Posted May 31st, 2014 by & filed under SWC Blog, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
Dr. Carol Parker is the Chair of the Southwestern College Counseling Program. Here she explains, in a series of three narratives, how the Southwestern Counseling Program is unique...And Carol knows a thing or two about "unique"...…
Posted May 30th, 2014 by & filed under Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog, Reflections from the President.
Dr. Ann Filemyr, Academic Vice President & Dean of Southwestern College as of 8.1.14, shares a poignant and moving experience which captures the essence of the I-Thou encounter....…
Posted May 30th, 2014 by & filed under SWC Blog, So you want to become a therapist? Tips and Advice for Prospective Students, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
3 Anecdotes from Carol Parker about what makes SWC/New Earth's Counseling program unique...…
Posted May 29th, 2014 by & filed under Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, SWC Blog.
A photographic journey of the passing clouds in New Mexico and Colorado.…
Posted May 23rd, 2014 by & filed under Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog.
Claudia Escareno-Clark reflects on the tension between embracing the Divine Oneness without naively ignoring human differences of all kinds...…
Posted May 21st, 2014 by & filed under Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog.
As therapists we often have to make clear where our boundaries exist without hurting or confusing those who approach them. This does not have to be complicated and, in fact, can be an opportunity to display love, even elegance. By reflecting how we love ourselves we reveal the lightness of love to others. By stating…
Posted May 19th, 2014 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Ecotherapy, Top News, SWC Blog.
According to the Original Agreement
People could become Plants
But only if they kept the rituals
That were set up in those days.
I found out about this
One spring day in Iowa.
A man I knew was planting squash and onions,
And he turned into a plant.
I saw it happen.
Recently, my husband…
Posted May 13th, 2014 by & filed under Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, SWC Blog.
by Karen Stefano Ed.M., M.A., L.P.C., NCC
How can you unwind your body and mind, listen to the inner stirrings of your spirit, and supercharge your creativity? It’s easy. Tissue Paper Collage!
Mythologist Joseph Campbell said, “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” The truth is that our culture is motivated,…
Posted May 8th, 2014 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, SWC Blog.
Photographing the beauty of New Mexico. …
Posted May 5th, 2014 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Student & Alumni Stories, SWC Blog.
First Year Art Therapy and Counseling student Caitlin Harper explores the magical ways in which great literature has informed her interest in Psychology…
Posted May 1st, 2014 by & filed under SWC Blog, Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work?, Alumni News and Updates, Mindfulness.
by Jessica Callaway, LPAT, LPCC, ATR-BC
I didn't know what to expect when I decided to go to Haiti. I realized when I was on the plane that I was partly, or mostly, going for selfish reasons. I was excited to practice art therapy and teach yoga in an environment I had never experienced,…