The whole time I did not feels that I was not able to speak freely because the client is my family member. During the first session I was trying so hard and I was thinking that I have to have all the solution to my client. Moreover, I was able to see make my client feel comfortable and share the issue that he had with his co-worker in dept. In the end my client feels that sometime it is okay to talk about things or topic that he is not interested in as long as he feels comfortable enough to have a conversation with other on the topic. The last thing that I have notice that I did that was not okay was touching or you say playing with my hair.
Since I started helping others, I found that I myself was being helped along the way. With not only my own experiences, I was starting to learn that there was more to living life than simply being able to interact- It all depended upon how you reacted. At first, I thought something was abnormal when my friends had, for the most part, started to come to me for help and advice in things I honestly didn’t understand. But every time one of them came to me, I started to see that talking things over would help them solve problems within their lives or find answers they needed. Without realizing it, I started to enjoy helping my friends figure out their problems.
After re watching my own presentation I have noticed many different things that I didn’t think of or notice when I was originally presenting it. While watching it some of the things that I think I did well on where first my talking. This is something that I know I did better on because I did my presentation a little different from everyone else. Another thing that I think worked well for my presentation was the word to picture ratio. I felt like I did a good job not putting my entire script on the screen but enough to give the class a good summery about what I was talking about.
There are many lessons I have learned from the internship. 1. Ask for feedback Most of my initial projects involve a high level of repetition, and I cannot truthfully say that I enjoy each one of them. I felt frustrated and talked to my supervisor about it. He explained to me how my work was crucial to the whole process and fulfilling to complete.
I slip when it comes to confidence, not always toward me and often have to be reminded to delegate some tasks to others on the team. This is often because I am concerned about the way it will get done and fear it may not be right. I am great a motivating others but often find I do not like a lot of change, quickly. I pride myself on my ability to listen to others and am open minded when it comes to solutions to fix issues, but am hesitant when it may be a process or procedure change. I relate to what Biro (2012) is saying regarding our skills, flaws, strengths and talent and that we all seek to
Recently, myself, been through the same situation, but found a job quickly. He wants my advice about the situation, and I will offer him compassion and empathy, as I have been in his shoes and understand his feelings about the situation, in turn, I can offer advice on what worked for me. Understanding his situation and emotions provides me with insight on how his emotions can be affecting his ability to find work. “Compassion, however, is a renewable resource. When you are able to feel empathy, but then extend a hand to alleviate someone’s pain, you are less likely to burn out “(Schairer).
I did this by being curious and questioning the client as to why he didn’t feel like doing it today and if it was in regards to his pain. I felt it was important to have an understanding from the clients perspective however I did try and rationalize with clients in the perspective that if he does work on mobilizing it will help him to get home quicker. I felt I didn’t face to many challenges during this simulation for I felt it was more so consolidating my practice, which I really appreciated. Although in other classes prioritizing and honing in on focused assessments have been discussed, I feel it has been hard to do this in the hospital. I find that by the time morning report is finished and the time that we have to go and check on the clients in minimal which is understandable
Once strengths have become apparent, we cannot allow them to idle away as we wait for them to kick in at work or school. Everyone needs to be diligently trying to polish and further develop his or her strengths and truly apply them to his or her communication skills. After extensive reflection upon my strengths and weaknesses, I have determined that I would like to develop the skill of sympathy. My main focus in choosing the goal of sympathy is to become more comfortable in situations where another is hurting or simply needs a listening ear. I already consider myself an attentive listener, but when emotions get involved in the conversation I get stuck.
There were also other times when I would reflect through silence. During such a period, I got time to study the client and the information he had given. This being a difficult area, since some clients may not be able to volunteer information to you as the counselor, I decided to assure the client of confidentiality of any information he was willing to share with me with a few exceptions which I also told him about. Being open to him about the only times the information may not be confidential was part of my building rapport and establishing trust with him. I therefore, decided to ask the client what information he wanted to share with me and lucky enough he was ready to speak to me about different issues that he was going through.
By offering my help to them, I looked over assignments that they didn't understand or proofread little mistakes that they had trouble with. At some point I knew that I wasn't doing this for my friends. I was doing this for myself. I love helping those around me even if I don't understand the material myself. My friendly nature has others coming to me for even personal advice or problems.