Blog Post 12

Prompt: 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.

Response:

Part 1-It was not the first time to be exposed to the Mindfulness Practice since I currently work in Social Work, however I find the practice itself helpful in the line of practice. I currently have print outs of reminding myself to take a minute or so to clear my mind and just ‘exist’ rather than constantly on the go. It’s helped me to have clearer thoughts and to gather myself mentally before beginning a new work task or even socializing with my friends after a long work day.

Part 2- I am taking away the importance of seeing a client as a person and to see their environment. I am also applying the concepts of how a person’s childhood and current stage of life has shaped them into the person they are (whether that is healthy or unhealthy) in order to understand why they function the way they function.

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