Posted February 16th, 2017 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More.
Wild Heart Gallery
To find out more about the exhibition in the Wild Heart Gallery called Moment of Truth, I sat down with Sarah Ehle, the liaison for the cohort of 13 art therapy/counseling students preparing to go into the internship part of the Southwestern College masters program, to talk about the meaning of this theme.
Posted January 15th, 2017 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
White privilege is entrenched in our society, and not where it might be expected. Many people who consider themselves "not racist" act in ways that are still oppressive. Racism and oppression are as much "ways of being" as "words" that are said. I was surprised that I have a history of being an…
Posted July 1st, 2016 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Where do SWC Grads Work, People of SWC.
Choosing the right graduate program is not an easy task. I am one of those people who did not make the best choice. I am writing this blog to offer some questions to ask when comparing programs in Counseling or in Art Therapy/Counseling.
I earned a MA in Counseling degree when I was in my…
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 March 30th, 2016 by & filed under Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog.
In my last blog, I talked about the intersection of dharma (our sacred duty in this lifetime) and flourishing at midlife.
The issue that typically arises from someone exploring dharma at midlife is fear. Fear that they’ll have to throw away most everything they’ve created and worked for in order to follow their dharma. Sometimes,…
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 November 3rd, 2015 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
Graduate Student, Amy Gordon, shares a powerful experience of her first Dias de los Muertos event.…
Posted June 8th, 2015 by & filed under SWC Blog.
I make war with what comes in contact with a person's health or happiness, believing that God made everything good..."
~Phineas Parkhurst Quimby
Grad school is a unique, generally rigorous, and ideally outstanding life experience which will push you to your intellectual, emotional, and physical limits. At the end of year one…
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 25th, 2014 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More.
An exploration of the stories, memories and personal significance behind the jewelry we wear. …