Empathy is often described as having consideration of someone else feelings. Webster defines empathy as, the feeling that you understand and share another 's experience and emotions. Empathy consists of having the ability to feel another person 's feelings and the ability to place oneself in another person shoes or situation. In counseling, the therapist is expected to show empathy for their clients whose experiences are different from the counselor. The role of the counselor is to support the client with any issues or concerns. The role empathy plays in counseling.
In The Meaning of Life, Richard Taylor argues that meaningless lives our lives that consist of a repetitive cycle of struggles that do not give us any purpose. Taylor describes a meaningful life as one that has a purpose, and is creative and unique to that specific person. Also, the meaningful life is lived in a good and just manner. In The Meanings of Lives, Susan Wolf argues lives that are not involved in an activity that brings positive value are meaningless lives. A person that has a meaningless life by the standards of Taylor can still have a life that is going well for them. Their well-being is not dependent on whether they have a meaningful life or not. Wolf believes that meaningfulness is an important factor in a person’s well-being. Well-being is present when a person’s is living a life that is going positive according to themselves. A person who lives a life that is meaningless as a result of being repetitive and pointless can still have a life that is going well for them.
Understanding a poet’s context can greatly shape a person’s understanding of their poetry. Australian poet Gwen Harwood (1920-1995) was born into a self-sufficient family full of music, philosophy and language. Harwood can be seen to draw inspiration from her lifelong influences, primarily music and her childhood, to shape her poems. The gentle meditation, The Violets, is an exploration of the existential concerns of the poet regarding the innocence and experience of childhood. The _____ Four Impromptus conveys ideas of the power of music and the human experience. Both poems display the personal themes of music, childhood innocence, human development and romanticism, reflecting these dominant experiences in Harwood’s personal life. By
Unveiling the conceptual and mechanistic complexity of mindfulness, which provides the 'big picture' by arranging many findings like the pieces of a mosaic. By using a framework approach to understand the mechanisms of mindfulness.
Since birth, a little girl by the name of Melody was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. That is a disorder that affects movement, muscle tone, and motor skills. It causes reflex movements that the person can’t control and it causes muscle tightness that can affect a part of the body if not the whole body. Ever since she was born, she was loved and cared for but she wasn’t able to say a single word. The book’s title is “Out of My Mind,” by Sharon M. Draper. It focuses on a disabled girl and her thoughts. Most fiction books have author’s purposes and this book’s author’s purpose is to entertain and inform.
In conjunction with the previous example of pleasantries carried out between people we see this exemplified by Ned’s interactions with other women as they mindlessly brush him off. In an essay by Ellen Langer, “Mindfulness and Mindlessness”, we see that women as general social group are trapped by categories that we as people and members of society place others in through processes like naming and framing. We become so trapped by these labels that we react in the same pre-established way every time without having to consciously make the decision to do so. As Langer explains “ordinary people also engage in a great deal of complex behavior without consciously paying attention to it” to convey this very idea that, in this case women, make complex reactive decisions to a man, Ned, approaching them for any reason whatsoever in a way that is more often than not, defensive (Langer n.d.: 84). Much of the examples that Vincent collects and presents to us during the course of the novel can be seen as examples of this mindlessness and much of the internalized social agreements that people acquire over the course of their lifetimes becomes so ingrained within themselves that the responses that are given to the prescribed stimuli are effortless and carried out unconsciously.
The command center of the human body can be described as the most organized, and most chaotic place known. It's focus could transfer from emotional thoughts to life-saving commands within a matter of seconds. Though this intellectual masterpiece is possessed by every human, it is rarely acknowledged. In An Alchemy of Mind, Diane Ackerman interprets this seemingly supernatural organ. She goes in depth with spectacular use of figurative language, and reveals some of the most amazing aspects of an object so vital to existence. Ackerman uses metaphors and paradoxes to examine the nature of the brain.
