CreativeMornings Istanbul: “Promise”


January 29, 2021
9:00 am - 10:30 am


Open To Public

CreativeMornings Istanbul is hosting ATÖLYE community member and psychologist Dr. Çiğdem Yumbul under the theme “promise”.




09:00-09:30: Welcoming and Breakfast

09:30-10:00: Talk

10:00-10.30: Q&A and Networking


About the Speaker


Çiğdem Yumbul received her B.A. from Koç University, Department of Psychology and M.S. in Couple and Family Therapy from Northwestern University. Dr. Yumbul completed her PhD in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Minnesota. She worked as the project coordinator of the APHB Soma Solidarity Network Project, which aimed to provide psychosocial support services to those affected by the Soma Mining Massacre. Dr. Yumbul focuses her research and clinical work on the biopsychosocial impact of traumatic experiences on the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. Currently, she conducts psychotherapy with individuals, couples and families at Bude Psychotherapy Center and offers undergraduate and graduate level courses at various universities. She is a member of Turkish Psychological Association, Trauma Unit.


About the Theme


A promise is doing something “because I said I would.” Promises can come in all shades, depths, and forms: appointments, acts of kindness, creating and quitting habits, agreements, and resolutions. Thanks to life’s unpredictability, we make and break them all the time. But what is the value and impact of being individuals of our word? Promises that are made and kept are exchanges of power. We invite you to make and keep one promise to yourself and one promise to others this year. When applied towards positive impact, even the smallest fulfilled promises can create meaningful ripples of change.


Our Tirana chapter chose our the first month’s exploration of Promise and the talented Jolin Matraku illustrated it.


*The event will be held in Turkish.