Posted August 20th, 2020 by & filed under Reflections from the President, Student & Alumni Stories, Featured.
This conversation between SWC President Ann Filemyr, who also serves as Director of the Ecotherapy Certificate, and alumna MelindaJoy Pattison, explores the benefits of ecotherapy, especially during the pandemic with the higher levels of stress we are all experiencing. Simple ways to access nature, even on a city street or in a backyard, and receive…
Posted August 17th, 2020 by & filed under People of SWC, Featured.
By Deborah Schroder
So Scruff and I have become pretty close during the pandemic. He doesn’t share his face on social media but he let me use a stand-in so you could see where he lives. He lives around and under the pretty little bridge in the back of campus. I walk out that way…
Posted February 11th, 2019 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Ecotherapy.
My name is Alyssa Ellegaard and I am a first-year student at Southwestern College. My journey at SWC began before classes started during this past fall’s Wilderness Fast in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. I had just moved from Northwestern Minnesota a week before I was to embark on the Wilderness Fast. I knew very little…
Posted January 7th, 2017 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC, Professional Training Certificates & NEI, Reflections from the President, Ecotherapy.
"We cannot heal the earth until we heal ourselves. We cannot heal ourselves until we heal the earth."
Kari-Oca Declaration of the 1992 Parliament of Indigenous Peoples
In 1992 I attended the World Parliament of Indigenous Peoples as an environmental journalist. I was one of a handful of non-Native people allowed to witness the proceeding.…
Posted October 19th, 2015 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
It has officially been two months since I made Santa Fe my home, and the beauty I have been discovering over these past 60 days has been absolutely unreal. Moving here from Colorado, I was a little worried coming to a place that at first thought invokes mental images of cacti and dusty desert plains.…
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 December 7th, 2014 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
Exploring the simple pleasure of walking through personal narrative. …
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 8th, 2014 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
Photographing the beauty of New Mexico. …