Posted October 31st, 2011 by & filed under Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
I was painting an image of a tree last week when I had more paint on my brush than I thought I had and created a big purple splash in the middle of the tree branches. I played with it a while and came to appreciate the shapes that emerged as the paint flowed and…
Posted October 28th, 2011 by & filed under Wilderness Fasts & 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 Wilderness…
Posted October 26th, 2011 by & filed under Counseling Program at SWC, Wilderness Fasts & Earth Based Healing.
Entering the second year of my counseling program, I immediately felt the shift of focus from myself to the client. Going to the Southwestern Counseling Center for Practicum concretizes this transition. The Center sits in a small shopping mall surrounded by fun businesses such as the cycling shop, an Ayurvedic café and a paleteria (Mexican…
Posted October 24th, 2011 by & filed under Mindfulness.
We have time during the week where students can participate in open art studio for artmaking and in addition we have a time around the noon hour where students can participate in a mindfulness practice in our spiritual practice room. These sessions may look different depending upon who is involved. Those who participate help to create…
Posted October 19th, 2011 by & filed under Wilderness Fasts & Earth Based Healing.
Helping comes in many ways here at Southwestern Counseling Center, magic comes in many ways too. We see so many people in so many different situations looking for help, support, caring and love. Recently we were able to help two little beings that were in desperate need, a life and death situation.
It was a…