2011 — 2016
Comprehensive psychotherapeutic training in gestalt modality, The Institute for the Training of Gestalt Therapy, IVGT Prague.
2016 — 2017
Training in Emotion-focused therapy, Leslie Greenberg and Laco Timulák, York University.
2020 — until now
Postgraduate training in Gestalt therapy, Gestalt plus: http://gestaltplus.cz/
I am an active member of the therapeutic team at the Social Clinic. I collaborate with the Diabasis organization, whose aim is to help people suffering with a psychological-spiritual crisis. I work under supervisors – including group supervision (Stáňa Dudová) as well as individual supervision (Jiří Drahota). I have undergone a number of complementary and short-term educational events, courses and internships, such as:
- Rogerian Psychotherapy
- Introduction to Biosynthesis
- Schultz’s Autogenic Training
- Crisis Intervention
- 6-week internship at the Department of Psychiatry at the Olomouc University Hospital, and others.
I have been employed in academia for many years (the Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc) as well as in the non-profit sector (InternetPoradna.cz), where I provide on-line crisis intervention called E-linka.
Ever since my youth, I have always wanted to get under the surface of things. I did not understand myself and people around me, but wanted to. Since then I have tried taking many paths, and I am grateful for each them. The work in non-profit organizations taught me to be there for others. When I began teaching at the university, I was the one who was learning – how to grasp the essence, and yet remain in lively contact with my students. I was thrown into deep water, and that was fulfilling. I have spent long hours sitting on the meditation pillow and working on myself. That’s why I know how some insights in therapy hurt. I have been in touch with my own pain as well as the pain of the others. I know what the bottom looks like. I have emerged stronger, and everything has led to one conclusion. Our relationships are created only through ourselves. And that is why I am confident today that when we are in harmony with ourselves, the world around us suddenly seems simpler and more comprehensible.