Posted July 31st, 2015 by & filed under Top News, SWC Blog.
There's a paradox: from one point of view, I am that. From another, you are not me. I believe it's important to remember both of these viewpoints.Remembering "I am that" reminds me of the unity of all things. It reminds me that the entire universe is my body—so of course, I aspire to love it…
Posted July 31st, 2015 by & filed under Counseling Program at SWC, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC.
Claudia Escareño-Clark shares some reflections on her group work experience during practicum at Southwestern College. …
Posted July 30th, 2015 by & filed under T & H Conference, The New Earth Institute, Featured.
Cultural Imposition: When Digital Immigrant Therapists
See Digital Native Clients
These days most therapists are Digital Immigrants—that is, they were not brought up in
the digital era, and digital communication is like a second language to them. On the other hand, many clients are Digital Natives, with completely different values, expectations and comfort levels…
Posted July 30th, 2015 by & filed under Job Advice & Tips, Smart Ways to Handle Student Loans, Student & Alumni Stories, Featured.
You've heard that somehow, somewhere, by working at some obscure place, you might possibly be able to get some of your student loans forgiven. "Yeah, but I've never actually KNOWN anyone who did that--it's kind of like folklore..."
Well, now, one of your fellow Southwesterners is here to tell you it is real, and she…
Posted July 24th, 2015 by & filed under Top News, SWC Blog, Featured.
For me, the first step in having a great day is having a great sleep—and the first step in having a great sleep is preparing for sleep. I know I'm going to be asleep for about eight hours—and I know that the last hour or so before I go to sleep is a crucial time…
Posted July 17th, 2015 by & filed under Top News, SWC Blog, Featured.
I'm really liking a practice I've been doing: noticing what's about to be born. This works both alone and in conversation.
Alone, this practice goes with reminding myself that I don't know what I'm going to do next. Not knowing makes me curious about it. What actually am I going to do next? I…
Posted July 10th, 2015 by & filed under Top News, SWC Blog, Featured.
I find that naming expectations helps me avoid and resolve conflict. An unnamed expectation is an unconscious, unspoken, implicit "should" or "should not" hanging between myself and someone else. I'm not saying expectations are a problem—shared expectations are the essence of culture, and culture is what allows us to relate with one another easily and…
Posted July 7th, 2015 by & filed under Job Advice & Tips, Jobs in Counseling & Art Therapy, Top News, Alumni News and Updates, Featured.
"Opportunity to Publish Consciousness- Centered Writing" for Evolving magazine.If you are interested in writing for Evolving Magazine - A Guide for Conscious Living,The writers guidelines are listed here:2015 Evolving Writer Guidelines and check out their website here: www.EvolvingMagazine.comgood luck!Are you joining us for the Transformation & Healing Conference, August 26th - 29th?for more info about T&H…
Posted July 3rd, 2015 by & filed under Top News, SWC Blog, Featured.
I'm finding I can make difficult experiences more meaningful by using them to cultivate compassion.
For instance, let's say I'm feeling lonely—needing more love and companionship in my life. Feeling lonely can be uncomfortable, and loneliness can seem bleak and meaningless. However, I can make my experience of loneliness more meaningful by using it…