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"I want you to change, so that I can get a better life": An exploratory case study about individuals from Unique Mind ESP and their experiences concerning transformation of learned beliefs!
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management, Department of Education.
2011 (English)Masteroppgave, 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this thesis, have made use of a case study design to investigate how individuals from a self- development program called Unique Mind ESP, experience the process of transformation of learned beliefs. The instrumental purpose is to explore why focus on human development ought to be included in an educational context with a more specific focus than it is today.

I have made use of a cross- disciplinary approach to investigate this, where research concerning neurology displays a significant function to describe how we learn and transform what is learned, and meditation (mental training) role in such matter. This together with theory concerning awareness practice (such as in meditation) and how we change our beliefs through different stages in life as a result of introspection, is important elements in the text.

The main unit of analysis is based on four individual experiences with awareness practice (meditation, ESP training and intellectual understanding of this). The analysis led to four themes that direct the attention towards different steps and phases in such a process. Why they started to change their life, how they implemented UMESP basic course, the ESP1 practices in this process, and finally the result of this.

I have concluded that reflection displays a central function in transformation, and that there is a difference between intellectual and introspective reflection. In addition, to have an intellectual understanding of human nature (how we learn beliefs) as well as some practical practice concerning how to transform such mental tracks, is some main findings. Thus, one need to know what there is to do, before one can do something.

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Integral Education
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URN: urn:nbn:no:ntnu:diva-15361OAI: diva2:487074
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-04-17 Created: 2012-01-31 Last updated: 2012-04-17Bibliographically approved

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