About five years ago, I started to struggle with chronic fatigue. As a professional athlete, it was difficult to break my contract and sign a defeat, but it was even harder to stop following your dreams. At that time, for the first time I heard about hypnotherapy, and good friend of mine said that it might help. As I lived outside of my origin country, it was difficult to find a person of trust. One year ago, the pain and fatigue were so strong that I had to give up and sign the capitulation. Studying the work of Dr. Joe's Dispenza brought to Petra and on her website, I found out that she is also working with hypnotherapy. It did not take long to schedule an appointment.
Although for the main reason I mentioned tiny phobia and curiosity, in the initial conversation, Petra said that chronic fatigue could be also good to cover in hypnotherapy. We started with meditation and relaxation, and then Petra took me to one of the most interesting adventures of the lifetime. The journey started in my safe place, a mountain I always like to return when I came home. She met me with my phobia, took me to early childhood, and through communication with myself at age of 6 and 4 years, but also with the phobia itself, gave me the right answers.
Through various sensations in my body, we have reached the main source of fatigue. Unlike the phobia which was outside of me, tiredness manifested itself as part of me. Petra then took me back to the mountain where we tried to throw away that fatigue. It turned out that it is still not the right time to be thrown, because in my life for the last several years there was no time for tiredness.
For the end of my journey, two young version of myself (6 and 4 years old) joined me on the mountain. And when I thought it was all over, there were some new questions which brought new sensations in my body. Suddenly I am shown up in the sports hall, at my last match of a professional career. Watching myself on the sports field, the whole situation has become very emotional. Petra then took me to come closer, to embrace myself and congratulate on everything we have gone through together. Although I was proud of everything I did, the athlete in me could not stop tears.
After returning to the present moment, returning home and the rest of the day was quite emotional, but the next morning everything had somehow become different. Although I still have no answers to some questions, I started to enjoy more discovering them.
Thank you Petra for this wonderful and amazing adventure!
If you are already working on yourself, the therapy will most certainly give you an extra push and help you take the steps which would normally take you a lot more time and effort.
This is a good way to get some help from others but still do the work by yourself.
If you are just about to start working on yourself, the therapy will surely help you discover parts of yourself you are not yet aware of or cannot relate to at the moment.
The parts which definitely impact and create what you are at this moment.
The best part of the therapy is that you will also find parts of yourselves that will help you to become and achieve far more than what you currently are.
My experience with therapy could be briefly described as "expect the unexpected" but have no fear because Petra is there to help when things get too unexpected and when there is a need to find the answers to questions which might appear to be meaningless at first. I am glad I dared to take this journey of self-exploration and I am grateful to Petra for the milestones which made it quicker.
Before I got pregnant, I was afraid of how I would handle pregnancy physically, how my body would react to giving birth. During pregnancy this fear disappeared completely, and the awareness that the nature took care of everything grew day by day, and even all these medical check-ups became tiring and meaningless. After the initial concern about the development and growth of the child I couldn’t see, there was a growing confidence that the child was all right. But although I had confidence in my body, and believed that my body knew how to give birth I was scared, because of my acquaintances’ stories and experiences, that some of hospital staff will intervene against my will and wishes.
Since I am deeply convinced that our thoughts create our reality, I have decided to try hypnosis. And that’s how Petra came into picture. In our first conversation she helped me realize that a feeling of abandonment was the story of my childhood, but it also repeated itself later in life. The so-called form. At our first meeting, we dug out all the things I was concerned about and about giving birth, my wishes and the needs at the moment...
After that appointment, we met three more times, we have gone through all the details in my life that could resurface from the unconscious at such a delicate moment and affect the childbirth negatively. Among other things, at one treatment we talked about my birth. I think that moment was crucial for me to release the negativity and fear of childbirth. My mother always described my birth as a difficult and negative experience during which she felt bad and very scared. During the treatment, I felt as if my ears were on fire, heat was crawling up my spine and neck to my ears. At the same time I was crying and swallowing tears, like a huge cart full of stale energy got loose: anger and helplessness together. The most important thing for me was to be surrounded by people who support me, to give birth quickly and without complications... and to spend first moments with my baby in a pleasant atmosphere...
The childbirth went perfectly well. My body was doing everything that had to be done, the birth was completely natural, the pain wasn’t even pain, I would describe it more as discomfort, as a necessary transformation; as a transition from one state to another... I felt deep gratitude for the whole course of events, gratitude for the people who were around me, and those who supported me from a distance. I was happy and excited.
