Posts by Andrea Hambuchen
Posted December 1st, 2015 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Where do SWC Grads Work, SWC Blog.
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Growing up in Switzerland, I developed a passion for Circus Arts and Clowns. When I moved to NYC, I was introduced to the Big Apple Circus and became a board member for 11 years. I clowned around with the professional Clown Care Unit of the Big Apple Circus and also met Patch Adams with whom…
Posted November 26th, 2015 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, People of SWC, SWC Blog.
Beginning while I was still a student, and since graduating from Southwestern College in 1995, I have been blessed with many wonderful work opportunities in both Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM.
In addition to maintaining a thriving part-time private practice, I have held the following positions: Family Therapist with New Vistas Early Childhood…
Posted November 19th, 2015 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, SWC Blog, Mindfulness.
“Movement Like Breathing” by Diane Chavez, MA, LMHCA
November 15, 2015
My doctor told me the other day that I have Secondary Progressive. “You have permanent damage in your spinal cord.” Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the protective covering surrounding the nerves of the central nervous system.
Posted November 18th, 2015 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Where do SWC Grads Work, SWC Blog.
Upon graduation at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico and even during, I have worked at Treatment Centers, Psychiatric Hospitals, Mental health agencies, Clinical Director at Group home, Family therapist in New York high school system and Private Practice.
At present I am in private practice in Ponte Vedra Beach. Florida. I am listed…
Posted October 25th, 2015 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, People of SWC, SWC Blog, Mindfulness.
The World Dream
In the dream of the whole world
a pair of red-tailed hawks
a wedding of white deer
an uproar of ravens
a terror of coyotes
a pile of wives
a slumber of cellos
an apotheosis of poets
a maverick of boys
a hippo of…
Posted July 7th, 2015 by & filed under Top News, SWC Blog, Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work?, 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:
2019 Evolving Writer Guidelines and check out their website here: www.EvolvingMagazine.com
Are you joining us for the 2019 Transformation & Healing Conference, August 21st…
Posted December 1st, 2014 by & filed under SWC Blog, Reflections from the President, Mindfulness.
Dr. Ann Filemyr tells the story of Psyche in her graduation speech, November, 2014.…
Posted November 3rd, 2014 by & filed under Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog.
Bringing Together Yoga, Ayurveda & Psychotherapy…
Posted October 24th, 2014 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, SWC Blog.
Paul King-Miller transitioned from serving five years in the Marine Corps to college, an assortment of interesting jobs and finally to New Mexico and Southwestern College.…
Posted September 12th, 2014 by & filed under New Mexico Art Therapy Association, Art Therapy at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, Ecotherapy.
The American Art Therapy Association's 45th annual conference (2012) was held in San Antonio, Texas.
As a budding art therapist, I decided to take the opportunity to attend my first official art therapy conference, located an hour and half from where I lived in Austin, Texas.
In retrospect, I am amazed at how…
Posted August 3rd, 2014 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
Southwestern College faculty member Jessica Callaway reflects on her profound experience of Haiti, and its resilient people. …
Posted January 28th, 2014 by & filed under Top News, SWC Blog, Featured.
... staying in on a Saturday night to write a paper with the company of a Santa Fe Pale Ale and burning sage.
... is making, screaming at, rebelling against, and recreating a budget over and over again as I stumble towards financial sobriety.
... is shedding the self-construct that automates what I think I…
Posted January 15th, 2014 by & filed under Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog.
Would I rather be ‘right’ or be in the loving?
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”
- Mother Teresa
“As I walked out the door to the…
Posted January 12th, 2014 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog.
*This post is a special note to myself, a reminder that my job is not to be Little Miss Sunshine ALL the time, but more accurately sometimes the clearest joy is in continuing on.
So what if I need to get things done—like go to my job so I can keep making money to pay…
Posted January 10th, 2014 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog.
"Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some." - Robert Fulgham
Is our purpose to achieve greater balance? To learn to set additional, or clearer, or more flexible boundaries with our activities…
Posted January 8th, 2014 by & filed under Top News, SWC Blog, Mindfulness.
My New Year resolutions are usually the same every year: be healthier, be nicer, and appreciate the simple things. But this year felt different. For some reason I lit a candle and mediated. I felt there was something specific I needed to hear for 2014. I hope that sharing with the SWC community is a…
Posted January 6th, 2014 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, SWC Blog, Mindfulness.
Did you ever have that feeling like a cloud of lively bats is swarming about your head? I have and it's really challenging to get bat guano out of a sweater.
Seriously though, having a lot of incompletes is like that cloud of bats--those unfinished tasks just won't leave me alone. Even when I've…
Posted November 7th, 2013 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, SWC Blog.
Daniel, and Art Therapy/Counseling student at SWC vividly describes his initial impressions of SWC, his thoughts on art, helping and transitional periods. …
Posted October 17th, 2013 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog.
This morning I arrived on campus ready to tackle my day--yes, tackle, as in "I may have to listen to 'We Will Rock You' by Queen to really get my day started." Maybe not quite as bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as I like, but I showed up. In conversation with the incredible and very supportive Dru…
Posted October 10th, 2013 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog.
by Bryce Downey, graduate of Southwestern College, Santa Fe
Not for the first time in my life do I find myself here: my physical surroundings are incredibly beautiful & conducive to frequent adventures, I am blessed with a sweet, conscientious, & peppy roommate, sharing a spacious, comfortable, quiet home. I have three…
Posted May 27th, 2013 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog, Featured.
by Amy Hautman Bates
I just read Mindell’s The Shaman’s Body and it reminded me of how much I used to know– how much I have always known that has become deeply buried in the last 35 years. Carlos Castaneda’s Journey to Ixtlan was an important book during my college years. Now I look…
Posted November 21st, 2012 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Top News, SWC Blog.
My Life in in 5 Chapters
a poem by Portia Nelson
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk
I fall in.
I am lost ... I am helpless.
It isn't my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.
I walk down the…
Posted October 28th, 2011 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Ecotherapy, Mindfulness.
In the last two weeks I lost my iPod, my apple’s hard-drive, my printer/fax followed by light flashes in my left eye, and my dog’s life.
The road has been bumpy, but I have strength garnered from the wilderness. There is a message: If I can learn to detach from the technology and embrace the…