Openly accessible

Mindful energy and information flow: a reflective account of S.E.L.F connection during COVID-19

Lucas, James J 2021, Mindful energy and information flow: a reflective account of S.E.L.F connection during COVID-19, Qualitative social work, vol. 20, no. 1-2, pp. 214-221, doi: 10.1177/1473325020973302.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Mindful energy and information flow: a reflective account of S.E.L.F connection during COVID-19
Author(s) Lucas, James JORCID iD for Lucas, James J orcid.org/0000-0002-6238-0403
Journal name Qualitative social work
Volume number 20
Issue number 1-2
Start page 214
End page 221
Total pages 8
Publisher SAGE Publications
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2021-03-01
ISSN 1473-3250
1741-3117
Keyword(s) Social Sciences
Social Work
Mental health
emotions
loss
wellbeing
social work education
reflective practice
Summary Life during the COVID-19 pandemic is uncertain, intense, and traumatic. At the same time, there is room for hope, inspiration, and meaning for social workers through mindfully connecting with energy-information flow as it influences our Safety, Emotions, Loss, and Future – S.E.L.F. As adapted from the Sanctuary Model®, this S.E.L.F connection is an opportunity to discover within ourselves our unwavering core that is grounded, present, and connected and sustain an ethical and compassionate approach to social work practice, education, and research during this time of pandemic. The aim in this reflective essay is to provide an example of S.E.L.F. connection from the perspective of a Buddhist and social work academic at an Australian university during the COVID-19 pandemic. While beneficial, ongoing S.E.L.F. connections are necessary for social workers if we are to stay mindful of energy-information flow and steer this flow towards the creation of a story of relationship, compassion, and connection into the future.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1473325020973302
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 160701 Clinical Social Work Practice
1606 Political Science
1607 Social Work
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30145470

Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 1 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 29 Abstract Views, 1 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Thu, 19 Nov 2020, 06:50:12 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.