A qualitative, narrative ethnograpy research methodology called portraiture (Lawrence-Lightfoot and Hoffman-Davis, 1997) was used. I specifically situated myself in the tradition of participatory, somatic research and the liberatory educational and psychological research practices elucidated by Paulo Freire (2000) and Ignacio Martín-Baró (1996).
C.G. Jung pioneered depth psychology which recognizes that our well being is profoundly influenced by forces beyond, or deeper, than our conscious thoughts, feelings and behaviors. His followers, including James Hillman, felt that psychology itself contributed to "pathologizing" stages and processes in life that are actually part of healthy growth and development. I have found that depth psychology and homeopathy complement each other perfectly and was first inspired to study depth psychology when I heard Edward Whitmont speak in London in the early 1990s. Dr Whitmont combined depth psychology with homeopathy in his book "Psyche and Substance," 1980.
"[A] paradigm shift in psychology toward the activity and ethics of accompaniment (psychosocial, environmental, trans-species, and earth). These interrelated types of accompaniment require a reorientation of the subjectivity, the interpersonal practices, and the critical understanding of the accompanier so that (s)he can stand alongside others who desire listening, witnessing, advocacy, space to develop critical inquiry and research, and joint action to address desired and needed changes" https://mary-watkins.net/library/Accompaniment-Psychosocial-Environmental-Trans-Species-Earth.pdf