Posted January 7th, 2017 by & filed under Ann Filemyr, Transformational Eco-Psychology, Top News, Featured.
"We cannot heal the earth until we heal ourselves. We cannot heal ourselves until we heal the earth."
Kari-Oca Declaration of the 1992 Parliament of Indigenous Peoples
In 1992 I attended the World Parliament of Indigenous Peoples as an environmental journalist. I was one of a handful of non-Native people allowed to witness the proceeding.…
Posted July 26th, 2016 by & filed under Transformational Eco-Psychology, Vision Quests & Earth Based Healing, Student Reflections and Updates, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
Since beginning my apprenticeship as an art therapist/counselor in training here at SWC, two years ago, I have had my most challenging quarter this spring of 2016. For the past two years I feel like I’ve been doing a lot of personal transformation work in the safety of some of my cocoon-like classes. Since the…
Posted October 22nd, 2014 by & filed under Job Advice & Tips, Top News, Reflections from President Nolan, Featured.
President Nolan gives his own advice on how to prep for your professional career during your second year at SWC.....…
Posted July 13th, 2014 by & filed under Top News, Vision Quests & Earth Based Healing, Student Reflections and Updates, 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 October 28th, 2011 by & filed under Vision Quests & Earth Based Healing.
In the last two weeks I lost my iPod, my apple’s hard-drive, my printer/fax followed by light flashes in my left eye, my dog’s life. The road has been bumpy, but I have strength garnered from the wilderness. There is a message: If I can learn to detach from the technology and embrace the…
Posted October 19th, 2011 by & filed under Top News, Vision Quests & Earth Based Healing, Reflections from President Nolan.
I remember working too hard, cognitively, to find my “solo spot” on Vision Quest. First I went straight to the top of a mountain, and claimed it. Then I gave myself a lecture about being a Straight White Guy taking control of the top of a mountain and how arrogant was that and yada yada,…