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DocumentFinal report - The occurrence, phenomenology and psychological correlates of out-of-body and near death experiences2009

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-085
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2006
Title:
085 - The occurrence, phenomenology and psychological correlates of out-of-body and near death experiences
Duration: 2007-06 - 2009-11
Researcher(s):
Craig Murray, David Wilde
Institution(s): Manchester University, Manchester (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Murray, C.
Secondary author(s):
Wilde, D.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Survival after bodily death / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Near-death experience

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-085.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2006
Title:
Final report - The occurrence, phenomenology and psychological correlates of out-of-body and near death experiences
Publication year: 2009
URL:
http://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa8506_04022014.pdf
Abstract/Results: RESULTS:
An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) of the data identified four main clusters of themes across the five studies. One cluster concerned the potential for the OBE to be viewed as an adaptive experience; occurring at times of personal significance and helping individuals cope with difficult life events. A second cluster highlighted the benefits and challenges that experients encountered when sharing their OBEs with other people as part of their sense-making endeavours. A third cluster of themes centred on the embodied nature of the OBE and the attributions and beliefs experients had about the perceived control and mastery they had over their OBEs. Also identified in this theme was the transactive nature of the out-of-body environments themselves, which were seen as meaningful places that facilitated experients’ embodied, goal-oriented behaviours. The fourth cluster focused on the abundance of rarely discussed OBE features and the corresponding attribution experients made of some kind of meaning to certain features, many of which were bound to previously held desires and beliefs, and tied in closely with their future anticipations and expectations. The theoretical implications for all of these findings are discussed.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Murray, C.
Secondary author(s):
Wilde, D.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
2
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Near-death experience / Qualitative methods / Interpretative phenomenological analysis

Final report - The occurrence, phenomenology and psychological correlates of out-of-body and near death experiences

Final report - The occurrence, phenomenology and psychological correlates of out-of-body and near death experiences

DocumentThe evolving self: finding meaning in near-death experiences using interpretative phenomenological analysis2009

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-085
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2006
Title:
085 - The occurrence, phenomenology and psychological correlates of out-of-body and near death experiences
Duration: 2007-06 - 2009-11
Researcher(s):
Craig Murray, David Wilde
Institution(s): Manchester University, Manchester (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Murray, C.
Secondary author(s):
Wilde, D.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Survival after bodily death / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Near-death experience

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-085.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2006
Title:
The evolving self: finding meaning in near-death experiences using interpretative phenomenological analysis
Publication year: 2009
URL:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13674670802334910#.UiDKeGxdYq6
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Near-death experiences (NDEs) have become a topic of increasing interest to medical and psychological researchers over the last 35 years. During the course of this research agenda, several studies have focused on the phenomenology of the experience and its after-effects, mostly from a nomothetic stance. The aim of this study was to investigate the experience of having an NDE and what meaning NDErs attribute to that experience and its resultant after-effects by taking an idiographic, phenomenological approach. Three female participants took part in recorded face-to-face, semi-structured interviews. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis found that to more deeply understand the impact of NDEs it is crucial to consider how the experience fits within the biographical context of an individual's life. Rather than being an overall influence on personal and spiritual growth, individuals may choose elements of an experience which are most personally meaningful for them and take that into their later lives. Each participant in some way came to a new understanding in their lives as a result of their NDE. In addition, the process of integration was helped or hindered by physical and psychological factors concomitant at the time of the NDE. Also evident were the challenges the NDE, or elements therein, have on the individual's sense of self and how they maintain and develop that self in the years succeeding the event.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Wilde, D.
Secondary author(s):
Murray, C.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Wilde, D., & Murray, C. (2009). The evolving self: finding meaning in near-death experiences using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 12(3), 223-239. https://doi.org/10.1080/13674670802334910
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Near-death experience / Qualitative methods / Interpretative phenomenological analysis

The evolving self: finding meaning in near-death experiences using interpretative phenomenological analysis

The evolving self: finding meaning in near-death experiences using interpretative phenomenological analysis

