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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Todres, Les, 1953-
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||xvi, 201 pages ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction: An embodied path at beginning and end --
pt. I. Research methodology : towards aesthetic and embodied practices. The qualitative description of human experience : the aesthetic dimension ; The meaning of understanding and the open body : some implications for qualitative research ; The bodily complexity of truth-telling in qualitative research ; Writing phenomenological-psychological descriptions : an illustration attempting to balance texture and structure --
pt. II. Psychotherapy : embodying complex identity. Humanising forces : phenomenology in science; psychotherapy in technological culture ; The rhythm of psychotherapy in technological culture ; The rhythm of psychotherapeutic attention : a training model ; The primacy of phenomenological process and sequence in psychotherapy : a case study ; Globalisation and the complexity of self : the relevance of psychotherapy ; Freedom-wound : towards the embodiment of human openness in psychotherapy --
pt. III. Spirituality : embodying freedom and vulnerability. Psychological and spiritual freedoms : reflections inspired by Heidegger ; How does liberating self-insight become tacit understanding? ; The wound that connects : a consideration of 'narcissism' and the creation of soulful space ; Embracing ambiguity : transpersonal development and the phenomenological tradition ; Concluding thoughts and touchstones : a wide embrace.
'Les Todres' Embodied Enquiry is a masterful integration of phenomenological research methods and Eugene Gendlin's Focusing technique. Applicable to a wide range of qualitative research methods,