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Monthly Archive May 2013

Reflections on First Year, by Allegra Borghese

Does Southwestern College really deliver on its mission, "Transforming Consciousness through Education"? I am approaching the end of my first year at Southwestern College. Time has flown. This is not just because I decided on Option One for the program, but also because so much has happened in these last 8 months. As a graduate…
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Giving Life to Unconscious Images through Collage and Poetry by Megan Sturges

by Megan Sturges, © 2012 My practice in the studio is about giving life to the unconscious image in specific form through my hands and eyes – bringing it into this world of color and form through the embodied sense of yes or no, here or there, connecting, separating, line, shape, object, pattern.  Like dreams,…
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The Magician

by Kat Dison   "Carl Jung realized that archetypes are not based on interactions and experiences between actual human beings, but on simplified characterizations. These simplified characters, or archetypes, perform roles that are essential to our understanding of the world. The magician archetype, for example, does not seek answers from external resources, but instead searches…
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Bird Sculpture

by Lisa Marie Paradis   Where do you hail from? You and yours snug tightly In between the dream Awaken to five year old father's soul inhabited by butcher's Chicken floating gently across the room- enter the back of the neck- boulders upon the fleeing road-where do you hail from? barbed wire divisions in size-fait-memory-Is the …
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Wandering Around an Albuquerque Airport Terminal

After learning my flight was detained 4 hours, I heard the announcement: If anyone in the vicinity of gate 4-A understands any Arabic, Please come to the gate immediately. Well -- one pauses these days. Gate 4-A was my own gate. I went there. An older woman in full traditional Palestinian dress, Just like my…
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Marika Richard’s Seasonal Affective Disorder Treatment & Light Center, LLC

I am a 2005 alumni from the Art Therapy program. Since graduating from SWC, I have been on many adventures as a therapist working in home-based and outpatient settings as a youth & family therapist, and with military populations as a traveling therapist in and outside of the US. I work part-time as a college…
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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Jaffa Frank

Jaffa V. Frank, Ph.D. After graduating with my M.A. in Grief, Loss, and Trauma Counseling at Southwestern College in 2008, I did hospice bereavement counseling in Albuquerque, which was cut short by serious personal health issues. Having come through surgery healthier than ever, I decided to pursue my long-time dream and in September of 2011,…
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