“Perhaps, thanks to my own circumstances I redirect attention from what we cannot 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 maintain mental and emotional strength. We need it, 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 to thrive at home or in the work place.”
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 approach uses the brain adaptability to reset the ways of thinking and behaviour.
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 self-help books "Confident Me", "The Strongest You", "Mindfulness, Breathe In - Breathe Out", to teach easy to apply techniques towards improvement. She delivers a customized education "Guide to Thriving" promoting mental wellness and personal responsibilitity for one's mental health. She created guided practice for relaxation and emotional reprocessing.
Now residing in Yorkshire, England, Ivana grew up, obtained her degrees and first work experience in Bratislava, Slovakia, before she moved to Toronto, Canada.
She launched her private practice in Toronto in the year 2008 when she 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.
Shortly after she joined GTA Psychological Services and extended her work from Greater Toronto Area throughout Halton region to Waterloo, Ontario. With the development of online services she has been working with many individuals from all walks of life.
Ivana brings inspiration and an empathetic style to earn clients trust. Her qualifications are augmented by extensive knowledge in the fields of education, behavioural science, cognitive and behavioural therapy, mental imagery and mindfulness, all of which enforce her teaching credibility.
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."