DocumentThe experience and management of anomalous experience: An examination of the out-of-body experience using interpretative phenomenological analysis2008

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-085
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2006
Title:
085 - The occurrence, phenomenology and psychological correlates of out-of-body and near death experiences
Duration: 2007-06 - 2009-11
Researcher(s):
Craig Murray, David Wilde
Institution(s): Manchester University, Manchester (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Murray, C.
Secondary author(s):
Wilde, D.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Survival after bodily death / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Near-death experience

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-085.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2006
Title:
The experience and management of anomalous experience: An examination of the out-of-body experience using interpretative phenomenological analysis
Publication year: 2008
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
A variety of anomalous experiences have been reported in the research literature as enhancing, rather than indicating poor mental health. The out-of-body experience (OBE), where the person‘s self and body are phenomenologically separate, is a relatively common anomalous experience. The aim of this study was to investigate the experience of an OBE and its resultant after-effects. Three participants took part in recorded face-to-face, semi-structured interviews. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis found experients perceived their OBEs as occurring at times of personal significance. They were inextricably linked with participants‘ lives beyond their point of occurrence and played an adaptive role in response to difficult life events. The process of integration was helped or hindered by the varying reactions from others to the disclosure of the OBE. The idiographic nature of this study was instrumental in highlighting the subtle personal and social factors that influenced how the OBE was managed and integrated.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Wilde, D.
Secondary author(s):
Murray, C.
Document type:
Conference paper
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Wilde, D., & Murray, C. (2008). The experience and management of anomalous experience: An examination of the out-of-body experience using interpretative phenomenological analysis. In S. Sherwood (Ed.), Proceedings of presented papers: The Parapsychological Association 51st Annual Convention (pp. 250-263). Winchester, UK: Parapsychological Association.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Qualitative methods / Interpretative phenomenological analysis

DocumentAn interpretative phenomenological analysis of out-of-body experiences in two cases of novice meditators2009

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-085
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2006
Title:
085 - The occurrence, phenomenology and psychological correlates of out-of-body and near death experiences
Duration: 2007-06 - 2009-11
Researcher(s):
Craig Murray, David Wilde
Institution(s): Manchester University, Manchester (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Murray, C.
Secondary author(s):
Wilde, D.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Survival after bodily death / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Near-death experience

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-085.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2006
Title:
An interpretative phenomenological analysis of out-of-body experiences in two cases of novice meditators
Publication year: 2009
URL:
http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/48155231/interpretative-phenomenological-analysis-out-of-body-experiences-two-cases-novice-meditators
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The out-of-body experience (OBE) is an anomalous experience that has been found to occur under a variety of circumstances. This article takes its focus the in-depth examination of the lived experience of having an OBE as described by two novice meditators. A qualitative approach was adopted using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Two female participants who had OBEs while meditating took part in face-to-face, semi-structured interviews. Three interrelated themes emerged from the findings.
Analysis highlighted the potential for the OBE to function as an adaptive psychological response in relation to how participants endeavoured to discharge existing need-related conflicts. Also emergent was the transactive nature of the out-of-body environments themselves, which were seen as meaningful places that facilitated participants’ embodied, goal-oriented behaviours. Accordingly, participants took pragmatic views about their OBEs, seeing them more as tools or skills that can be utilised as an extension of their selves. Also emphasised was the role of absorption in the production of both the participants’ meditative and out-of-body states.
Accessibility: Document exists in file (previous version submitted for publication)
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Wilde, D.
Secondary author(s):
Murray, C.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Wilde, D., & Murray, C. (2009). An interpretative phenomenological analysis of out-of-body experiences in two cases of novice meditators. Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 37(2), 90-118.
2-year Impact Factor: N/A
Times cited: N/A
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: N/A
Keywords: Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Meditation / Interpretative phenomenological analysis / Qualitative methods / Embodiment

An interpretative phenomenological analysis of out-of-body experiences in two cases of novice meditators

An interpretative phenomenological analysis of out-of-body experiences in two cases of novice meditators

DocumentInterpreting the anomalous: Finding meaning in out-of-body and near-death experiences2010

