Friday 22.9 at 5:30pm at Arkadia: ‘Expanding perception: understanding ourselves to connect with the world’ by Elina Mikkola, Ruben Nagore and Manuel Jiménez Fonseca

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to ‘Expanding perception: understanding ourselves to connect with the world by Elina Mikkola Ruben Nagore and Manuel Jiménez Fonseca on Friday 22.9 at 5:30pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11) 

This talk is part of a project called: “Transforming Challenges into Opportunities for Growth”. This initiative consists of a series talks held by professionals coming from different fields of expertise such as coaching, law, philosophy, art, theatre, Family Constellations and Rosen method. The talks will take place in the Fall of 2017 in Arkadia Bookshop.


Warm regards,


– Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc. !

Expanding perception: understanding ourselves to connect with the world by Elina Mikkola

Is our perception really mirroring the reality or is it just mirroring who we are?
Our thoughts define what we perceive and our perception defines our reality.
But do we really stop to observe what enters in our field of perception and what doesn´t?

In this talk, using exercises from systemic therapy and neurolinguistic programming, we will dive into in the world of perceptions. We will observe our bodies and our minds as perceiving entities. Are we actually conscious of the information that we emit and what we receive? Where do we direct our attention? What becomes important for us? What is it that we let pass? Does our perception capture reality or does it just mirror who we are?


Elina Mikkola
 is a Finnish drama instructor and an artist. She studied Performing Arts in Helsinki (2013) and has worked in various institutions applying different artforms to a social context. Currently she’s studying Rosen Method and finishing her 3-year studies in Family Constellations. She is especially interested in the systemic family therapy and exploring the ways to bring awareness to unconscious thinking patterns that define our reality.