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.

The Mindfulness Practice was very insightful. It really made me realize how much my mind wanders and how often I get lost in my thoughts and other distractions (TV, phone, Internet). The activity had a positive impact on me. Ten minutes does not seem like a long time, but it felt like forever to me. In that time frame when trying to step back from my own emotions to process things differently I found that I had more on my mind than I thought. It made me realize how active my mind constantly is. However, the activity was a good way to help me to regain focus, calm down and destress for a moment. This exercise will be helpful to use throughout my life when I am feeling stressed and overwhelmed and just need time to debrief and do nothing to recharge. This could potentially become a daily activity for me. This activity will be very beneficial to clients as well as it will allow them to not focus so much on the daily distractions and stresses of life but rather recuperate, destress and regain focus.

Two thing that I am going to take away from this class are the importance of understanding child development and how much impact the environment has on behavior and development. This class offered great insight on why children develop and possibly behave the way they do and how the environment also has a great deal to do with a persons development and behaviors as well.


Please respond to the following:

  • Share 2 changes/additions you made to your website (note if they were peer suggested or your own ideas) and explain your reasoning behind it. If you did not make any changes, please state as such.
  • Explain the relationship between stress, physical health, and mental health as it relates to subjective well-being as concretely evidenced by the text.

In my blog post there were several suggestions made about how I could appeal more to employers. On my contact screen I added my phone number, which was peer suggested. A peer also suggested that I add a page about experience, I chose not to add that page because I do not have much experience in the Social Work field. However, I did add my resume so a potential employer could see the experience I have in other areas.

Stress, physical health and mental health all play a major part with the well being of an adult. The body responds to stress and produces energy that enhances abilities to deal with the situation. Stress, physical health and mental health are all co-related and affect each other and the overall well being of an individual. When a person has too much stress in their life it affects the physical health, which in turn affects their mental health and overall well-being. Stress can lead to the downward spiral of both negative physical consequences and emotional consequences. It is important to have positive thoughts and emotions to promote recovery from stress and an individual’s overall well-being. Many life events and daily hassles add to the stress of an individual and can become chronic which means the person will continue to deal with these issues and well-being.

Broderick, P. C., & Blewitt, P. (2015). The Emerging Self and Socialization in the Early Years. The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.