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Monthly Archive August 2013

The Insurer, by Andrew Fearnside (SWC Alum)

The Insurer by Andrew Fearnside   3,000 Hours: Meeting The Auditor I've got this image of The Insurer lurking in me, down deep where it's dark and close and stuffy. He's tall and hefty and ten plus years older than me. He's got a crappy grey Men's Wearhouse suit on, old loafers, and a waistcoat:…
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Shadow Side of a Peacekeeper: Using Art to Explore Beyond “Being Nice”…

This video is an amazing piece of inner reflection, exploration, engaging the shadow side of a "nice person" coming to peace with all she finds... Amazing piece by Amy Hautman-Bates....   (Mural featured in photograph is from Southwestern College Art Therapy/Counseling students' Capstone project...)      …
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Aha and Aho! Reflections of Gratitude

Today I attended the first of a two-day Phoenix-based EMDR conference with Columbian born Ana Gomez. Ana is reputed to be a leader in EMDR implementation, research, and development of protocols for children and adolescents.    Her presentation today began with a liturgy on the importance of metaphors (Thanks, Jim Nolan!) in reaching…
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Learning the Power of Language at Southwestern College

by Amy Hautman Bates We talk a lot about language at SWC. What are you saying? What do you really mean? This careful attention to words is part of the school’s mission of “Transforming Consciousness Through Education.” And in a way, transforming education through consciousness. A huge step in gaining self-awareness is hearing what is…
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Loyal Mama Molly Doerner, Entering Her 2nd Year at Southwestern College

By Molly Doerner "Bwoof... my name is Graham. Molly was my Mama for almost exactly 15 years and 4 months. We had so much fun together - walking, hiking, watching movies (Charlotte's Web was one of my favorites!!), going for rides & getting treats at drive-through windows all across the country. I'm pretty sure we…
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First Year Southwestern Student: On Family Constellations

My Personal Take on Family Constellations     by Beza Addis In my 3rd quarter I had the opportunity to participate in a class activity that left a great impression in me. The activity was centered on family constellation and its influence in a counseling therapeutic setting. After listening to our guest instructor, Naomi, explain how…
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Lessons from My Mutlicultural Class, by Beza Addis

Lessons from my Multicultural class by Beza Addis In my multicultural class we each had to select a topic that is focused on multicultural issues which has bearing in our personal life and future work with clients. As an immigrant minority it is a benefit to myself and to those I come across to be…
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