Stories of Hope and Resilience

A Multimodal Project

February 2021
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This multimodal project, influenced by an Appreciative Inquiry framework, aimed to elicit stories of hope and resilience amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Thematic analysis was employed to analyse twenty collected stories. A multimodal method that combined linguistic and visual language (non-fiction comics) was adopted in order to present the research findings. In Elli’s case, as with other participants, engaging with customs and rituals turned out to be an important source of hope, joy and resilience.


Author: Philia Issari

Philia Issari is associate professor of Counseling Psychology and director of the Center for Qualitative Research in Psychology and Psychosocial Wellbeing at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her work focuses on narrative, collaborative, constructionist and strengths-based approaches to therapy; her research interests include visual and arts-based qualitative inquiry. .


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Author: Nikolaos Papadopoulos

Nikolaos Papadopoulos is a doctoral candidate in counseling. His studies are in law (BA), sociology (BA) and intercultural education (MA). He has worked as a lawyer and parenting counselor. He is interested in social justice issues and visual methods in counseling intervention and qualitative inquiry.


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