Posted October 31st, 2011 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Art Therapy at SWC, People of SWC.
I once painted an image of a tree 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 eventually dried.
Posted October 28th, 2011 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Ecotherapy, Mindfulness.
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, and 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 26th, 2011 by & filed under Counseling at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories.
When I entered the second year of my counseling program, I immediately felt the shift of focus from myself to the client. Going to Tierra Nueva, Southwestern College's Counseling Center, for Practicum concretized the transition. Tierra Nueva used to sit in a small shopping mall surrounded by fun businesses such as the cycling shop, an…
Posted October 24th, 2011 by & filed under Consciousness & 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 Student & Alumni Stories.
Helping comes in many ways here at Tierra Nueva, Southwestern College's 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. In addition to our human clients, we were able to help two little beings that were in desperate need,…