Date of Award
Master of Art in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling (MA)
Creative Arts Therapies
embodied artistic inquiry, self-compassion, compassion, dance/movement, therapist, burnout, self-care.
The purpose of this self-study was to engage in an in-depth embodied artistic inquiry of my experience of self-compassion. My research questions were: How can self-compassion support my work as a dance/movement therapist? How does my body inform and communicate my experience of self-compassion? How do I experience self-compassion? Data was collected through video recorded dance/movement and creative journaling, by responding to moments of suffering with self-compassion. Data was analyzed concurrently through dialogue transcript and was further analyzed at the end of data collection using creative synthesis. 87 pages.
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Thompson, Lindsey Rae, "An Embodied Artistic Inquiry on Self-Compassion: Awakening the Warrior Goddess Within" (2017). Creative Arts Therapies Theses. 99.