Dr Zana Marovic, is an international speaker and trainer for integrative psychotherapy. She is a clinical psychologist, integrative psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, and remedial yoga therapist with a PhD in health psychology (2000, UNISA). Dr Marovic consults for Addnova Center, a multidisciplinary private clinic in Blairgowrie, and The WITS University, Donald Gordon Clinic, Pelvic Floor Unit in Johannesburg.
Dr Marovic is president of The International Transpersonal Association. She has been an invited and keynote speaker at conferences in Europe, Asia, the USA and South America. Dr Marovic has published papers in international academic journals and a book on clinical supervision. She served as a member of international conference organising and scientific committees (Greece, 2014; Czech Republic, 2017, India, 2018, The United Arab Emirates, 2019).
Dr Marovic completed her psychology degree in 1988 at The Belgrade University, Serbia. Between 1988 and 1992 she did several additional trainings: cognitive-behavior therapy – The University of Oxford, UK; certified course in psychosomatic medicine – Psychosomatic Institute, Paris, France; as well as one year accredited training course in systemic family therapy – Cardiff Family Institute, UK.
Subsequently she immigrated to South Africa and completed requirements to register as a clinical psychologist. Dr Marovic has established department at The Rahima Moosa Academic Hospital in Johannesburg. She was head of the psychology department and supervisor for clinical psychology training between 1993 and 2000.
Her interest in cross-cultural psychology and close collaboration with The South African Traditional Healers’ Association, lead to development of cross-cultural training for psychologists. She has also established the first accredited transpersonal training in South Africa, in 2009.
Dr Marovic is a creator of TranSomatic Wellness Approach, an embodied integrative psychotherapy approach that recognizes body or soma as the foundation and key to our emotional, mental and spiritual wellness. This unique approach, is a creative synthesis of variety of paradigms, from systems and quantum theory to positive psychology, hypnotherapy, mindfulness, yoga and transpersonal psychology.
Dr Zana is passionate about wellness. She is a creative and spiritual person with a vision and dedication to make a difference in people’s lives. Her compassion and deep need to understand and improve human suffering rises from personally facing a number of challenging life situations: early learning problems and ADHD, civil war in her country of origin and immigration to South Africa, as well as struggling with degenerative spinal disorder and unsuccessful fertility treatments. To support her own sense of well-being, Dr Zana practices regular yoga, meditation, gym and hiking.