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Grounded Theory of Rosen Method Bodywork

2018, PHD, Kent State University, College of Nursing.
Complementary approaches to health and wellness are widely used and research is needed to provide evidence of their utility. Rosen Method Bodywork (RMB) is a complementary approach with a small, but growing body of evidence. The purpose of this research study was to explore the processes of Rosen Method Bodywork to develop a theoretical framework about what occurs over the course of receiving sessions RMB, both within the recipient and between the recipient and the practitioner. In this grounded theory study, data from interviews of twenty participants was analyzed and a theoretical model of the overall process of RMB was constructed. The model consists of the five integrative phases through which these participants moved within the iterative RMB process from Feeling Stuck and Disconnected to Feeling Connected. Mindfulness is observed to be a central component of the RMB process which participants describe as helpful for trauma recovery. Implications of these findings for mental health care providers, including advanced practice mental health nurses, for Rosen Method Bodywork practitioners, and for future research are discussed.
Denice Sheehan, PhD, RN (Committee Chair)
Christine Graor, PhD, RN (Committee Member)
Pamela Stephenson, PhD, RN (Committee Member)
Clare Stacey, PhD (Committee Member)
247 p.

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