED BY AWARENESS INTELLIGENCE ™ (AWI)
Artist, Psychologist, Independent Researcher
Biography Mathias Sager is born in Zurich in 1975 and grew up in Switzerland. For many years he lived in Tokyo and also in Pune/India. Mathias is passionate about developing human potential, which is an overarching theme throughout all his work that is based on independent research and supported by intuition and art. Through teaching, counseling, and leading individuals and teams around the world, and with a background in education sciences, an EMBA in information and communication technology, as well as an MSc in Psychology, Mathias' goal is to inspire with interdisciplinary, innovative, and cross-cultural approaches to personal and professional development for individual well-being and the common good alike. For Mathias, psychology and art belong together, why his paintings often appear together with written pieces of psycho-philosophical research and wisdom.
Artist Statement As the inventor of the concept of ‘Awareness Intelligence,’ which is the ability to expand and systematically use one’s thinking in the full scope of time and social relationships in a triadic constellation, I regularly take up the number 3 in my works. My art intends to remain raw, simple, and naively colorful, yet intelligently connecting the dots according to the holistic thinking behind. I invite the viewer of my work to give a second look to get that systematic. What is put into my paintings is (1) self-reflection, (2) love of social connections, and (3) the care for the next generation. It is thought that fuels the painting process, which then generates awareness-intelligent emotions, hopefully for the viewer too. Whenever the creative experience becomes work, I bring it back to fun through disregarding any methodological and technical considerations if needed; the term “play,” from that perspective, would better reflect the nature of my creative process.
Happy if you reach me on www.mathias-sager.com, connect on social media, or email directly to email@example.com.
Developing human potential is my passion!
- - Independent Awareness Intelligence Research & Art (mathias sager - Psychology & Art, global)
- - MSc in Psychology (University of Liverpool)
- - Postgraduate in Conflict Management, Leadership and Crisis Communication (University of Applied Sciences Winterthur, Switzerland)
- - Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA, iimt Fribourg, Switzerland)
- - Bachelor in Education Sciences (Switzerland)
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AWARENESS INTELLIGENCE ™ (AWI)
Like Relativity theory is essential to Physics, Awareness Intelligence guides a new understanding of the mental world. Contemporary issues such as health risks, conflicts, and inequality do point to a single most critical cause: Unawareness of lack of awareness. Awareness Intelligence is a specific constellation of ‘awareness about awareness’ and represents the break-through decoding of a socio-temporal structure of the human soul. The tripartite socio-temporal matrix of Awareness Intelligence provides for a mental reference system that empowers for spiritual exploration and practical application of meaning, love, and compassion that is teachable to anybody for increased well-being, organization thriving, and the common good alike.
You can find more details on https://mathias-sager.com/tag/awareness-intelligence/
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