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-085
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2006
Title:
085 - The occurrence, phenomenology and psychological correlates of out-of-body and near death experiences
Duration: 2007-06 - 2009-11
Researcher(s):
Craig Murray, David Wilde
Institution(s): Manchester University, Manchester (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Murray, C.
Secondary author(s):
Wilde, D.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Survival after bodily death / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Near-death experience

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-085.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2006
Title:
Interpreting the anomalous: Finding meaning in out-of-body and near-death experiences
Publication year: 2010
URL:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14780880903304550#.Ui2vAmxdYq4
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Much contemporary research on anomalous experiences has been focused on issues of confirming the authenticity of the phenomena, or to determine the underlying processes by which these phenomena may manifest themselves. This research has largely been nomothetic in nature relying mainly on laboratory experiments and/or questionnaire surveys. Traditionally, however, there has existed a third strand of exploration in this field of study–phenomenological research—which in recent times has been somewhat overlooked in this field of work. In an attempt to redress this shortcoming, the authors propose the use of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) to research anomalous experience. IPA possesses strong theoretical and philosophical underpinnings and a focus on describing and interpreting the process, intricacy and novelty of personal experience. The authors argue that IPA appears ideally suited as a method of qualitative investigation to address important fundamental research questions posed by the study of anomalous experiences.
Accessibility: Document exists in file (previous version submitted for publication)
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Wilde, D.
Secondary author(s):
Murray, C.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Wilde, D., & Murray, C. (2010). Interpreting the anomalous: Finding meaning in out-of-body and near-death experiences. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 7(1), 57-72. https://doi.org/10.1080/14780880903304550
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Anomalous experiences / Interpretative phenomenological analysis / Near-death experience / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Qualitative methods

Interpreting the anomalous: Finding meaning in out-of-body and near-death experiences

Interpreting the anomalous: Finding meaning in out-of-body and near-death experiences

DocumentManaging anomalous experience: Meaning making and the OBE2009

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
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Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
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22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-085
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2006
Title:
085 - The occurrence, phenomenology and psychological correlates of out-of-body and near death experiences
Duration: 2007-06 - 2009-11
Researcher(s):
Craig Murray, David Wilde
Institution(s): Manchester University, Manchester (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Murray, C.
Secondary author(s):
Wilde, D.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Survival after bodily death / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Near-death experience

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-085.07
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2006
Title:
Managing anomalous experience: Meaning making and the OBE
Publication year: 2009
URL:
https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=10186
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Language:
eng
Author:
Murray, C.
Secondary author(s):
Wilde, D., Murray, J.
Document type:
Book chapter
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Murray, C., Wilde, D., & Murray, J. (2009). Managing anomalous experience: Meaning making and the OBE. In C. Murray (Ed.), Psychological scientific perspectives on out-of-body and near-death experiences (pp. 105-116). New York, NY: Nova Science.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Adaptive role / Meaning / Integration process / Interpretative phenomenological analysis / Qualitative methods

Managing anomalous experience: Meaning making and the OBE

Managing anomalous experience: Meaning making and the OBE

DocumentFinding meaning in near-death experiences2009

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-085
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2006
Title:
085 - The occurrence, phenomenology and psychological correlates of out-of-body and near death experiences
Duration: 2007-06 - 2009-11
Researcher(s):
Craig Murray, David Wilde
Institution(s): Manchester University, Manchester (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Murray, C.
Secondary author(s):
Wilde, D.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Survival after bodily death / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Near-death experience

