Regarding the Mindfulness Practice homework assignment, please reflect on that process and share its impact: positive, negative, or neutral. How could you use this in your own life or how could it benefit your clients?
As we discussed in class closure last week, please state 2 things that you are taking away from this course in Human Behavior and the Social Environment.
Congrats on finishing your LAST BLOG for the semester. Hopefully you will continue to use your website for a professional showcase in the future!!
Regarding mindfulness practice assignment, when taking ten minutes out of my day to simply do nothing other than focus on my mind and where I am during the present, I got a surreal feeling. Meaning that when I erased all other distractions and left myself with only my inner thoughts, the complexity of those thoughts increased and there was a sense of clarity in those thoughts. I would think of things such as where my life is and where it is headed, trying to maintain only the positive aspects of that future. This helped build my determination and gave me hope for things to come. I believe this process is a very positive one. This could be used in my own life and with clients during times when life seems a little overwhelming and there needs to be a way to get one’s priorities straightened out. A lot of times we are too busy with the routines of life that we forget what is important to us.
The first thing I will take away from this course is the concept of epigenetics. That is, the way the environment affects our biology. As stated in the previous class, I work with those suffering from mental illness and it is important to learn what road led them to their condition rather than focusing only on the symptoms of their mental illness. Having this knowledge would help develop more effective treatment plans that are specific to each individual rather than using a cookie cutter approach for intervention based on the mental illness that they have.
The second thing I will take away from this class is the theories and concepts surrounding children, primarily those in younger childhood. The reasoning for this is because I have a younger brother who is 8 years old and through my observation of him along with the material presented in the book, the knowledge has an application in my own life which cements the knowledge I am learning.