Part of the Hypnos Project

Hypnos Project

12 APR 2016
Upper Stage
What is insomnia? "It's the horror of being and going on being” – Jorge Luis Borges
Free admission
What is insomnia? "It's the horror of being and going on being", wrote Borges. In literature, film and the visual arts we often encounter protagonists who are suffering from sleeplessness; heroes who give a name and face to the insomniac’s tortured darkness. Combining literature, clinical psychology and psychoanalysis, the speakers will discuss insomnia and therapeutic approaches to it in the light of texts, case studies and their own valuable research experience. The aim is to shed a little (therapeutic) light on a condition that torments people of every age and social class.


Amanda Michalopoulou: Author

Kostas Gemenetzis: Psychiatrist-Psychoanalyst
Kostas Soldatos: Professor of Psychiatry, University of Athens, Honorary President of the Hellenic Society of Sleep Research
Hara Tsekou: Psychologist-Psychotherapist, Head of the Psychology Department at IST College
Concept: Afroditi Panagiotakou
Curated and organized by: Pasqua Vorgia

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Entrance to all the events in the “Talks and Thoughts” Cycle is free and on a first come, first served basis.
The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before each event.
Simultaneous translation is provided in the case of speakers using a language other than Greek.

The "Talks & Thoughts" events are also live streamed on
The videos are also available after the end of the shows, on the VIDEOS tab.

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