Subtle nuances. Mindfulness
This thesis attempts to explore a new meditation concept referred to as ‘self-clarity’ inspired by the diversity in approaching or implementing mindfulness practices, besides variations in anticipated effects derived from the practice between the East and West. Moreover, recent trends in the West show a growing interest in developing tailored mindfulness-based intervention programmes, with themes for specific cohort groups, such as fitness training, leader training. It is against this backdrop the inspiration for this study was drawn. The participants in the study were women, and their previous meditation experience ranged from none to extensive. This study’s results suggest that, through the self-clarity programme, participants showed a deeper recognition of their own state of being, increased clarity over self, and a more balanced state of being with increased awareness, which seemed to empower them to break free from what they erroneously identified as limited beliefs and perspectives. The overall effect could be described as a sense of greater freedom, understanding and love.
ForlagUiT Norges arktiske universitet
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
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