Posted January 30th, 2017 by & filed under People of SWC, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More.
The Annual SWC Staff and Faculty Exhibition
On Thursday, January 12th, the Wild Heart Gallery had its first opening night gala of 2017: Prime Movers: The Annual Southwestern College Staff and Faculty Exhibition. A “prime mover” can be considered many things, in many fields – mechanics, biology, philosophy, etc. – but aptly describes…
Posted January 24th, 2017 by & filed under Counseling at SWC.
Dr. Nolan answers the question "How do I become a professional counselor?"…
Posted January 21st, 2017 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Where do SWC Grads Work, People of SWC.
Liberating Loan Lessons for Life
You finally figured out a career path and maybe even the college you want to attend, but now you are faced with the daunting task of figuring out how to pay tuition and it seems that your only option is to take out student loans. You do the math and…
Posted January 21st, 2017 by & filed under Counseling at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, People of SWC.
Early on in my graduate internship at a family counseling agency, a supervisor told me, "We have the best jobs in the world, for we get to witness, hold and create change." I remember being pulled by those words, but I do not think I truly understood what they meant, and I am still unraveling…
Posted January 21st, 2017 by & filed under Counseling at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
One of the many blessings of living in the Southwest is the ability to reach amazing geological locations within a day span. Over the holiday break, I had the opportunity to go to Zion National Park, the most visited and beloved National Park that I have been to thus far. Zion National Park is between…
Posted January 21st, 2017 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
In our Yoga class at Southwestern College, my intention and plan as facilitator is for this class to be inclusive as the Nature of Yoga is meant to be and truly is. Yoga is for all cultures, all body types, all levels of ability and experience, all ages, all genders...all are welcome and everyone can…
Posted January 21st, 2017 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Mindfulness.
The time has come where I am going to be in facilitator role again. Very well. I accept that with gratitude and responsibility because there is a lot of energy to be shared within our SWC community. I received my 200-hour certification about a year ago and have not used it yet other than in…
Posted January 15th, 2017 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
White privilege is entrenched in our society, and not where it might be expected. Many people who consider themselves "not racist" act in ways that are still oppressive. Racism and oppression are as much "ways of being" as "words" that are said. I was surprised that I have a history of being an…
Posted January 15th, 2017 by & filed under New Mexico Art Therapy Association, Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
A bold and beautiful articulation of the Values and Understandings of the Southwestern College Art Therapy/Counseling Program faculty members. …
Posted January 11th, 2017 by & filed under Top News, Featured.
Dear Southwestern College Students,
Tonight 22 faculty members came to our monthly meeting.
I wish you could have been there, seen and heard it.
We talked about “Transformational “Teaching, and what it looks like, how people actually “be” in the classroom, how CONSCIOUSLY they manage what they do to make the experience as…
Posted January 7th, 2017 by & filed under Ann Filemyr, Ecotherapy/Transformational Eco-Psychology, Top News, Featured.
"We cannot heal the earth until we heal ourselves. We cannot heal ourselves until we heal the earth."
Kari-Oca Declaration of the 1992 Parliament of Indigenous Peoples
In 1992 I attended the World Parliament of Indigenous Peoples as an environmental journalist. I was one of a handful of non-Native people allowed to witness the proceeding.…
Posted January 6th, 2017 by & filed under Tips/Advice on choosing a graduate program, Counseling Program at SWC, Top News, Reflections from the President, Featured.
Reasons why you want to get your Master's in Counseling at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico...…
Posted January 5th, 2017 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC, People of SWC, SWC Blog, So you want to become a therapist? Tips and Advice for Prospective Students.
Students often worry about whether they are learning what they need to know to pass exams and succeed on their first jobs. Some words of wisdom about that...…