The new term started on 29 December 2020. We have passed into the age of Aquarius, the age of new knowledge, new system, new understanding has begun.
Weavers are the sorcerers of human history. As a weaver, I made an announcement for a 4-day Weaving Marathon on 29 December. For 4 days with 30 people who know weaving or not. on the screen as we are in the pandemic process We weaved. We intended in every stitch: Let there be love, peace, goodness, beauty, abundance, abundance, Love!
During my stay in South Korea in 2008, I did extensive research on the brain, neurons, and repeating sequences. I explained the details of my research in the Weaving Marathon and talked about the connections between weaving and neurons.
At the end of 4 days, one of our participants Ayla Seyhun; He explained that he has MS and that his nights of sleep were unproductive for a certain reason. However, at the end of these 4 days of weaving, she explained that these problems were significantly reduced and her sleep was regulated. On this information, Expert Physiotherapist Nursel Öziri We met and developed a project.
Project results at Akbank Sanat Filiz Ağdemir curated by we exhibited.
Belkıs Bayrak redesigned our 10-week weaving experience as a timeline, Cemal Acet accompanied the videos with a contemporary dance performance.
Project Stages and Result:
The Covid 19 Pandemic is important for individuals with neurodegenerative diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS), which is an inflammatory disease that can cause chronic, progressive loss of multiple functions of the central nervous system and can lead to disability at an early age, and Parkinson's disease, which can be described as a movement system disease, in reaching health and rehabilitation services. created a problem. In this period, telerehabilitation, which is to provide rehabilitation services to individuals with MS and Parkinson's through communication technologies, became an important option. As Pamukkale University School of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, we combined art therapy, which is a rehabilitation method, with telerehabilitation.
The results of the weaving training given by our instructor and weaving artist teacher from Bahçesehir University for 1 hour a day for 10 weeks provided a significant improvement in all parameters. Patient participation and satisfaction were high. After the study, the participants said, 'I took the screw-on earrings, put them in my ears and put them on without looking in the mirror.' 'I started cutting my own nails', 'I can fasten buttons, tie my hair, open jar lids.' They have given such feedback.
Arts programs are increasingly recognized for their ability to improve healthcare and improve health outcomes such as increased quality of life, increased motivation, and reduced levels of depression and anxiety. We think that this study, which is the first study we know so far that introduced MS and Parkinson's patients to the art of weaving in the literature , requires more studies to evaluate more functions and to follow up its long-term effects with more participation.