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-085.08
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2006
Title:
Finding meaning in near-death experiences
Publication year: 2009
URL:
https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=10186
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Near-death experiences (NDEs) have become a topic of increasing interest to medical and psychological researchers over the last 35 years. During the course of this research agenda, several studies have focused on the phenomenology of the experience and its after-effects, mostly from a nomothetic stance. This chapter reports on the experience of having an NDE and the meanings attributed to that experience and its resultant after-effects by taking an idiographic, phenomenological approach. Here we detail how individuals may choose elements of an experience which are most personally meaningful for them and how this is incorporated into their later lives. Of particular interest here is how participants came to new understandings of their lives as a result of their NDE. A process of integration is helped or hindered by physical and psychological factors concomitant at the time of the NDE. Also evident are the challenges the NDE, or elements therein, have on the individual's sense of self and how they maintain and develop that self in the years following the event.
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Language:
eng
Author:
Murray, C.
Secondary author(s):
Wilde, D., Murray, J.
Document type:
Book chapter
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Murray, C., Wilde, D., & Murray, J. (2009). Finding meaning in near-death experiences. In C. Murray (Ed.), Psychological scientific perspectives on out-of-body and near-death experiences (pp. 205-219). New York, NY: Nova Science.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Near-death experience / Meaning / Integration process / Interpretative phenomenological analysis / Qualitative methods

Finding meaning in near-death experiences

Finding meaning in near-death experiences

DocumentA phenomenological analysis of the near-death experience2007

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-085
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2006
Title:
085 - The occurrence, phenomenology and psychological correlates of out-of-body and near death experiences
Duration: 2007-06 - 2009-11
Researcher(s):
Craig Murray, David Wilde
Institution(s): Manchester University, Manchester (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Murray, C.
Secondary author(s):
Wilde, D.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Survival after bodily death / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Near-death experience

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-085.11
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2006
Title:
A phenomenological analysis of the near-death experience
Publication year: 2007
URL:
http://www.ischp.net/downloads/2007abstractsbook.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
This paper focuses on the phenomenon of the near-death experience (NDE) and its meaning for the experient. The NDE has been reported by people who are verifiably near-death (such as in cardiac arrest patients) and people who perceive themselves to be near-death (i.e. during traumatic experiences). This typically involves the person feeling that their self has physically separated from their body, and the experiential content is often characterised by a series of spiritual and religious motifs (e.g. seeing bright lights, a tunnel, and spiritual beings). Although the NDE is a relatively common phenomenon within and across cultures, there is a lack of research examining the personal impact of such experiences. In this paper we present a case study of the NDE. Interview data is analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. The findings from this study have value for professionals and lay persons alike. For instance, prior research has suggested that the NDE is a life changing event. By examining in more depth the experience and meaning of the NDE, psychologists, counsellors, GPs, transpersonal psychologists and psychiatrists will be better equipped to understand their clients’ experiences and to help them with any potential personality transformations or psycho-spiritual crises that may arise post-event.
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Language:
eng
Author:
Wilde, D.
Secondary author(s):
Murray, C.
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Wilde, D., & Murray, C. (2007). A phenomenological analysis of the near-death experience. In Fifth Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology (pp. 49-50). Boston, USA.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Near-death experience / Meaning / Interpretative phenomenological analysis / Qualitative methods

A phenomenological analysis of the near-death experience

A phenomenological analysis of the near-death experience

DocumentFinding meaning in near-death experiences: An interpretative phenomenological analysis2008

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-085
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2006
Title:
085 - The occurrence, phenomenology and psychological correlates of out-of-body and near death experiences
Duration: 2007-06 - 2009-11
Researcher(s):
Craig Murray, David Wilde
Institution(s): Manchester University, Manchester (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Murray, C.
Secondary author(s):
Wilde, D.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Survival after bodily death / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Near-death experience

