My First Day Of Class Essay

812 Words May 9th, 2016 4 Pages
When I think back to the first day of class, I remember being confused, and extremely uncomfortable. It is evident through my blogs that I was uneasy about how the class began. Prior to this class, sitting in silence used to be one of the most awkward experiences for me. At the beginning of the semester, I would look down at my feet and avoid direct eye contact. I did not realize how much I had adjusted and become accustomed to sitting in silence until I reread my blog posts. For the first few blogs, I mostly wrote about how uneasy these long pauses made me feel. On the third week, I was still talking about the silence, but I said how I had become more comfortable with it. When I look back now, I think that was lying to myself. Realistically, I do not think that I was comfortable with the long silences until I stopped talking about it in my blogs. I think I was truly comfortable when I lost the need to discuss it. It is clear that I gained a lot of insight into the counseling process even though I never took notes. I learned by practicing both in and out of the classroom. In class we become used to silence and gradually we learn to accept it.
After comparing my responses to the potential statements from clients, I can see how much I have learned from this class. Reading my first response was actually quite painful. Many of my responses sounded rude and essentially ignored any emotional undertones of the statements. In nearly all of my responses, from the beginning of the…

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