Once again I was convinced that our thoughts and our attitude towards life create our reality. I am immensely grateful for the years of yoga that taught me to breathe consciously, the wonderful staff at the Holy Spirit Hospital and Petra who helped me through our encounters to overcome those unconscious currents of our sub consciousness that can trick us in some key moments of life. This time we beat them: Katja and I together.
I'm 30 week pregnant. While planning for the pregnancy I already had an overwhelming, paralyzing fear of childbirth pain. Interventions, such as epidural anesthesia, did not comfort me, because the thought of needles in my spine was equally awful. Actually, a cesarean section under general anesthesia seemed like an only bearable option. This wasn’t an option of course, even if it were possible, because of all of its implications. As soon as I found out that I was pregnant I knew that I had to get help right away and prepare myself for the birth or I was going to be in fear and stressed, and I knew that it was leading to spasmodic labor and a body that doesn’t cooperate during childbirth. First, I got some literature from which I found out about doulas, and then, by chance (or by God's providence), I came in contact with Petra when I was about 20 week pregnant. I expected the doula to be the only one person with me in childbirth because I wanted to avoid any negative emotions in the delivery room (husband’s pity or fear, mother’s "grit your teeth we‘ve all been through it" and so on). I wanted someone experienced and neutral to tell me to relax if my body, my hands, my face or throat tensed, someone to help me focus on breathing, find the ideal position for going through contractions and to massage me with essential oils. Something like a coach at an important tournament. However, I got much more than I expected. In the first few appointments, Petra helped me to face my fears, dug up the buried causes from childhood, helped me strengthen my self-confidence and faith in the wisdom of the body, and helped me to release the belief that I must or can control the course of birth or my body reactions. I learned to accept every possible outcome, but at the same time I visualized the childbirth I wanted, empowering and natural, without interventions and not the one that "is forgotten once the baby is here." I don’t want a trauma I need to forget. I want an experience that will transform and empower me, whatever that is. Now I enjoy my pregnancy and despite the feeling of awe towards the process of childbirth, I am no longer dominated by fear. I continued with prenatal yoga with Petra, which, besides the obvious physical benefits of building up strength and flexibility (even with a quite big belly I managed to get my toe nails done by myself :-)), also made a progress emotionally. I learnt to be in myself. I learnt to breathe, relax and be aware. I learnt to control and manage my body from the inside. In fact, I was one centimeter dilated and I had to rest. Every time I went to yoga, I visualized strongly and clearly that my uterus becomes stronger to sustain the burden of pregnancy until the end. At the checkup my doctor was surprised to see that my cervix extended so much that it somehow overlapped and closed - that was, how she said "impossible." I believe I greatly influenced this outcome with my work "from within" with Petra’s great help. Now I am looking forward to seeing what the future has in store for me and I'm going ahead with my preparations, as if I were going to the Olympics. I believe every woman should have the best possible preparation for giving birth, both physically and emotionally. Going into labor without proper preparation is, for me, like taking an exam or going to a competition without preparing. Maybe you would get lucky and everything would go great, but you will probably experience some discomfort. We live in a time when we are removed from nature and our natural processes, and it is good, at least in these blessed moments, to look into yourself and possibly correct some of the misguided beliefs, the underlying toxicity or irrational fear, all to help our little ones to be welcomed in the most beautiful way and have a fresh start.
There are many different tips on how to become a parent but almost none of them deal with your inner feelings and the state of mind. And that is the important "cog" that I worked on with Petra. In our first conversation, Petra already asked an important question in which I discovered an inner source of problems and frustration. Though it was emotionally demanding to become aware of it - this became a basis for my positive attitude about my own fertility. Conversations with Petra are enjoyable, and guided meditations, visualizations and hypnosis are very relaxing. I still use some of the affirmations. I am optimistic and I am sure that I am very close making my biggest wishes come true. Thank you, Petra.
My problems have accumulated over the years... I had to look for help. I couldn’t help myself. Hypnotherapy was not a term I was familiar with but while reading your website, I realized that I had to call you and talk to you to find out more about it. Each time I left your studio, I felt better and better from the inside. And the exercises you gave me to help myself, helped a lot. Each day I practice and affirm; I see and feel the shifts in myself and my surroundings. The blockages I didn’t know how to clear out slowly disappeared, and working with you made that happen. Everyone needs to know that nothing can disappear just with "a flick of your fingers", so it takes time, effort but most importantly a person who can help you figure out where the problem is that caused it. What I’ve achieved in this short time is a lot for me. I can honestly say that every moment invested in myself at your studio is more than priceless. Thank you for everything.
