Open Lectures at Culture Chain “IANOS”

Open Lectures at Culture Chain “IANOS”

The Gestalt Foundation has developed a long-lasting collaboration with the “IANOS” Culture Chain in Athens and Thessalonica, as the venue hosts a series of regular lecture presented by the founding members and the Foundation standing scientific collaborators. The annual schedule of the Foundations ‘ open lectures is organized and announced by the Gestalt Foundation through its annual activities program, its facebook page, its site and its YouTube channel. The “IANOS” culture chain internet page provides the same information.


A list of the all the open lectures presented till today in IANOS by the Gestalt Foundation founding members and its Gestalt therapist collaborators is provided bellow:



December 2019    Y. Yiamarelou, S.Stavrianeas.

Participation in the cycle of presentations on: "Philosophy meets Psychology." Theme of the second lecture "Feelings", 12 December 2019, in Athens.

November 2019    A. Dourtme, E. Silioni, E. Stamou, S.Nikolaidou, K. Moutou, K.Lenti, N.Zafranas, A.Tzika

Presentation: "Dreams in Psychotherapy. Gestalt: A Continuous Journey towards Completion”, November 29, 2019, in Thessaloniki.

November 2019   D. Balliou, S.Stavrianeas.

Participation in the cycle of presentations on:"Philosophy meets Psychology."Theme of the first lecture "Friendship", 14 November 2019, in Athens.

March 2019, E. Freggidou.

Open lecture entitled “Writing as Figure in Psychotherapy”, which took place in Thessaloniki, on 29th March 2019.

March 2019, Y. Yiamarelou.

  Open lecture entitled “Guilt, a human process”, which took place in Athens on 14th March 2019.

February 2019 A. Papathanasiou-Pechlivanidou

 Open lecture entiled “Discovering and Supporting our Inner Child” which took place in Thessaloniki, on 22nd February 2019.

February 2019 G. Diplas

Open lecture entitled “The Universality of Love” which took place in Athens, on 14th February 2019.

January 2019 E. Mouslech

  Open lecture entitled “The Need for the Relational in a Technological Society” which took place in Thessaloniki, on 18th January 2019.

January 2019 A. Kostalou

 Open lecture entitled “What is our body telling us?” which took place in Athens, on 17th January 2019.

December 2018   D. Balliou, E. Pappa

  Open lecture entitled “Fear as a Guide in the Course of our Lives” which took place in Athens, on 13th December 2019.

November 2018   I. Kato

Open lecture entitled “The Shame that Keeps Me Captive” which took place in Athens, on 22nd November 2018.

November 2018  M. Mavridou

Open lecture entitled “All About Mother: when art is taught by life and informs psychotherapy” which took place in Thessaloniki, on 16th November 2018.

October 2018 K. Gioni, B. Katsamaka

Open lecture entitled “The Joy of Moaning …” which took place in Thessaloniki, on 19th October 2019.

May 2018 A. Gibiriti

Open lecture entitled “Two Women in the Same House. Mother and Daughter. A Love Bond or … a Deep Wound?” which took place in Thessaloniki, on 4th May 2018.

April 2018 P. Theodorou

Open lecture entitled “The Frog who Insisted on Waiting for the Forgotten Kiss” which took place in Thessaloniki, on 20th April 2018.

March 2018 Vagia A.

Lecture entitled: “A responsibility different from the others” on March 15, 2018, in Athens.

March 2018 Katsamaka V., Savvaidou T.

Lecture entitled: “Difficult separations…” on March 9, 2018, in Thessaloniki.

February 2018 Yianna Y.

Lecture entitled: "The beauty of words" on February 15, 2018, in Athens.

February 2018 Mavridou M.

Lecture entitled: “In front of the challenges of life: the self that changes…”, on February 9, 2018, in Thessaloniki.

January 2018 Askaridou V. – Georgakopoulos V.

Lecture entitled: «“You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question” Albert Camus» on January 19, 2018, in Thessaloniki.

January 2018 Balliou D.

Lecture entitled: «A lump of mud is every one of us ... What is our debt?» on January 11, 2018, in Athens.

December 2017 Diplas G., Logotheti Th.

Lecture entitled: «Panic Attacks» on December 14, 2017, in Athens.

December 2017 Stamatis G. - Rizou I.

Book presentation of “THE ART OF CHANGE-GESTALT: A DIFFERENT APPROACH FOR ORGANIZATIONS” on December 15, 2017, in Thessaloniki.

November 2017 Anagnostopoulou A.

