WHEN THINGS HAPPEN IN THE PRESENT OUR RESPONSE REFLECTS ON PAST EXPERIENCES.
THE WOUNDING THAT YOU RECEIVED AS A CHILD HAS HAD YOU BEHAVE IN CERTAIN WAYS. IT'S NOT THOSE BEHAVIORS YOU NEED TO CHANGE, YOU NEED TO HEAL THAT WOUND AND THEN THE BEHAVIOUR WILL AUTOMATICALLY FOLLOW.
THAT’S THE ESSENCE OF MY WORK.
HELP PEOPLE HEAL THEIR CHILDHOOD WOUNDS.
I am Ivana Ristic and I am a professional therapist in Rapid Transformational Therapy®, RTT®. What's that? Well, simply put, I help people free from their emotional and physical blocks. Any deep-rooted emotion, false belief, critical mind chatter, overthinking, phobias, anything and just about everything that has kept you stuck and unable to live your life to your maximum potential.
Prior to getting my RTT® Therapist certification, I was much about climbing up the corporate ladder. I was a typical overachiever, and perfectionist, ever since I was a child. In a way, that helped me a lot in my professional career. I've quickly moved up the corporate ladder, all the way to the top. I was working with start-ups across Europe and Africa, and helping them scale up their business. Super competitive, always striving to win. I was directly overseeing over 100 employees and growing the business to reap a multi-million dollar profit. I loved it, my work was my life, I was breathing it, eating it, simply put I was defined by my profession.
However, no matter what I did, and how much I accomplished, I felt lonely and empty inside. I was unable to really enjoy my life, be present, and spend quality time with my partner, family, and friends. My relationships have suffered greatly. Something was wrong and I needed to understand it and fix it. On top of everything, as life would have it, a series of difficulties and unfortunate events have happened and I have hit rock bottom. I was at my lowest and weakest point, my thoughts, my feelings, and my behavior have become unbearable.
It took me a long time to understand why and how I got to be the way was. I’ve spent so many years trying to figure out what kept me stuck, why I self-sabotaged myself, why I held on to anger, guilt, and shame, self-criticism, overthinking, and why I could not have a loving relationship despite having wonderful partners in my life. It took forever to understand and overcome the feeling of being invisible, feeling like I don't matter. I actually used to think if tomorrow I was not here anymore, no one would even notice it, so I tried so hard to be seen and noticed by becoming a perfectionist and excelling in my career. I was so tired of living with anxiety, with so many responsibilities I have given to myself. I was tired of putting other people's feelings and needs before my very own. But most importantly, I was tired of feeling unhappy. I was tired of that emptiness and that black hole seemed to be bigger than the universe itself destroying everything on its way. I knew there was more to life than living like this. I was determined to be happy.
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I sought help and went to therapies, which helped for a bit, but I was still stuck with my feelings. And so the journey of working on myself and going inside has begun. As nothing in life happens by a coincidence, after I've spent a couple of years working on myself, I have stumbled across Marisa Peer. I must say, at first, I would ignore it and was quite frankly a bit annoyed every time someone would mention her or her ad would pop up on YouTube. I don't know why that was, but it took a while before I've checked her out. It seems, however, that the Universe was determined to make me dig into Marisa's work and wouldn't leave me alone until I did. And so I did. I've looked her up. And boy, was I in for a big surprise. That was exactly what I was looking for. It was the answer to all my prayers. Thank you, Universe!
Learning with Marisa and going over the school material, learning about the mind, how it works, why we behave and act as we do, why we suffer, why I needed to be an overachiever, a perfectionist, why we are stuck, but most importantly the understanding that I don't need years of therapy to heal, that I'm not broken, and that I never, ever have to be stuck with my feelings again, has been life-changing for me. It has transformed my life completely, for the better. I've quit my job at the peak of my career, I graduated from the RTT School, received advanced certification in RTT®, Rapid Transformational Therapy, became a Certified RTT® Therapist, RTT® Certified Hypnotherapist, and an RTT® Associate.
RTT has quickly become my passion, my new drive, and my motivation to help others who struggle is what I am excited and overly passionate about. My learning journey doesn't stop with RTT, my goal is to learn other modalities, professionally grow in this field and make a difference in our society. Mental health awareness should be part of our school curriculum.
It would be my absolute honor and privilege to work with you and help you live the life you always wanted and dreamed of. Help you feel passionate about your life just as I am right now. It's never, ever too late to live your life to your full potential. It is never ever too late to feel good about yourself, to be happy, love yourself, and have a healthy relationship with others. You can have all of that and so much more!
RTT® Advanced Certificate in Rapid Transformational Therapy
RTT® Certified Therapist
RTT® Certified Hypnotherapist
Advanced RTT® Clinical Hypnotherapist professional certification
QHHT® Level II Practitioner
I am currently enrolling in additional studies
Dr. Gabor Maté's Compassionate Inquiry training. This is a powerful therapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté for healing trauma and a deeper understanding of mental and physical illness.
Peter Levine's, Ph.D. training in Somatic Experiencing (SE). This 3-year educational program is a fundamental concept for understanding, preventing, and overcoming the consequences of shock and trauma.