“Emotional Management”


The course is experiential and takes place in small groups of 8-10 participants.

The seminar aims at the strengthening of students’ personality through the development of emotional intelligence, a necessary supply for the future personal and professional advancement.

The main objectives are:

Identification and clarification of feelings

Acceptance of feelings

Understanding others’ feelings

Management of emotions

Perception of diversity of emotional reactions in the face of daily events

Dealing with intense emotional situations


Participants: Students between 14-18 years old

 Duration: 9 hours

“How to enhance my self-confidence”


Although young people have the potential to meet growing demands, many times they do not exploit effectively their potential. This course is experiential and aims at the empowerment of adolescents’ personality by developing self-esteem and their self-confidence. The content of the seminar will have the following structure:

 “Self-image, self-concept, self confidence: Interactivity”

  • Definition of self-esteem and self-confidence
  • How they are formed: our experiences play a key role: examples
  • The way that our daily actions confirm the perception we have for ourselves

“How do we present ourselves to our personal relationships?”

  • Harris model: “I am ok- you are ok?” depending on the self image we feel ok or not in our personal relationships
    Examples for better understanding

“Ways/ strategies for the improvement of self-esteem that lead to a better life”

  • How to stop planning failure
  • Recognition of defeatist behaviors
  • Analyzing negative thoughts
  • Replacing negative thoughts with positive ones

 Participants: Students between 14-18 years old

 Duration: 6 hours


“Anxiety/stress: Cause of destruction or inspirational source?”


“What is stress? Physical and emotional dimensions”

  • Definition of stress
  • Different ways that everyone experiences stress
  • Effects on our body: psychosomatic symptoms
  • Emotional dimensions

 “Constructive management of stress”

  • Managing psychological symptoms: distraction, restless thoughts and images

 “Expression of stress aiming our self-improvement”

  • The systematic relaxation
  • The management of flight or fight: problem solution

 Participants: Students between 14-18 years old

 Duration: 6 hours


“Emotional Education”


It is a psycho-educational group aimed at high school students, based on cognitive-behavioral model. Developed by the Clarke & Lewinsohn and adapted for adolescents.



This group aims to promote the psychosocial development of students through learning and practicing social and emotional skills, and adopt functional and effective modes of managing stressful situations.  Based on the premise that educating teenagers on new mechanisms of handling difficulties, and enhancing their problem-solving skills, equipped with tools against display problems and emotional disorders.

At the end of the program students will have acquired tools so they can encounter stressful situations and will have learned ways to challenge negative thoughts, thus strengthening themselves against psychological difficulties.

 Basic axles:

  • Introductory exercises
  • Managing stressful situations
  • Anxiety and thought process
  • The effect of thoughts to emotions and behavior
  • Recognition and management of emotions
  • Changing negative thoughts into positive ones
  • Non-realistic interpretation of events
  • Discovering negative beliefs
  • Problem solving techniques
  • Keeping the benefits learned


Participants: Teenagers (10-12 participants)

 Duration: 15 hours
Conducted by: Ismini Karagianni, MSc, Psychology

“Managing bullying effectively”


Goals of seminar:
Τhe seminar will broaden youngsters’ understanding of why bullying occurs and will teach and train them to respond to bullying effectively and non-aggressively.


Bullying has become a widespread phenomenon in schools. Whilst schools are becoming increasingly aware of the occurrence of bullying and are beginning to take action sensitively and constructively, bullying continues to adversely affect many youngsters’ lives (e.g. by performing poorly academically, by suffering from mental health disorders like depression and anxiety, by resulting in school refusal, by adversely affecting self-esteem etc.) This course of seminars will enable youngsters who have been or are being bullied to understand why they are being bullied and will give them the thinking and practical tools to (a) withstand the effects of the bullying emotionally and psychologically and (b) respond to the incidence of bullying appropriately and effectively.

At the end of the seminars, youngsters will feel more confident in managing any bullying incidents.

 Duration: Series of 6 sessions

 Participants: youngsters 11-16 year olds

 Instructor: Dr Katingo Hadjipateras-Giannoulis, Chartered Clinical Psychologist

“Anxiety management”

Goals of seminar:

Τhe course will give youngsters an understanding of what anxiety is, how it affects people and it will teach youngsters how to manage anxiety effectively.



These seminars aim to give youngsters an understanding of what anxiety is and how it affects people (in terms of bodily reactions, negative and destructive thinking as well as dysfunctional behaviours). During the course, the participants will also learn (a) that we can all manage anxiety given the appropriate tools and (b) how to use practical anxiety management strategies so that anxiety and stress are diminished.

At the end of the seminars, the youngsters will feel empowered to manage their anxiety effectively.


Duration: Series of 6 sessions

Participants: youngsters (11-13year olds &/or 14-16 year olds)
Instructor: Dr Katingo Hadjipateras-Giannoulis, Chartered Clinical Psychologist


Goals of seminar:

The seminar will give youngsters (a) an age-appropriate understanding of the nature of self-confidence & self-esteem and (b) tools to improve self-confidence.



This course of seminars will explore the nature of confidence and self-esteem & the reasons why one may not feel confident in managing situations and feelings (e.g. lack of assertiveness skills, poor social skills and/or social anxiety, poor communication skills, difficulty forming interpersonal relationships etc.) Through the introduction of practical strategies, participants will be taught and shown ways in which they can learn to think and behave more confidently.

At the end of the course, the youngsters will feel empowered to manage challenging situations with improved confidence.


Participants: children (9-11 year olds) & teenagers (12-15 year olds)/(16-18 year olds)

Duration: 12 hours
Instructor: Dr Katingo Hadjipateras-Giannoulis, Chartered Clinical Psychologist

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