Posted September 30th, 2013 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, SWC Blog.
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 & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, SWC Blog, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
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 & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Ecotherapy, SWC Blog.
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 & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog.
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 & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Student & Alumni Stories, SWC Blog.
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 & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, SWC Blog, Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work?, Featured.
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.
3000 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 & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, 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…