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Yearly Archive 2018

A chance to see Shaun McNiff, Ph.D., ATR Saturday, August 25 at the T&H Conference

"The last time I saw Shaun McNiff present was in Lucca, Italy. The audience was filled with therapists from all over the world, and he had us on the edge of our seats, laughing at his lively humor and moved by his insight into this human experience.  I felt like he was speaking directly…
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Why Indeed!

Why Indeed! Last November, following the national American Art Therapy Association conference, I wrote a blog about resisting and expressed my opposition to decisions made by the AATA Board of Directors. I also said that I wanted to stay involved with AATA and work for change. So I’m running for a spot on the board. …
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Communicating Creatively: Art, Music, and Alternative Addiction Treatment Therapies

Communicating Creatively: Art, Music, and Alternative Addiction Treatment Therapies --by Michelle Peterson   recoverypride.org Millions of people who suffer the ravages of drug and alcohol addiction benefit from traditional, 12-step treatment therapies. Nevertheless, there are some recovering addicts for whom such methods are not effective, and who need the help of alternative approaches that a decade…
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The 37th Annual Transformation and Healing Conference, “Creativity, Consciousness and Connection in Challenging Times.”

The 37th Annual Transformation and Healing Conference August 22-26, 2018 is entitled “Creativity, Consciousness and Connection in Challenging Times.” Keynote Presenter on Saturday, Aug. 25 will be renowned art therapist Shaun McNiff, Ph.D. Keynote presentation on Sunday, Aug. 26 will be Lee Cartwright, M.A.…
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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Caitlin Harper

I have been honored to serve the Nambé Pueblo community since October 2013. The reasons for my arrival to the little reservation nestled in a corner of the Sangre de Cristo mountains and hidden behind the winding backroads between Pojoaque and Chimayo, continue to be veiled in a mystery that deepens each day. I began…
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Inipi by Mark C. Speight

Inipi   Into the Inipi,               the pulsing womb,               the comfort of darkness,               the heat of intention,               the heartbeat of drums taught with flesh,               the suffocating smoke of the sacred,                              the ashes,                              the silence,                              the humanity.   I crawl.   I am blind,              …
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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Katie Hall

I have worked at Solace Crisis Treatment Center in Santa Fe, treating trauma and crisis situations for the last two and a half years. I previously worked at the Attachment Healing Center in Albuquerque. I currently work at Solace part-time and have been building my private practice. I provide art therapy and counseling services to…
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Is My Therapist “The One?” by Jane McConnell

“Consciousness is a fundamental thing, the fundamental thing in existence — it is the energy, the motion, the movement of consciousness that creates the universe and all that is in it – not only the macrocosm but the microcosm is nothing but conscious- ness arranging itself.” -Sri Aurobindo Is My Therapist “The One?” Sometimes doing…
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