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ERIC Number: EJ1170614
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
Towards a New Way of Healing: Experienced Counsellors' Perceived Influences of Ch'i-Related Experiences on Counselling Practice in Taiwan
Liou, Chin-Ping
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v46 n1 p66-78 2018
This narrative study explored how the experienced counsellors utilised the idea and practice of "ch'i" during counselling sessions. The data were co-constructed between the researcher and 12 senior counsellors with substantial "ch'i"-related experiences using a semi-structured in-depth interview method and were analysed employing a narrative analysis approach. The core themes emerging from the study were (a) an embodiment, which included two sub-themes: "ch'i" as a way of expressing health and illness and "ch'i"-related exercise lived out as an embodiment, and (b) "ch'i" as a way of understanding. The findings pointed to "a new way of healing," which involves perceiving, containing and conveying ch'i and requires counsellors to empty themselves, and remain in a state of non-action and wholeness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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