“A Game and A Story for the Days to Come” is an interactive guide for all family members especially our children. It deals with the effects of crisis mainly Coronavirus outbreak, in a fun way taking into consideration the psychological safety and wellbeing standards for kids. This happens through giving a chance for all the family to develop a common understanding of what they have experienced and expressing their thoughts and feelings towards everything related to the crisis. The guide’s activities are put according to an educational methodology based on the principles of social-cultural learning in accordance with the following four stages: motivation, exchange of ideas, relating to reality, and voluntary initiative (change) The guide consists of nine sessions that includes stories, experiments and games for the parents and the children so they could enjoy their time together and learn at the same time. In addition, this guide has a section for parents that contains instructions on how to deal with our children’s thoughts and feelings, not forgetting the expected questions our children might ask during this crisis we are living nowadays, with answers suggested.
My greatest passion is writing stories and bringing the best in children and teenagers through helping them, to find healthy perceptions of themselves so they can feel peaceful and safe. I know that no single approach that suits all individual, and so I am in the process being certified in different modalities of psychological interventions including the analytic and systemic-analysis approach. I have experience in working with children in distress and my educational background includes a MA in clinical psychology from the Lebanese University.
While taking care of my children for 10 years, I was always passionate about returning to the university and finishing my degree in Psychology. Besides, I’m receiving a Systematic analytic training. I find myself extremely satisfied and full of joy when I’m supporting and bringing positive thinking to children. And now , I work as a psychologist at many schools with displaced children who have been through disturbing experiences in their life and with children who are facing family issues . I am currently finishing my master’s degree in psychology and I am in the process of being certified in systemic-analysis approach.
My great passion is supporting and bringing positive thinking, and I am eager to provide technical help, as I believe that psychological wellbeing is crucial. I am experienced in psychosocial support, conducting workshops, and consult with children, youth, and parents. Besides, I work with an International non-profit organization, and in leadership management. I enjoy development and growth, as I believe that everyone can reach success as we are all different yet so special. I completed my master’s degree in Psychology at Lebanese, and I have earned several related certificates. Currently, I am in the process of getting my Psychotherapy certificate.
Ever since I started digging my career, all I could find myself interested in were and still is the humanitarian work. I sought my degree in Psychology and have earned it. I have worked with children and adolescents in different NGOs, especially vulnerable children whether displaced, abused, abandoned, or mistreated. I have been trained by the best leaders in town. One of the recent values I have learned is teamwork, because how can we leave a better and brighter place without it!
At an early age, I developed an interest in exploring new horizons. I constantly challenge myself to embrace new learning experiences. and unlearning things. My learning and work journeys reflect my passion to working with people… I earned certifications in project management, inspiring leadership... I advocated for equity in life and throughout my work with educational institutions, including Lebanese university, schools, rehabilitation facilities, and national and international non-profit organizations. I was responsible for coordinating educational and psychosocial support services, facilitating workshops, managing departments, leading teams, designing educational and recreational curriculum, and providing consultancy services. It is where I am now. Who knows where I will be tomorrow?
Upon graduating from the College of Engineering, I found my passion in working with people. Since that, I read to learn all new, and I doubt all the old, then come up with my own knowledge. I see education is a basic need, and I am happy to contribute to it and grow through it, even in an informal way. My always dream of the day a when workshops and courses reach all people. I participate in writing guides and workshop materials, because I enjoy creating activities and stories. I believe we are born free and equal, and I advocate for nonviolence to be a general culture for conflict transformation.
I first completed my degree in Graphic Design and then dove into the realm of civil society work. This is where I discovered my longing for working with others to reach more just, freer and more empowered communities. Throughout my 10 years journey, I jumped between my love for design and facilitation. I have always been intrigued by colors and illustrations, and amazed by work that truly translates the spirit of the words, inspiring me to visualize different training manuals. I am also a facilitator focusing on non-violent communication, women empowerment and active citizenship. My passion in facilitation is driven by my belief of interactive learning and equal access to information.
My dedication to humanitarian action takes roots in my childhood since I come from a family engaged in activism and human rights. Besides working in the humanitarian and development field for seven years, I am an interior architect and illustrator with experience in character design, book illustration and painting. On the inside-out, I am a right brained person equipped with an efficient and practical left brain. An essential part of my life is friendship and honesty in human relationships. My dream is to take a leading role in the reconstruction of knowledge and development in developing countries.