Students from Westford had the opportunity to visit the My Conscious Mind Mental Health Centre led by Jana Habson, psychologist and founder of MCM. During the visit, the students had the opportunity to directly interact with Habson, engaging in meaningful discussions and asking questions.
This hands-on experience proved invaluable as it provided the psychology students with a unique insight into the realities of working in the field of social service. By witnessing Habson’s practical approach to helping those struggling with addiction and depression, the students gained a deeper appreciation for the complexities of these issues and the compassionate care required to address them effectively.
The workshop focused not only on the origins of addiction but also on distinguishing addiction from habit. Students learned about the underlying causes and risk factors that can lead to addiction, including genetic predispositions, environmental influences, and emotional triggers. They were exposed to the idea that addiction is a complex condition that requires a comprehensive approach, encompassing psychological, physiological, and social factors.
Overall, the visit to the My Conscious Mind Mental Health Centre was an enlightening experience our students. The workshop not only deepened their understanding of addiction and mental health but also provided them with a real-world perspective on the challenges faced by professionals in the field. Armed with this newfound knowledge and practical insights, the psychology students are better prepared to contribute positively to the world of social service, offering support and understanding to individuals struggling with addiction and mental health issues in their future careers.