Lived Experience of Mindfulness
  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.

  • Start Date:

    1 August 2012

  • End Date:

    31 July 2018

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland

  • Value:


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