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Yearly Archive 2016

Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist: Laura Walkingstick

Muliebrity: The State of Being Feminine "Muliebrity” is coordinate term to “virility,” referring to qualities of femininity. Southwestern College staff, faculty, and students were invited to explore how they connect with and empower the feminine aspects of the self,  community, or greater collective via artistic processes. The Wild Heart Gallery is proud to present…
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A Boy & His Sketchbook by William C. Jenkins, Jr.

Poem in Third person about your wildest love A Boy & His Sketchbook There once was a introverted boy, most people associated him with being shy, living in the projects. The boy didn’t have many friends; to be honest he didn’t like his fellow classmates. They were into sports, smoking/selling weed, and joining gangs. All…
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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist: Micaela Wood

Muliebrity: The State of Being Feminine "Muliebrity” is coordinate term to “virility,” referring to qualities of femininity. Southwestern College staff, faculty, and students were invited to explore how they connect with and empower the feminine aspects of the self,  community, or greater collective via artistic processes. The Wild Heart Gallery is proud to present…
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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist: Jessica Morris

Muliebrity: The State of Being Feminine "Muliebrity” is coordinate term to “virility,” referring to qualities of femininity. Southwestern College staff, faculty, and students were invited to explore how they connect with and empower the feminine aspects of the self,  community, or greater collective via artistic processes. The Wild Heart Gallery proudly presented a series…
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Seen by the Essene

A submission and transmission came today during the Creative Writing group, led by Dr. Ann Filemyr, as a response to the prompt which was to use either 'hello' or 'goodbye' as the starter for each sentence. Excuse my crude grammar, but I enjoy poetry because I can break rules without consequences. hello Holy body…
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Panel Discussion On Private Practice In Santa Fe

On November 15, 2016, Southwestern College began its Entrepreneurship Series with a panel discussion composed of a variety of helping professionals in Santa Fe. The presenters were former SWC President Jim Nolan, Ph.D., LPCC; Emilah DeToro, M.Ed., PCC; Ginna Clark, PsyD., LPCC, ATR, Faculty member, Coordinator of the Human Sexuality Certificate Program; and Jessica Reeves,…
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What Cause Will YOU Stand Up For?

Student debt, the death of Fidel, Standing Rock, a shifting and historically unrecognizable economy, the Trump presidency, the Obama presidency, the avalanche of higher ed regulatory requirements, the exponential increase in documentation requirements by insurance companies, fracking, global warming, the diversification of the country, wall or no wall, remaining a sanctuary city...      Are…
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Wild Heart Gallery Featured Artist: Laura Murphy

Muliebrity: The State of Being Feminine "Muliebrity” is coordinate term to “virility,” referring to qualities of femininity. Southwestern College staff, faculty, and students were invited to explore how they connect with and empower the feminine aspects of the self,  community, or greater collective via artistic processes. The Wild Heart Gallery proudly presented a series…
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Muliebrity: The State of Being Feminine Exhibition

Wild Heart Gallery "Muliebrity" is coordinate term to "virility," referring to qualities of femininity. Southwestern College staff, faculty, and students were invited to explore how they connect with and empower the feminine aspects of the self,  community, or greater collective via artistic processes. On Thursday, November 10, 2016, the…
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MA in Counseling or PhD in Psychology?

So You Want to Be a Therapist? Counselor or Psychologist? Let’s start with the fact that becoming a licensed psychologist will take you a good 6-8 years or more to complete, and becoming an independently licensed Counselor will take you about 3-5 years, depending on your drive.  That’s a huge difference. Of course it’s not…
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Council of All Beings

Council of All Beings            The Ecotherapy Certificate Program under the leadership of Dr. Ann Filemyr, Director of the Ecotherapy certificate program and President of Southwestern College, hosted a ceremonial weekend, October 28-30, 2016 to honor and celebrate our kinship with all beings. We became the Council of All Beings. Below are a few of…
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Now What? Dr. Ann Filemyr, Ph.D

Now What? Dr. Ann Filemyr, Ph.D November 14, 2016   In the aftermath of Tuesday’s election, I summon my courage. Already in the past five days there are multiple accounts of Muslim women being harassed at the University of New Mexico, in the university library, on the street. This is the direct result of a…
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Something Big Happened Today at Southwestern College…

Today we held our Second Annual Faculty Retreat, an exercise in Appreciative Inquiry, and a look into the potential futures of Southwestern College/New Earth Institute. Before we actually began, I said to Robert Waterman “You know, this could be a meeting people look back on in ten years and say, that was a pivotal day…
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First Year Student Living in New Mexico for the First Time

Being a first year student and new resident to New Mexico, orientation and the thought of the first day of classes was very intimidating. However, orientation was a great time. I met a lot of genuine and friendly fellow students in my cohort. After those two days, I feel excited to see where these next two years…
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Ecotherapy Interview: Post 1

The Ecotherapy certificate program at Southwestern College offers a Wilderness Fast each year to interested individuals. In September 2016, Wilderness Fast members took a 9-day trip to Canyon De Chelly with Katherine Ninos and Carol Parker, the founder of the Wilderness Fasts offered at Southwestern College. This is an interview with one of the program…
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The Hogwarts Express

I am nearing the end of the first quarter of graduate school, and I can barely believe I am here- a sentiment it appears I share with many of my fellow students. Choosing to pursue a career in art therapy felt like choosing to chase a dream, but sitting in class after class with my…
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III Exhibition

Wild Heart Gallery Featured in the Wild Heart Gallery until November 8th, is an exhibition of ceramic works from three Southwestern College students who took classes over the summer with instructor, Seren Clancy, at Serendipideez Ceramics Studio here in Santa Fe. Angelica Restrepo, a recent SWC graduate, was the only one of the three who…
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Food and Consciousness by Dianne Deloren

Food and Consciousness Ah, October, one of my favorite seasons in Santa Fe, time to make my first apple pie of the season, and look forward to homemade muffins and breads, and the upcoming holidays. But this fall is different. I recently received a diagnosis of diabetes, which runs in our family. Actually, I was…
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