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Dance as a Form of Grief Resolution
The focus of this thesis is to introduce you, my readers, to my beliefs about dance in general, as well as to the healing aspects of dance during the grieving process.
A South Asian Woman’s Journey Through Depression
In this thesis I am sharing my personal journey with depression to illustrate how bullying, racism, and low self esteem have all been factors that contributed to my mental health and eventually led to depression. These ...
Exploring a Grieving Process: an Autoethnography
Grief is often regarded as a pathological emotion or a set of prescriptive phases, but I believe exploring grief as an adaptive, complex process unique to individuals may create more meaningful and diverse understandings ...
Coming Home: An Autoethnography on Acceptance, Embodiment and Compassionate Awakening.
This paper draws upon my own lived experience as well as the work of Joseph Campbell to articulate a way of understanding the human journey. It provides an autoethnographic account of my experience with attachment, somatic ...
Re-Storying My Experiences of Grief: An Autoethnography
Grief is often misunderstood and feared in Western society, leading to the disenfranchisement, isolation, and marginalisation of the bereaved, their families, and communities. In this thesis, I use the autoethnographic ...
Situating Myself as a Counsellor: The Influences of Intimate Experience and Inner Work on Process Ethics
The experiences of individuals who deviate from heteronormative identity and roles in society are often neglected and/or overlooked, which merely compounds the oppression that sexual minority individuals very frequently ...
Finding Spaces of Connection After the Sudden Loss of a Child
The sudden death of a child is a traumatic, life-shattering event. This heuristic inquiry opens space to the voices of mothers who have experienced such a loss and seeks to understand their experience of connection with ...
Potential for Personal Growth in Grief and Loss: A Personal Journey of Re-learning the World
Grief and loss is a significant experience that can impact an individual’s way of being in many areas throughout the course of their lives. An experience of loss instigates grief, and grievers process the pain and suffering ...
Disenfranchised grief in response to supporting loved ones through significant substance use challenges
This research explores lived experiences of individuals supporting loved ones through significant substance use challenges. The data was gathered by one-on-one semi-structured qualitative life history interviews with six ...
Exploring Disordered Eating and Chronic Illness: A journey of recovery through OSFED
Research identifies eating disorders as a biopsychosocial with the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric illnesses. Using the process of autoethnography, my personal experience recovering from OSFED with a chronic ...