Since I haven’t had any previous experience with hypnotherapy, working with Petra was a surprising experience. She is the first person in my life I told some things about myself that I hadn’t told anyone before, and she listened to me without degradation or judgment. She calmed me in a special way, and as we went through the therapy we managed to bring my deeply-rooted and restrictive beliefs to the surface. It's like we did a mini conversation and Petra guided me calmly and with care. We got answers to many questions, including how to wake up my (sleeping) femininity. With Petra's support I managed to become aware of my blockages, which I started to deal with successfully. After hypnotherapy my life changed - first I felt certain peace on a deeper level, then I was able to go through an inevitable holiday depression more easily and quickly, I started writing love poetry, some problems at physical level disappeared, I went to a dance class, and I kept discovering the new things that I can do and enjoy, became a part of “new me“, who I look forward to get to know, and who surprises me every day.
I had persistent bladder infections and I was always prescribed antibiotics that had side effects and so on... for many years, as in a vicious circle. In addition, my periods were so painful that I would vomit each time, have diarrhea and literally pass out. When I came to Petra, I was surprised because the space was beautiful, she was very professional, pleasant and we talked about everything that was happening in my life, what troubled me, what health problems I had, and then we started the treatment. It was like a difference between night and day! After only a month I got rid of bladder infection naturally with a help of remedy Petra had prepared. Even though I was nervous about hypnotherapy at the beginning it blew my mind - it was a pleasant relaxed state after which I felt so much better - both physically and at work, and in a relationship... a beautiful change in all aspects of my life For the first time in my life my period was finally as it’s supposed to be - pleasant! I recommend Zivia to everyone!
I didn’t know anything at all about hypnotherapy, as I talked to a colleague who had good experiences I felt something. I went to Zivia where I met wonderful Petra, who is born for this job, and I'm glad I went through a cycle of tears, laughter and questions and, most importantly, new answers. I see my personal life, my past and future much more clearly now and I'm considerably less self-critical. I changed the way I look at my body and its weaknesses, linked the causes to some changes and pains, and with Petra’s help, I adopted the relaxation techniques that I have been applying successfully and consciously since then. I stayed in the hospital for a few days without fear and underwent a surgery more relaxed than ever before. I emphasize this because I had problems with hospitals even during shorter hospital stays, and the doctors were a nightmare to me. Thanks Petra!! I definitely recommend hypnotherapy with Petra.
Life has given me a great challenge - coping with the inability to become a biological mother... This experience is emotionally extremely difficult and demanding for me... However, at the same time, it poses a great challenge that is not always easy to face and which requires a lot of "conversations with yourself "... Petra was a big help on my journey... Petra is, first of all, a competent, warm, patient and loving person, and I am happy and grateful for the opportunity to work with her. I can only praise and recommend Petra and her work, in my case in form of fertility support, hypnotherapy and regression therapy, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to realize that, despite the unwanted and unpredictable challenges that that got in their way, life makes sense, and it’s possible to discover and accept some other scenarios in life and ultimately to realize how happy we are...
Thank you Petra for helping me with hypnotherapy to become aware of some things in my life, move forward and be carefree.
In 2015 I went to Zivia Studio for the first time and attended the workshop “Aromatherapy for Babies and Children“. It was interesting and informative. If you wanted to find out more about something, Peta would always find an answer. And after the workshop, if I had any questions or doubts, I could always send an e-mail, and I would get a reply very quickly. After that I went to acupuncture to give birth more quickly and easily and it was fantastic. I believe that it helped because I gave birth in 3 and half hours. Both Petra and Dr. Orešković are both caring and they radiate positive energy. My most recent experience is related to hypnotherapy. I wanted to solve some of my problems and fears and decided to go to Petra again. And of course I did a right thing. I felt better after only two treatments. Some fears have disappeared, and the other problems I had struggled with were diminished or I learned through the therapy how to alleviate them. I have only word of praise and great recommendations. Petra, you're beautiful.
