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Lived Experience of Mindfulness

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Project Description

The research purpose is to establish how people with differing forms of enduring conditions construct, make sense of, and apply meaning to, mindfulness as they undertake the 8-week introductory MBSR programme and continue to develop skills over a twelve month period. Scientific phenomenological methods based upon both descriptive and hermeneutic phenomenology will be employed to examine participant perspectives using the Lifeworld fractions as a heuristic guide (Ashworth & Ashworth, 2003). The fractions which include selfhood (identity), sociality (relationships), embodiment (felt sense) and temporality encompass intrinsic aspects of what it is to be human and provide a set of lenses through which various elements of experience can be analysed.

Status Project Complete
Funder(s) Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland
Value £9,819.00
Project Dates Aug 1, 2012 - Jul 31, 2018

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