Connectedness in Counselling: A Paradigmatic Shift through Multiple Domains
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This thesis examines concepts related to discourses of connectedness within the scientific and the metaphysical, with the possibility of discovering alternatives to existing etiological foundations of counselling therapy. The ideas presented in this thesis may contribute to the field of counselling by helping to explain commonalities between counselling models and broadening ontological awareness to develop a unifying base in the field of counselling. As such, this exploration is a synthesis of existing qualitative and theoretical material contributing to the discourse of connectedness and related phenomena. As a result of this exploration, it has been concluded that while there is a prevailing view of separateness, a recognition of holistic connections may provide a fundamental perceptual change that validates life experiences. It is recommended that there is further research in areas that are observed to perpetuate ideas of separateness and fragmentation in counselling therapy.