Enabling Emotional Healing and Spiritual Resilience through Guiding and Empowering Veterans to Tell Their Stories

Full Title
Enabling Emotional Healing and Spiritual Resilience through Guiding and Empowering
Veterans to Tell Their Stories
Abstract
The thesis for this research was Enabling Emotional Healing and Spiritual Resilience through Guiding and Empowering Veterans to tell their Stories. The research method used for this project was qualitative design, particularly narrative with a thematic approach to analyzing the data. Themes are a part of a lived experience or story. A pre-and post-interview was conducted by the researcher with the individuals selected for the small group that met for twelve sessions. The individuals in the small group were given the COPE Inventory developed by Carver, Scheier, and Weintraub and two questions developed by this researcher. his research project set out to answer the question, “What will be the effects of mentoring and empowering individuals to tell their stories on their emotional and spiritual resilience?” The results from the small group showed that the veterans in the group felt more empowered to tell their story by the end of the small group. As the group progressed through each session the researcher noticed that the veterans themselves became more willing to share their difficult stories but they also began to help each other because of similar life experiences. The research showed that members of the small group had not only been empowered to tell their story but also felt a stronger sense of resilience and personal agency to help others tell their story.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Major
Leadership
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Language
English
Date
2021
Number of Pages
188