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- 3Adaptive coping
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- 3Sonya Patricia Quinlan-Jacob
- 3Yona McGinnis
- 1Ayo, Nike Y
- 1Bednarsky, Dushan.
- 1Cheung, Cecilia
- 1Christine Elizabeth Welch
- 14Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of
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- 8St. Stephen's College
- 6St. Stephen's College/Department of Psychotherapy and Spirituality (St. Stephen's College)
- 2St. Stephen's College/Department of Theology-MTS (St. Stephen's College)
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...
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,...
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...
This was a study about a client whom I worked with in my practicum experience in an inner-city church. It explored my thesis question: How was art therapy spiritually transformative for my client? The significance of this case is this outcome. Through the client’s art therapy process, she...
Living from the Heart: An Exploration of the Lived Meaning of Spirituality for Community-dwelling, Oldest Elders; An Interpretative Phenomenological AnalysisDownload
My love and admiration for my mother and other vibrant elders kindled my desire to learn about the lived spirituality of community-dwelling, “oldest-old” persons (aged 85 years and older). I embraced an opportunity to celebrate two elder friends, Paul and Mel, who agreed to join me in an...
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...
Weaving Christian Spirituality into Women’s Wellness: Narratives from the African Diaspora in CanadaDownload
This research highlights the significant role spirituality plays in how a group of African diasporic women in Canada understand and experience wellness in their daily lives. The central research question that I pose is: How do Christian African diasporic women in Canada make sense of and...
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...