Lecture entitled: « Limits: Traveling on the boundary of contact, Ego (I), You (Thou), We » on November 16, 2017, in Athens.

November 2017 Koutela I.

Lecture entitled: «What happens when regularity meets diversity?» on November 3, 2017, in Thessaloniki.

October 2017 Konstantinidou A.

Lecture entitled: «When Time, Space and Meaning Are Lost ... Depression and Gestalt Treatment» on October 20, 2017, in Thessaloniki.

June 2017 Alexadridi A.

Lecture entitled:“Pause as a stepping stone for action: do I give space to my needs and choices?” on June 15, 2017, in Athens.

June 2017 Theodorou P.

Lecture entitled:“The Magnificence of the Solaris Planet: Sonata for the Imagination and the Reality of our Meetings” on June 9, 2017, in Thessaloniki.

May 2017 Siampani K.

Lecture entitled:“How long can I stand the light of the other?” on May 26, 2017, in Thessaloniki.

April 2017 Loukidis D.

Lecture entitled:“Parents & Children in Touch: the Quest for Forgotten Senses” on April 27, 2017, in Athens.

April 2017 Liarommati Ι., Stefa Α.

Lecture entitled:“Pregnancy, childbirth and infancy in counseling psychology” on April 7, 2017, in Thessaloniki.

March 2017, Gimpiriti A.,

Lecture entitled:«Engagement and Autonomy: Creating the conditions for a harmonious coexistence in relationships» on March 17, 2017, in Thessaloniki.

March 2017, Diplas G.,

Lecture entitled:«The Role of Art in the Therapeutic Process» on March 16, 2017, in Athens.

March 2017, Dimakopoulou G., Mouslech E.

Lecture entitled:«Self-rejection: When "I am" becomes "I should be"» on March 3, 2017, in Athens.

February 2017, Askaridou V.,

Lecture entitled:«Psycological trauma and healing» on February 10, 2017, in Thessaloniki.

February 2017, Paraschou M.,

Lecture entitled: «Flerting with the unknown» on February 9, 2017, in Athens.

January 2017, 4th year Thessaloniki’s trainees 

Lecture entitled: «Whichever door I open'm in my childhood» (Tasos Leivaditis, 1979) on January 20, 2017, in Thessaloniki.

January 2017, Balliou D.,

Lecture entitled: «Balancing between  Myself, Others and Being together…» on January 19, 2017, in Athens.

December 2016, Karpouza D.,

Lecture entitled: «"Growing" good guys "... How the term" good guy “effect on psycho-emotional development of the individual from infancy until adulthood '» on December 16, 2016, in Thessaloniki.

December 2016, Yiamarelou Y.,

Lecture entitled: “Field of support, a way of cruising in a changing world" on December 15, 2016, in Athens.

November 2016 Giannopoulou M, Zugaki A., Karamarkou C., Kiatikidou E., Liotas N., Havaki E., Psallidas T. (4th year Thessaloniki’s trainees)

Lecture entitled: “Talking about human sexuality in light of Gestalt psychotherapy", on November 25, 2016, in Thessaloniki.

November 2016 Karasavva K., Alexia I.

Lecture entitled: “We and the world - We and the pain", on November 24, 2016, in Athens

October 2016 Stamatis G.

Lecture entitled: “Shaping our vision in the workplace”, on October 20, 2016, in Athens

September 2016 Karapiperis C.

Lecture entitled: “Psychotherapy and the right of freedom”, on September 27, 2016, in Athens

June 2016 Pappa E., Chantziara D.

Lecture entitled: "Everything changes around us , andeverything stays the same;", on June 26, 2016, in Athens.

May 2016 Manolaki K.

Lecture entitled: “Panic attacks”, on May 27 2016, in Thessaloniki.

May 2016 Stamatis G., Moraitou D., Rizou I.

Lecture entitled: “Stress in the Workplace. Friend or enemy? ”, on May 26, 2016, in Athens

April 2016 Theodorou P.

Lecture entitled: “From the sea of love, to the dunes of passion and dependence”, on April 22, 2016, in Thessaloniki.

April 2016 Kostas K.

Lecture entitled: “Creativity and Freedom”, on April 19, 2016, in Athens

March 2016 Mouslech E.

Lecture entitled: “”I trust myself …”. The freedom of self-support” , on March 18, 2016, in Thessaloniki.

March 2016 Diplas G.

Lecture entitled: “The Role of the “useless in the creation of beauty”, on March 8, 2016, in Athens

February 2016 Karpouza D.

