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- 3Molzahn, A. E.
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- 1Abbasi, Marjan
- 1Ayo, Nike Y
- 1Bednarsky, Dushan.
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- 12St. Stephen's College
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This study investigates the ways in which Indonesian gay male Christians in partnership (IGMCPs) make sense of their spiritual lives and develop their lived religion when they try to form and maintain a committed same-sex relationship in a church and a society that disapprove of that...
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...
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 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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
This phenomenological study examined the lived experience of two men and one woman who are living their lives in response to a personal calling. Semi-structured in-depth interviews were used to collect the data pertaining to the question: What is the experience of awakening to a call to live...