Friday, May 20, 2016

Musings by Tracy, Emily, and Laura

During this past week we were challenged by the clinic environment and by the short time frame in which we needed to complete clients. Our makeshift clinic was very different from what we are used to and was difficult to adapt to at first. We learned that non-verbals are important, especially when there is a language barrier, and that keeping them professional and positive is essential. Even though the working conditions were not ideal and took a toll on our bodies and minds we were enable to endure because we believed in the cause. The teamwork was amazing as were the clients that we saw, who were incredibly grateful for the work we provided. At times we were mentally exhausted, but we pushed through with determination. We learned that a lot can be accomplished when you put your heart and soul into your work. We also discovered how to communicate with clients through a language barrier, and noticed great improvements within ourselves from the beginning of the clinic.

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