Southwestern College Santa Fe, NM

Monthly Archive February 2014

Natascha Holmes’ Art Opening– Exploring the Inner World Through Color

By Natascha Holmes, M.A., LMHC Opening Reception was February 28, 2014 at Wildheart Gallery, Southwestern College Campus, Santa Fe, NM When I am working with the materials and an image comes forth, I am aware that a story is unfolding.   It really is my honor to be the channel for the colors, shapes and…
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Guiding A Person Through Ambivalence with Motivational Interviewing

by Amy Hautman Bates As a student practicing therapeutic work, I have been uncomfortable with the power dynamic between clients and therapists. As a counselor, I don’t like “playing the expert” and as a client, I don't like talking to someone when they act like they know more about me than I know about myself.…
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Failure Becomes the Seed of Possibility

What I have learned at Southwestern College is that each quarter brings with it new experiences. Sometimes they are wrapped in neat little packages with cute little bows, and sometimes whatever I receive I’d like to send back and pretend it was addressed to someone else. That being said, sometimes the most painful experiences lead…
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Career and Life – Creating a Vision Board with Collage

Making Vision boards - Popularized by Oprah and Martha Beck In Career and Life Development class Webb Garrison kicked off the vision board project by leading us through a long meditation where we walked into a forest  and eventually came upon a treasure chest.  We opened the chest to see what was inside. These dreamy…
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