Seden Karakurt

The summer school will provide me the opportunity to have the knowledge and experience which I will need to serve population at risk in Turkey. Initially I will use MBCT for aid workers who serve those in need. One of the effective ways to contribute social change and humanitarian aid is to support professionals who work in these areas. NGO professionals and field workers are frequently subjected to high levels of stress and pressure. These challenges and neglected psychological needs increase the level of stress even further. Through this program, those who lack support systems will be provided access to MBCT. In this way they can reduce their stress level, while increasing their resiliency to deal with difficult situations and demands of work. Also in order to widen access to MBCT, the program could be offered online.