Spiros Maganiotis

Ψυχολόγος - Ψυχοθεραπευτής Μαγγανιώτης Σπύρος


Psychologist – Psychotherapist (Synthetic & body-oriented psychotherapy, Dipl. Biosynthesis & Std Narm Neuroaffective Relational Model) -Bsc Psychology EastLondon University / ST. Msc Clinical Aplied Psychology UCLAN University of Central Lancashire – Dipl. Chinese Medicine (Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Acupuncture, Qigong)

Short CV

My name is Spiros Manganiotis. I was born and raised in Athens. I have been working in the health field since 2009.

My personal interest led me to the field of therapies in 2005, when I started my personal quest and this resulted in directing my professional orientation and studies in the field of health with emphasis on mental health and Chinese Medicine.

Today I work privately as a Psychologist & Psychotherapist applying Synthetic and Somatic Psychotherapy both in individual sessions and in Parenting Counselling groups as well as in individual seminars.

I also work as a Chinese Medicine practitioner with a focus on mental health, internal medicine, gynecology and fertility. I have broad knowledge of a wide range of healing techniques from both scientific and classical/traditional approaches (see appendix 1 for a detailed study tree), striving to integrate and synthesize the necessary tools for an individualized treatment.

My therapeutic philosophy is that the human being consists of body, spirit and soul, so I always try to have a critical look at all three levels in my sessions, paying special attention to individual differences, the psychology of the person and the observation of the vital energy of the body. 

Following the biopsychosocial model, it is observed that in order to understand a person’s medical condition, not only biological factors but also psychological and social factors should be taken into account.

My special interest is the integration of modern research on Biopsychology – Neuroscience and their combination with Classical Psychotherapy and especially the theory of Somatic Psychotherapy and Chinese Medicine.

In 2012 I founded the Healthcure Wellness and Holistic Therapies Center in Nea Erythraia, Attica and after 4 years I decided to move out of Athens, as the city could no longer support me in the lifestyle I had chosen.

I relocated to the island of Paros , opening Healthcure Paros in 2016. In its 5 years of operation , the center offered a variety of services of Holistic Therapies, Psychotherapy, Exercise, Chinese Medicine and Massage.

He also exclusively equipped the spa services for four tourist seasons in luxury hotels, villas, boats in different parts of the island.

In 2021, having become a parent for the second time and influenced by the family’s needs for a different way of life, I moved to the city of Larissa where I now live and work in a private office.

In my personal life I continue my studies on my professional field, I attend philosophy seminars, I practice Qi-Gong, Wing Chun Kung Fu, I do meditation practices, I study, I take care of my diet and my relationships.






-In February 2017 I started my 5-year training for the *Diploma in Somatic Psychotherapeutic Method of Biosynthesis and since then I belong to the International Foundation for Biosynthesis IFB.

*The Biosynthesis Psychotherapist Diploma is recognised by the European Association of Body Psychotherapy (EABP), the European Association of Psychotherapy (EAP) and the World Council of Psychotherapy (WCP). Biosynthesis is recognised by the EAP (European Association for Psychotherapy) and graduates of the Hellenic Biosynthesis Centre can become holders of the European Certificate for Psychotherapy (ECP).

Training Hours: 1060

– In 2017 Member of IFB (International Foundation Biosynthesis) & EAP (European Association for Psychotherapy).

-In 2018 Member of PESOPS (Greek Association for Body Psychotherapy).

-In 2020 BSc (Hons) Psychology in East London University.

-In 2020 Μember of BPS The British Psychological Society.

– In 2022 Internship at the Directorate of kindergartens, educational & social actions of the municipality of Larissa.

-In 2022 introductory seminar in NeuroAffective Relational Model™,ΝΑRM™.

-In 2022 member of the Promotion and Information Committee of the National Psychotherapy Society of Greece – EEPSE

-In 2022 start Biennial Training in NeuroAffective Relational Model™, ΝΑRM™

-In 2023 started the postgraduate degree MSc Applied Clinical Psychology University of Central Lancashire – UCLan

-In 2023 started the introductory year in Group – Analytic Psychotherapy Group Analysis Institute “S.H. Foulkes” (ΙΟAF)

*Licence to practice as a psychologist (Licence No 44846 )


-In 2016 experiential seminar Trauma with the somatic psychotherapy approach “Biosynthesis”, as an introduction to the 5-year course in this School.

