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Nixon, Gary; Solowoniuk, Jason; Boni, Lauren Julia; Kalischuk, Ruth Grant – International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 2013
The purpose of this article is to examine the phenomenon of pathological gambling and addiction from the perspective of writer and teacher A.H Almaas. By drawing on his Diamond Mind approach we trace the origin of addictive behaviors and pathological gambling to narcissistic wounding, which constitutes the loss of connection with the Essential…
Descriptors: Addictive Behavior, Hermeneutics, Suicide, Phenomenology
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Kalischuk, Ruth Grant; Nixon, Gary – International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 2009
Youth suicide is a complex and perplexing public health problem. This article presents a brief overview of related literature, describes a transpersonal theory of healing following youth suicide, and provides practice implications. Individual healing is conceptually described as a transpersonal journey characterized by the inter-relationships…
Descriptors: Public Health, Suicide, Theories, Reflection
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Nixon, Gary; Evans, Kyler; Kalischuk, Ruth Grant; Solowoniuk, Jason; McCallum, Karim; Hagen, Brad – International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 2013
A gap exists within current literature regarding understanding the role that trauma may play in the initiation, development, and progression of female problem and pathological gambling. The purpose of this study is to further illustrate the relationship between trauma and the development problem and pathological gambling by investigating the lived…
Descriptors: Females, Addictive Behavior, Substance Abuse, Trauma
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Kalischuk, Ruth Grant; Thorpe, Karran – Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 2002
The concept of creativity was explored in focus groups with 12 nursing students and 2 faculty. Their perceptions centered on the theme of striving for balance, which enabled them to be most creative. Strategies for fostering creativity were related to this theme and three subthemes: enhancing self-esteem, working within structure, and making time…
Descriptors: Creative Development, Creative Thinking, Higher Education, Nursing