Authentic connection - authentic relationships

Circle of Meetings-Authentic Connection: building emotional and social intelligence for the flourishing community

Circle of Meetings-Authentic Connection: building emotional and social intelligence for the flourishing community.
Every 1-2 times a month from December for 4 meetings

We release our authentic selves to build authentic relationships within our community so that it is sustainable, vibrant and full of zest.

Relationships are a key way to support your well-being. They offer joy, beautiful emotions and unique moments. Belonging to a group or community is a wonderful way to connect, create and express yourself, together with others. It is where the ego becomes us and you experience unity.Nowadays we experience difficulties in coming together and connecting deeply. The covid situation often distances and isolates us from others. Combined with consumerism and western lifestyles it leads us to emotional and social distance. The purpose of the Beehive Community and Flourish.gr is to bring the value of relationships and their gifts back into focus.

That is why together we created this circle of meetings that connects us with the heart and the we:Authentic Connection: building emotional and social intelligence for a thriving communityThrough the science of positive psychology and the art of improvisation (theatre, painting, dance, etc.) we will see together how to build authentic relationships that are healthy and mature for a better quality of life.

  • Do you find it difficult to have relationships you enjoy especially because of the season?
  • Are there times when you feel alone without a community to support you?
  • Do you have a lot to give but don’t know how to share it without getting hurt?
  • Do you want to define your personal space, but are you afraid that this will distance you from others?
  • Do you want to feel that you can be yourself and express yourself freely in a group?


If any of the above applies to you – we are waiting for you at the Authentic Connection meetings!Purpose of the Seminar


The purpose of the seminar is to help you to be your authentic self in any kind of relationship and especially in a group or community. It is addressed to all those who feel they want to learn and practice skills that will help in their relationships with others and with themselves. We will practice these skills in a safe and enjoyable context that respects diversity. We invite you to our community, the Beehive Community, to build a culture of care together.

The Culture of Care

The Culture of Care activates awareness and self-awareness in action and respect for existence. It is a key pillar for a community to be resilient and flourish. The way is through the creation of an emotional space in which people interact, guided by empathy. It teaches us to recognize our needs, and to meet them by taking care of ourselves and the community, while respecting nature.In each session we learn, experiment, interact, “play”, with the tools of positive psychology and the art of improvisation.


After each session we feel that we have come a little closer to ourselves, that we have released a part of ourselves, that we are more ready to create authentic connection with others.

The topics of the individual meetings:

1. Self-awareness and Consciousness
2. Free Expression and Acceptance
3. I share from my heart
4. Culture of Care

The theory of the seminar is based on positive and social psychology and the science of sociology. Practices will be drawn from art and even improvisational theatre that will make the experience of the seminar very enjoyable and creative.The practices and techniques we will apply together will aim to:
1. Become more conscious of how we build relationships
2. Harness our skills and cultivate our social and emotional intelligence for better relationships
3. Learn to communicate better and more effectively
4. To make our time together – in community – creative and enjoyable
5. To produce work together, based on the culture of care

Come with us! To create together the conditions for authentic relationships that support us and give us joy!

The price is 120€ for the cycle of four meetings. For unemployed people, students and those who have already participated in Beehive Community and flourish.gr workshops it is 80€, with the discount.Register in this form: https://forms.gle/2ejss1GwVofoHeDWAΕισηγητές:
Valeria Koudoumogiannaki (psychologist, positive psychology coach), Tel: 6955567701, email: info@flourish.gr, website: flourish.grFelix Metzger (sociologist, artist, founding member of The Beehive Community), Tel: 6972344249, email: beehive.community5@gmail.com, website: www.the-beehive.org

A cycle of Authentic Connection sessions: Building Emotional and Social Intelligence for a Prosperous Community

Four sessions from December to February.

In this cycle of four sessions, we liberate ourselves to build authentic relationships and communities that are sustainable and full of vitality and good will.

Relationships are a key way to support your well-being. They offer joy, beautiful emotions, and unique moments. Belonging to a group or community is a great way to connect, create and express yourself with others. It is where the I merges into the We so as to experience unity. Nowadays we often have a hard time coming close and connecting deeply. The situation with Covid alienates us and isolates us from others. Combined with the western/capitalist way of life it leads us to emotional and social distance. The purpose of The Beehive Community and Flourish.gr is to refocus on the value of relationships and their gifts. This is why we created this cycle of sessions that connects us with the heart and the We: Through the science of Positive Psychology and the arts of Improvisation, we will see together how to build authentic healthy, and mature relationships for a better quality of life.

-Do you find it difficult to enjoy your relationships, especially in these circumstances we are living in?
-Are there times when you feel lonely without having a community to support you?
-Do you have a lot to give but you don’t know how to share it without getting hurt?
-Do you want to set your boundaries, but are you afraid that this will take you away from others?
-Do you want to feel like you can be yourself and express yourself freely within a group?

If any of the above apply to you – we are waiting for you in the Authentic Connection cycle of sessions!


The purpose of the seminar is to help you be your true self in all kinds of relationships and especially in a group or community. It is addressed to all those who feel that they want to learn and practice skills that will help them in their relationships with others and with themselves.
We will practice these skills in a safe and enjoyable environment, which is empowering diversity. We are inviting you to join our community: the Beehive Community, so as to co-create a Culture of Care.

The Culture of Care

The Culture of Care is the idea of putting social awareness and self-knowledge into practice with respect for any existing being. It is a key pillar of a community to have resilience and prosperity. The way is through creating a safe space in which people interact, guided by empathy. It teaches us to recognize our needs and to meet them with care for ourselves and the community, while at the same time respecting nature.In every meeting we learn, we experiment, we interact, we “play”, with our tools – the Positive
Psychology and the Improvisation Arts. After each meeting, we feel that we have come a little closer to ourselves, that we have released a piece of ourselves and that we are more ready to create an authentic connection with others.

The topics of the sessions:
1. Self-awareness and well-being
2. Free expression and acceptance
3. Deep Sharing
4. Culture of Care

The theory of the seminar is based on Positive and Social Psychology as well as the science of Sociology. They will facilitate practices through art and using the treasures of Improvisation Theatre will make the seminar experience very enjoyable and creative.The practices and techniques that we will apply aim to:
1. To become more aware of how we build relationships
2. Utilize our abilities and cultivate our social and emotional intelligence for better relationships
3. Learn to communicate better and more effectively
4. To make the time we spend together – in the community – creative and enjoyable
5. to deepen our co-creation, based on the culture of care.

Come and join us! To co-create the conditions for authentic relationships that support us and give us joy!

The price is 120€ for the whole cycle of four sessions. For unemployed people, students, and those who have already participated in workshops from The Beehive Community or flourish.gr it is a discounted price: 80€.

Book your place using this form: https://forms.gle/2ejss1GwVofoHeDWA

The facilitators:

Valeria Koudoumogiannaki (psychologist, Positive Psychology coach), Tel: 6955567701, email: info@flourish.gr, website: Flourish.gr

Felix Metzger (sociologist, artist, founding member of The Beehive Community), Tel: 6972344249, email:beehive.community5@gmail.com, website: www.the-beehive.org