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When was the last time you rested? We are talking about literally a deep state of rest, putting aside all the problems of the world, all the work that you need to do.

“Many of us consider rest to be laziness and do not allow themselves to rest. Again, many of us do not know what needs to be done to relax. For example, we see going in front of the TV on weekends and watching violent TV shows, movies, or spending time on social media as recreational activities. We should also take care of charging our phones to charge ourselves,” said Turkish psychologist, who shared his suggestions for efficient rest with us.

1- Intend to rest mindfully: devote one day only to rest. From the moment you start your day, intend to rest with awareness. Today is your day of rest, both mental, physical and spiritual. Try to spend your day in mindfulness. For example, pay attention to the water flowing over you while taking a shower, and while having breakfast, stay in the moment and drink tea or Turkish coffee, and fully enjoy what you are eating.

2- Move your body: Although moving and resting seem to be conflicting concepts, it is an indisputable fact that playing sports and moving are very good for the triad of soul, body, mind and rest us. Be sure to devote a part of your deep rest day to playing sports. Move your body, whether it’s by walking outside, or by experiencing the type of yoga that is very relaxing, such as Yoga.

3- Don’t use social media: Don’t use social media on your deep rest day either. Of course, social media has its good sides. But we all know that social media, where everyone shares what they eat, drink, travel, also has a tiring side for our minds. It is best not to use social media at all nowadays, and to provide our minds with that much-deserved rest environment.

4- Do guided imagery: With this technique, which is called “guided imagery” in English, we can take our minds on a great vacation. Visualization is a method used since ancient times. Nowadays, psychology has developed new applications and approaches to imagining some names. Directed imagery is a method that seeks to improve both our physical and mental health with the images we portray in our minds. You can find a lot of videos for directed visualization on Youtube and use this technique on your day of deep rest. If you are interested in this technique, you can also get support from psychologists who include guided imagery in their work. Remember, let’s rest our body as much as we want, if we can’t pass the word from that branch to the monkeys in our minds that are often mentioned in Buddhism as the starting point of the mindfulness approach, that is, if we can’t rest our minds, we can’t feel fully rested. Then we should pay as much attention to our mental rest as to physical rest, devote at least one day a week to deep rest, recharge ourselves.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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