Thesis_Sydney Tyler Thomas
I'm honored to have received my Master of Metaphysical Science (M.Msc.) degree from the Department of Graduate Studies of the University of Metaphysics in August 2023.
My thesis title is "Moving Beyond an Evidence-Based Research Model to Assess the Effectiveness of Spiritually-Based Healing Modalities".
Abstract: This thesis posits that while limited evidence-based research does exist to support the effectiveness of complementary and alternative healing modalities, the EBR model, which depends primarily on clinical research trials, is largely inadequate for assessing the true effectiveness of spiritually-based healing modalities. In addition to its structural limitations, inherent biases, and increasingly more obvious ethical issues, the EBR model fails to integrate key metaphysical precepts that extend beyond our current understanding of physical science. An increased understanding and acceptance of complementary and alternative spiritually-based healing modalities among traditional healthcare providers, industry stakeholders, and most importantly, the human beings they serve, fosters enhanced patient well-being, improved quality of life, and both personal and community empowerment.