Experiencing Wellness Within Illness

  title={Experiencing Wellness Within Illness},
  author={Natasha J Doran},
  journal={Qualitative Health Research},
  pages={749 - 760}
  • N. Doran
  • Published 11 April 2014
  • Psychology
  • Qualitative Health Research
In this article I explore how mindfulness-based techniques affect perceptions and management of back pain and discuss these findings in relation to embodiment theory and liminality. Sixteen volunteers attending Breathworks for persistent back pain took part in this study. The theme of “embodied awareness” formed the core category, as all participants reported a change in their experience of pain. Such embodied changes are described in relation to five subthemes: unpacking the pain experience… 

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