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Posted January 15th, 2017 by & filed under Diversity Dialogue, Top News, SWC Blog, Featured.
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White privilege is entrenched in our society, and not where it might be expected. Many people who consider themselves "not racist" act in ways that are still oppressive. Racism and oppression are as much "ways of being" as "words" that are said. I was surprised that I have a history of being…
Posted October 21st, 2016 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Top News, SWC Blog, Featured.
The writing group at SWC is a place where students, faculty, and staff can come together and share in a communal free-writing experience each Thursday at noon. Patterned after Natalie Goldberg's exercises, we start with a prompt of some sort and write for a few minutes, then, if we want, we share what we wrote.…
Posted October 3rd, 2016 by & filed under Santa Fe & New Mexico: The Land of Enchantment, Top News, SWC Blog, Featured.
So what's cool to do and see around here?
If you are like me, you are new to New Mexico and the Santa Fe area. Part of what drew me to come to SWC was the location. The moment I stepped into New Mexico for the first time I knew my soul was coming home!…
Posted August 5th, 2016 by & filed under Top News, SWC Blog, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
Living in New Mexico has always been a dream of mine, and when I had a chance to move here to come to SWC, I jumped at the chance! It wasn't long before I was itching to explore my new world, and when I did, I was truly awestruck by the beauty within minutes from the…
Posted April 13th, 2016 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Second Acts/Careers, Student & Alumni Stories, People of Southwestern College, SWC Blog.
Featured Artwork: Mandala Buddha, acrylic on paper, 36"x24", 2012, Tejal Murray
Over the last few blogs, I’ve been exploring Stephen Cope’s The Great Work of Your Life in a general way with examples from my own life. Today, I’m going to dive more deeply into the teachings by profiling one of Southwestern College’s…
Posted April 1st, 2016 by & filed under Tips/Advice on choosing a graduate program, Top News, SWC Blog, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
Hello! My name is Beth Lykins, and I am a current student at SWC. I am starting my final quarter of my first year in the Art Therapy and Counseling program, and I wanted to share a student’s perspective of life at SWC. I am attending part-time, so I generally take two courses per term.…
Posted March 30th, 2016 by & filed under Second Acts/Careers, Top News, Featured.
In my last blog, I talked about the intersection of dharma (our sacred duty in this lifetime) and flourishing at midlife.The issue that typically arises from someone exploring dharma at midlife is fear. Fear that they’ll have to throw away most everything they’ve created and worked for in order to follow their dharma. Sometimes, that…
Posted March 15th, 2015 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
This weekend a group of Art Therapy students, soon to be interns, gathered for the Capstone Process. Debbie and I facilitated this weekend, focused on transition, group dynamics, an art offering and goodbyes. These students are moving from having multiple classes and seeing clients at the Southwestern Counseling Center, to entering into the full-time…
Posted December 6th, 2014 by & filed under Top News, Reflections from President Nolan, Featured.
Dr. Nolan discusses the usefulness of Prochaska & DiClemente's Transtheoretical Stages of Change Model, especially for beginning therapists. …
Posted November 8th, 2014 by & filed under Tips/Advice on choosing a graduate program, Reflections from President Nolan, Featured.
President Nolan discusses the difference between Experiential and Traditional Education...…
Posted October 14th, 2014 by & filed under Top News, Reflections from President Nolan, The New Earth Institute, Featured.
President Nolan reflects on the low bar that is set by our professional codes of ethics in the helping professions...…
Posted October 10th, 2014 by & filed under Trauma, Grief & Renewal, Top News, SWC Blog, Featured.
Exploring my own mortality by making choices regarding a living will and green/natural burial options, heightens my ability to live more fully right now. …
Posted September 25th, 2014 by & filed under Job Advice & Tips, Tips/Advice on choosing a graduate program, Counseling Program at SWC, Featured.
The Masters Degree in Counseling you were looking for......…
Posted July 13th, 2014 by & filed under Top News, Wilderness Fasts & Earth Based Healing, Featured.
Sylvan Schneider goes on a Vision Quest at Southwestern College, and shares his experience....…
Posted May 1st, 2014 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
by Jessica Callaway, LPAT, LPCC, ATR-BC
I didn't know what to expect when I decided to go to Haiti. I realized when I was on the plane that I was partly, or mostly, going for selfish reasons. I was excited to practice art therapy and teach yoga in an environment I had…
Posted February 22nd, 2014 by & filed under Top News, Reflections from President Nolan, Featured.
From a Heartlink Newsletter in 2010, President Nolan shares his perspective on "Consciousness"...…
Posted February 22nd, 2014 by & filed under Top News, The New Earth Institute, Featured.
Vice President Katherine Ninos shares her understanding of the essence of Quimby/Southwestern College...…
Posted February 18th, 2014 by & filed under Top News, Featured.
Southwestern College is an INFP organization, according to President Jim Nolan, who nevertheless invites Myers-Briggs types of all flavors and colors to out unique, fully accredited institution...…
Posted January 23rd, 2014 by & filed under Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
What is a Container?
There are so many types of containers, a person, place, or thing that holds. Many images come to mind: a milk carton, hands, shoes, a home, a room, a box, a nest, my heart, a chair, a mouth, a closet… Many sensations come to body: warmth, safety, fear,…
Posted December 2nd, 2013 by & filed under Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
As an Art Therapist, I know that the art process is an important container. As a supervisor, I like to weave in art making and sand tray work in supervision, to articulate client and agency issues and express the multi-dimensional experience that a new therapist has.Katelyn did her practicum and internship at a jail, working…
Posted June 20th, 2013 by & filed under Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
by Debbie SchroderAs it got close to 6:00 on Monday evenings I could feel my eagerness to begin painting. Every Monday evening the in-state art therapy interns and I engaged in amazing relationships with our canvases. We painted for an hour, then shared our work and talked for the rest of each class.The process involved…
Posted May 15th, 2013 by & filed under Job Advice & Tips, Counseling Program at SWC, Top News, Reflections from President Nolan, So you want to become a therapist? Tips and Advice for Prospective Students.
I have come to realize that a lot of prospective students looking at master’s degrees in counseling or art therapy really just don’t get it. This graduate school journey is only very partially about “getting a master’s degree in counseling or art therapy.” It is really about:
1. Realizing your dreams (No kidding.)
Posted February 7th, 2012 by & filed under Top News, Reflections from President Nolan.
Integrative Mental Health: The Road to the Cutting Edge The recent history of Psychology, while interesting in so many respects, is also marred by the fragmentation that is so ubiquitous and endemic in the American university system. What do I mean by “fragmentation?” Well, consider that in some universities, the field of Psychology alone is broken…
Posted January 23rd, 2012 by & filed under Top News, Reflections from President Nolan, Featured.
Doc explains how Barney the Dog is a Light Figure. …