PhD Defence by Bolette Daniels Beck: Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) with adults on sick leave suffering from work-related stress – a mixed methods experimental study
27.04.2012 kl. 13.30 - 16.30
Bolette Daniels Beck
Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) with adults on sick leave suffering from work-related stress – a mixed methods experimental study
A mixed methods study in Guided Music and Imagery as a treatment method for adults on long-term stress-related sick leave has combined a randomized clinical trial and a hermeneutic phenomenological analysis of themes and therapy cases. Stress has been studied within a biopsychosocial model of health.
A result generated from the convergence of qualitative and quantitative results is that GIM decreased bodily stress symptoms, increased energy and well-being, enhanced coping with inner and outer conflicts, helped to overcome traumatic work experiences, provided new relational competencies, improved mood and gave access to hope for the future work life. The results of this study seen in relation to previous research indicate that Guided Music and Imagery is a valuable and effective short-term treatment that can be an alternative to established treatment practices for work-related chronic stress.
Professor Cathy McKinney (Chair), Appalachian State University, US
Professor Hege Randi Eriksen, University of Bergen, Norway
Professor Denise Grocke, Melbourne University, Australia
Tony Wigram, Lars Ole Bonde, Christian Gold