Philosophical Practice is defined as philosophy in dialogue with people in a non-academic context. Its area of activity varies from personal counseling to the facilitation of public dialogues. I offer counseling and educational services for individuals, groups and organizations.
I have cooperated with institutions such as the Philo-Practice Agora (https://philopractice.org/web/), the International Society for Philosophical Practice (IGPP) (http://igpp.org/), the academy of its professional association BV PP (http://bv-pp.eu/akademie.html), the GWS-Netzwerk für Systemische Organisations- und Personalentwicklung (http://www.gws-netzwerk.de), the Technical University of Berlin, and the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.
My working languages are English, German and Greek.
The modalities I use are consultations, workshops and tailor-made programs, based on three principles:
- Engagement with terms and metaphors: Philosophy operates with terms, but also with metaphors. Terms and metaphors help clarify concepts and broaden our horizons. They are valuable assets in a practical context.
- Learning from Tradition: Learning different philosophical traditions can be a great enrichment offering impulses for private and professional life.
- Philosophers as Counselors: How would it be to discuss an important issue from the perspective of a great philosopher? How have philosophers responded to certain issues – or how can we appreciate them from their perspective?
Main benefits of Philosophical Practice: It enables people to examine life encouraging a thorough reflection on themselves and the world. Through philosophical attention to language, it promotes improved communication and a better mutual understanding.