Narrative Group Project: Exploring Different Responses to Covid-19 from Turkey
Narrative Grup Projesi: Corona Virüs Sürecinde Farklı Baş Etme Yolları
This project was done in response to the effects of the Covid-19 process. As a group of psychologists in İbn Haldun University in Turkey, we wanted to explore our skills, knowledges and values that help us to endure in the process of pandemic. In these group works, we talked about the effects of the difficulties we experience (uncertainty of the future, anxiety of losing our loved ones and feelings of loneliness) and the values, hopes, dreams, skills and knowledges that sustain us in these days. The project was initiated by a narrative practitioner İclal Eskioğlu Aydın and done with the master students in clinical psychology in İbn Haldun University.
We hope our stories will resonate with you and evoke your own stories related to sustaining in this process. We hope to contribute to thicken our stories of surviving and feel connected to each other in order to remember that we are not alone! There are four collective documents below. They are prepared in different forms: one of them is a poem, one of them is a video, the other one is a formula, and one of them contains small paragraphs. We believe that there are several ways to share our stories. You may find one or more of them closer to your own preferences and interests. At the end of each document there are some questions that open up enabling contributions. You can contribute to this project by responding to these questions and sharing your ideas and feelings with us. We really hope to hear from you!
The people who prepared these documents: Sevgi Kurmanç Boyacı, Elif Eren, Merve Aras, Merve Çelik, Betül Sağlam, Aslıhan Ataman, Gülnur Çelik, Esra Öztürk, Feyza Öz, Ayşe Nur Doğan, Esra Özsoy, Hanife Merve Çatan, Dilruba Sönmez, Amine Kübra Çalık, Esma Duman, Merve Sancaktar, Muhammed Furkan Cinisli, Ayşe Ceren Kaban
The editor of these documents: İclal Eskioğlu Aydın
Photographer: Esra Çiçek