Village PSY (Ψ): Pinakates, Mount Pelion, 24-29 August, 2018 Third Encounters in Psychotherapy in the Mountain of the Centaurs entitled: "The Apple of Eris: Discord, Conflict, Anger, Therapy"

Kondyli Publications are very pleased to announce for a third consecutive year, Village PSY (Ψ): Encounters in Psychotherapy, to be held August 24-29, in Pinakates, a picturesque village on the slopes of Mount Pelion. Following last year's successful event entitled "The Argonaut Expedition: Purpose, Contact and Connection: A Journey in Therapy", the 2018 Encounters in Psychotherapy at Village PSY(Ψ)are again inspired by the region and the myths associated with it, and bear the title "The Apple of Eris: Discord, Conflict, Anger, Therapy ". It is on Mount Pelion, in the midst of the feast of gods at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, that the goddess Eris tossed the golden apple of discord as a prize of beauty, thus sparkling a vanity-fuelled dispute among Hera, Athena and Aphrodite which eventually led to the Trojan War.

Village PSY (Ψ) The aim of the event is to make the Mountain of the Centaurs, known for its healing connotations and mythical past, and more specifically Pinakates, a traditional village protected by presidential decree in 1979, to become this coming summer and over time a meeting place for psychotherapists and people interested in self-development. This year's theme touches many aspects of the psychotherapeutic process and initiates an open and fruitful interdisciplinary therapeutic dialogue. Village PSY (Ψ) includes experiential workshops, presentations and parallel events. It is an ideal destination for those looking to combine their summer holidays with self-development. During their stay, participants will have the opportunity to stay in guest houses in the village. Village PSY (Ψ) aims at -The exchange of knowledge and ideas through an open dialogue and experiential activities among people from the field of psychotherapies and related sectors - Spontaneous experiential expression which gives space for personal development

Target Audience -Fellow psychologists, counsellors of mental health or other professionals, who have finished their studies and are looking to come into contact with different approaches in their professional development. -All those who would like to continue their training in counselling or psychotherapy and wish to be exposed to different schools of psychotherapy. -Members of the general population who are interested in self-improvement.

The Idea The initial idea came five years ago in a discussion between Dimitris and Atalandi, the organisers, under an old plane tree in the village of Pinakates. The discussion revolved around how psychotherapy connects with nature, and how this connection could be expanded to benefit more people. Beyond the personal connection of the organizers with the village of Pinakates, the inspiration for choosing the location stemmed from the need for a place where people can stay together, ensuring continuity, contact and sharing throughout the process. At Village PSY, everything is done in community, and that is the importance of the word “Village”. In this context, the founders are collaborating with local hostels and restaurants and the village’s Cultural Association.

A note of welcome by the organizers Our hope and longing for this summer, and many more to come,is that, under the cool and flourishing shade of hundred year-old plane and chestnut trees, people with a common interest in the theoretical and experiential understanding of the concept " healing of the soul" and the importance of the natural environment in the therapeutic process, encouraged by experienced therapists, will come together, exchange views and knowledge and connect. Pelion, a place of great natural beauty, harmoniously combines holidays in the mountains and by the sea. As a mythical and therapeutic place it awakens all the senses to provide inner peace and serenity. Village PSY, during times of turmoil and crisis , not just for Greece, but for the whole of Europe, can become a place of meeting and contact, sharing and caring of the soul. For Kondyli Publications Dimitris Pantelis and AtalandiApergi For more

Village PSY (Ψ)
Encounters in Psychotherapy

Subject:""The Apple of Eris: Discord, Conflict, Anger, Therapy Daily program
-Morning session(10:30am to 13:00pm) Experiential workshops in nature or outdoor spaces in the village.
-Evening session(19.30pm-21.30pm) Continuation of morning workshop followed by discussion.

The program (5 days of workshops):
24 August Arrival//Open call workshops/"Welcome Feast"
25 August Dramatherapy
26 August Art Therapy
27 August Processwork
28 August Focusing Experiential Approach/ Closure
29 August Departure
The guests speakers for this year are : NizettaAnagnostopoulou, Venetia Bouronikou, Anna Karali, Stelios Krassanakis, Emmanuela Krasanaki, Rebecca Rodopoulou
All 2018 participants of Village PSY will have the experience of a feast (the price is included in the participation fee). During the welcome feast, there will be an introduction to the myth of Eris and the apple of Discord tossed in the midst of Peleus and Thetis wedding and this will be an opportunity for psychotherapy related themes that are drawn from it to be brought up.
Participation fee with VAT
It includes participation in morning and afternoon workshops

For reservations until 03/08/2018
For five days 160 €, students / unemployed 140 €

For bookings from 04/08/2018
For five days 250 €, students / unemployed 200€

For anyone who is in the area and would like to attend a single workshop this can be arranged upon request.
Participants will be given a certificate of attendance.

Accommodation Accommodation is provided in traditional guest houses in Pinakates and neighbouring villages at affordable prices. Other activities in the area In their free time (13:00 to 19:30) the participants will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty and the variety of options offered by the region: to swim in the calm waters of Pagasitikos Gulf or in the clear turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, rest under the foliage of ancient trees, walk through the picturesque streets of Pinakates and the surrounding villages, go hiking on mountain trails, ride horses, taste fresh bread baked from a wood oven and a variety of homemade Pelion delicacies, visit the local Museums and take a ride on the little train of Pelion, the famous 'Moutzouris'.