-In 2017 second experiential seminar Trauma with the somatic psychotherapy approach “Biosynthesis”.

-In 2017 Course of Counselling Psychology theory and practice..

-In 2017 seminar about Polyvagal theory of emotion (Stephen Porges) with Mark Ludwig

– In 2018 Course in Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology.

-In 2018 Personality Theories course.

-In 2018 Seminar entitled Biosynthesis and Children.

-In 2018 third experiential seminar Trauma with the somatic psychotherapy approach “Biosynthesis” on the energy field of the Heart with Vassilis Christodoulou.

-In 2018 seminar entitled Greece- Japan: Feelings & Dreams από το Gestalt Institute of San Francisco.

-In 2018 seminar entitled Vagus Nerve -The Polyvagal Theory of emotion του Stephen Porges with Mark Ludwig.

-In 2020 Seminar: Code of ethics from the national association of somatic psychotherapists.

-In 2020 Neurology Workshop. Under the auspices of the University of Athens and the A’ Neurology Clinic of the Aeginitio Hospital.

-In 2021 Συνέδριο: 17th European Congress for Body Psychotherapy. The Fullness of Experiencing in Body Psychotherapy

– In 2021 Seminar: Transforming The Experience Based Brain Stephen Terrell. Professional Counselling & Psychotherapy Seminars Ireland.

– In 2021 Seminar: Nurturing the Heart with the Brain in Mind | Bonnie Badenoch. Professional Counselling & Psychotherapy Seminars Ireland.

–  In 2021 Seminar: Polyvagal theory Deb Dana. Professional Counselling & Psychotherapy Seminars Ireland.

–  In 2021 Seminar: Prevention of suicide and suicidal behaviour. Scale.

–  In 2022 Seminar: The tenth cranial nerve in psychotherapy. Scientific Committee of PESOPS.

– In 2022 Seminar: Psychopathology in Clinical Contexts. Collaboration of Metropolitan College of Larissa with psychiatrist Dimitris Karamanavi and in collaboration with THEPSYPA.

-In 2022 Faculty of Psychosis & Complex Mental Health Annual Conference 2022 (BPS The British Psychological Society)

-In 2022 Seminar Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment and Rehabilitation of Neurological and Neuropsychiatric Patients


-Studies at the “Academy of Ancient Greek and Traditional Chinese Medicine” since 2008 and for five consecutive years:

  • Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Theory of Traditional Greek Medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Nutrition
  • Diagnosis of traditional and western type
  • Anatomy
  • Analysis of Hippocrates’ texts
  • Astrology (Western & Asian)
  • Su Jok
  • Gua sha
  • Moxibustion
  • Suction cups
  • Greek Herbs
  • Chinese Herbs
  • Bee therapy
  • Chinese language

-In 2012 I travelled to Tianjin, China, for further training in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, for four working weeks at the Tianjin University Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. There and at Beijing University of TCM I attended acupuncture clinical practice and lectures on Traditional Chinese Medicine.

– The 2012 Natural Childbirth Seminar Academy of Ancient Greek and Traditional Chinese Medicine

-In 2013 I attended the 3rd International TCM congress.

-In 2014 postgraduate studies in Chinese Medicine,  AOM (Αrt of Οriental Medicine) with Vita Revelli.

-In 2014 I started the 4-year training in Qi Gong in Hellenic Health Qi Gong Association.

-In 2014 seminar on the method Sujok in International sujok association Moscow.

-The 2014 seminar specialising in fertility Hun Yuan Fertility.

-Το 2015 σεμινάριο NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) διαχείριση άγχους, αϋπνίας, εθισμού και μετα-τραυματικού στρες.

-In 2013 I became a member of the Hellenic Association of Chinese Medicine ( ESCI).

-In January 2016 I started my diploma at the Hunyuan Research Institute – Sanctuary in America and now I am officially a Hunyuan Practitioner, as well as a member of the Institute, thus being able to apply the techniques, participate in research, teach and in addition every year continue my training in Chinese Medicine at the HunYuan School.

