This article proposes a methodological stance, an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) of participants’ drawings as one that is useful for research into people’s experiences of seizure consciousness. Using empirical examples located in an original, larger study, this article offers a rationale for, and illustrates the analytic potential of, this combination. It also considers that elicitation interviewing techniques and methods from the field of neuro - phenomenology could take this work further in terms of deepening the analysis by reaching people’s pre - reflexive conscious experiences. This theoretical and practical combination has the potential to develop this work significantly.


Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA), Consciousness, Art Work, Seizures, Neuro Phenomenology, Elicitation interview techniques, Pre Reflective Experiences


To Maureen Harrahy for her very comprehensive review and suggestions. To Belinda Bluff for form atting the text and references. To Linda Finley for her comments on an initial draft of this paper. Thank you.

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