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dc.contributor.authorDaley, Kym
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-09T19:27:57Z
dc.date.available2016-09-09T19:27:57Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11803/451
dc.description.abstractThis study elucidates the parallels between Rogers concept of the core conditions, that he felt needed to be present in order for psychotherapy to be therapeutic, and the process of mindfulness that occurs when therapists practice this type of meditation outside of the therapeutic setting. This inquiry was executed utilizing a phenomenological approach in order to extract the meaning(s) that therapists give to their meditation practices within their therapeutic relationships. Key findings are that mindfulness is experienced as a process by the research participants and that mindfulness serves as a way of bringing about Rogerian core conditions of empathy, congruence, and unconditional positive regard. Further meanings were found in the participants’ descriptions of mindfulness and included remembering, discriminating awareness, friendly curiosity, wisdom and loving kindness. This study provides pilot data and validity checks for a larger scope of inquiry into the sources of therapeutic presence. Discussion emphasizes the need for further inquiry into the effects of therapist’s personal inner work on their ability to be therapeutically present. The process of mindfulness is discussed as a way of being present with self and other that parallels the work of Freud and Rogers.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectMindfulness and therapyen_US
dc.subjectMeditation and counselingen_US
dc.subjectTherapeutic presenceen_US
dc.titleThe Meaning of Mindfulness Practice for Therapists' Therapeutic Presenceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCounselingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorCity University of Seattleen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
cityu.schoolDivision of Arts and Sciencesen_US
cityu.siteVancouver, BCen_US
cityu.site.countryCanadaen_US


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