Posted August 31st, 2014 by & filed under Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog.
In the summer of 2014, I took "Foundations in Human Science Research" with Michael Schwab at Southwestern College. As part of this class, I wrote a research paper on spiritual awakening. This paper was based on 10 years of personal experience exploring spiritual awakening (through meditation and other forms of spiritual practice) from 2004 to…
Posted August 30th, 2014 by & filed under Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, SWC Blog.
In the spring of 2014, I took "Archetypal Psychology" with Heather Wulfers at Southwestern College. I was a bit intimidated about taking this class. Of all the classes I'd taken at Southwestern, this was the subject I'd had the least experience with, and I wasn't sure exactly what to expect. I had a feeling this…
Posted August 26th, 2014 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, SWC Blog.
There is a fresh light beckoning,
brimming with integrity.
It stands there.
I stand here.
Burning at the foot of my solitary gill
I sing sweet songs of empathy.
And she knows where to turn when the lights dim,
Down and in
To tap the nectar from urchin fin.
This kind of…
Posted August 13th, 2014 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Art Therapy at SWC, SWC Blog.
Here is an example of an effective art therapy directive for someone struggling to decide between two things. We are all familiar with this position: opposing directions are presented to us and we are unsure which way to go. Between a rock and a hard place. We wonder where to place our energies and how to move forward…
Posted August 12th, 2014 by & filed under Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog.
What is New Thought?
This is a great question. At this point in time, I may have 100 New Thought books in my house and there are dozens of answers to this question, largely because there IS no real definitive answer to this question. But I wanted to start offering responses to this question here…
Posted August 5th, 2014 by & filed under Professional Training Certificates & NEI, The New Earth Institute.
Our sexual lives - our desires, our behaviors, our fantasies - are intimately connected to psyche. It’s no surprise then that students and therapists have been asking for more. More training. More information. More conversations about sex. Because the truth is even if you don’t have a practice specializing in sexual issues, sex is…
Posted August 3rd, 2014 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
Southwestern College faculty member Jessica Callaway reflects on her profound experience of Haiti, and its resilient people. …