Trauma2Therapy: Embody the Hero Within


A TRF Tuesday Event

Overview of the Program

Traumas, or wounds, are initiations that demand of you to cross the threshold between light and dark, order and chaos, oneness and separation, ordinary and extraordinary worlds. Myths are maps meant to help you navigate the crossing from the descent into your personal underworld, your subconscious, to the ascent up to your Mount Olympus, home to the gods and your conscious mind. 

Deep-seated wisdom is encoded in the ancient Greek language of these myths and preserved like a time capsule over thousands of years. We have combined this ancestral wisdom with cutting-edge, healing modalities that include but are not limited to Internal Family Systems, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, and Mindfulness. 

You will experience five myths over five sessions, each a call to adventure:

Week 1: Medusa and Perseus

Week 2: Sisyphus

Week 3: Minotaur and Theseus

Week 4: Chiron

Week 5: Odysseus

Meet Our Presenters

Despina Plousiou is a marriage and family therapist specializing in Trauma Therapy as well as Individual, Family, and Couple Therapy. She is a Certified Systemic Family Constellation Facilitator, an EMDR therapist, IFS Level 3 trained therapist, and she has completed her second level training in Sensorimotor psychotherapy. She is completing her training as a grief counselor and is also obtaining certification as a Kalffian Sand play Therapist. Furthermore, she has completed the 6 month Polyvagal Training through Deb Dana’s institute. She is currently supervising the translation of Dick Schwartz’s book “No Bad Parts” in Greek and she is translating Frank Anderson’s book “Transcending Trauma” in Greek. She has authored her own book, currently available only in Greek, “The Serpent. A story on the art and wisdom of creativity.” She has worked in public and private institutions and has participated as a speaker in conferences and workshops in Greece and the United States. Learn more at

Sofia Vasi (Vasilakos) is a Greek-American psychotherapist in private practice based in Athens, Greece who works remotely with individual clients from all over the world. She believes trauma survivors can become the hero of their own story and views trauma as a call to adventure to discover your most empowered, authentic, joyful Self. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from New York University and Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy from the American College of Greece. She is an Internal Family Systems (IFS) Level 2 trained therapist, a Certified Yoga Teacher, and has received extensive training in mindfulness. She has dedicated the last 10 years to discovering integrative, evidence-based trauma therapies and helping passionate professionals, big-hearted entrepreneurs, and creative women release their self-limiting blocks to create abundance in all areas of their lives. Sofia splits her time between Athens and her small village near Sparta with her husband and two sons, loves to cook, and enjoys running different biohacking experiments. Learn more at 


NiCole T. Buchanan, PhD

NiCole T. Buchanan, PhD

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