Posted September 30th, 2013 by Donna Harrington & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More.
Sometimes a concept flashing through my mind can be made clearer when I paint it. I grab the "thought" and infuse it with all the feeling and sensation that exists beyond words. I stir it around in the paint and lay it out on the canvas. Here is an example of using my art to…
Posted September 25th, 2013 by Jim Nolan, Former President & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories.
The Students of Southwestern College
by Claudia Escareño-Clark
I LOVE this time of year. The leaves have begun to turn, and there is a distinct nip in the air. While part of me feels it is a time to slow down and reflect, I am caught up in the excitement of a new school…
Posted September 24th, 2013 by Donna Harrington & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Ecotherapy.
by Amy Hautman Bates
I am settling in after a year of New Mexico life. Before this, I lived in Minnesota and North Carolina; both much greener, wetter and predictable than this. Since moving here, I have heard many wonderful stories of strange events in the "Land of Enchantment". I haven't seen an alien (yet)…
Posted September 24th, 2013 by Jim Nolan, Former President & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
2nd Year Student Looking Back to Year One
Written by Sara Beth Patrick as an incoming student.
I have just finished my first week of classes at Southwestern College. It has been quite a transition. Moving from Ohio to Santa Fe, living in the suburbs to living in the country, getting into and choosing…
Posted September 24th, 2013 by Donna Harrington & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
By Allegra Borghese
I appreciate the change in seasons. As the temperature and colors shift, I am forced to change up my routine, feel things differently, and assess my choices. Mid-September is a world away from mid-July. I observe the subtleties in how I am thinking and seeing; I am different. My hair can no…
Posted September 24th, 2013 by Jim Nolan, Former President & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Where do SWC Grads Work.
Andrew Fearnside's Blog Series offers unique, poignant and tragi-comedic insights into the work of being a therapist. He is a graduate of Southwestern College.
3,000 Hours: The PO (Probation Officer)
Court-ordered clients [hereafter referred to as patients] bring their PO into therapy with them. As the therapist, I have to handle this complication,…
Posted September 20th, 2013 by Magdalena Karlick & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, SWC Blog.
by Debbie Schroder
I seem to need to continue the idea of a summer reading list. I don’t understand why, because my summer is always as busy as the rest of the year. The fantasy of a book and lemonade out on the front porch is just that – a fantasy. I don’t even…