In the simplest terms, hypnosis is a unique experience and certainly a unique experience I came across in a confusing period of my life. Coming here was a spontaneous decision, but I am convinced it was not a coincidence. I came more or less unprepared, without big expectations, I only knew I needed "something." Bingo! Regardless of the topics I had chosen for the therapy, and I have to say they were neither pleasant nor easy, the sessions themselves were a very enjoyable experience. One isn’t even aware that he doesn’t have to deal with what troubles him, burdens him and blocks him in a tedious and difficult way
Hypnotherapy should not be idealized or perceived as a magic wand, because there is no such thing. There is no place, time or technique that will "fix" us. The most valuable thing I got from the sessions is the perspective and the tools I can use to help myself and make it easier for myself. Sessions were lead by Petra, who is indeed an angel and a blessing for anyone who meets her. Each therapy was tailored to fit me, my needs and the current state of my mind, heart and soul. Now when I'm thinking about it in retrospect, I do not see it as a therapy in a usual sense of the word. By “therapy“ we mainly think of diagnosis and prescribed therapy that follows. I feel that the purpose of hypnotherapy was to see better a lot of things in my life, to determine what’s most important and to simply relax. That I can through everything without a lump in one’s throat. It does not matter what happens outside while there is peace on the inside. Hypnotherapy helped me become aware of what I’ve always known about myself: that I am strong enough and capable enough to be ok regardless of the situation I find myself in. It was like before I had been in a room with a door which led to a balcony with a view on a beautiful garden but the curtains were drawn and for some reason I wasn’t aware that I couldn’t see the garden only because I didn’t move the curtains. Petra was the one who pointed out that the curtains were there and that I just needed to move them aside to open the view and to light up the room. The more I work on it and think about it, the more I'm aware of the view, the beautiful garden I see now, and the fact that the door had a doorknob that just needs to be turned so that the garden is not just a nice view but I can also touch it, smell it, feel the fresh air and enjoy all the beauty it offers. I carry this knowledge with me and I will never be able to put a price tag on it. It is simply a blessing and a fortune. I will always be grateful to Petra for teaching me that, and I recommend to anyone who feels lost, overwhelmed or hopeless to come there. Hypnotherapy is a gift we give ourselves, and at Zivia Studio with Petra you couldn’t be in better hands.
I met Petra in a very unusual way, but she soon became a part of my life. She introduced me to the world of chakras, and this started my process of growth and awakening. We've rounded it up with hypnotherapy and my life got a new spark of joy. With Petra, I met a new-old self who taught me to appreciate life and events in it. People go to the seaside and wellness weekends to relax and “recharge „their batteries and I found my wellness at Zivia Studio with Petra. Thank you from the heart.
This experience has transformed my life. I did not expect much, and I got what I needed. Some of the results were seen right away, and some contributed to my attitude and my reaction in difficult situations and led me to the desired goal. Petra has helped me to become aware of what I can do, what I should do and how, and for that I'm eternally grateful to her.
I came to see Petra with a health problem. On someone’s recommendation I decided to try this way after I took 5 different types of antibiotics and tried everything. A single hypnotherapy helped me realize what the problem was and what my brake was. I’ll just say that 3 days after the first hypnotherapy all the symptoms came to a halt. I felt so much better. Apart from helping me heal, I learned to deal with it. I have completely redirected my energy to the positive. Everything I learned thanks to Petra I apply in all stressful situations in my everyday life. I will never forget that. I recommend it to everyone not only for health problems, but for anything we ’are not able to solve ourselves. Thank you, Petra.
I came to Petra in a bad psychological and physical state, tired, exhausted, drained by current life circumstances, chronically sleep deprived... I needed something, and I did not know what it was, but I knew I wanted to get out of that bleakness I got into... through conversation, therapy, and especially hypnotherapy, I noticed a big change in myself after the first appointment, started to feel a sense of peace, tranquility, I started to sleep better... After another appointment and hypnotherapy, I felt a lot of things, changed the patterns of my behavior (actually, I am still changing them consciously) and I feel awake, cheerful, I have a lot more energy, and my personal relationships have improved and advanced at all levels... I came to Petra on someone’s recommendation, but I didn’t hope for a change like this... thank you so much and see you soon...
Petra has helped me a lot with healing a very persistent chronic inflammation. None of the antibiotics had any effect. With her unique approach she helped me find out the inner problem. To see and peek into myself. I learned to listen to my body and to look at the whole problem positively. The answers and results came right away. The effect was so quick and effective that I will certainly come here again for every problem in the future. Indeed, I wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone. Petra is a wonderful, patient person who will help you make the most of all the good you carry in yourself!
