Thalia Alexiou has spent most of her life as an alternative medicine therapist and spiritual coach workshop instructor in the U.S. and Europe. She has a B.A. in Home Economics from Athens Academy (1971), has earned her Master Teacher certification under Dr. Lorraine Opsitos, and is certified in Holistic Psychology at the United Reiki Association (1998). She also studied Theater at Wilkes University. She saw clients for 28 years at her office in Edison, NJ. Since retiring in 2014, she has lead numerous workshops in the United States and Greece, known to connect her clients to “their inner doctor”. Inspired to write, she is the author of two published books Gratitude=Increase (2016), a self-improvement workbook, and 49 Years After, a novel based on her life story which she co-wrote with Dr. Michael Kokkinaris and Petra Terzi. Her life in filmmaking began in 2016 when her novel became the short films “Above Limits” (2017) and “The Gifted” (2018) which she worked hard to produce and won many awards in the festival circuit, as well as an NYWIFT screening at Anthology Films. She has been an active member of NYWIFT since May 2017. She is currently overseeing the creative processes as well as producing, writing, and managing various film, theatrical, and animation projects with her partners at Trinity Theatrics.