My life as nonfiction writer has led to my interest in doing an autoethnographical study and this paper will discuss how autoethnography can be performed using transpersonal psychology as a model. Autoethnography is a personal narrative akin to biography and memoir, and has become a more prevalent research method because of its accessibility an d the ease with which the reader can connect with the researcher ’ s and participant's lived experiences and/or epiphanies. The best narratives consist of embodied, vulnerable, and evocative writing, which help to explore, transform, and heal through various life journeys. This self - awareness and self - discovery are some of the main goals of transpersonal psychology. This paper will address the link between performing an autoethnographical study and the transpersonal psychology model.
Autoe thnography, T ranspersonal P sychology, M emoir, E thnography
The author would like to express her heartfelt thanks to Mark McCaslin, Ph.D. for his support and encouragement of her research.
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Raab, D. (2013). Transpersonal Approaches to Autoethnographic Research and Writing. The Qualitative Report, 18(21), 1-18. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol18/iss21/2