Birds P. C. Stavrou

Healing Growth Practitioner ( Healer, Teacher, Artist, Writer)

If i were to describe myself, as I am right now, in 5 sentences:  I am a visionary tenacious dreamer craving for connection, creativity, divinity and peace. I am currently based in Amsterdam (my week is split between a small apartment in the city and a little garden house in nearby nature). I love spending time in other countries and cities, giving workshops and healing sessions or simply resting and chanting or talking softly with my friends around the world. I am an agender individual (just started my transitioning), queer, pansexual and polyamorous. I find it hard to show my vulnerability and I am really really scared of the fear of rejection (working on both at the moment!!)

Here is a bit of background on how I got some of my skills (Because most of them I got them from my childhood traumas and experiences, my losses, my teachers, my students, my friends, my clients, my favourite inspiring artists, my books…in other words, outside of official training and the academies). I finished my studies in Psychology at the Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki ( Greece) in 2000. By 2002 I received more than 600hours of training in Dramatherapy in an attempt  to combine my two passions: emotional healing &growth and drama & creativity . I then developed my practice as a  drama worker and personal growth facilitator using art and drama as a medium for healing and personal growth for several years. In the meantime I traveled a lot, living in different cities in Europe in my quest for home.  In 2007 I finished my MA in performance making at Goldsmiths University College in London and between 2007-2013 I made performance work, a series of pain rituals based on the reciting of text , developing a technique which I call “the channeling of the text”. These performances were part of my own process to open ways of getting in touch with my own process of growth, of becoming, of bereavement and acceptance, of being with (click here to access audiovisual material related to these performances).  In 2010 I started training in different spiritual healing systems and practices (Reiki, Chakra Healing, Metamorphic Technique). My training and dedication in spiritual practices is ongoing. During my training I kept going deeper into the healing power of Visualizing and working with Healing Imagery and I have developed a healing technique, which I call Thought Form Release with Healing Visualizations, which is one of the basic elements of Healing Growth sessions and workshops.

I am also currently deepening my practice in: Prayer and chanting as empowering tools for healing, growth, art and spiritual knowledge and experience. Writing, which is for me fun, meditation, creative expression and a teaching method Spiritual performance art and conscious art theater.

I am working to create awareness about personal growth, creativity and spirituality and the power of spiritual healing and help people go through their suffering whether physical or emotional and come out at the other end at the land of playful risk, awareness, transformation, inspiration, respect and good health. This is by no means a place where there are no obstacles. But it is a place where one can have a clear view of themselves, their lives and their own purpose. It is amazing how much healing (physical, emotional and spiritual) we can create just by learning how to be there for ourselves. It is my conviction that with these ingredients we can create the new earth, raise the vibration of the human race, one person at a time, a new earth where peace can replace suffering. where love can replace fear.

Through my work I aim to guide and encourage  myself and others through the path of rediscovering of the raw and poetic essence of being, of source, of communicating ,of connecting, of remembering, of being terribly utterly afraid, of hoping, of believing, of trusting, of the feeling of the emptiness, of the empty space inside us and between us, of the desperation and the desire for change, of the joy of change, of the inspiration, of the loneliness, the presence, the practice of self-love, the divinity, of asking the questions, of looking constantly for something, of the power of intimacy, to visualize that this “me” , “us”, it is something, of defining, of the empowering effect of a sound, a word, an image, what makes us feel this is definitely something, the existence, that it is something to be “me”, and then it is something to be “me with you”,  this in-between space,  this is the something, this is the existence, this is the love, this is the light, this is the Healing, this the Growth, this is the Art and the Spirituality.


by Birds P.C.Stavrou

updated 15/03/2018 at 15:50 in Amsterdam