Uncertainty, Imagination, Hope and Utopia

February 2021
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ABSTRACT

During the early stages of the Covid-19 crisis, a center in Greece organized a volunteer team for mental care and empowerment. About 300 mental health professionals participated, running systemic Appreciative Inquiry empowerment tele-groups using appreciative tools and creative writing. They shared their dreams for the future in Dreamland, a Facebook group created specifically for them.

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Author: Ilias Gotsis

Ilias Gotsisis is a systemic appreciative family therapist, supervisor and trainer, writer, head of the Department of Education and Human Resources Development of Organization Against Drugs and scientific director of Dialogic-Appreciative Institute Sinihiseis. He has published three books, including DREAMLAND: Narratives about resilience, in difficult times.

Contact: ilgotsis@gmail.com

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Author: Anna S. Kiapoka

Anna S Kiapoka, MSc, is a psychologist, social worker, systemic-family therapist in the Department of Education, Organization Against Drugs (OKANA), Greece and scientific associate, Dialogic-Appreciative Institute Sinihisis.  Co-author of papers about the Systemic Synthetic Model of Appreciative Inquiry (SSMAI), she has written articles on inclusion and the parental role of substance-dependent mothers.

Contact: annakiapoka@gmail.com

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