Waleed Al Damaty, a psychologist at Life Foundation for Development and Community Integration, conducted a workshop on thought disorder caused by situations and events.
This workshop is the first in the specialized adaptive skills program(SASP); it aims to increase in learning alternative ways of thinking and confronting ideas
The workshop consisted of a group of 8 cases of those released, and then they began with becoming acquaintance and breaking through the ice using an artistic activity, then the goal of the workshop was explained by the specialist.
During the discussion, common traits between the cases surfaced, such as rigid thinking, lack of flexibility, foresight, abstraction and conclusion. Later on, the cases started describing their own experiences and share with the group as well as communicate with each other with the specialist intervening only when necessary.
The most important outcomes of this workshop are:
The cases realizing that thoughts are responsible for emotions, so if we change the thoughts we will be able to change our outbursts.
It is worth mentioning that this workshop was a part of the “Start_Life” project, funded by Drosos Foundation, which was founded late 2003 as a private non-profit organization to support community development, located in Zurich, Switzerland. The Foundation is committed to empower marginalized people to live a decent life. Drosos seeks to achieve long-term change through the projects it supports in Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Switzerland and Germany.
Drosos has been working in Egypt since 2007. The foundation strongly supports the following areas: income generation and harm reduction for vulnerable groups, social protection and reintegration, encouraging youth creative activities, as well as environmental protection.
Until the beginning of 2016, the Foundation supported 54 projects in Egypt, serving a wide range of beneficiaries including marginalized youth, women and children.
Drosos Foundation is ideologically, politically and religiously independent.
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