How to Deal with Passions in the Light of Philosophy: A Talk by Giorgos Baniokos (MSPSY ’15)
On Friday, February 23rd, mental health counsellor and psychoanalyst Giorgos Baniokos (MSPSY ’15) will present an interactive talk to highlight, as he notes, “the inextricable bond that exists between philosophy and psychology, and the connection of these two disciplines with real-life situations”. Mr. Baniokos points out that “in the evolution of philosophical thought, philosophers have been increasingly drawn to the study of human passions in light of to their complexity and their link to the imagination, as well as the fact that some passions are not spoken of.”
In his talk, Mr. Baniokos will present principles from the theories of passions elaborated by Descartes, Spinoza, Hume and Nietzsche. These theories have influenced the development of the science of psychology and contributed to the birth of psychoanalysis. His talk will be followed by a conversation with the audience in an attempt to map and interpret our passions and explore ways of using the principles mentioned above to manage them.
The event is organized by the Bachelor of Science in Psychology program of Hellenic American College in cooperation with Hellenic American University (Nashua, NH, USA) and will take place on February 23, 2018 at 19:30, at the Auditorium, 22 Massalias Street.
George Baniokos was born in Athens, where he works as a mental health counselor and psychoanalyst. He earned his undergraduate degree in Theater Studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and an M.Sc. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Hellenic American University, and worked for many years in the Division of Cultural Affairs at the Hellenic American Union. Recently, he translated Campbell Purton's book Person-Centred Therapy, The Focusing-Oriented Approach into Greek for Focusing Hellas. He is a member of the L’ Internationale des Forums du Champ Lacanien and the Hellenic Association for Counseling. Since 2016 he has been pursuing graduate studies in the History of Philosophy at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In 2015, he launched Care for One’s Self, a clinically oriented initiative that explores and fosters practices for the art of living.