portrait mathias sager psychologist and artist

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 goodthings@mathias-sager.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)

Thanks a lot. For any questions please contact me any time.

Facebook – Page of Mathias Sager – Happy Colorful Growth.
Instagram – Happy colorful growth paintings.
Twitter – Tweets about #HappyColorfulGrowth.

  • The quote from Mahatma Gandhi is my believe for my personal life and my philosophy when I was working. I’m retired. When I did my doctoral program in educational leadership, we devoted one semester on personal mastery. Your blog is very interesting. Wishing you the best to spread the positive life! By the way – your video, we stopped eating beef, chicken after we watched one video about food inc.? we eat salmon. Many in my family are vegetarians. My daughter supports local growers. See you around!

    • Thanks for your feedback and further insight into your work. Indeed, education is so important. As you point out, the mass animal production is in fact a big issue. After I watched “Cowspiracy” I was really touched, ashamed, and even motivated to become more vegetarian. I still need to do a lot of work in terms of self-mastery too, but that’s the motivation to get up every day:-). You have sympathetic family. Sayonara

      • I had an upset stomach when I watched how the chickens were raised in the dark. The hormone made them grow faster than their legs’ energy to hold them up. They stepped and crumbled on each other. I don’t want to eat chickens raised in that way.One girlfriend comment that the baby girls born with those hormone from their mom, so they grew up with boost bigger than normal. We are art of the food chain. I’ve never heard of so much cancer until the last 10 or 15 years. Can you write Japanese?

      • I used to read, write, and speak Chinese. Now I can read traditional, not too well with simplified Chinese. Writing – get about many words, have to use Google. Speaking Chinese with American accent (isn’t it funny?), and sometimes say the sentence backward – English structure of Chinese. I don’t have anyone to speak with on a day to day bases. I came to US 40 years ago as a student.

  • Dear Mathias,
    Traveling around your website, with to me very interesting and beautiful pages/posts.
    Do you already have shared your view on economical equality? Curious about your thoughts with regard to this subject.
    Also curious how you ended up in Tokyo?
    That quote of Ghandi, have it a my blog too 🙂
    Wishing you a wonderful new week,

    • Dear Patty
      Thank you for your questions and pardon for my late answer. I am working on a (few) post(s) regarding “equality”. The topic is very important to me. It will start with the view that somebody some when took almost all the land of mother Earth with its resources, and now the land and its resources are kept scarce for the majority of people, is kept by government or inherited to the privileged children, only rarely and expensively sold to third parties, and rented for high prices. Inequality risks beginning with the dependency on what country and what family we are born in.
      What do you think?
      I ended up in Tokyo because I went to Japan for a longer vacation with my Japanese partner I’ve learned to know in Switzerland, where she lived for many years. Then I got introduced to a job and accepted to stay longer in Japan. And now there are additional reasons why I’ve stayed (and probably will stay) even longer. I miss Europe though …
      What brought you to Germany? Your Dreampack?:-) Wir könnten eigentlich auch auf Deutsch kommunizieren, oder?:-)
      Why did you choose Gandhi’s quote about learning? I could maybe a bit imagine as far as I’ve experienced you, but still …
      I wish you a great day

      • Hi Mathias 🙂
        No apology necessary! We all are busy with, well… live 😉
        I will read your posts about those subject and respond their, ok?
        Thank you for answering my curiosity about you…if I get to nosy, just tell me 😉
        My husband got a good job offer three years ago, in which he could grow as a person. It also came with a high salary and since we needed and still do to get ourselves at a financially better place, we decided to take the offer and now we are here. Although I’ve got schooling in German at high school and had to use it in my work too, I can understand this language and speak it…my writing skills in German are terrible. Die, der, das….Sie, du, Ihnen…so confusing and somehow I can’t remember the rules.
        As to the Gandhi quote…life goes by so fast and even I forget to often to enjoy it, so that past of the quote is a good and also necessary reminder for me. I tend to become 99, however even at that age, I know I won’t have found all the answers, solutions I am looking for. Life is an ongoing learning process, so that means the second part of the quote to me.
        Wishing you a great day too!
        Hoping over to your latest post(s) now 😉

