About Ivana Placko:
Cinzia Pezzolesi is a chartered Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapist. She is the Clinical Director at The Mindfulness Project. She qualified as a mindfulness teacher at the University of Bangor (North Wales, UK), and trained as Mindful Eating trainer in Boston (USA). She is a board member of the Centre for Mindful Eating in the USA. She has a PhD in Human Factors in Health Care and obtained her Clinical Psychologist degree from the University of Urbino, in Italy where she is originally from. She currently lives in the UK, and over the years she has developed a strong research interest around wellbeing and mindfulness in various settings. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, eating disorders and vocational rehabilitation.
Ivana Placko received a degree in Management Information System and an MBA from the Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK, USA. She works for Gallup, an American research-based, global performance-management consulting company. As an ex-professional athlete and successful business woman, she is very passionate about mindful eating and understanding how it can improve both physical and mental performance.
What inspires you to write?
The Art of Mindful Eating was inspired by the experiences of professional athletes and young women, having struggled with food for a number of years. After many years of misadventures and having tried pretty much every possible diet or fashionable cleansing programme, we came to regard dieting as an art form and a way for us to express ourselves. Now, we have decided to spread the word on how we eventually made friends with food and started on the amazing path of mindful eating.
Tell us about your writing process.
I love to use whiteboards to outline the topics in my book.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
We decided to self publish the English version of the book and have a publisher that’s translating it into Italian.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It will move more towards ebooks and self publishing.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Health
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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