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Posts by Mahala Scott

Edge Awareness: A Practice of Sensitivity and Nonviolence

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…
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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 President Jim Nolan, Ph.D., LPCC; Emilah DeToro, M.Ed., PCC; Ginna Clark, Counselor, MA, LPCC, ATR-BC, Faculty member, Coordinator of the Human Sexuality Certificate Program; and Jessica Reeves, LMT,…
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The Fully Human Adolescent

This essay was written as a reflection paper for Applied Theories of Human Development.  In this class we discuss different stages of development in the human lifespan.  As we all well know, adolescence is socially considered as a unique, often perplexing and even difficult stage in life.  What we all may not know is that…
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New to Santa Fe: A First Quarter Perspective

For the last twenty-three years I’ve grown up in a small town in Iowa, and almost two months ago moved to Santa Fe to pursue my passion for helping others through art. I am in the MA in Art Therapy/Counseling program here at SWC. The southwestern United States is completely different from the Midwest, where…
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Transformational Eco-Psychology Interview: Post 1

The Transformational Eco-Psychology 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 provided by Southwestern College. This is an interview with one of the program…
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New Beginnings

I am settling into 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 brilliant classmates…
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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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