Embodied spirituality is an in-body experience where an individual can integrate the multiple dimensions of the self (Ferrer, 2008; Lesser, 1999; Ray, 2008). This study proposes to explore the lived experience of transformation of complex trauma from reoccurring physical abuse from a caregiver during childhood through the practice of spiritual embodiment. The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological autoethnography is to explore my personal lived experience of transformation of complex trauma from reoccurring physical childhood abuse by a caregiver through psycho-somatic-spirituality. The phenomenological method will investigate the human experience to understand consciousness as a process of transformation and becoming (Husserl, 1913/1962). The researcher intends to add to the understanding of the trauma response that an individual experience following childhood abuse with the intention of triangulating the psychological, somatic, and spiritual dimensional experiences to offer insight into the human lived experience in the trauma healing process. This phenomenological autoethnography will explore the process of the researcher’s transformation from complex childhood trauma, resulting from reoccurring childhood physical abuse by a caregiver. By engaging in embodied reflection and writing, in I ask how have my psycho-somatic-spiritual practices shifted my consciousness and helped in facilitating my healing process? Through an autoethnographic exploration, this study will further ask, what is the phenomenological nature of the lived experience of embodied childhood trauma and its psychological, somatic, and spiritual transformation?
|Commitee:||Gjemes, Terese, Wise, Danielle|
|School:||California Institute of Integral Studies|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-A 82/3(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Psychology, Spirituality, Experimental psychology|
|Keywords:||Authoethnography, Complex Trauma, Phenomenology, Psycho Somatic Spiritual, Spiritual Embodiment, Transformation|
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