Start Date: 24-10-2020 End Date: 28-10-2020
The 2nd Learning, Teaching and Training (LTT) activity was carried out in Szombathely, Hungary, within the scope of the WENA - We Are Not Alone Project, which aims to improve the psychological and subjective well-being of parents who have children with special needs through creative drama and social support groups.
The activitiy was held on 24-28 February 2020, with the participation of adults who have children with special needs. The number of participants were 22 adults coming fromTurkey, Lithuania and Hungary.
The theme of the activity were to;
In the background of LTT activity; Seligman's well-being approach (PERMA) was taken into account. According to Seligman, happiness is a "thing" and well-being is a "structure". This structure is not something in itself like air or freedom, but in a form that emerges with different components that contribute to it. From this point of view, Seligman built his theory on five components that are measurable and teachable, and when the initials were combined, he gave birth to the expression PERMA:
P-Positive emotions increase one's awareness, problem solving and stress coping skills, productivity and work efficiency. In addition, it is emphasized that positive emotions improve physical health and mental health, and increase psychological well-being and happiness.
E-Engagement is defined as being in a deep psychological connection with a particular activity, organization or purpose. People attached to life choose goals according to their own abilities and show clarity in the goals they choose.
R-Relationships means being loved, supported and valued by others. There are many findings in studies that show that positive relationships have many important effects in many different areas, from well-being to less susceptibility to illness. Therefore, having positive relationships is seen as an important part of feeling good and well-being.
M-Meaning is about being aware of the purpose of one's life and gives people the feeling that living is valuable and worth living. Finding meaning in life; While it is positively associated with mental health variables such as life satisfaction, love and happiness; The search for meaning is negative associated with negative mental health variables such as depression, fear, and sadness.
A-Accomplishment is a cyclical process that requires setting realistic goals, working for these goals, specializing in specific skills and self-efficacy and setting new goals after the set goals are achieved.