An identity transformation leads to an inner construction

Josée Lachance, Jean-François Desbiens, . Journal of Adult and Continuing Education.

This article presents a research conducted with six French physicians who have been trained in complementary and alternative medicines. The perceived effects of this body-mind training, i.e. Awakening the Sensible Being, are being addressed in the thesis. These Awakening the Sensible Being practices help develop a quality of presence to self and to others, which are desirable qualities for health care professionals. An investigation conducted using two types of interviews: comprehensive interview and explicitation interview. The two paths of analysis will be introduced, as well as the achieved results which are linked to the personal sphere of the participants. The participants reported having experienced some identity transformations which lead them to place more emphasis on their inner references rather than external ones. They also reported feeling more centered and healthier.

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