Events – 2019

2019

18 January 2019 - co-operation in an open event [Thessaloniki-Greece]
"Creative adjustments to the field of our times..."

[DIAMERISMA 5, Skra 12 str.]. An idiosyncratic event in which the 2 presenters, after a very short mutual introduction to the theme, co-create with the audience the rest of the event, as an an open discussion.

20 January 2019 - participation in a Playback Theatre performance [Thessaloniki-Greece]

[“Apodec”]. With the group “Playback Theatre Thessaloniki”

20 January 2019 - lecture [Veria-Greece]
"The grandeur of the planet SOLARIS: at the common area of Eros and Death "

[PAPATZIKOU art-gallery]. In this lecture, alongside the events of the film, I talk about eros as a way to cope with the despair that generates a very important awareness in our adult life: that from the moment we are born, we leave forever behind us the primary womb in which we lived as embryos. Also that with our “exit” from this womb we build the hard certitude that everything, included ourselves, have a beginning, a middle and an inevitable end.

30 January 2019 - co-operation at the organisation of the event [Thessaloniki-Greece]
"The universe of feelings as the foundation of our existence"

[DIAMERISMA 5, Skra 12 str.]. A lecture by psychotherapist ANNA KOSTINA. An event organized by the group “Raja Yoga”

31 January 2019 - lecture [Rhodos, Greece]
"In the Shadow of Love and the absent-present Other"

[At Rhodos, the bookstore “THE TREE”] … How is it that the only constant and eternal feature of eros is the end of it? And who is meeting whom, and how is it created the unreasonable certainty that when we meet the Other in eros, we have already known him forever? How is it …

1-2 February 2019 - experiential workshop - 16 hours [Rhodos-Greece]
"Eros: a celebration without brides and grooms and grief with no-one dead"

[At Rhodos]. The workshop follows the lecture of the 31st of January and its theme is still to explore the infinite aspects of the sweeping Eros experience

6 February 2019 - lecture [Thessaloniki-Greece]
"The long-term relationship of intimacy and commitment"

[Bookstore IANOS]. What are the main features of this so misunderstood and valuable form of relationship? How does it evolve over time? Still, can this relationship be by any principle considered “better” (or “superior”) than relationships of Eros and sexual desire, or is it simply more complex?

7 February 2019 - experiential lecture, 3 hours [Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece]
"Co-creating the medical therapeutic relationship before the medical praxis itself. PARt A: the important OTHER and the concept of existential dialogue"

[Interdisciplinary PMS: “Communication Skills and Psychological Dimensions of Medical Practice”]

10 February 2019 - participation in a Playback Theatre performance [Thessaloniki-Greece]

[NEMESI Studio] Co-operation with the group “Playback Theatre Thessaloniki”.

12 February 2019, - co-operation with the "Thessaloniki Group of Surrealists" and the rehabilitation Centre "ITHAKI" [Greece]
Homage for the poets Matsi Hadjilazarou and Andreas Empirikos

[“Cafe Theatre”]. Accompanying live with the classical guitar poems heard during the event.

14 February 2019 - experiential lecture, 2 hours [Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece]
"Co-creating the medical therapeutic relationship before the medical praxis itself. PART B: art and artistic expression (painting, music) as a supportive means of the medical doctor-client communication"

[Interdisciplinary PMS: “Communication Skills and Psychological Dimensions of Medical Practice”]

25 February 2019- training, 3 hours [Veria-Greece]
What is meant by the word "group" in Playback Theatre according to the PSP approach?

[Advanced training – Playback Theatre group “Co-Action”].

3 March 2019 - experiential - training workshop, 6 hours [Thessaloniki-Greece]
"I move my body, my soul moves"

[EPINIO-psychotherapy and drama-therapy training Centre]. This workshop, inspired by the poem “De Rerum Natura” (by Yorgos Themelis), focuses on the importance of our “lived” and talking body in every aspect of our existence. It is directed both to students and professionals of drama-therapy or other approaches, as well as to anyone interested in experiential exploration and theoretical introduction to the often misunderstood grandeur of our material existence.

17 March 2019 - participation in a Playback Theatre performance [Thessaloniki-Greece]

[“Apodec”]. With the group “Playback Theatre Thessaloniki”

18 March 2019 - lecture [Veria-Greece]
"The long-term relationship of intimacy and commitment"

[PAPATZIKOU art-gallery]. What are the main features of this so misunderstood and valuable form of relationship? How does it evolve over time? Still, can this relationship be by any principle considered “better” (or “superior”) than relationships of Eros and sexual desire, or is it simply more complex?

