“Perhaps, thanks to my own circumstances I redirect attention from what we can’t do to what we can do. Put attention to the right place. Simply know ourselves and from there move towards improvement,” says Ivana. “When my life lost momentum, when caught unprepared and exposed to traumatizing stress, I was hitting the rock bottom. The approach I share become a life saver. It is an easy to follow guidance on how to approach ourselves, even if we don't suffer difficult to manage conditions. We all experience stress at some point, abrupt challenges and losses brought by life. The Strongest You is not a statement. It’s the mindset. It’s the internal force we all can use...”
Ivana brings inspiration with her unique style. She helps people to understand how their own mind can cause a dysfunctional service and how to reverse this. Her innovative mind coaching uses the brain adaptability to reset the mind.
Ivana has always believed in progress through empowerment: when individuals use the strength within themselves and right attitude they can positively respond to the events of their life; pursue their desire to be happier.
Helping people experience the greatest possible self-fulfillment Ivana has developed The Strongest You, a self-help book with guided practice in the form of a 12 week programme. She created mental imagery for relaxation, emotional reprocessing and empowerment. Her academic qualifications are augmented in certified training and extensive experience in the fields of education, counselling, cognitive and behavioural therapy, mental imagery and mindfulness, all of which enforce and support her coaching credibility.
Launching her private practice in Toronto in the year 2008 Ivana became a member of The Association of Registered Psychotherapists & Mental Health Professionals (O.A.C.C.P.P.), Dalton Associates Psychological & Counselling Services in Ontario.
Joining GTA Psychological Services a few years later she extended her work from Greater Toronto Area throughout Halton region to Waterloo, Ontario. With the development of distant and online services she has been working with many individuals from all walks of life.
Born in Bratislava, Slovakia (the former Czechoslovakia) Ivana moved to Toronto, Canada in the year 2001. After settling down she upgraded her education, obtained training and supervision in mental health. Now residing in Yorkshire, England Ivana brings inspiration and an empathetic style to earn clients trust.
When the little things in life seem difficult to cope with; when everything and everyone seem to be against you; when life just seems hard, remember this simple phrase:
In the mind and self, be The Strongest You”