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Empower Your Psyche is an Institute which offers individual sessions, workshops and seminars to people who want to bring balance in their lives, enhance their creativity and increase their mental well-being. Through the specially designed web platform, you can participate in our community wherever you are and whenever you can.

Empower Your Psyche applies methods from the field of psychology and the expressive/therapeutic writing as developed from the experts or scientists.

Empower Your Psyche aims to help you express your feelings and thoughts. Through this process you will unfold your authentic self and find inner piece.  Living in a world that is sometimes characterized by too much materialism can consequently result in us neglecting the spiritual part of ourselves. We can help you enhance your emotional balance, feel and act better.

 

Psyche in mythology

PSYCHE (/ˈsaɪkiː/), has its roots in the Greek word “ψυχή” (psyche), meaning the soul, mind, spirit, breath, life.

In mythology, Psyche was the youngest and prettiest of the three daughters of the king of Sicily. After many quests set by Aphrodite, Psyche meets the charming young God, Eros. In this story, written in the second century AD by the Romean writer and philosopher Apuleius, Psyche was representative of the soul and Eros of divine love.

You can read the whole story here:
http://www.theoi.com/Ouranios/Psykhe.html

Our location

Empower Your Psyche Institute is based in Greece in the Pelion peninsula, which lies between Athens and Thessaloniki. Mountainous, dotted by villages and criss-crossed by old paths, the peninsula is bordered on both sides by sparkling seas and stony and sandy beaches. In Greek mythology Pelion is referred to as ‘the pass of gods and heroes’. As we are local to this area, we organize retreats designed to combine relaxation, creativity and wellness with stunning scenery.

You can participate in one of our retreats or ask us to organise yours.
Watch here our video:
http://empowerpsyche.org/565/watch-our-video-for-the-retreat/

Expressive Writing

Writing can be an excellent tool in order to express our feelings and thoughts. Psychologist, journalist and author Dimitra Didangelou, uses expressive writing techniques in individual or group sessions aiming to help people gain insight and bring balance into their lives. Expressive writing it can be, also, used for writers who experience block or artists who want to increase their creativity.

You can see more here:  http://empowerpsyche.org/category/ekfrastiki-grafi/

 

 

“EMPOWERING WORDS” PROJECT

In collaboration with Joanna Robaczewska, we aim to empower women and young girls in developing countries using writing as a basic tool. What we specifically focus on is to improve mental well-being through writing.

Women in developing countries face many challenges that can stop them from fulfilling their potential, but also increase their risk of mental illness. Writing techniques can be used as an effective tool to help these women improve their mental well-being and increase their inner strength. This will also have a positive impact on their families and community.

Writing has been used with positive results in the western world and developed countries as a successful and therapeutic method. We propose to also introduce it to developing countries, where writing is not well known as a therapeutic method.

With our project, women will learn what expressive writing is and how to use it purposefully to build their psycho-social competencies.

We can contribute to women’s empowerment in developing countries, where limited access to education, fewer chances for professional development, domestic violence and societal abuse can  negatively affect the quality of women’ s lives.

See the project’s facebook page and “like” us here:
https://www.facebook.com/Empowering-Words-554020188079159/?ref=hl

 

 

 

Dimitra Didangelou (2)      Blessings,

 

Dimitra Didangelou
Founder “PSYCHE”
Psychologist, Science Journalist, Author

 

 

 

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