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Depression as a transformational experience : a phenomenological hermeneutic approach

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dc.contributor.advisor Nixon, Gary
dc.contributor.author Falk, Sharie
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. School of Health Sciences
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-25T19:21:21Z
dc.date.available 2008-09-25T19:21:21Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/657
dc.description ix, 162 leaves ; 29 cm. -- en
dc.description.abstract This study set out to explore and gain a deeper understanding of women’s experiences of depression as a transformational experience through non-dual consciousness that could not be found in contemporary psychological theories alone. The intent is to stimulate conversation and understanding through the culmination of contemporary understanding and theory intertwined with feminist and transpersonal epistomologies to explore the lived experiences of five women who have experienced transformation through their experience of depression. A phenomenological hermeneutics approach was used to approach the phenomenon of depression as a transformational experience in women to honour the lived experience of the five women who chose to participate in this research. This study allowed for conversations to emerge out of the lived experience of the women who have been embracing non-dual consciousness for two years prior to participating in this research. Analysis and interpretation of the transcripts resulted in the emergence of twelve themes. These twelve themes fell into three main categories including Part A: The Descent, Part B: The Transformational Journey, and Part C: Transpersonal Integration. A summary of the findings were provided as well as a discussion of strengths and limitations of this study. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, School of Health Sciences, 2007 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. School of Health Sciences) en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Depression, Mental -- Case studies en
dc.title Depression as a transformational experience : a phenomenological hermeneutic approach en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty School of Health Sciences en


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