Lecture by Charlotte Macgregor, Tues 24 September 2013 Researching transformative experiences in nature

Dr. Charlotte Macgregor is acting deputy course leader for the Doctorate in Psychotherapy at NSPC. She has provided this synopsis about her talk, which will be of interest to all doctoral students as well as anyone interested in the healing properties of nature.

Looking to the natural world for healing and sustenance is deeply rooted in ancient and modern indigenous and tribal cultures and rituals. Research suggests that being outside has a beneficial impact on our mental-health. Charlotte Macgregor’s research was a heuristic enquiry into transformative experiences in nature – it formed a central part of her professional doctorate (DProf) at NSPC. As well as talking in detail about her findings, Charlotte will discuss the methodology and presentation of her research, and offer her experience of how to successfully navigate doctorate research. Her talk will be of interest to people curious about the human-nature relationship as well as being a valuable opportunity for potential and present research students interested in qualitative enquiry.

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