Lecture entitled: “The role of the parent to conflict management inside the family. Enemy, ally or negotiator?”, on February, 22, 2016, in Thessaloniki.

January 2016 Papathanasiou – Pechlivanidou K.

Lecture entitled: “Menopause: An end or a beginning”, on January 22, 2016, in Thessaloniki.

January 2016 Balliou D. – Kapoulea A.

Lecture entitled: “Trust: the key that determines human relationships”, on January 21, 2016, in Athens.

December 2015     Siampani K.

Book presentation: Walking together … The Gestalt Therapy viewpoint on dementia”, on December 18, 2015, in Thessaloniki.

December 2015 Siampani K.

Book presentation: “Walking together … The Gestalt Therapy viewpoint on dementia”, on December 18, 2015, in Thessaloniki.

November 2015 Askaridou V.

Lecture entitled: “Laestrygonians and Cyclops you’ ll never meet if you don’t’ carry them inside you”, on November 27, 2015, in Thessaloniki.

November 2015 Yiamarelou Y.

Lecture entitled: “And together and alone ... the responsibility of being”, on November 19, 2015, in Athens

October 2015 Freggidou E.

Poetry collection presentation “Light right”, Kedros publications and simultaneous lecture entitled: “Art and Gestalt Psychotherapy”, on October 30, 2015, in Thes/niki.

October 2015 Katsamaka V. – Savvaidou T.

Lecture entitled: “Exploring the country of anger and child aggression”, on October 16, 2015, in Thes/niki.

October 2015 Michailidis K.

Lecture entitled: “Shame… the shadow of existence”, on November19, 2015, in Athens

April 2015 Konstantinidou A.

Lecture entitled: “The joy in our lives”, on April 3, 2015, in Thessaloniki

February 2015 Yiamarelou Y.

Lecture entitled: “Dialogue”, on February 19, 2015, in Athens

February 2015 Balliou D.

Lecture entitled: “Relationships ... for an authentic, meaningful life”, on February 3, 2015, in Athens.

January 2014 Yiamarelou Y.

Lecture entitled: "Fear with shields, fear that with traps”, on January 29, 2014, in Athens

January 2014 Konstantinidou Α.

Lecture entitled: “Anxiety: Friend or Enemy?… A Gestalt approach”, on January 24, 2014, in Thessaloniki

December 2013 Balliou D.

Lecture entitled: “Society and Person: Relationship… Creative; Polarized; Anarchy; Unity; Inertia;”, on December 18, 2013, in Athens

December 2013 Hatzilakou Κ.

Lecture entitled: “Love is…”, on December 6, 2013, in Thessaloniki

April 2013 Konstantinidou Α.

Lecture entitled:“Accepting one self and the paradoxical theory of change”, on April 5, 2013, in Thessaloniki

February 2013 Balliou D.

Lecture entitled: “Equality in Human Relations”, on February 20, 2013, in Athens.

January 2013 Yiamarelou Y.

Lecture entitled:“Inertia, Inactivity. Stagnation and sorrow” , on January 18, 2013, in Athens.

January 2013 Hatzilakou Κ.

Lecture entitled: “‘Contact’…with ‘rigid armor’ or with creative adjustment?”, on January 11, 2013, in Thessaloniki.

November 2012 Hatzilakou Κ.

Lecture entitled: «For-giving, forgiving… “in the cycle of Medea”...», on November 30, 2012, in Athens.

March 2012 Balliou D.

Lecture entitled: “Creativity and Beauty in Human Relations”, on March 12, 2012, in Athens.

March 2012 Hatzilakou Κ.

Lecture entitled: “For-giving, forgiving… “in the cycle of Medea”...”, on March 2, 2012, in Thessaloniki.

February 2012 Yiamarelou Y.

Lecture entitled: “Am I living or am I surviving?”, on February 6, 2012, in Athens.

January 2012 Konstantinidou A.

Lecture entitled: “Learning to say Goodbye, learning to live”, on January 13, 2012, in Thessaloniki.

April 2011 Konstantinidou A.

Lecture entitled: “From Splitting to Concentration… From Ground to Figure”, on April 8, 2011, in Thessaloniki.

March 2011 Hatzilakou K.

Lecture entitled: “Let us talk about Gestalt therapy” on March 18, 2011, in Thessaloniki.


If one or more of these lectures seem interesting to you and you would like to watch it, you can do so very easily, by going to our Gestalt Foundation YouTube channel (type YouTube Gestalt Foundation).