Embodied Research: A Scholarly Panel

This panel on recent research and scholarship was presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of THE SOCIETY FOR PHENOMENOLOGY AND THE HUMAN SCIENCES (SPSH) in Atlanta on October 8, 2015. The purpose of this panel was to share a conceptual model and experiential methods for incorporating embodiment into scholarship and research. Phenomenological literature abounds with references for… Read More Embodied Research: A Scholarly Panel

This recording of a body scan exercise was a research tool for the self-study on use of body-scan technique for somatic awareness (Fortune, 2011). Fortune, L. D. (2011). Essences of somatic awareness as captured in a verbally directed body scan: A phenomenological case study. In R. L. Lanigan (Ed.), Schutzian Research: A Yearbook of Worldly… Read More

Embodied Research Techniques

Today I was fortunate to participate in a Labyrinth Workshop conducted by Turning Point Consultants (see http://www.Turningpointconsultants.com). This group has introduced a wide range of populations to labyrinth as a tool for completive practice and healing. Setting aside the profound personal experience I enjoyed, it reminded me of the power of labyrinth walking as a discernment… Read More Embodied Research Techniques

The Embodied Researcher: Stages of Change in the Research Process

by Luann Drolc Fortune, PhD Stage of Change theory (Prochaska et al., 1994) provides a frame for incorporating embodiment perspectives and somatic techniques into the research process. It assumes five stages: (a) precontemplation: what about this situation is calling to my scholarship; (b) contemplation: how is this question relevant; (c) preparation: how do I design… Read More The Embodied Researcher: Stages of Change in the Research Process