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-085.12
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2006
Title:
Finding meaning in near-death experiences: An interpretative phenomenological analysis
Publication year: 2008
URL:
http://www.spr.ac.uk/main/page/conference-abstracts-2008
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Near-Death Experiences (NDEs) have been reported by people who are verifiably near-death (e.g. after cardiac arrest) and people who perceive themselves to be near-death (e.g. during traumatic experiences) (Greyson, 2000). They have become a topic of increasing research interest over the last 35 years. The majority of this research has been nomothetic in nature. This approach has provided a wealth of data about how the average experient integrates their NDE, modifies their attitudes and values, and undergoes spiritual transformation and growth. However, it has been argued in psychology (e.g. De Waele, 1986; Flick, 2002) that the averaged data obtained from such studies relate only to the average person, if such a person exists. Also missing from this method is the power to specify any detail about the particular nuances of a person’s transformative processes. For example, when someone is said to have acquired a ‘greater interest in spiritual matters’ after an NDE, what exactly does that mean or entail for them?
Whilst quantitative research work has added substantially to our understanding of the NDE, there remains a need for a closer examination of the longitudinal after-effects experienced by people who have them, the nature of those after-effects, and the temporal, social and psychological factors that may impinge on the integration process, and in particular, the person’s sense of self or identity. The present research aimed to address these issues by taking a phenomenological, idiographic approach. To date there has been no in-depth examination of the lived experience of having an NDE and what meaning NDErs attribute to that experience.
In order to gain access and insight to the world of people who have had NDEs a qualitative methodology was adopted using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Sampling in IPA research is purposive; that is, it seeks the experiences and opinions of the most appropriate persons for the particular research issue being addressed. The intense analysis of individual accounts and the examination of shared meaning, along with any nuances in these meanings, are reflective of the idiographic characteristic of IPA which is generally characterized by small and homogeneous samples (Smith & Osborn, 2003). To meet these requirements, three women were recruited to take part in face-to-face, semi-structured interviews. The interviews were audio recorded, transcribed, and subjected to IPA.
Three interconnected themes emerged when considering participants’ NDEs; 1) the NDE in a biographical context, 2) new understandings: the roots of development & growth, and 3) being and becoming: life after near-death.
The analysis showed that life for the experient post-NDE is socially, affectively and psychologically complex. Participant’s described a variety of attitudinal and behavioural changes since their NDE, as well as an array of barriers and facilitators to sharing the experience with others. The idiographic, phenomenological stance taken in this research was also instrumental in highlighting the subtle, yet powerful personal, social and spiritual mediating factors that influenced how the NDE was managed and integrated.
By examining the experience and meaning of the NDE, psychologists and health care professionals will be better equipped to understand their clients’ experiences and to help them with any potential personality transformations or psycho-spiritual crises that may arise after the event.
REFERENCES
De Waele, J. P. (1986). Individual Psychology. In R. Harre & R. Lamb (Eds.), The Dictionary of Personality and Social Psychology. Oxford: Blackwell.
Flick, U. (2002). An Introduction to Qualitative Research (2nd ed.). London: Sage Publications Ltd.
Greyson, B. (2000). Near-Death Experiences. In E. Cardeña, S. J. Lynn & S. C. Krippner (Eds.), Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence (pp. 315-352): American Psychological Association.
Smith, J. A., & Osborn, M. (2003). Interpretative phenomenological analysis. In J. A. Smith (Ed.), Qualitative Psychology. A Practical Guide to Research Methods (pp. 51-80). London: Sage.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Wilde, D.
Secondary author(s):
Murray, C.
Document type:
Online abstract
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Wilde, D., & Murray, C. (2008, August). Finding meaning in near-death experiences: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Paper presented at the International Conference of the Society for Psychical Research, Winchester, UK. Abstract retrieved from http://www.spr.ac.uk/main/page/conference-abstracts-2008
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Keywords: Parapsychology / Near-death experience / Interpretative phenomenological analysis / Qualitative methods

DocumentOut-of-body experiences (OBEs) within the context of a person’s life: An interpretative phenomenological analysis2008

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-085
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2006
Title:
085 - The occurrence, phenomenology and psychological correlates of out-of-body and near death experiences
Duration: 2007-06 - 2009-11
Researcher(s):
Craig Murray, David Wilde
Institution(s): Manchester University, Manchester (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Murray, C.
Secondary author(s):
Wilde, D.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Survival after bodily death / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Near-death experience

