In this module, you learned about the arena of providing a safe therapeutic environment for clients. Additionally, you learned about the research in neurobiology and mindfulness, and how these are relevant to this arena.
Read the following article prior to posting your response to this discussion question:
Teaching Mindfulness to Create Effective Counselors -THE ARTICLE CAN BE FOUND IN THE MATERIALS AREA ABOVE.
In a minimum of 500 words, post to the Discussion Area your response to the following:
- After reading the article by Campbell and Christopher (2012), share your thoughts about the potential usefulness of training counselors in mindfulness practices as a way to increase therapeutic presence with clients.
- Describe any of your own experiences or knowledge about practices such as mindfulness meditation, yoga, qigong, and body-awareness exercises and the positive effects of these practices.
- Describe how the research on mindfulness and therapeutic presence will impact your future practice as a counselor.
Support your rationale and analysis by using at least two resources from professional literature in your response (one of the resources may be the article you read for this assignment). Professional literature may include the Argosy University online library resources; relevant textbooks; peer-reviewed journal articles; and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (websites ending in .edu or .gov).
Your discussion posts and all written assignments should reflect graduate-level writing skills and appropriate use of APA style, including in-text citations and references.