Rethinking Cognitive Biases And The Unconscious

Dr. Sarah Sarkis
by Flow Research Collective
August 1, 2023
Things started changing for me when I started treating my life as an experiment.
Dr. Sarah Sarkis

Today’s guest is a special one, our very own Dr. Sarah Sarkis.

Dr. Sarkis is a licensed psychologist, writer and performance consultant living in Boston, USA. Dr. Sarkis emphasizes collaboration, partnership, and personal empowerment.

Dr. Sarkis earned her master’s in psychology from Boston College and doctorate from George Washington University.

She approaches psychological growth and change from an integrative perspective, where she blends her strong psychodynamic and insight-oriented training with more traditionally behavioral and mind/body techniques to help patients foster insight and access motivation.

Dr. Sarkis has studied extensively the use of mindfulness, functional medicine, hormones, positive psychology, and how food, medicine, and mood are interconnected.

She integrates these various modalities to bring you a modern interpretation of how to optimize human potential.

We kick off the episode by talking about cognitive biases and unconsciousness. As Dr. Sarah said: We are taking the gloves off in the first minute. So, make sure to stay tuned from the first second.


In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Cognitive biases (4:01)
  • Common self-sabotaging beliefs (7:15)
  • Trigger phrases & Repetitive phrases (9:23)
  • Interpersonal flow between psychologist and client (11:12)
  • Sarah’s background (15:23)
  • Influential subjects reading books (23:39)
  • Sarah’s biggest intellectual watershed moments (27:04)
  • Normal narcissism (27:34)
  • People's motivation (29:09)
  • The most important clinical knowledge (32:26)
  • Emphasizing evolutionary psychology (35:14)
  • Why does regret show up in our life? (37:58)
  • Your life is never anything more or less than you make it (40:05)
  • You are living experiment (42:17)


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