.. CORE WORK
Speak from the heart
This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honourably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
The Guest House by Rumi
The ancient Greek word therapy means being in service
To the ancient Greeks, the theatre was a divine place of transformation. It was a place of ritual, of entertainment and of medicine. For it had the power to bring an emotional catharsis of joy, sorrow, rage and awe. Even if we don't name it like this in our current times this is still how theatre serves the humans today. Despoina longs to bring this experience and knowledge gained through theatre to the evolutionary process of self-development.
In our modern societies we have separated our minds from our bodies, and both from our emotions. Underneath our civilized politeness and masks of our perfect world, people are full of wild and unexpressed feelings. Many voices-thoughts in our heads and a lot of tension in our bodies. These inner states keep us from the life we say we want to live.
A CAST OF CHARACTERS WITHIN US
«Every human being is, in reality, many beings. This inner complexity can be likened to having a cast of characters, within us, each with its own beliefs, attitudes, and feelings. Each character lives in a separate room of our psychic house, inhabiting a different reality.
In this evolutionary journey the goal is to awaken the inner teacher-healer who is always present and ready to guide us. A journey toward maturity and wholeness.»
THE PROCESS OF TRANSFORMATION
Each character has its voice. In becoming acquainted with our inner voices, we need to accept them, especially the undesirable ones. These voices reflect fear, rage, terror, pride, shame, guilt, jealousness, hostility, a lot of pain. As long as we let them live in shadow they become our shadow-self, which can be repressed but never eliminated. Bringing into awareness these destructive voices allows us to understand how we create our lives. The task is to welcome them and transform them in order to live the life we are meant to live. In order to live in a greater unity, love and truth - the most vulnerable place to be.
To speak from the heart is not an easy task and it’s an amazing experience at the same time!
Despoina creates a safe environment for you to trust and to open your heart. To open the guest house of your innermost being and find all the richness of who you trully are.
Despoina has merged the world of theatre and the world of therapy in a way that enables each to serve the other, while at the same time allowing both to serve themselves independently.
Her deepest longing is to serve the truth as an act of love and as a way to reach pure beauty and peace - thus serving both our inner and outer world.