Lowry, S. (2022). Engaging the unconscious – a heuristic inquiry into the effect depth and transpersonal psychology methods have on the daily lived experience of individuals with ADHD [Unpublished Master’s thesis]. Alef Trust & Liverpool John Moores University.

This qualitative study explores the relationship between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and depth and transpersonal psychology methods. My aim in this research was to understand how these methods affect the lived experience of individuals with ADHD. I chose a heuristic inquiry approach to delve into the experiences and transformation of five participants, who, per the heuristic inquiry protocol, I refer to as co-researchers (Sultan, 2019). Thematic analysis of interviews and shared artifacts illuminated six core themes which are presented in the results section through individual and composite explication and a creative synthesis. All co-researchers collectively experienced a connection to the body, external manifestations of change, inner self-transformation, living in a new relationship with dis-ease, mindfulness, and states of transcendence. The discussion builds on existing research and offers insights gained from the findings as well as discusses limitations of the study and future directions in research. The results suggest that depth and transpersonal methods foster a compassionate and aware self-belief system and offer holistic, strength-based support to individuals who are diagnosed or self-identify with ADHD.

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