Posts Tagged New Mexico
Posted October 17th, 2022 by & filed under Counseling at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, People of SWC, Top News, Featured.
Ah, the sweet New Mexico landscape. Enchanting, delicious, wild, entertaining, clear, infinite. The home, I’ve called my own since I emerged from the womb. A place of lots of dirt and unending blue sky, fresh air, and S P A C E!
I grew up in central NM, spanning from Estancia to ‘Burque…
Posted September 18th, 2019 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, People of SWC, Top News.
By Courtney Shackelford
This time last year I was new.
The sun was brighter than anything I had experienced on the other side of the country and the landscape was unlike anything I had ever seen.
I was in New Mexico.
I had moved from across the country, like many of my peers, to this…
Posted October 21st, 2016 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
The writing group at SWC is a place where students, faculty, and staff can come together and share in a communal free-writing experience each Thursday at noon. Patterned after Natalie Goldberg's exercises, we start with a prompt of some sort and write for a few minutes, then, if we want, we share what we wrote.…
Posted October 3rd, 2016 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
So what's cool to do and see around here?
If you are like me, you are new to New Mexico and the Santa Fe area. Part of what drew me to come to SWC was the location. The moment I stepped into New Mexico for the first time I knew my soul was coming home!…
Posted August 5th, 2016 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
Living in New Mexico has always been a dream of mine, and when I had the chance to move here to come to SWC, I jumped at the opportunity! It wasn't long before I was itching to explore my new world, and when I did, I was truly awestruck by the beauty within minutes from…
Posted April 13th, 2016 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Where do SWC Grads Work, People of SWC, Consciousness & Mindfulness.
Featured Artwork: Mandala Buddha, acrylic on paper, 36"x24", 2012, Tejal Murray
Over the last few blogs, I’ve been exploring Stephen Cope’s The Great Work of Your Life in a general way with examples from my own life. Today, I’m going to dive more deeply into the teachings by profiling one of Southwestern College’s graduates.
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 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 May 10th, 2015 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
Santa Fe has over 300 restaurants to choose from, and chances are whatever your tummy craves, or whatever diet you are on while studying here, Santa Fe has something special for you to eat! I can’t go over every restaurant or type of food offered in town, but I can give you the list of…
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 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,…
Posted May 8th, 2014 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
Photographing the beauty of New Mexico. …
Posted March 10th, 2014 by & filed under Where do SWC Grads Work.
1996 Grad, Jack Lehman, MA, LPCC, Certified Trainer – Center for Nonviolent Communication.
In Thailand, north of Chiang Mai, I worked individually with workshop participants in front of a group. It was a 2-day Introduction to Nonviolent Communication. I spent much of the winter of ‘10 -’11 in Thailand and gave 3 workshops there and…
Posted January 27th, 2014 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, SWC Blog.
As graduate assistants at Southwestern College we get to do a variety of tasks, depending on our strengths and interests. While doing social media and blogging, I came up with the idea last fall to do a series of videos. What I realized is that while I was fortunate enough to already be living in…
Posted January 23rd, 2014 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, SWC Blog.
What is a Container?
There are so many types of containers, a person, place, or thing that holds. Many images come to mind: a milk carton, hands, shoes, a home, a room, a box, a nest, my heart, a chair, a mouth, a closet… Many sensations come to body: warmth, safety, fear, constriction, flee,…
Posted December 2nd, 2013 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, SWC Blog.
As an Art Therapist, I know that the art process is an important container. As a supervisor, I like to weave in art making and sand tray work in supervision, to articulate client and agency issues and express the multi-dimensional experience that a new therapist has.
Katelyn did her practicum and internship at a jail,…
Posted November 7th, 2013 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
Southwestern College student, Mary Edson, interviews four new students to get their insight on what it is that makes the Southwestern College experience so unique. What the students have to say is thoughtful, honest and evocative. …
Posted October 5th, 2013 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Ecotherapy, Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog.
by Natascha Holmes
(written Oct 5, 2013)
Moving to Santa Fe at the end of July gave me a great opportunity to get to know my new home town way ahead of schedule; or so I thought. Most of my time before the start of school was spent traveling to other states, working on writing…
Posted June 20th, 2013 by & filed under Counseling at SWC, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More, Art Therapy at SWC.
by Debbie Schroder
As it got close to 6:00 on Monday evening I could feel my eagerness to begin painting. Every Monday evening the in-state art therapy interns and I engaged in amazing relationships with our canvases. We painted for an hour, then shared our work and talked for the rest of…
Posted May 7th, 2013 by & filed under Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More.
by Lisa Marie Paradis
Where do you hail from?
You and yours snug tightly
In between the dream
Awaken to five year old father's soul inhabited by butcher's
Chicken floating gently across
the room- enter the
back of the neck- boulders
upon the fleeing road-where
do you hail from?
barbed wire divisions in size-fait-memory-Is the
Posted April 3rd, 2013 by & filed under Where do SWC Grads Work.
1998 Grad, Gretchen Wachs, M.A., LPCC
Having worked as a visual artist for most of my life puts me in a unique position as a creative psychotherapist, as I am no stranger to the deep psychological work that goes hand in hand with true creative investigation. This works in reverse as well, and I truly…
Posted April 3rd, 2013 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Where do SWC Grads Work.
1985 Graduate, Rick Cotroneo
I started a part-time practice in classical homeopathy. My background in Education made me a candidate to serve as a commissioner on the Accreditation Commission for Homeopathic Education in North America (ACHENA). Just as Southwestern College has grown over the years through the process of accreditation, so now I am working…