Pyc3705 - Assignment 1 Essay

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NAME: ELIZABETH BOTHA ASSIGNMENT TOPIC: PYC3705 - ASSIGNMENT 01 STUDENT NR: 3971-6732 UNIQUE NR: 579749 TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE 1. Introduction 1-2 2. Discussion: Negotiate my entry into an authentic counselling context 3 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 How did I engaged into a group or organization; What are the group about, where we come from; where we are going; What is our main area of focus? What were my initial assumptions before I engaged in this group? My personal observations related to the social context and issues; In what way can this group be established in a counselling setting? 3-4 4-5 5-6 6 6-7 7 3. Conclusion 8 4. References 9 1. Introduction My first love is horses and I’ve been riding socially for a few years. Since we are currently living in Kingdom of Bahrain, I’ve decided to start horse riding lessons so that I can become a better rider at the age of 41. My adoration for horses is so extensive and little did I know what an impact these animals will make in my personal life and in those that I grow to love….. Student nr: 3971-6732 PYC3705 – Assignment 01 (Unique nr: 579749) Page 1 of 9 My recent personal experience of learning happened on the 19th February 2014 when I fell of the horse during my riding lesson. I did not fell hard, but I cried! I cried as I was so disappointed for not improving in my riding skills. I have reached a wall where I feel I could NEVER be better and wanted to quit there and then. My Arab trainer came to me and told me in his broken English: “You ok? You go back on and try again. Press your knees tight and “ghallas” (which means in Arabic, “finish”) you will not fall.” So I went back on the horse and feeling like an absolute failure for not being able to improve. As I drove back home – crying, I decided to write an email to my family

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