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-085.13
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2006
Title:
Out-of-body experiences (OBEs) within the context of a person’s life: An interpretative phenomenological analysis
Publication year: 2008
URL:
http://abstracts.bps.org.uk/index.cfm?&ResultsType=Abstracts&ResultSet_ID=3057&FormDisplayMode=view&frmShowSelected=true&localAction=details
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The OBE, where the person’s self and body are phenomenologically separate, is a relatively common phenomenon. Previous research has been conducted using laboratory experiments, questionnaire surveys, and interviews. Each of these methods has had its own particular focus within the topic area itself. For instance, experimental techniques have been mainly used to investigate the veridicality of the OBE, whereas questionnaire studies have attempted to build a ‘profile’ of the experients in order to describe their personality, or in many cases, to predict what kind of personality would be most likely to have an OBE. These two approaches have been almost exclusively quantitative in nature, with the resultant criticism being that they have taken a largely ‘top-down’ approach and researchers have failed to take a more bottom-up approach, in which the experiences of OBErs are first elicited in detail before forming testable hypotheses which would provide the best psychological insight into the phenomenon. Where interviews have been conducted, the research has largely focused on examining the features of the OBE, for example, describing which physical sensations a person may feel at the onset of the experience, or cataloguing the diversity of after-effects the experient may undergo post-OBE. Regarding the issue of after-effects, some researchers have been critical of the lack of systematic work done to elicit the impact the OBE has on the experient. In so doing, research in this area has paid little consideration to the everyday relevance or significance of the experience to the person having it. Therefore, the aims of this study were to investigate the lived psychological experience of having an OBE in relation to the after-effects experienced by people who have them, the nature of those after-effects, and the temporal, social and psychological factors that may impinge on the post-experience integration process. In order to facilitate this, an idiographic qualitative approach was taken. Three participants took part in face-to-face, semi-structured interviews. All interviews were audio recorded and transcribed prior to analysis. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis was used to analyse the data. Four themes emerged; barriers to sharing the experience, facilitators to sharing the experience, the positive effects of OBEs, and the OBE within a biographical context. The findings from this study show that despite their ostensibly paranormal nature, OBEs are perceived by their experients as naturally occurring, seemingly normal events that can often arise at times of great significance in a person’s life. From thereon the OBE is inextricably linked with the experient’s everyday life living, and reference to them can offer additional, alternative ways of coping with difficult, stressful or even tragic life events and situations. This presentation will highlight the advantages and disadvantages of the idiographic approach with this sample. In particular, it will be argued that, contrary to some calls for ‘naturalistic’ data collection which view the interview as producing artificial data, information obtained in the context of interview can have real-world relevance.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Wilde, D.
Secondary author(s):
Murray, C.
Document type:
Online abstract
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Wilde, D., & Murray, C. (2008, September). Out-of-body experiences (OBEs) within the context of a person’s life: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Paper presented at the Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section Inaugural Conference, University of Leeds, UK. Abstract retrieved from http://abstracts.bps.org.uk/index.cfm?&ResultsType=Abstracts&ResultSet_ID=3057&FormDisplayMode=view&frmShowSelected=true&localAction=details
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Parapsychology / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Interpretative phenomenological analysis / Qualitative methods

DocumentThe occurrence, phenomenology and psychological correlates of out-of-body and near death experiences2010

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-085
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2006
Title:
085 - The occurrence, phenomenology and psychological correlates of out-of-body and near death experiences
Duration: 2007-06 - 2009-11
Researcher(s):
Craig Murray, David Wilde
Institution(s): Manchester University, Manchester (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Murray, C.
Secondary author(s):
Wilde, D.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Survival after bodily death / Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Near-death experience

