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    Learning How to be Still: A Narrative Inquiry.

    Bates, Sarah (2011) Learning How to be Still: A Narrative Inquiry. Masters thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.

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    This thesis reflects upon a research journey which was motivated by the author‟s personal desire to become more self-aware and be more connected and balanced in body, mind and spirit; and by her professional ambition to provide a more productive space for clients seeking adult guidance and for adult students returning to education, that would welcome and promote all parts of their selves and their narratives. A narrative inquiry approach was taken to the research which focuses on the relevance of recognising all aspects of self – body, mind and spirit; on exploring and experimenting with Mindfulness and Mindfulness practices; on the reflexive potential of Personal Journaling as a tool for learning, recording and researching; and on the power of narrative and storytelling. The thesis will be of interest to anyone passionate about self-development, professional development and self-awareness; and any caring professional, adult guidance counsellor, or educator, interested in developing tools to use with clients and learners to enhance their self-awareness as individuals and help them create more meaningful connections with their learning.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Keywords: M.Ed. in Adult and Community Education; M.Ed.; still; mindfulness; journaling; self-aware; adult students; adult learners; back to education;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Adult and Community Education
    Item ID: 9653
    Depositing User: IR eTheses
    Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2018 11:11
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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