20 March 2019 - lecture [Thessaloniki-Greece]
"Oases and traps of the long-term relationship of intimacy and commitment"

[Bookstore IANOS] What is “love” and what are the boundaries of this concept among people who have decided to build a common life and co-operate in their course? When and how do they rest, stagnate become happy together or terribly unhappy and frustrated? What is they call “love” and why do they stay together or terminate their relationship?

27 March 2019 -lecture and discussion [Thessaloniki-Greece]
"How much and in what sense do we co-exist and are able to co-exist?"

[DIAMERISMA 5]. An event organised by the group “Raja Yoga”. On the one hand, we say easily and thoughtlessly “I am”, “you are” and we tend to stand, as individual beings, “against” the world of which we are part. On the other hand, equally easily and irreverently, we tend to say “we are”, forgetting boundaries, differences and absolutely personal features that make each one of us a unique and invaluable existence. What happens; What are these two opposing poles? Are these two aspects of human existence complementary to each other? Where and how my individuality starts and ends, where and how does your individuality?

29 March 2019 - coordinating the event for the presentation of a book [Thessaloniki-Greece]

[A the bookstore IANOS in co-operation with KEDROS Publications]. Gestalt therapist and poet Elli Frengidou presented her Collection of poems.

8 April 2019 - lecture, open discussion [Hortiatis-Greece]
"Child: the Little Big Stranger"

[“Reggio School]. A lecture on the explicit and the implicit aspects of the so fragile universe of children. Special emphasis is on the period immediately after the exit of the maternal body (“matrix”) as well as on the first years of our course on this planet, when the so hard phase of our differentiation from the others started. Why is it so hard to accept that from the moment we started articulating this famous “I am”, we cut once and forever any possibility of reproducing in adulthood the sense of that original primary “matrix” of the maternal body, which has been carrying us before we took our first breathe on earth.

13-14 April 2019 - training workshop, 12 hours [Athens, Greece]
"The delicate balance between the 1000+1 aspects of groups"

[GREEK CENTRE OF BIOSYNTHESIS]. A training workshop about the psychotherapeutic work with groups. The theme of the workshop had to do with the concept, function and coordination of groups. The workshop is structured on the basis of the Gestalt therapy ideas, my approach PSP and recent information from the field of neurobiology on how the “raw material” of human experience is bodily, emotionally and non-consciously synthesised at the deep levels of our microstructure, much beyond our mental functions.

17 April 2019 - participation in a Playback Theatre performance [Thessaloniki-Greece]

With the group “Playback Theatre Thessaloniki”. The performance was part of an event in which the “Thessaloniki Group of Surrealists” presented the theoretical works and books of its members.

18-19 May 2019 - experiential - training workshop, 12 hours [Skopje-Macedonia]
"Working with dreams in Gestalt therapy"

[SYNERGIA Gestalt training Institute]. My participation to the training Program of the accredited by EAGT Gestalt therapy Institute SYNERGIA. I am a member of the training crew of the Institute and an external co-operator in several regular Institute’s Programs addressed to students – trainees and/or to anybody.

1 June 2019 - participation in a Playback Theatre performance [Thessaloniki-Greece]

[NEO THEMELIO”]. With the “Playback Theatre Thessaloniki”

9 June 2019 - participation with a lecture in an event - homage to the poet Odysseas Elytis [Thessaloniki-Greece]
"About the language and the origin of the words in poetry - on the occasion of Odisseas Elytis's poetry

[CULTURAL CENTRE ISLAHANE]. The event included several activities. Co-organised by “Islahane”, the “Thessaloniki Group of Surrealists” and the rehabilitation Centre “ITHAKI”.

19-22 September 2019 - participation at the Gestalt therapy Conference by EAGT and facilitation of a workshop [Budapest, Hungary]
"Body: the fertile bridge from nothing to something"

[Budapest] The basic idea of this workshop has to do with the processes through which the fundamental “units” of our experience are composed, on a microstructure level, beyond our conscious mind.
“Down there”, the conscious and mental understanding of such processes is meaningless for our mental functions because the “language” on these deep layers of our being consists only of micro-emotions (affects) produced through a unique co-operation of body and brain.
Thus even when in the macro-scale of our minds we perceive “nothingness” and the emptiness of being, in the micro-scale of our being there is always “something” happening – the basic “units of our experience keep on being produced, non-consciously.
This workshop unfolds through alternating zones of very brief introductions on its coral ideas, experiential work and sharing, in an overall existential “atmosphere”.

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