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-085.15
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 7/2006
Title:
The occurrence, phenomenology and psychological correlates of out-of-body and near death experiences
Publication year: 2010
URL:
http://www.bial.com/simposio/Livro_de_Actas_8_Simposio.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
OBJECTIVES:
To elicit in-depth phenomenological detail regarding the lived experience of having either an OBE arising under a variety of circumstances or an NDE; To expand upon current psychological theories of OBEs/NDEs;
METHODS:
Fifteen participants took part in face-to-face, semi-structured interviews. The sample comprised of experients with a variety of OBEs (sleep-related (n=3), whilst feeling physically/psychologically threatened (n=3), meditatively achieved (n=3), and whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol (n=3)) and those who had an NDE (n=3). Data were analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA).
RESULTS:
Findings from three of the above groups of interviews are presented: Sleep related OBEs: Participants’ OBEs were found to play an adaptive role in response to difficult life events. The process of integration was helped or hindered by the varying reactions from others to the disclosure of the OBE.
Meditative OBEs: Analysis highlighted the potential for the OBE to function as an adaptive psychological response related to participants’ efforts to discharge existing need-related conflicts. Also emergent was the transactive nature of the out-of-body environments themselves, which were seen as meaningful places that facilitated participants’ embodied, goal-oriented behaviours.
NDEs: Rather than being an overall influence on personal and spiritual growth, participants chose elements of their NDE which were most personally meaningful for them to take into their later lives. Also evident were the challenges the NDE, or elements therein, have on the individual’s sense of self and how they maintain and develop that self in the years succeeding the event.
CONCLUSIONS:
The idiographic nature of this work highlighted the personal, social and environmental mediating factors that influenced how the OBE/NDE was managed and integrated. In addition, concomitant physical and psychological events can also intertwine in vastly complex ways, which may aid or hinder the individual’s resolution of the underlying meaning of the event.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Murray, C.
Secondary author(s):
Wilde, D.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Murray, C., & Wilde, D. (2010). The occurrence, phenomenology and psychological correlates of out-of-body and near death experiences. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 8th Symposium of Fundação Bial (pp. 221-222). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Out-of-body experience (OBE) / Near-death experience / Qualitative methods / Interpretative phenomenological analysis

The occurrence, phenomenology and psychological correlates of out-of-body and near death experiences

The occurrence, phenomenology and psychological correlates of out-of-body and near death experiences

DocumentFinal report - Clinical parapsychology: Counselling experiences of clients who report anomalous experiences and the training needs of therapists2015

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
108 - Clinical parapsychology: Counselling experiences of clients who report anomalous experiences and the training needs of therapists
Duration: 2013-07 - 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Elizabeth Roxburgh
Institution(s): Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP), Division of Psychology, School of Social Sciences,The University of Northampton (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
Final report - Clinical parapsychology: Counselling experiences of clients who report anomalous experiences and the training needs of therapists
Publication year: 2015
URL:
https://www.bial.com/imagem/Grant10812.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
OBJECTIVES
To investigate 1) the experiences of clients who have reported anomalous experiences (AEs) in secular counselling services, 2) the experiences of therapists who work with such clients, and 3) the training needs of students.
METHODS
Questionnaires were used to investigate the range and incidence of AEs, interviews were conducted with clients and therapists, and an online survey and focus groups explored the training needs of students.
RESULTS
Few clients reported AEs in a secular counselling service over a one-year period (N= 8). Consequently, an additional study was undertaken on help-seeking for AEs (i.e., if individuals do not seek support from counselling services, where do they seek support or do they not seek support?).When clients did seek counselling the majority of participants we interviewed said that they felt dismissed when they tried to discuss AEs or reported that their counsellor did not take into account their worldview. Therapists reflected on how clients are often reluctant to disclose AEs to them for fear of being seen as ‘mad’. They emphasised the importance of exploring the meaning with clients rather than imposing an explanation or making a judgement as to the authenticity of AEs. Most of the students that took part in the focus groups felt that they were unequipped to work with clients who reported AEs and stated that they had not received any training on these issues.
CONCLUSIONS
Findings have implications for clients in terms of accessibility of services, engagement with therapy, and psychological adjustment following AEs. It would be useful for therapists to have reliable and accurate information about AEs and/or for students to be introduced to the topic whilst undertaking training.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Secondary author(s):
Evenden, R.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
2
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Anomalous experiences / Clinical parapsychology / Counselling/psychotherapy / Thematic analysis / Qualitative methods

Document“It’s about having exposure to this”: Investigating the training needs of therapists in relation to the issue of anomalous experiences2016

