Posted July 30th, 2013 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
Using Art to Slow Down and Feel Loss
by Allegra Borghese
I had a nervous breakdown my freshman year of college due to over exertion in athletics and an insistence upon academic perfection. The compulsion to achieve and appear on top of everything was a chronic addictive pattern that was not serving me anymore. Art…
Posted July 28th, 2013 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
In our Group Dynamics class we looked at who we were in our original group– our family of origin. It helps to see how we came to operate in groups the way we do.
My brother is a physicist, a painter and an optical illusionist. Although we were born with the same parents, in the…
Posted July 15th, 2013 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC, SWC Blog.
by Debbie Schroder
The front door was already open and as I opened the sliding glass door to my patio, a fierce gust of wind blew through my house, lifting an antique plate and a figurine right off of the shelf they were on. They crashed to the floor in jagged pieces as I quickly…
Posted July 11th, 2013 by & filed under Ecotherapy, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
It’s been raining. I am wet up to my knees. Cold and overcast. I am already primed with fear because I saw a black bear on the side of the road on my way here. Sure enough, a few minutes into the bush and there is fresh bear spore... less than a day old, I’d say. I retrace my steps…
Posted July 10th, 2013 by & filed under Where do SWC Grads Work.
Ishwari Sollohub, LPCC, graduated from Southwestern College in 2007, with a Master's in Counseling with a Concentration in Grief, Loss and Trauma. She has been in private practice since then in Santa Fe.
Ishwari works with adults and couples facing a wide range of issues, as well as offering grief-specific work. Utilizing a variety of…
Posted July 9th, 2013 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
8 Things I Miss About Being at Southwestern College This Summer
by Allegra Borghese
Having the summer off and being home in New York with family is fantastic. I am working on a vineyard right near the beach, rent is free, and I have no papers to write. As much as I love receiving a…