Yesterday, when I saw this:
… I stopped to think how check-in is so important in every therapy group I do.
In my therapy groups, after we complete a mindfulness exercise, we do check-in, wherein people:
- introduce themselves to each other,
- describe their experiences in the moment,
- report on what’s been going on for them,
- express their expectations, hopes, and/or concerns about the session ahead, and
- share whatever else they choose.
As I remind people every time, there is no right or wrong way to do check-in.
I am now going to check in with my phone, to check in any other photos from yesterday.
Now I’m ready for my check-in!
Today, I am very grateful to be here with all of you. Since I last checked in with you via this blog, I had a full day of work and then I went out to dinner with my boyfriend and my son. At the large teaching hospital where I work, I’m so happy I get to see people individually and in groups AND also be available to patients visiting their doctors who need emotional support, in the moment. Sometimes, when I’m on “quick response” (as I was yesterday afternoon), I don’t get a lot of calls. In that case, I always find other things to do, some of which I share on this blog.
I’m done with my check-in, so now I shall pass it to you. Feel free to check-in with a comment, below.
And thanks to all who check in, whenever and however they do.