Open-minded, holistic doctor, with special interest in mental health and wellbeing.
Originally from Slovakia, I followed my Kiwi husband to Aotearoa-New Zealand, in 2003. I arrived with 3 degrees in languages and literature, but I decided on a complete career change and graduated in medicine from Otago university in 2009.
My medical training gave me a great understanding of the pathological processes that underlie diseases and of the conventional medical treatments. My inquisitive mind has been pushing me to look beyond this paradigm and explore other ways of healing.
In my professional and private life, I aim for complete wellbeing- inside and out.
Three principal beliefs guide me:
1. We are complex beings. Our humanity reaches far beyond our biology, physiology or biochemistry. In order to truly thrive, we need to attend to all our human needs, including physical, psychological, social, cultural, spiritual, environmental.
2. In order to really solve a problem, we need to find the root cause, and effectively address it.
3. Most, if not all, answers lie within us and can make themselves available via inner awareness and enquiry.
I will be truly honoured if you chose to consult me about your health and wellbeing.
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I continue to learn about different approaches to health and wellbeing and have completed numerous extracurricular courses, including:
Becky is a certified Health Coach, with a certificate in Health Science and Behavioural Change. She also personally suffers from a variety of autoimmune conditions and is passionate about supporting others through their own health journeys. Becky holds a BSc in Biological Sciences, taught science international for 10 years, a MSc in Sustainable Business and is a passionate surfer and yogi.
I’m thrilled to join this wonderful community of people who truly believe we are experts in our lives and can embrace ownership of our life and health journeys. This is the best way to celebrate my own journey back from concussion and chronic pain. When workplace injuries meant I couldn’t return to my job in hospitality I hit a wall of stuck. Fortunately tuning into our Kiwi can-do energy, I discovered lifestyle coaching and realised my lived experience of using this self-liberating proactive and coactive process in my own rehab is valuable learning I can share with people who are dealing with similar life shocks.
Now I’m supporting this ‘university of life’ knowledge with formal training and ongoing study, and getting back to work via my own business ‘Empowering Minds for Life’.
I invite you to join me in a collaborative partnership where we both bring 100% commitment to you achieving your desired health and wellness outcomes. As a Health and Mind Coach I can also help you lift your self-esteem, boost your self-confidence, manage chronic conditions, get unstuck from limiting beliefs, kick phobias, cigarettes, vaping and addictions into touch, manage negative stress, and break free from the fat/thin thinking loop. Starter keys are self-kindness, curiosity and smiling.
When you access your personal power, you can get your life back on track even better than before. Together we design the unique plan that lights up your life. I use evidence-based lifestyle coaching tools and resources, including Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), self-hypnosis, mindfulness and powerful conversations. These help you create concrete, easy and fun to do first steps to build momentum, and before you know it, you’re enjoying positive long-term behaviour and lifestyle changes. We’re well supported by members of this vibrant team at ZIVIO Health, ensuring optimum effectiveness and value.
I live in Waitati with my husband, Bob, on our small farm, along with 3 working cats, 8 free-range hens, and our flock of sheep. I love drawing and creative writing. As well as walking, the beach, and re-learning how to cycle and swim. Weekends are extra fun when our 3 granddaughters visit.
Your life and health, you can activate your best.
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