Online workshop: Story as an intervention for managing polarities and conflict with YANNIS ANGELIS

Narrative Walks

The Institute for Narrative Therapy and Community Work in Greece, in the context of its social response in a difficult period for each of us personally and also for our society, decided to organize a series of interactive online workshops, lectures, and discussions under the title “Narrative Walks”.

Narrative Walks will try to focus mainly on hot topics that can be addressed through the perspective of a narrative approach in the field of psychotherapy, community practice, organizations, and social responsibility.

We start with the idea that Narrative Walks are short in duration (usually half a day), host excellent professionals in their field from all over the world, are offered regularly with an affordable financial contribution, and will inspire, challenge, and create a field of constructive discussion and learning.


In the context of INT’s Narrative Walks


Interactive Online workshop



“Story as an intervention for

managing polarities and conflict”


with the narrative strategist, faicilitator, warm data lab host

Yiannis Angelis

co-author of the books

“Transforming Organizations”, “Beyond Storytelling” & “Re-authoring Futures”


Saturday 23th January 2021, 

16.00 – 19.30 Athens Greece Time

(15.00 – 18.30 CET)


Organized by:

the Institute of Narrative Therapy & Community Work – Greece


For information:,

6977-186936, 6955-103581,


FEES (via web)

– Until Wednesday the 20th of January: 45€ 
– After Wednesday the 20th of January: 65€   
For information about the payment method check below (C2)


The event will be held via ZOOM. Look at the instructions below (C3). Connection link will be given to you the day before the online workshop.


See below:




    1. Time
    2. Fees
    3. How to connect for the seminar- workshop
    4. Certification



Professionals all over the globe, find themselves operating in highly complex, trans-contextual (term introduced by Nora Bateson) environments. In these environments, they often have to deal with unprecedented challenges, which more than often have to do with themes that are controversial and polarized.

Most of the time, the whole field becomes an arena of problem-saturated narratives. This kind of narratives affects negatively our capabilities and energy towards connection and prosperity.

In such a field working with the whole spectrum of the respective stories that emerge is an essential skill. Working with polarities brings more and better awareness of our differences, and leverages diversity, which are essential elements for igniting a community spirit.

Yannis Angelis will guide us in how:

  1. Polarities can be understood as a forming including two ends of a continuum, with the in-between middle space staying underdeveloped and/or underrepresented.
  2. Stories in various formats can shape a safe enough container that could smoothen any complex and highly polarized field.
  3. Deep and non-judgmental listening, primes mainly the underdeveloped in-between space with alternative narratives. This allows conversations to emerge in a respectful way that makes meaning for both poles’ identities. In this way, it opens up the field for a multiplicity of new perspectives and possibilities.

In this interactive workshop,

  • we will work with various Multi-pοlarities, Pole Stories, Trojan Stories, Middle Ground Stories, and much more.
  • we will get familiar with a model on storifying polarities,
  • we will reflect on how this kind of work can be implemented in your work not only for balancing existing or imagined polarities and differences but also as an intervention for creating a safe enough space for intentional dialogue and meaning-making.




Yannis Angelis is a Narrative Strategist, a Facilitator, a Trainer, and an Artist. His work is informed by the principles of Narrative & Gestalt Therapy, Theory U, Community Work, and the Art of Hosting. He is the co-author of “Transforming Organizations” and “Beyond Storytelling”, two books that elaborate on how to work with story-based approaches for individual growth, community building, and organizational transformation.

Amongst others, Yannis facilitates teams in physical and online spaces. He is a trainer on the pedagogy, philosophy, psychology, and technology of online spaces and meetings for optimal engagement, efficiency, and wellbeing. He has co-founded “Beyond Storytelling”, a global network of Story Practitioners who work with the narrative approach as a transformational catalyst for leadership, learning, change, communication, and community building.




c1. Time 

Saturday 23th January 2021,

16.00 – 19.30 Athens Greece Time

(15.00 – 18.30 CET)



c2. Fees

– Until Wednesday the 20th of January: 45€ 
– After Wednesday the 20th of January: 65€   

Please deposit the respective registration fee to the IBAN GR54 0172 2280 0052 2806 9522 814 in Piraeus Bank (Greece)[Owner of the bank account is Institute for Narrative Therapy (Greece)]

Your place is reserved once you have paid.
After registering, please send an email to with:
  • a screenshot of the confirmation of your payment
  • your full name, profession, place of living, and a phone number just in case of urgent communication.

Once we receive your email we will reply confirming your attendance at the online workshop.

Thank you.


c3. How to connect for the seminar- workshop

Dear workshop participants,

Thank you for taking the decision to join this workshop. With a lot of care, thinking of how could we all have a good time, enjoy and make the most out of it, I would kindly invite you to pay attention to the following and prepare yourself accordingly:

a) Please make sure that you have downloaded the latest version of zoom from here:

b) Try to secure and join from a place where you have a good internet signal and sufficient bandwidth.

c) Use a laptop or computer if you can, because there are some features that do not work well or not at all if you are using an i-pad or your smartphone.

d) Check in your computer that the camera, microphone, and connected or integrated speakers are working well and test all of them in advance as they are necessary for the interactivity that we are inviting during the workshop.

e) Ensure you have good light conditions in the room from which you will connect, and you may want to avoid having a window behind you. Headphones could help prevent background noise.

You are invited to join 15 minutes prior to the official start of the meeting so that we make sure that everything works well technically. Then, when you arrive on-site, please be ready to offer yourself these 3,5 hours of uninterrupted spaciousness.

Plan to come having cared for your needs. Bring something to drink or eat if you like. Close all programs/apps/windows on your PC/laptop, including your browser. It’s very useful to turn off notifications, alarms, cell phone ringers, and any other distractions. This is our precious time to be online together, to connect, share, listen to each other, and learn from and with each other.

You will get the ZOOM link the day before the workshop takes place.

We will be waiting for you, in our virtual space with joy and care.

Yannis and The Institute of Narrative Therapy & Community Work


c4. Certification

All participants will be given a CERTIFICATE.