After almost a year of trying to get pregnant, we were referred to a medically assisted conception. We started the process and everything was supposed to be ok. After an unsuccessful embryo transfer, the doctor suggested I should get psychological help. In the polyclinic I got Petra’s flyer. I called her in the evening and we arranged an appointment. Coming to Petra was like a feast to the soul. Her friendly attitude, calmness, warmth, and smile really made me feel calm. The experience of hypnotherapy with Petra was wonderful, warm, soothing, safe... Sometimes I remember visualizing my safe place - it's summer, and the grain has ripen and I stand in the middle of the field bathing in sun and warmth and there is a slight breeze. My husband and three kids are with me! We haven’t succeeded yet but I hope we will. Thanks to Petra I have successfully released some of my physical brakes with the exercises she showed me, as well as psychological ones, showing me that there is always a solution to the problem and some other direction to take. Finally, I would like to thank Petra for providing support, being so caring all the time, for her friendship and trust. : - *
I came to Zivia Studio on my sister’s recommendation. I had been hearing great things about Petra for a long time: that when you come to her, you can feel peace and positive energy. My problems have already become a part my everyday life. Over many years, they only accumulated. And I tried to solve them, but always in a wrong way. And I was running in circles. Since hypnotherapy had helped my sister, I decided to give it a try. And I'm really satisfied. Petra helped me to understand and become aware of the real cause of my problems. Through therapy she made some things easier for me and helped me face the problem and solve it more easily. So far I've been to two therapies and I might come again. But after only two treatments I feel a big change for the better. Beautiful experience!
A friend and her godmother, who only had words of praise, recommended Petra and her studio to me. So I decided to try something more to prepare my body for new life challenges and the pregnancy we had been working on for two years already. For us, medically assisted conception wasn’t an option, so we both turned to natural methods (yoga, food, anti-stress plans, detox...) to get to the desired goal. On top of that, I sought and found the causes and got treatment for several of my health problems - such as ulcer diagnosed at only 26 years of age. With Petra I tried hypnotherapy for the first time in my life. I didn’t know what to expect but I knew very well what I wanted to work on and which problems I wanted to solve. The first therapy amazed me! I definitely didn’t expect something like that. It started out normally, but then it turned into regression therapy, and in the same treatment I released the burden I had carried with me for a long time, without being aware of it. I came out of treatment as light as a feather, happy and cheerful like I haven’t been for a long time! What’s funny, I really am lighter: I weigh half a pound less :D. Joking aside, I've always been a hyperactive and highly motivated person, but time and life, circumstances and work reduced me to a shadow of myself, an exhausted person without motivation as if life had been drained out of me. Now, I laugh from the heart, and I feel strength and joy inside of me that I have not felt for years! I'm sure the baby will follow soon. And who would get pregnant in the state I was in anyway? Now I finally feel I can create a new life! Thank you Petra from the heart!! :)))
This workshop is "it“ - the thing I was looking for for a long time because I felt I needed to make a change and work on myself but I didn`t know how. I've read a lot about various methods and techniques, but only through this workshop I finally realized in which direction I wanted to go and how to make the desired changes in my life. I found my way and I am very grateful to Petra and her methods. Hypnotherapy was an additional, new, incredible experience and I would recommend it to anyone who feels they have a problem, but they do not know how to solve it. Only we can help ourselves and Petra is here to show us how and which methods we should use to come to solution.
Petra, I am happy you came to my life and helped me find my inner peace. Thank you…
I met Petra on an amazing journey, where I was discovering mediations. We kept in touch, even though I lived in the UK, I started working with Petra online prior to having our IVF treatments. Petra helped me to focus on myself, showing me how to love and be kind to myself and body. We worked with hypnotherapy which takes you to a great place to relax and help resolve any blockages. This is really important, especially for fertility as you want to be in a good place without any obstacles.
As we were having several natural IVF treatments, I had some sessions before each treatment and I truly believe this has helped us to achieve our 3 amazing embryos. Petra has some amazing techniques and I feel she really individualises her session to your personal requirements and has a good understanding of what you are feeling and going through so finds the most suitable approach per session. I truly believe we are on the right path now to making our dreams come true of becoming parents. Thank you Petra for all your help and support, you are an amazing person and friend.
Throughout our sessions of working together, I really feel that you have helped me a lot to think deeper about what my issues are and where they really come from. I feel that you really listened to everything I said and that you remembered things that I told you. You helped me to realize and believe that anything is possible and that there really are many possibilities and opportunities that I could be open to. You helped me to realize what my strengths are and that I am stronger than I usually think I am. You have definitely given me hope that things can change and that I have the power and control to change them... this is just something I need to work on. After every session with you, I have felt better, calmer, a little bit stronger and felt like I could make some changes right away, while I have that strength. I also really feel that you helped me to remember to concentrate on each moment, to try to forget about the past and the problems and to think positively about what I am hoping to achieve. I felt very comfortable talking to you and completely opening up to you and I feel that you really do respect my feelings and that you took everything seriously that was serious to me. I want to thank you so much for the time you spent with me and your friendship, your optimism, and your confidence in me.... as well as helping me to make some connections with others and trying to guide me in the direction that I hope to go in. After talking with you, I feel that anything is possible if I want it enough, especially having a child of my own. You make me feel like it's not too late and that I am ready for it, which I really think that I am.
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