Mindful Living GTA

Downtown |East End | e-Counselling

zlata@mindfullivinggta.com

Tel: 416-434-3731

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About Zlata

Credentials

 

Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

 

Registered Professional Counsellor with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association

 

Professional member and ACT Therapist with the Association for Behavioural Contextual Science

 

M.A. in Counselling Psychology

 

Diploma in Addictions

 

Over 150 Hours of additional training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

 

Certified yoga teacher (Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Restorative, Kundalini)

 

 

My Journey with Mindfulness

 

Long before I ever began studying mindfulness,  I spent years of my life feeling trapped inside my mind; tossed around by my emotions; repeatedly going over painful memories; distracted by alcohol and struggling with self-destructive habits; disconnected in my relationships; feeling empty and stuck; and constantly hoping for a break.  

 

I discovered mindfulness by chance, while still a student in school. It was then that I started to really see a way out. A way to get out of my head.  To connect with nature, see my place in the larger world I am part of.  I realized how much time I spent in worry and negative thinking. I started to appreciate being alive again!

 

Mindfulness practice gave me a break from my destructive patterns, long enough to start doing something different.  To start living the life I wanted.  It helped me realize and seize the possibility for a better life. I began practicing yoga and learned about ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), a mindfulness-based approach. I felt inspired to share these practices with others.  If they were able to help me in such a big way, there must have been many other people who could also benefit from them. I wanted to help others through the tough times and help them realize their potential, their connectivity, their wholeness. I have built my entire business around mindfulness because I truly believe in it.  I don’t just teach these methods, I use them every day in my own life. And I am still practicing, still growing. There are many days where I still struggle.

 

We are all climbing our own mountains, and I am no different than anyone else. I have my own mountain to climb. However, we all have different vantage points from which we can see our mountains, and we all have different tools to help us along the way. So there is tremendous power in working together in a supportive environment. My commitment to anyone I work with is this: To be with them every step of the way, no matter how difficult the climb.

"Long you live and high you fly, and smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry, and all you touch and all you see, is all your life will ever be."

 

PINK FLOYD

from “Breathe”