Posts Tagged Art Therapy
Posted April 1st, 2016 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
Hello! My name is Beth Lykins, and I am a current student at SWC. I am starting my final quarter of my first year in the Art Therapy and Counseling program, and I wanted to share a student’s perspective of life at SWC. I am attending part-time, so I generally take two courses per term.…
Posted December 6th, 2015 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Where do SWC Grads Work.
Valerie Valentine has created a rich, rewarding and successful career with the skills she learned at Southwestern College. …
Posted December 5th, 2015 by & filed under Where do SWC Grads Work.
Lisa Ramirez, M.A., LCDC
Women’s Behavioral Health Coordinator, DSHS
I graduated from the Art Therapy/Counseling program at Southwestern College in 2005. My career thus far has been primarily focused on advocating for women and their families affected by substance use disorders. My interest in working with women can be traced to early childhood experiences with gender…
Posted December 1st, 2015 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Where do SWC Grads Work.
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 17th, 2015 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
We are asked to look within ourselves in our first few classes here at SWC. This process varies from person to person. For me, it has been an incredible opportunity to work on some issues I had thought were already worked through. It only goes to prove the cyclical nature of self-exploration and personal growth.…
Posted November 16th, 2015 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
The recent crop of counselors and art therapists from Southwestern College commenced on November 7, 2015 at the James A. Little Theater at the New Mexico School for the Deaf in Santa Fe. It was a beautiful ceremony unlike any other I have attended, and being a former college professor myself, I have seen quite…
Posted October 26th, 2015 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC.
Students at Southwestern College show mastery of content in creative ways.…
Posted October 24th, 2015 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
On Monday evenings there is an informal gathering of writers in the art studio building on the campus of SWC. Facilitated by Ann Filemyr, this group in dedicated to self exploration and expression through writing. The rules are simple: keep your hand moving, suspend judgment, and it is OK to write bad stuff. The exercises…
Posted October 15th, 2015 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
I’ve always been the type to give my time, energy and love to just about everything except for myself. I eat junk food, I can’t keep a sleep schedule to save my life, and I only exercise on accident. I was able to get by doing the bare minimum for myself and not thinking too…
Posted October 14th, 2015 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories.
I have had the honor of watching the power of art therapy first hand, in my personal life recently. I asked my husband if he would mind if I shared this story, and he told me to go ahead, so I would like to share it with you. It is a true testament of how…
Posted October 12th, 2015 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
It was during my second week at Southwestern College, the second meeting of Tuesday’s Psychology of Altruism class, that Ann Filemyr presented us with this lesson: “reduce shame, enhance love.” We talked about feelings of shame and the aching, overwhelming presence it can have in our daily lives. Shame that can continually haunt us whether…
Posted October 9th, 2015 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
This morning I was chatting with one of my lovely classmates about our first two weeks at Southwestern College. She said something that instantly resonated with me- “I feel like we’re at Hogwarts!”
Thinking more about this humorous comparison to Harry Potter, I began to see more and more striking parallels. We are summoned here by…
Posted April 28th, 2015 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
“Interesting how you are only using a black sharpie marker in your art today,” says my art therapist, as she gently points out my visible tension with perfectionistic, black and white thinking….…
Posted April 23rd, 2015 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More.
Come Undone by Laura Schoff
I feel with such a passion that art has the capacity to heal in many different ways. It has been my support, my processing, my guide, my inner world displayed. Without this art, I may have not have completed my first classes at Southwestern. A year and a half(ish) ago,…
Posted April 6th, 2015 by & filed under SWC Blog.
Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Oh, yes, yes I do… like big books, art therapy and counseling tomes (including books about expressive arts therapies and indigenous and ancient healing traditions) and I cannot lie. One of the best…
Posted March 6th, 2015 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
2nd Year SWC student Caitlin Harper explores her perspective on the use of humor in counseling. …
Posted March 5th, 2015 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More.
Influenced by archetypes and art therapy, Sprout explores the interplay between the unconscious and conscious parts of the psyche. …
Posted November 15th, 2014 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, SWC Blog.
by Debbie Schroder
Program Chair for Art Therapy/Counseling Program
It doesn’t really surprise me that as we approach the eighth week of the quarter, I’m finally able to spend a little time putting together an image that contains mandalas created by incoming art therapy students, during orientation. The quarter has been full – of teaching…
Posted September 25th, 2014 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC.
The Masters Degree in Counseling you were looking for......…
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 July 31st, 2014 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More.
by Debbie Schroder
The gardens on campus are lush and the temperature is hot – it must be Portfolio Review time!
Every year we ask our art therapy students who are moving into 2nd year, to bring in at least three pieces of art created during first year. By looking at their art and hearing…
Posted July 3rd, 2014 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More.
In April, 2014 a call was made: "Archetypally speaking, who is showing up for you lately? What mentors, thieves, medicine folk, or tricksters are asking you to speak their name, embody their abilities, and artfully express the connections you have? Please, answer the call, create the art, embody the voice that wants to be heard…
Posted May 29th, 2014 by & filed under Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, SWC Blog.
A photographic journey of the passing clouds in New Mexico and Colorado.…
Posted May 13th, 2014 by & filed under Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More.
by Karen Stefano Ed.M., M.A., L.P.C., NCC
How can you unwind your body and mind, listen to the inner stirrings of your spirit, and supercharge your creativity? It’s easy. Tissue Paper Collage!
Mythologist Joseph Campbell said, “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” The truth is that our culture is motivated,…