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!!
I watched the video posted and really enjoyed it. I definitely think taking time out to do nothing when stressed could be beneficial in decreasing stress levels; however, when I tried this exercise I was not very successful for my first attempt. My dog is extremely needy and I haven’t been home much, so when I sat to complete the ten minutes she wanted my attention. She was whining, running around and trying to do whatever she could to obtain my attention. I found myself distracted by her and interfering thoughts. Work is extremely crazy around the holidays, my paternal grandmother is terminally ill and only has a few months to live, my maternal grandmother passed away a year ago this month, family drama and several things I needed to be doing. I tried to acknowledge each thought and then push it away but I found that I was not very successful. I think that with more practice and consistency I would improve and that this would be beneficial to incorporate into my life.
One of the biggest things that I am taking away is an overall general knowledge of development throughout the lifespan. This will help me greatly in my current job and throughout my career. I also became more aware of how an individual’s environment plays a role in their development, social learning and even genetics.