Which are you, A or B?

     The Dramatistic Pentad

                         �   Act   (What)
                         �   Agent   (Who)
                         �   Agency   (How)
                         �   Scene   (Where)
                         �   Purpose   (Why)

Find out why.

For each pair, which is more decisive, (x) or (y)? Putting the letter sequence of your responses in the subject line, email us at heartalk@iou.edu.gr.

(x) Who's talking, and what's being said
(y) Who's talking, and how it's being said

(x) What's being said, and to whom
(y) To whom it's being said, and how

(x) To whom it's being said, and what
(y) What's being said, and by whom

(x) How it's being said, and to whom
(y) How it's being said, and by whom

(x) Who's talking, and what's being said
(y) To whom it's being said, and how

(x) To whom it's being said, and what
(y) How it's being said, and by whom


The Society

Founded in 2007, the Society for Spirituality, Theology and Health, through its Center founded in 1998 at Duke University Medical Center, connects those whose focus is on conducting research, on training others to conduct research, and on promoting scholarly field-building activities related to religion, spirituality, and health. The Center serves as a clearinghouse for information on this topic, and seeks to support and encourage dialogue among researchers, clinicians, theologians, clergy, and others interested in the intersection.


The Institute

Founded in 1984 as The Constant Group by legendary, public service-focused, Heublein executive of the late '60s and '70s, Nickas Constant, and acquired in 2009 by Intercontiental Open University, Inc., the Institute for Open Understanding provides Burnout Counseling� and Change and Growth Facilitation� to individuals, groups and organizations. The Institute offers mentored, communication-based instruction in these areas, generates interdisciplinary opportunties for dialogue about, and discussion of, these areas online and onsite, and, as creator and developer of the Bifometrics� protocol, offers Certification and grants Licensure in these areas. The Institute's philosophy is grounded in the biochemical research of past Harvard-based, 1964 Nobel laureate advisor, and National Institue of Health associate emeritus, George C. Constantopoulos, Ph.D.


The Approach


The Director

Constantine Angelo Constantopoulos, the Institute's Founding Director, was born in Canton, Ohio, spent his childhood in the Greater Detroit area, and his adolescent and young adult years in the Caribbean (Bahamas), later spending several years in Europe (Greece, Switzerland) and, thereafter, significant periods of time in Asia (Thailand) where he was engaged in missionary work for the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

A sensitive pastor, outstanding homilist, distinguished scholar, and respected administrator, he was ordained an Orthodox deacon, then priest, in 1993 by His Grace Bishop Philip of Atlanta of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, having been bestowed the dignity of Protopresbyter upon his appointment as Archiepiscopal Vicar of the United States by the Holy Archdiocese of the Diaspora (Julian) in early 2006.

After serving as Administrative Assistant for the South Florida Deanery of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America in Coral Gables, Florida, he was presiding priest in Fort Pierce, Florida, where he was Co-founder and Pastoral Director of the Diocese's first-ever ministry to victims of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, as well as Associate Producer and Host of its first-ever regularly scheduled Orthodox Christian radio program aired on WPSL 1590, "The Talk of the Treasure Coast", thereafter moving on as presiding priest to Asheville, NC, where his exceptional hospital chaplaincy and groundbreaking retreats earned him an appointment as Board Director of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Western North Carolina.

In addition to having served liturgically, upon invitation, in the Archdiocese of Athens, as well as in the Metropolises of Attica; Demetrias; Hydra, Spetses and Aegina; Mantineia and Kynouria; Mesogaia and Lavreotiki; Patras; and Piraeus, he has led seminars and retreats, and engaged in significant translation work, for the Metropolis of Demetrias, as well as the Metropolis of Mesogaia and Lavroetiki, both of the Church of Greece, for which he also has served as designated translator of its official representation to the European Union.

He holds a Ph.D., pursued under theological direction of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and earned as a Taylor Scholar, jointly through the University of Michigan, where he was both a Rackham Fellow and Trueblood Scholar, and the United Interdenominational Church, and has held appointments as, first, Associate Professor & Chair of the Department of Communication at the University of Indianapolis, concurrently holding appointments in its Department of English, its Department of Philosophy and Religion, and its Executive MBA program, next, as Professor of Communication and Religion & Associate Academic Dean at Empire State College of the State University of New York, and, most recently, as Director of New Program Development for the then-European Educational Organization, now Metropolitan College (AMC), for which he taught Research Methods and oversaw dissertations for its Department of Logopedics in collaboration with Queen Margaret University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

An exceptional teacher, cutting-edge researcher and service-focused innovator, Rev. Dr. C. A. Constantopoulos offers a breath of fresh air in a world suffocating from mediocrity, lethergy and self-centerdness.

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"If you do not change direction," Lao Tzu says, "you may end up where you are heading." Bifometrics�, the quantitative application of Bifotics�, helps you change direction because it identifies where you're heading. It reveals your compass, your life's point of reference, by locating its "BiFo", that is, the point where your bias ("Bi") and your focus ("Fo") intersect. Vector equilibrium-powered, It forewarns you of "dead-end" life paths, enabling you to do the same for others. Certification and licensure are authorized by the Founding Director of the Institute, C. A. Constantopoulos, Ph.D., brainchild behind Bifotics� and creator of Biformetrics�, and an inaugural member of the Society for Spirituality, Theology and Health, administratively located within the Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. Join us online, Saturday, January 24, 2015, 5:30 EEST (08:30 EST), for the 5-hour event leading to Certification and Licensure in Bifometrics�. The event will be held in English.

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