-In March 2016 seminar Stems and Branches with Deborah Woolf (Icom-Uk).

-In 2016 1st Duan in Health Qi gong & 2nd Duan in Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong.

-In 2016 Seminar with master Juan Li on : cosmic orbit, inner smile, healing sounds and conscious dreaming.

-In 2017: continuing education in the American Hunyuan Research Institute.

-In 2017 Level 1,2 in Emei Daoist Alchemy School of Medicine and Health Cultivation.

-In 2018 seminar with master Juan Li on the topic : The harmonization of the 5 elements.

-2019Founding member of the Hellenic Association of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine (Member of the Education Committee and Code of Ethics Committee for 2 years).

-To 2021 Seminar: Basic theory: Yin Yang: The physiology and the laws governing their relationship. 3 treasures: Physiology and how they interconnect. 2 substances, blood and fluids: their interrelationship. The relationship between the 3 treasures and the 2 substances. Zang Fu: their physiology and their interrelationship. The relationship between Zangfu, Gong (Ministers) and Zang (Organs). Paradox Fu: Their physiology and interrelationship, their relationship with Zang Fu, the 3 treasures and the 2 substances. Greek Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association.

-To 2021 Seminar: The Channels of Pathology: Etiology: External, Internal and Various Pathogenic Factors. The 4 methods of diagnosis: observation, hearing, smell, questioning and palpation. Pathology of the 5 Elements: Attack and over-control cycles. 3 Thesaurus and 2 Substance Syndromes. The six levels (confirmations) – Shang Han Lun pathology. The Syndromes of Heat according to Wei, Qi, Ying and Blood and the Triple Heater. Greek Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association.

-To 2021 Seminar: 12 Main channels and acupuncture points. 12 main acupuncture channels and points. Divergent channels and points. Connection channels and signs.
Ancient Back Shu, Front Mu, He-Sea points of the lower limb. Points of influence. Element points (toning and dispersion points etc.) Qi transfer between Elements. Empirical points. Windows of Heaven. Greek Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association.

-To 2021 Seminar: Clinical pathology and case study: gynaecology. Genitourinary System. Gynaecology. Dizziness. Tinnitus. Clinical pathology and case study: Respiratory system. Respiratory system. Blood diseases (Bleeding). Dermatology. Dian Kuang (Psychiatric problems), Bi Syndromes (Musculoskeletal pain syndromes). Greek Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association.


-In 2008 1st year of training in Shiatsu at the “Academy of Ancient Greek and Traditional Chinese Medicine”.

– In 2010 1st cycle of training in Ayurveda at the “Academy of Ancient Greek and Traditional Chinese Medicine”.

-In 2013 Thai Yoga Massage at Sunshine House by Takis Economou.

-In 2013 Thai Oil Massage.


-In 2008 Self-Awareness & Self-Improvement seminar with a special mental health counsellor of a synthetic approach in a closed group of 228 hours.

As well as many thematic seminars on psychology and self-improvement in the following years.

-The 2008 7-day seminar on the topic of James Redfield’s Heavenly Prophecy. 56hours

-In 2009 A 7-day seminar on James Redfield’s Tenth Awareness. 56hours
2-day seminar on anger management. 12hours

-In 2009 1st degree of Usui Reiki Healing Method from Moscow Skorda.

-In 2010 7-day seminar on Osho Meditations. 56hours

-2010 to 2020 Courses in Greek philosophy.

-In 2011 7-day seminar on the Secret of Shambhala by James Redfield. 56hours

-In 2012 11-day Vipassana meditation seminar.

-In 2015 Basic Level in Theta Healing Method.

-In 2020 Training on health protocols in the context of taking measures against COVID-19. KEK of the Region of the South Aegean.

-In 2020 Rescue Training International. Registration number : 14703


Since 2009 I have been working exclusively in the health sector as a Psychologist – Psychotherapist, Holistic Therapist (specializing in Somatic Psychotherapy, Chinese Medicine, massage and teaching Chi Kong and meditation).

I also continue personal – group supervision and therapy. In addition, I am an active member of professional associations corresponding to my professional status.