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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 had a hard time with Mindfulness Practice exercise. I made two attempts at it because the first time I tried it, I started to dose off. The second time I tried it, I caught myself constantly bringing myself back to focusing on breathing and not thinking about anything. My mind was on everything but relaxing. I do not believe it is something helpful for myself personally. I have many other ways I de-stress and this was not a successful one for me. I do think this exercise would be beneficial to my clients. They are always so stressed out and this could be such a beneficial way for them to practice coping skills and finding a positive way out or break from life even if it is for only a bit. I have identified that many of the people I work with are only able to de-stress in negative ways. I do believe I can teach them this positive exercise and see if it works for them.

I am taking away a lot of information regarding stress and what it does to your body physically and mentally. Much of this information was new to me and also frightening. It opened my eyes to how it affects adults, but now it has me thinking more about my children. I also learned a great deal of information about the adolescent brain and development. This will help me with my teenagers when I am speaking with their foster parents and school personnel about why they are acting the way they act. It has made me change my own personal views as well.