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Dr. Noelia Molina

Title:

Programme Director MA in Applied Spirituality

School/ Department:

School of Humanities - Arts

Campus:

Dublin

OrcID Number:

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2036-2346

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My Biography

Noelia Molina holds a BSc in Biomedical Sciences and MSc in Molecular Pathology. She worked for 17 years as a Medical Scientist (accredited by The Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine in Dublin) in various laboratory disciplines in Dublin. She has been involved in spirituality studies since 2005 at Milltown Institute. In 2016, she completed her doctorate in Humanities (Spirituality) at All Hallows’ College, Dublin City University. Her doctoral dissertation investigated the transition to motherhood as spiritual process. Having worked in private practice as an accredited psychotherapist (NAPCP) since 2008, she has specialised in maternal mental health and had run therapeutic maternal groups. She has wide experience teaching counselling, psychotherapy and spirituality studies. She is the Director of the MA in Applied Spirituality in WIT.

Research

Currently co-supervising a funded PhD at WIT:

Hunger for Food, Hunger for Life: The Inner Spiritual World of Women who have overcome Eating Disorders

 

Previous Research Supervision Commitments:

4 MA Theses in Counselling and Psychotherapy

12 MA Theses in Applied Spirituality

Teaching

I have broad experience in teaching in the discipline of counselling and psychotherapy at level 8 and 9 in various institutions. Since 2013, I have been involved in Spirituality teaching on modules: Contemplative Psychology, Spiritual Autobiography, Awareness, Attentiveness and Presence Skills, and Spiritual Accompaniment Skills.

My specialisation is on the intersection between psychotherapy and spirituality and facilitating groups in acquiring psycho-spiritual skills that can integrate and applied in many professions.Through the three main careers during my working life (Psychotherapist, Medical Scientist and Spirituality Lecturer/ Researcher), I have developed my research interests in the areas of psychotherapy/spirituality and health.I have special interest in the research and teaching of biographic spiritual narrative, spiritual care in maternity and the scientific study of consciousness.

Currently, I teach 3 modules in the MA in Applied Spirituality:

RELI- 0014 Spiritual Autobiography

RELI- 0017 Awareness, Attentiveness and Presence Skills

RELI- 0019 Spiritual Accompaniment Literature

I have been visiting lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery in Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin.

Publications

Upcoming Journal Article: Women’s Experiences of Spirituality in Childbirth- A Qualitative Systematic Review (journal article). In collaboration with School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin.

 

Upcoming Book: Spirituality and Addictions, edited by Dr Bernadette Flanagan and Dr Noelia Molina. Religions, MDPI.

 

Book Foreword in Exploring Indigenous Spirituality: The Kutchi Kohli Christians of Pakistan: A Journey of Adaptation by Anita Maryam Mansing. Wipf & Stock. 2021

 

Blending Organic and Intuitive Research Methods: Spiritual Transformation, in Mysterion www.mysterion.it  (2020/1)

 

Book: Spirituality, Motherhood and Culture. Routledge Publishers. March 2019.

 

Book Review in journal Anthropology and Medicine: Sadness, Depression and the Dark Night of the Soul, Gloria Dura-Villa. Published by Jessica Kingsley. 2017.

 

Research report: Religious Vocations in Ireland: Challenges and Opportunities. A research project carried out on behalf of Vocations Ireland organization, Dublin and funded by the Hilton Group. 2017.

 

Integrating Choices: ‘Being there for my Children’ and ‘Being a Citizen Worker’: Irish Survey on Stay-at-Home Mothers, in Stay-at-Home Mothers: Dialogues and Debates, Demeter Press, 2015.

 

The Liminal Space in Motherhood: Spiritual Experiences of First Time Mothers, in The Faith Lives of Women and Girls, Ashgate, 2013.