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Yearly Archive 2012

Self Betrayal II

 by Rush Cole        ...blackness.  Trapped.  Overwhelmed.  No way out.  Tired, so tired.  Sudden energy from the surge of self-hatred that roared through me.         “Get it over with, you don’t deserve to live!”  The blade against my wrist.       The Voice, coming from a part of me I didn’t know existed. “Put down the…
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No Black Crayons

by Deb Schroder As we prepare for the beginning of a new academic year, I take inventory of our art supplies and start compiling lists of what needs to be ordered. From teaching and making art in the large art therapy classroom I became aware this summer, of the scarcity of the color black. Black…
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Santa Fe, Austin, Boulder, Portland, Asheville: The Invisible Ties…

(Southwestern College has been in Santa Fe for over thirty years, and is fully accredited...) It seems like there are a handful of towns that have ley lines running between and among them—they attract the same people, maybe at different point in their lives, or during different stages of their destiny journey. They get mentioned…
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Wilderness Therapist-in-Training, Kelly Haymaker’s “Case Notes”…

Southwestern College Student's Reflections on the Therapeutic Moment....   Grief like a river: Accessing the healing power of metaphor She walked slowly, so as not to trip over the exposed pine root at her feet. Beside her a fallen Ponderosa tells the tale of years of weather and wisdom along this creek side in Southern…
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Consciousness Reflected in SWC Intern’s (Eric Golden) Paper….

Southwestern College Intern's Reflections... Some of you wonder what we mean by "transforming consciousness through education", and what that looks like in the world. Well, I would offer you this deeply reflective piece of writing by Intern, Eric Golden, to give you a sense of how our students internalize the teachings, and how it impacts…
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Why I Chose Southwestern College, by Claudia Escareño-Clark

Why I Chose Southwestern College I believe that when you are considering Southwestern College their mission statement will either ring true for you or it won’t: Transforming Consciousness Through Education. While that completely resonated with me on one level, I hadn’t connected all the pieces. Often when making decisions I will rely on the ones…
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Musings on Wahatoya (Spanish Peaks) by Dr. Carol Parker

                 Southwestern College (Santa Fe) Faculty & Students on Wahatoya            WAHATOYA:    The Spanish Peaks of Southern Colorado For about five years,  the Spanish Peaks (or traditionally Wahatoya, which is a native word meaning the breasts of mother earth) have been yelling at me.  This happens every time I drive by on I-25 headed toward Denver.      It…
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Musings from Wahatoya, The Spanish Peaks….by Carol Parker

                             Southwestern College (Santa Fe) Faculty and Students Visit Sacred Mountains in Colorado WAHATOYA:    The Spanish Peaks of Southern Colorado  For about five years,  the Spanish Peaks (or traditionally Wahatoya, which is a native word meaning the breasts of mother earth) have been yelling at me.  This happens every time I drive by on I-25…
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My Savannah Adventure

by Debbie Schroder Do you remember having to write that dreaded essay in grade school about “what I did during summer vacation”? Summer is far from over, but I welcome the chance to share a little about my “summer vacation”. I attended the American Art Therapy Conference in Savannah about a week ago and thoroughly…
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A Peruvian Story Of Life, Love, Understanding & Not Understanding…

from Craig Tomas McAdams, Southwestern College Counseling Intern...   This story does not have a have a happy ending.   "Steve" from the previous blogs is in fact, Tomas. Tomas Guevara Paucar. The happiest, most delightful child I have ever met. A couple of months ago, I noticed him among the children because of his…
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Chinese Medicine and Mental Health, by Dr. Jesse Hoover, DOM

(Guest Blogger Dr. Hoover is the husband of Southwestern College Art Therapy graduate, Mutsumi Shoji...He is in private practice in Santa Fe, and works with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine) Chinese Medicine and Mental HealthDr. Jesse Hoover, DOMWhether using acupuncture or herbs, Chinese medicine (CM) lends itself well to the treatment of mental and/or emotional…
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Southwestern College’s Profe’ Tomas in Peru: Update on Internship

Craig Tomas McAdams, Internship in Maras, Peru: Theatre Begins                       First, I wanted to give you all an amazing update on “Steve” from the last blog:  the Andean Research Institute has graciously put up the funds to get Steve treatment at a clinic here in Peru.  Apparently, we are heading to a clinic…
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Are There Jobs for Men in Counseling and Art Therapy? Yeah, Bro.

A Few Good Men Wanted. Actually, a Lot of Them.Southwestern College in Santa Fe has about 150 Master’s level students, and about 135 of those are women. This is not a terribly unusual ratio for a school of Counselors and Art Therapists. So guess what? The world needs male counselors and male art therapists. It’s that simple.…
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The Route from Higher Ed to a Career is Often Scenic & Indirect…

CLICK THIS URL.... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-james-michael-nolan/is-education-supposed-to-_b_1679458.html But is the whole point of education to "get a job??" This piece of mine was published today in the Huffington Post... Sharing, tweeting, liking and Stumbled-Upon-ing always welcomed by Southwestern College.... Thanks, Jim Nolan…
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How Are Jobs Created? One Southwestern College Perspective…

Click This URL ! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-james-michael-nolan/new-thought-on-job-creati_b_1679264.html This is from my most recent (July, 2012) published blog piece for Huffington Post...Any effort you make to share, tweet, re-tweet, like or otherwise spread the word would be of great assistance to Southwestern College... Warmly, Jim Nolan…
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