This paper is about elaborating the concept of memorization based on Ellen J. Langer book The Power of Mindful Learning. I wrote this paper in first person point of view since it was based on my personal experience. It was hard however to maintain a formal tone when writing in first person and it might still be evident in this essay itself. I think that the essay itself is still choppy and I should put more time in making more flow and connections between the paragraphs and different points. It is also relatively short for the essay requirement. If I had to do it again I would definitely revise it more than once and probably ask someone else to proof read it. I learned to cite personal experience and information from the
The novel “An Unquiet Mind” starts off describing the life of a young girl, Kay. Early off in Kay’s life she is experiencing traumatizing life events. One of those events is a very close encounter with a plane that flew over the elementary playground very low and “It flew into the trees, exploding directly in front of us” (12). Early on it seems much easier to see how she developed the mental illness, manic-depressive (bipolar) illness. Also, her father showed signs of a bipolar illness and maybe it could be heredity. Another traumatizing event was when Kay and her family moved to California and the complete shock from the change in background. This switch also leads to Kay drinking before she attends classes for high school. Just at the age of 16, Kay is beginning to see just how much her mood swings are affecting her friends and how the bipolar illness is changing her life.
My younger brother, Treasure is four years old and ever since birth we have introduced him to three languages. My parents predominantly speak English, but my grandmother came from Nigeria to take care of him and she predominantly speaks Yoruba, which is a Nigerian dialect, but she can also speak English, but she chooses not to. During a period of Treasures life, we had to get him a nanny because my Grandma was going out of the states to go and visit some of her other children. So, the nanny began teaching Treasure sign language when he was just three months and he’s still very fluent in it. In fact, he started teaching the language to my one year old niece and she's also starting to understand the language. It's so cute to see them have conversations together just using signs. Treasure now goes to Montessori and they are teaching them Spanish and he’s loving learning the new language. It's amazing to see that he has never confused the languages. One day, I
Although CHEER may seem hard and overwhelming to students, they have to push themselves to achieve an A in both courses. Establishing a growth mindset in summer school is key to being successful in the classes that are being taken. Students should take advantage of tutoring and lab time that is offered. Wisely using both opportunities, CHEER students have the ability to obtain an A in both courses. In order to do so, students have to keep a healthy brain by getting rest, exercising and living a healthy lifestyle. By doing such things, students will be prompt and ready for class.
In chapter 4 it talks about how we can practice being mindfulness with connecting mind and body together. To able to take in every moment in life one needs to enjoy every moment without our mind wandering off when we are doing an action. The body is great to practice being able to be mindfulness because it is something that will not go away. The author explains in the chapter that sometimes a way to came back to the mindfulness state is by breathing in and out, which leads to concentrate again. Another point made is that mindful attention to sensation requires you to take the time to actually experience the sensation. An example is when cooking you can practice mindful attention by smelling the different faces the food you are cooking goes
Mindfulness is the energy to be presently aware of your surroundings, yourself, and others in every moment of your daily life. To be mindful is more than just knowing that you’re hearing something, seeing something, or feeling something. In other words, it’s more than just knowing “what’s going on.” To be mindful is to be insightful. For example, when an individual realizes that they are angry they only allow themselves to feel anger and fail to realize that sadness, fear, and pain are all tied in with being angry. When one finally acknowledges that many emotions can tie in with one emotion, then they are insightful. They become mindful.
A powerful quote said by pre-socratic philosopher named Democritus says “Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul”. In other words, happiness does not come from materialism but instead from the things money can’t buy. In the article The Secret of Happiness the author David Myers writes directly to Americans about how he believes we need to obtain a new “American Dream” that emphasizes personal happiness instead of materialistic happiness. Myers also believes happiness resides in the soul and he says people that think money is the key to happiness are actually less content with themselves and he uses various ways to prove this point. With that being said materialistic happiness vs personal happiness is an important issue, and Myers made a strong use of Logos by showing surveys and studies, Ethos by showing credibility in his argument but he could have used more Pathos by using more emotion and enthusiasm in his argument.
The book that I read for my report was A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar. The book was published in 1998 by Simon & Schuster. I got the book at Barnes & Noble, and it is one of the best reads I have had in a long time. A Beautiful Mind is a book about a very intelligent mathematician, John Forbes Nash, who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. The plot was organized chronologically from the time that he arrived at Princeton University, until he is older and won the Nobel Price. Nasar does not worship the hero that Nash is remembered as; she instead describes the mystery world of schizophrenia as seen by the people most hurt by it.