Following her undergraduate studies, Nina Zvingerová obtained her Master’s Degree in Addictology from the First Faculty of Medicine of Charles University. She is presently a trainee in the accredited psychodynamic training method known as “SUR.” Nina has accrued to date five years of experience in outpatient care for clients at various stages of addiction development and with various types of addiction. She also has provided counselling services in prisons for several years. She continues to develop her therapeutic skills, having completed a number of courses in psychology/psychotherapy, as well as internships in treatment facilities.
“I have a strong foundation in psychodynamic psychotherapy, but I am not limited to it. Working according to sense and motivation and existential direction are also important for me. I consider the problem of addiction within a broader life picture – I believe it does not arise on its own, but there are reasons that a person may be led into problems with addictive substances or behaviors. So it is not something that is to be simply “fixed”, magically changed, and then one continues on as before. The experience of addiction or another problematic habit is to be viewed as a challenge – often one’s life challenge. It presents a call to understand and change oneself, one’s relationships (including one’s own conduct in relationships), one’s value system and other aspects for functioning in one’s own life. To grapple with this challenge is to give oneself a chance at a healthier, deeper and richer life.”
To quote: “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard (Pulitzer Prize winning Swedish American writer and poet)
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