University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

A Portfolio of Academic, Therapeutic Practice and Research Work Including an Investigation of Clients' Perspectives on the Relationship Between Buddhist Meditation and Psychotherapy.

Piergrossi, Sabrina. (2007) A Portfolio of Academic, Therapeutic Practice and Research Work Including an Investigation of Clients' Perspectives on the Relationship Between Buddhist Meditation and Psychotherapy. Doctoral thesis, University of Surrey (United Kingdom)..

[img]
Preview
Text
27733215.pdf
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike.

Download (7MB) | Preview

Abstract

Psychotherapy and Buddhist meditation have a history of interest in what each can offer the other, including how they may or may not be integrated. The literature focuses on clinical views on the matter, and this study addresses the lack of clients’ perspectives on the subject by interviewing eight therapy clients who were also meditators and subjecting the interview data to grounded theory analysis. The analysis generated an initial theory (due to not achieving theoretical saturation) constituted by three core categories: ‘Relationship between meditation and therapy’, ‘Therapist stance on meditation’, and ‘Process of integration of therapy and meditation’. The process of integration seemed to be affected by 1) the extent to which the functions of meditation and therapy were seen to be similar or different, in terms of relating to inner experience, and 2) therapists’ perceived views and use of meditation. Possible implications for practice are considered.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Divisions : Theses
Authors : Piergrossi, Sabrina.
Date : 2007
Additional Information : Thesis (Psych.D.)--University of Surrey (United Kingdom), 2007.
Depositing User : EPrints Services
Date Deposited : 06 May 2020 14:23
Last Modified : 06 May 2020 14:32
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/856216

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year


Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800