Posted December 11th, 2018 by Courtney Shackelford & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Art Therapy at SWC.
I come from the east coast, specifically from Virginia. Though I graduated from an art school with a BFA, a lot of the concepts that we discussed in class were done so in an almost exclusively cerebral way. Addressing art this way is valuable—line, shape, color are all important when making a piece. But…
Posted July 4th, 2018 by Southwestern College & filed under SWC Blog, Top News.
Communicating Creatively: Art, Music, and Alternative Addiction Treatment Therapies
--by Michelle Peterson
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…
Posted April 23rd, 2018 by Southwestern College & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Where do SWC Grads Work.
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…
Posted March 27th, 2018 by Southwestern College & filed under Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More.
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,
I am blind,
Posted March 3rd, 2018 by Southwestern College & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Where do SWC Grads Work.
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…
Posted February 8th, 2018 by Southwestern College & filed under Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More.
Within the Hallowed Bones
at this unearthly hour.
So, I rise,
on this desert morn’.
This unearthly warm,
A cup of chamomile tea and honey.
I sit by the fire.
As the silvery blue light of the moon dozes on the window sill.
Posted January 18th, 2018 by Southwestern College & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
“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…
Posted January 8th, 2018 by Jim Nolan, Former President & filed under Counseling at SWC.
Dr. Nolan discusses combining Counseling and Coaching as a career option. …