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- 3Molzahn, A. E.
- 2Olson, J. K.
- 1Abbasi, Marjan
- 1Ayo, Nike Y
- 1Bednarsky, Dushan.
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- 12St. Stephen's College
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This research project is borne out of an invaluable art therapy practicum experience, during which I, the student therapist, encountered a client’s acute emotionality during therapy. As a result, I expanded my academic knowledge, clinical understanding, and sense of professional identity through...
A medical diagnosis can change the life of a person forever. The purpose of this narrative inquiry was to explore how women in their twenties had been given a celiac disease diagnosis and their journey toward acceptance of the diagnosis. Three women were individually interviewed over a 40-65...
Art Therapy for Relief of Physical and Existential Pain in Women Diagnosed with Rheumatoid ArthritisDownload
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease with debilitating symptoms often including stiffness, joint inflammation, fatigue, and mood changes. It affects more than 20 million people worldwide. The purpose of this study was to examine whether group art therapy could help decrease...
This integrative study is based on heuristic self-inquiry. Through storytelling I explore the significance of the journey to know God as one of spiritual awakening and reflect on what is understood about God at various stages in the journey. Chapter One sets the stage for the integrative study. I...
This exploratory work investigates the “transformational festival,” a contemporary form of celebratory leisure that revolves around music, the arts, community, and co-creativity. By integrating interpretative phenomenological analysis with methods from arts-based research, critical ethnography,...
This research has occurred over a twenty-one year span, most intensely during this past year. At twenty-six years old, after sighting a Bent Willow Chair, I became completely enchanted with creating with the willow tree. During the same period I moved to Northern Saskatchewan where the willow...
This integrative study provides an historical review of humankind’s relationship with desire as regarded by philosophers and theologians of western civilization. It examines desire as reflected in the characteristics of our culture and the societies we have built since early history; then...
At the heart of this thesis was one simple question, “What is the essence of my happiness?” This question was explored, with the guidance of the problem solving steps outlined in Heuristic research. I employed insights from my interests in classical psychology and existential phenomenology to...
Patient care frequently focuses on physical aspects of disease management, with variable attention given to spiritual needs. And yet, patients indicate that spiritual suffering adds to distress associated with illness. Spirituality, broadly defined as that which gives meaning and purpose to a...
For people dealing with changes in their health status, nursing care often involves attention to the physical aspects of their condition. In addition, people to long discuss with health professionals how their lives have changed as a result of circumstances. Such discussions are based on the...