      • Hi Patty. Interesting. Thanks for the insight. It is similar to me, learning / life experience is maybe what we can take over to the ‘next life’, in contrast to all material possessions that we will have to leave here. And a short life can be as rich as a log one. Bitburg seems like you are going for quality and quantity (99 years):-). And: all questions allowed anytime, I answer everything I want to:-).
        Till soon

  • It’s true. You woke up and found yourself in Uncle Bardie Country. Now that you have followed Uncle Bardie, you may find yourself at that fork in the road that you have to take. With Uncle Bardie for a guide, you can be comforted that you may stub your toe on a pun, find you can’t resist laughing at those things you never thought funny, and wake up to wonder what Uncle Bardie is up to. It’s okay. That itch can be scratched. Simply tune in to the next Post, It could very well be a doozy or not. Either way it will be coming from the whacky mind of Uncle Bardie. So thanks for following Uncle Bardie’s Stories & Such. It beats bananas any day. Unless…but that’s a whole ‘nother thang. And one last thing. Have a great day (or night, depending on your perspective).

  • Mathias – thank you again for visiting and following Beauty Along the Road. I am in a hurry this morning but from what I have seen here, on your site, already, I must come back and read more in depth.

  • Hello Mathias. It is very nice to meet you. In looking at your site it looks like we are going to have fun sharing views on the world through each others eyes and stories. We share your principle beliefs.

      • Thank you so much for your wishes.To initiate a change,we need to change and I am glad you are spreading this message and helping others to do so through your blog.Sending powerful vibes of peace and love!:-)
        Keep smiling Mathias.

  • Hi Mathias
    Wonderful blog, wonderful ideas. It took me 35 years and a severe health issue that almost took me to the exit to understand what you seem to know right from the start. That’s good. I like your paintings especially the city scene series and of course the abstract ones. Some really good stuff there. As you may have noticed my artwork is deeply linked to meditation and through meditation to moment to moment awareness. So of course I relate fully to Ghandi’s phrase and rediscover the little things in life that make this existence so beautiful. Colors are the essence of that beauty. Kandinsky said they get our soul to vibrate. They sure do that for me.
    Have a wonderful day and I’m looking forward to any discussion to come

  • Hello! Glad you stopped by this ex-student of psychology blog. It’s so good to interact with people doing amazing work in the field. Thanks for leading me to your blog.
    Life is simple by choice and i talk about perspectives, experiences, and actionable issues that impact us on a day to day basis.

    • Hi! Thank you very much, and likewise. I love your mission to explore new thinking to resolve social issues. As the challenge lies in how to unify one people/humanity with all its diverse (and conflicting) positions, what is the common denominator that can unite people regardless of cultural differences for the individual and collective well-being of all? I wholeheartedly agree with you that mobility (I love the vision of world citizenship), art, and education are crucial means to create awareness and action. Still, I think something else, (or a new combination, e.g., together with spirituality, and emphasis of these) is needed… working on it too:-). I’m looking forward to mutual inspiration! All the best!

  • I thought i had answered this and I now realize that this one is on ‘your About’! We are on the same page, for sure.
    To add, I want to say that there is work to be done at every level one is capable of. Ultimately, every human being deserves to feel full on their stomach and be valued for something.
    Keep up the good work and wishing you all the best!

  • Thanks for finding my blog and following. I’m happy to have found yours. I see a lot of very interestig posts here and I will come back and read more carefully. Being a scientist and researcher myself, I especially like that your posts are science-based and include the references.I’m working on a book on creativity as a hobby project, and in that I have included all the references, but hasn’t done it on my blog. Good luck, and looking forward both to your ol and new posts.

    • Hi, Karl. Thanks for your nice feedback; much appreciated, especially as it comes from a truly creative. Many of my essays are a bit inaccessible because of the dense use of academic “raw material.” I have planned to compile many of the lessons learned into an easier-to-read book form soon too. So, I hope we stay connected on that journey of creation. All the best!

  • Hello Mathias! Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I’ve just started to read about your blog. Intellectually stimulating and practical ideas!. I look forward to reading more. Best regards

  • Hi Mathias, I finally made the time to sit down and peruse your site. Soooo much information, but as I subscribe to the Ghandi quote, forever is a long time to learn, so I will read and reflect and enjoy and think. Thank you for following my blog. I’m looking forward to learning from/with you.

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