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Preparations are underway for the fourth edition of the ENGELSIZMIR Congress, which will be organized by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality to raise awareness of individuals with special needs, to facilitate their access to public services and to find solutions to their problems. “Garden Therapy and Local Governments Workshop kapsamında was organized within the scope of congress activities to be held on November 19-21 with the theme of işim Access to Public Services”.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Mayor Mustafa Ozuslu, who made the opening speech of the workshop at the Historical Gas Factory, said that Izmir Metropolitan Municipality is working to protect the rights of all social groups, especially children, the elderly, women, disabled and disadvantaged groups. Özuslu continued: Bahçe The 'Garden Therapy' method will be one of these studies. We sincerely believe that the results that will be revealed by the opinions of the distinguished experts participating in the workshop will guide us. We can achieve the 'Garden Therapy' method in İzmir. ”
It will be an example to Turkey
After each congress, they have implemented important projects that will make life easier for the disabled. Dr. Levent Köstem said that “Garden Therapy” method came to the fore in the intermediate meetings for this year's congress preparations and said, ırsak If we bring İzmir a beautiful therapy park, we will set an example for this city and country. I would like to thank the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality for supporting us and our spouses, especially Neptün Soyer, who is an active member of the congress committee, and all the mayors of the district. ”
Izmir is the most suitable city
Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Education Special Education Department Professor. Dr. Sunay Yıldırım Doğru said that İzmir is one of the most suitable cities for “Garden Therapy ve and that it should be implemented in the city. He reminded that Çiğli Municipality established a health garden in 2006 with the support of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality and said that “Garden Therapy” project will bring a new dimension to the works of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality on disabled people.
Since the Ottoman Empire
Istanbul University Hasan Ali Yucel Faculty of Education Special Education Department Research Assistant Simge Cepdibi, "born and subsequently occur and affect the quality of life for the treatment of problems that use the use of plants and nature since the Ottoman era," he said.
Fatma Celik, Ph.D. student at Dokuz Eylul Education Faculty Special Education Department, explained the process of “Garden Therapy” education program.
Ankara University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Landscape Architecture. Dr. Aysel Uslu gave examples from abroad about the design of “Garden Therapy” areas and the design of urban green spaces suitable for disabled people. Uslu stressed that the design should take into account the healing effect of green spaces.
Help to cope with stress
Pedagogue Konrad Neuberger, President of the German Society for Horticulture and Therapy, pointed out that interacting with plants makes people feel comfortable and working in fresh air increases self-esteem. Christa Ringkamp of the Hortec Berlin Association of Germany said that the old airport in Berlin has turned into a public garden. “The more people live in green areas, the better their psychology is. 'Garden therapies' are very important in coping with stress and preventing burnout syndrome. ” Rebecca Haller of the Horticultural Therapy Institute of the United States explained the treatment methods they applied in therapy gardens and their benefits to the patients. Haller said, they also use therapy gardens for vocational purposes.
After the speeches, workshops were held with the help of experts from abroad and in Turkey.
Mustafa Özuslu, Deputy Mayor of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, Aysel Özkan, Deputy Secretary General of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, Halil Arda, Mayor of Gaziemir, Feridun Yılmazlar, Mayor of Beydağ, Assoc. Dr. Levent Köstem, Honorary President of ENGELSİZMİR 2020 Congress Executive Committee Neptün Soyer, Engelsizmir 2020 Congress Executive Committee Members, Selma Eriş, wife of Ödemiş Mayor Mehmet Eriş, Ufuk İduğ, Mayor of Bornova Mustafa Uğuk, Güzelbahçe Mayor Mustafa İnce Nilüfer İnce, Bayraklı Mayor Serdar Sandal's wife Aylin Sandal, Çeşme Mayor Ekrem Oran's wife Nuriş Oran, Tire Mayor Salih Atakan Duran's wife Necibe Duran, Foca Mayor Fatih Gürbüz Seçil Gürbüz, Seferihisar Municipality Fatma Adult, the wife of President İsmail Adult, Karşıyaka Öznur Brigade, Mayor Cemil Tugay's wife, Menderes Mayor Mustafa Kayalar's wife Aslı Kayalar, Menemen Mayor Serdar Aksoy's wife Dilek Aksoy, Gaziemir Mayor Halil Arda's wife Deniz Arda, Narlıdere Mayor Ali Engin his wife Ilke Engin, academicians and municipal bureaucrats.
What is “Garden Therapy??
“Horticultural Therapy”, also known as “Horticultural Therapy içeren, is a method of horticultural activities facilitated by therapists to achieve specific and proven therapeutic goals. This low-cost, effective and versatile method involves activities with plants as a living material for a person's physical, mental and personal development. A well-planned garden therapy program for people of all age groups can benefit from people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease, people with disabilities in daily treatment and rehabilitation programs, individuals at risk, drug addicts, psychiatric patients and individuals with special development.