International Council of Expansion Method ICEM
The International Council of Expansion Method (ICEM) is a non-profit organisation which aims to support the research, study and dissemination of the innovative psychology-based Expansion Method. It was established in 2009 by Argyris Mardas Stravelakis and a number of collaborating academics, scientists and therapists recording an upturn both in terms of the size of the organisation and its scientific achievements.
The vision which defines the path of the ICEM is “to offer people tools and information which will help them to release their potential, to fulfil their expectations and to live a full daily life in all aspects. In a word, to live a truly happy life!”
The International Council of Expansion Method (ICEM) is responsible for the development of educational programmes and certifying the knowledge and skills of all those who use the Expansion Method professionally (therapists, educators, educational institutions etc) or individually for therapeutic purposes.
The International Council of Εxpansion Method (ICEM) was created with the aim of contributing to the progress of scientific knowledge and to the development and dissemination of psychology – based methods which improve people’s daily lives. It is an organisation with a modern outlook that combines scientific curiosity and passion for progress in knowledge with full respect for humanistic principles and values.
Everything we study, plan or develop aims at improving people’s daily lives. People’s needs, desires and expectations are what guides us.
We participate whole-heartedly in actions which promote scientific knowledge to become widely-available to citizens all over the world who may need access to it.
We aim for all of our relationships to be long-term and based on trust. This trust is based on respect and care towards others, either in terms of dealing with a partner institution, organisation or an individual person with whom we collaborate in our research and therapy activities.
We are continuously improving the Expansion Method both in terms of its content and the way in which it is taught and applied. We follow international technological developments and incorporate modern teaching methods and tools which foster direct contact and interaction with the public.
We respect a person’s right to determine their own future. We attempt to help them become conscious creators of their reality.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors is the highest body of the International Council of Εxpansion Method. It ensures the smooth functioning of the organisation and sets its priorities and vision. The members of the Board participate, without renumeration, in the administration and contribute their individual knowledge and skills to the coordination of scientific research, development and dissemination of the Expansion Method.
From time to time, the Board of Directors recognizes the contribution to the evolution of the method by awarding the Honorary Member's title to selected scientists and people.