About Susanna

What if you could turn your past and your problems into possibilities?

Is now the time for you to let go of being normal, and allow yourself to be the greatness you truly can be?

SUSANNA MITTERMAIER inspires the world to discover talents and possibilities that are hiding beneath what appear to be weaknesses.

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Susanna Mittermaier, pragmatic psychologist, is the founder of the revolutionary new approach of Pragmatic Psychology. She is an active worldwide keynote speaker, an international Bestselling author in twelve countries with her books: Pragmatic Psychology and Advanced Pragmatic Psychology and she is the founder of the Pragmatic Psychology Centre in Vienna.

Susanna Mittermaier studied to become a psychologist in Sweden at the University clinic of Lund, and worked for years in the field of mental health, with inpatients and outpatients with all types of diagnosis. She also worked in pediatric oncology.

Susanna worked with psychotherapy, neurological testing and staff coaching. Meeting people with all kinds of different diagnoses, she soon discovered new and different ways of working with patients. Her experiences led her to writing a book, that became a best seller. The interest for this pragmatic approach is rising every day. Susanna has an unusual way of looking at so called problems and difficulties. She offers classes, keynote speeches, and lectures. The people who come to these courses, called “Pragmatic Practitioner classes” are doctors, teachers, parents, therapists, coaches, business people, ward sisters, social workers to learn about this different approach. She also works with people with different diagnoses, people would like to find out how they can use their difference to their advantage, and everyone who chooses to empower people to know what they know.

Susanna grew up in Vienna, Austria and waltzes her way through life– lightly and elegantly – differently. She has the gift of accepting everyone, judging nothing and no one, and living life as a celebration. Susanna knows that this possibility is available to everyone! She has an extraordinary capacity for bringing lightness joy and happiness to the world.

She shows the world that depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism and every other diagnosis we think of as mental illness are actually capacities, which are often not recognized, and which can be transformed into new possibilities – as part of a life that is way greater than you could have imagined. Diversity is what our future requires.

Susanna always asks what else she can add to her life! With her unique ways of successfully creating and expanding businesses, she also is the co- owner of the castle, Castello di Casalborgone, a luxury semi-private residence in Italy and of El- Lugar, an eco-retreat in Costa Rica.

As a highly sort after public speaker and keynote speaker, Susanna has been featured in magazines such as Forbes, TV soap, Psychology Today, Women’s Weekly, Ooom, Wienerin, Empowerment Channel Voice America, Om Times, Motherpedia, Newstalk New Zealand, Holistic Bliss and many more. Susanna offers a new paradigm of therapy called Pragmatic Psychology and is known for her ability to transform people’s problems and difficulties into possibilities and powerful choices.

What if your life could be about playing rather than fighting?

Let’s create the world that you always knew was possible!

Susanna works with individuals, groups, businesses, professionals with and about all areas of life.

Are you ready to go from dramatic to pragmatic and do what works to expand your life and create your future?

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