Hearts Grow: Contemplation-Based Inner Stability Development in Female Inmates


The researches objectives are to study the learning process facilitation appropriate for the inner stability development in female inmates, and to explicate the female inmates� inner experiences found during and after the completion of the program. The phenomenological result shows significant inner changes in the participants. These include the more inclusive perspectives one possesses, i.e. the ability to make more sense regarding the interconnectedness between oneself and surrounding people. Meanwhile, each participant can see herself as more self-authoring and more responsible for her own actions. Besides, Meditation has become a useful tool allowing them to mindfully take care of themselves from within. All these phenomena correspond with the results found during the 8 rounds of learning process. As for the learning process facilitation appropriate for such inner development, it consists of 14 key components within the sufficient length of time, while the process itself shows 3 distinctive phases.

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Somsit Asdornnithee, Contemplative Education Center, Thailand
Proetphan Daensilp, Contemplative Education Center, Thailand

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Conference: ACEID2017
Stream: Adult and lifelong learning

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