A series of online #lectures, #webinars, #workshops and #events organized by #FETE, inviting existential therapists from around Europe to share their experience and expertise!
Welcome to our second #existentialencounter on Wednesday 28𝘁𝗵, February 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰 at 21.00 EET (19.00 BST, 20.00CET, ) with Evgenia Georganda, Psy.D, ECP, Clinical Psychologist-Psychotherapist, who will be talking about “Trauma and the Healing Process”.
This lecture is 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 and will be held via zoom! Please register at [email protected] by sending an e-mail themed: Existential Encounters - Evgenia Georganda
The word trauma has its roots in the Greek word “Τραύμα” which means wound. Wounds can be both physical, like a cut or a burn, or emotional, like rejection or abuse. The process of healing depends on the kind and the seriousness of the wound. More superficial and light wounds usually heal quickly and leave no significant scars. It is impossible to go through life without experiencing some forms of wounds or traumas. Much of psychotherapy deals with the healing of emotional wounds and traumas, referring to wounds as lighter and traumas as more serious incidents.
Some of the most difficult and important traumas that we will be discussing in this presentation relate to developmental traumas that usually happen early in life and leave long lasting scars to the individual. These kinds of traumas may either be obvious and easily detectable, like sexual or physical abuse, or may be more subtle and difficult to detect as emotional neglect and rejection. Suggestions about the healing process will be discussed and participants may have the opportunity to reflect on their own traumatic incidents.
Evgenia T. Georganda, PsyD., ECP, is an Existential-Humanistic therapist, member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and of Division 32 of Humanistic Psychology. She is a certified psychotherapist and member of the European Association of Psychotherapists (EAP), of the Federation for Existential Therapy in Europe (FETE), a member of the Hellenic Psychological Society (HPS), and of the Association of Greek Psychologists (SEPS). She has taught psychology and is lecturing and running seminars both in local and international congresses. Evgenia is the author of three books and numerous articles for journals and collective publications both in Greece and abroad. She co-founded “gignesthai”, the Hellenic Association for Existential Psychology in 2004, where she is chief administrator, trainer and supervisor. She has served as secretary in the Board of Directors of the National Organization of Psychotherapists of Greece (NOPG) and membership secretary and member of the Board of Trustees of the Federation for Existential Therapy in Europe (FETE). In 2023 she received the Charlotte and Karl Bühler Award for her and gignesthai’s “outstanding and lasting contribution to Humanistic psychology”.