Narrative is intricately embedded in human experience and is a potent means of shaping self-identity, imbuing meaning, facilitating insight and transforming awareness. This article reflects on the creative findings of a three and a half year exploration of self. Through the researcher’s auto-ethnographic reflections, her experience as an artist and psychologist, the power of the humanities as a method of becoming whole are explored. This article discusses cultivating a state of awareness where it is possible to compassionately witness the narratives of many selves both our own and in the people we work with, and how such a practice can inform healing.
Bardsley, Larisa J.
"Wholeness as a creative exploration of self,"
Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine: Vol. 4:
1, Article 16.
Available at: https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/survive_thrive/vol4/iss1/16