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A Deeper Kind of Craving; healing food and body issues through the practice of presence is about understanding what is at the heart of overeating. Despite the attention on the obesity crisis there is little discussion of the spiritual underpinnings of overeating. This research explored the...
Binge eating disorder (BED) and bulimia nervosa (BN) are psychological disorders with devastating effects. Many individuals with these disorders either do not seek treatment or fail to improve with standard treatments. Over the past decade, Yoga has increasingly been incorporated into the...
Creating Space for Contemplation: Infusing Mindfulness and Awareness Activities in English Language Arts Classes
Creating Space for Contemplation: Infusing Mindfulness and Awareness Activities in English Language Arts ClassesDownload
Influenced by broader societal trends, mindfulness training and movement meditation practices within disciplines such as yoga have gained rapidly growing acceptance in education. This project addresses initiatives to promote the cultivation of mindful awareness and compassion within public...
This dissertation was an extended meditation on the nature of the liminal space as an essential aspect of contemplative pedagogy. The liminal space pertains to place and time – a threshold, transitional, the in-between. The primary focus was on the post-secondary classroom, that is, the space...
Growing anxiety, disconnection with the environment, and the prospect of school and work as endless competition seem to characterize some of the more damaging elements of contemporary society. In an educational system that overvalues competition and compartmentalization, where are the spaces for...
Ideation, Creativity and Mindfulness: Investigating the Influence of Mindfulness Practice on Design EducationDownload
This thesis research project is an investigation of the influence of mindfulness practice within the context of design education. Mindfulness is a present-moment and non-judgmental awareness. The project explored the connections between mindfulness practice, ideation, and creativity through...
Sitting and Practice: An interpretive description of the Buddhist-informed meditation practices of counselling psychologists and their clinical workDownload
Counselling psychology is increasingly curious regarding the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. This research explores the relationship between the clinical work of psychotherapists and their long-term Buddhist-informed meditation. This is an emerging and cross-cultural field. Thorne's...
In the midst of the rapidly changing landscapes of schools, philosophical and ideological debates around education reform and the importance of social and emotional learning have become commonplace. To recognize the mental health needs of youth, teachers are asked to create safe and nurturing...
In this phenomenological study I explored the lived experience of Zentangle practice and its link to mindfulness, spirituality and Art Therapy. This study was informed by personal experience of Zentangle as a means of creative self-expression and mindfulness meditation. Van Manen’s (2014)...