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
108 - Clinical parapsychology: Counselling experiences of clients who report anomalous experiences and the training needs of therapists
Duration: 2013-07 - 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Elizabeth Roxburgh
Institution(s): Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP), Division of Psychology, School of Social Sciences,The University of Northampton (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108.08
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
“It’s about having exposure to this”: Investigating the training needs of therapists in relation to the issue of anomalous experiences
Publication year: 2016
URL:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03069885.2016.1213375
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Two focus groups, consisting of six participants each, were conducted to explore the training needs of therapists when working with clients reporting anomalous experiences (AEs). AEs are those that ‘depart from our own familiar personal experiences or from the more usual, ordinary, and expected experiences of a given culture and time’ [Braud, W. (2012). Health and well-being benefits of exceptional human experiences. In C. Murray (Ed.), Mental health and anomalous experience (pp. 107–124). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.]. A thematic analysis revealed four themes: ‘Quite often we get taken by surprise because it’s a subject we don’t talk about’, ‘It’s just having this in our vocabulary’, ‘Demystifying and valuing AEs as normal human experiences’ and ‘To ask or not to ask?’. Most of the participants felt that they were unequipped to work with clients reporting AEs and suggestions were made for overcoming this.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Secondary author(s):
Evenden, R.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Percentiles:
7
Reference:
Roxburgh, E. C., & Evenden, R. E. (2016). “It’s about having exposure to this”: Investigating the training needs of therapists in relation to the issue of anomalous experiences. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 44(5), 540-549. https://doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2016.1213375
2-year Impact Factor: 0.628|2016
Times cited: 1|2024-02-07
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q4
Keywords: Anomalous experiences / Focus groups / Counselling training / Students / Qualitative methods

DocumentLatest research on Anomalous Experiences (AEs) 2016

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
108 - Clinical parapsychology: Counselling experiences of clients who report anomalous experiences and the training needs of therapists
Duration: 2013-07 - 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Elizabeth Roxburgh
Institution(s): Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP), Division of Psychology, School of Social Sciences,The University of Northampton (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108.10
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
Latest research on Anomalous Experiences (AEs)
Publication year: 2016
URL:
http://spiritualcrisisnetwork.uk/dr-elizabeth-roxburgh-presents-latest-research/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Surveys have consistently shown that a high proportion of the general population believe in or experience anomalous experiences (AEs), which have been defined as those that ‘depart from our own familiar personal experiences or from the more usual, ordinary, and expected experiences of a given culture and time’ (Braud, 2010, p.1).
Anomalous experiences can occur after negative life events and common reactions can include fear, anxiety, depression, and distress. Individuals may also have existential questions following the experience and some people report health and wellbeing benefits associated with AEs, and experience profound personal transformation and enhanced human potential as a result.
However, AEs are often interpreted as symptoms of a ‘mental disorder’ within the Western medical model of illness and cultural and spiritual explanatory models of psychological wellbeing tend to be dismissed.
I am critical of reductionist approaches to mental health and have a vision for a system that is more diverse and less pathologising; one that is open to different viewpoints and provides an integrative and holistic approach to supporting individuals who are trying to make sense of their AEs.
I also believe that there is a need to research the actual impact or interpretation of anomalous experiences and my aims have been to increase our understanding of these experiences as psychological, social, and cultural events.
In my talk I will report research that I have recently conducted which explored the experiences of clients who have reported AEs in secular counselling services, the experiences of therapists who have worked with clients reporting AEs, and the training needs of students.
Findings have implications for accessibility of services, engagement with therapy, and psychological adjustment following anomalous experiences since clients felt closed down when they tried to discuss AEs or reported that their therapist did not take into account their worldview.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Document type:
Online abstract
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Roxburgh, E. C. (2016, May). Latest research on anomalous experiences. Invited talk at the UK Spiritual Crisis Network 2nd International conference. ‘Mending the Gap: Global collaboration towards a more humanistic understanding of mental health and anomalous experiences’, University of Westminster.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Anomalous experiences / Clinical parapsychology / Counselling/psychotherapy / Thematic analysis / Qualitative methods