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  • Nixon, Gary (International Disability Research CentreSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2000)
    The author noticed that his existential-humanistic counselling approach with its focus on authenticity and self-actualization seemed to be counter-productive in working with people dealing with schizophrenia issues. This ...
  • McGowan, Virginia Margaret; Droessler, Judith; Nixon, Gary; Grimshaw, Misty (Alberta Gaming Research InstituteSchool of Health SciencesLibraryUniversity of Lethbridge, 2000-12)
    The purpose of this overview is to systematically identify and critically analyze the relevant scientific, descriptive, and policy-oriented literature in this area with the aim of providing a resource that will inform ...
  • Nixon, Gary (American Academy of PsychotherapistsSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2001)
    This paper looks at the problem of world collapse and absolute hopelessness. Typically, as demonstrated by an opening case example, Western psychological approaches encourage a retreat from the abyss of nothingness. Even ...
  • McGowan, Virginia Margaret; Frank, Lois; Nixon, Gary; Grimshaw, Misty (National Association of Gambling StudiesSchool of Health SciencesFaculty of Arts and ScienceDepartment of Native American StudiesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2001)
    This study is concerned with cultural and experiential contexts that give meaning to gambling among Blackfoot peoples of southwest Alberta in western Canada. Using narrative and myth, the authors examined textual materials ...
  • Nixon, Gary (International Disability Research CentreSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2002)
    The disease model of addictions has expanded from its original alcoholism base to include many substances and processes. Twelve step groups have flourished in North America. One area that has rapidly grown in the last ...
  • Nixon, Gary (Centre for Addiction and Mental HealthSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2003-05)
    This is a case review with a slight difference. Mary M. is not a real person. She represents a composite of the "average" woman with gambling problems based on research conducted by Roberta Boughton, Problem Gambling ...
  • McGowan, Virginia Margaret; Nixon, Gary (Canadian Indian/Native Studies AssociationSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2004)
    This paper examines problem gambling and its resolution in an exploratory phenomenological study among Blackfoot individuals. Significant factors in the development and resolution of problem gambling are identified and a ...
  • Nixon, Gary; Solowoniuk, Jason; Hagen, Brad F.; Williams, Robert J. (Centre for Addiction and Mental HealthSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2005)
    Objective: The objective of this phenomenological qualitative study was to explore the lived experience of older adults who engage in problem or pathological gambling. Method and sample: Older adults who gambled were ...
  • Taylor, Terra D.; Bernes, Kerry B.; Gunn, Thelma; Nixon, Gary (Financial Planning AssociationEducationSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2005-04)
    Financial planners are dealing with more than just money. Clients are increasingly seeking the advice of financial planners for financial situations that are intrinsically interwoven with personal and psychological issues. ...
  • Bardick, Angela D.; Bernes, Kerry B.; Nixon, Gary (Zone of ExcellenceEducationSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2006)
    This study used a qualitative method to examine eight men’s motivations for weight lifting and steroid use. Results indicated that these men desired self-improvement, but their goal of obtaining the ideal masculine body ...
  • Nixon, Gary; Solowoniuk, Jason; McGowan, Virginia Margaret (SpringerSchool Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-006-9021-0, 2006-07)
    This research study sought to interpret and strove toward understanding the lived experience of 13 pathological gambler from an archetypal–mythic perspective. Through a phenomenological hermeneutics inquiry, 11 clusters ...
  • Nixon, Gary; Leigh, Gordon; Nowatzki, Nadine R. (Centre for Addiction and Mental HealthSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2006-08)
    Research indicates that approximately one third of prison inmates meet the criteria for problem or pathological gambling (Williams, Royston, & Hagen, 2005). However, despite this rate being among the highest of all gambling ...
  • Bernes, Kerry B.; Bardick, Angela D.; Nixon, Gary (EducationUniversity of Lethbridge, 2008)
    This article describes one man’s experience with weight lifting and steroid use. Men may engage in heavy weight lifting and steroid use in order to change their bodies, possibly developing behaviours associated with eating ...
  • Nixon, Gary; Solowoniuk, Jason (SpringerSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge10.1007/s11469-008-9153-5, 2008)
    Early research into the motivations behind problem gambling reflected separate paradigms of thought splitting our understanding of the gambler into divergent categories. However, over the past 25 years, problem gambling ...
  • Solowoniuk, Jason; Nixon, Gary (Paradoxica: International Journal of Nondual PsychologyHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2009)
    This paper introduces a transpersonal approach to conducting phenomenological research with the emphasis on illuminating a first person account of a sudden awakening. Although within Eastern cultures awakening is typically ...
  • Nixon, Gary; Sharpe, Nancy (Paradoxica: Journal of Nondual PsychologyHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2009)
    This article summarizes the pivotal task of moving into nondual awareness by seeing through the veil of the separate self. Formerly this nondual state was understood as the final stage in an arduous journey of ego-transcendence; ...
  • Nixon, Gary (Paradoxica: Journal of Nondual PsychologyHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2010)
    This article reviews how the nondual seeker comes to the point in the journey in which he or she realizes that the end of seeking is called for but instead begins to seek the end of seeking. As the experience of desperately ...
  • Nixon, Gary (Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2011)
    In this article, challenges after awakening are considered. While being in the awakened flow can be very captivating, we see issues of the mind, the heart, and the guts may still emerge that need to be worked through. ...
  • Nixon, Gary (Paradoxica: Journal of Nondual PsychologyHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2011)
    In this article, challenges after awakening are considered. While being in the awakened flow can be very captivating, we see issues of the mind, the heart, and the guts may still emerge that need to be worked through. The ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Stevens, Rhys M. G.; Nixon, Gary (University of Manitoba PressHealth SciencesArts and ScienceLibraryUniversity of Lethbridge, 2011)
    The purpose of this paper is to review what is known about gambling and problem gambling among Aboriginal peoples of North America. The focus is primarily on current gambling practices, and on health and social issues ...