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Monthly Archive April 2012

Historic Day for Quimby/Southwestern College…

Today, on behalf of Southwestern College, and with full support and a resolution from our Board of Trustees, I signed an agreement with Ed Nagel and the Santa Fe Community School, to purchase the 4.39 acres of land just north of our current campus (across the little road on the other side of the Day…
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Can You Afford NOT to Go to Grad School?: The Economics of the Soul

How Much Does it Cost to Become a Counselor? If I had decided not to go to graduate school and become a helper/healer, I think my soul would have just flat out died. I don’t think I am being melodramatic here. If you have a calling to service, and you don’t follow it, you…
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Consciousness, Language, and the Irishman Escapes the Devil

Consciousness and Language: The Irishman Always Wins   Discussions about Consciousness and what we mean by it can be energized, animated, spirited, and occasionally, unharmonious. The Scientist and the Metaphysician begin by positing wildly different premises, so it is no wonder that they end up in two completely different places from which you…
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A Curandera’s Musings on the Nature of Vision Quests…by Niccole Toral

 “Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit.” Edward Abbey  As I was meditating this morning, my mind began to ponder about the Doctorate program I withdrew from. You see, I am a Vision Quest Guide and what I realized about Mother Earth and this particular ceremony is that one…
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A Mandala a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

by Eliza Combs Okay, so maybe not once a day, although that would be an awesome practice but at least once a week for 8 weeks or so. I loved getting to come to Seren's Art Therapy Techniques class last quarter and make my 10 minute mandala with watercolors. This was a project I wanted…
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Excess

My introduction to art therapy came in 2007. That year, a close friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer; she later founded ARTS for the Cure, a nonprofit organization dedicated to women suffering from breast cancer. Wanting to support my friend and honor her new organization, I volunteered my time by working behind the…
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Saying “Yes” to Life…

Southwestern College and Saying Yes to Life... I talk with a lot of prospective students who are interested in Southwestern College. Honestly, once they have done enough homework on graduate schools to make it to an interview in Santa Fe, I assume they have probably been called for a reason—and they are usually completely sold…
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Sara Martin’s Virtual Art Show

Sara Martin Artist Statement One of the most important things I will take from my education and training in becoming an art therapist is that I can now confidently call myself an artist.  I got my undergraduate degree in art, I have been making art ever since I can remember, but calling myself an…
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Group Mandala

Termination Phase ~Group Mandala~ Betsy Sohmer & Camille Grec Presentation Project for Art Therapy Techniques, teacher: Seren Morris Intention: To create a space and activity for the group to experience visual cohesion of the things we’ve learned in class while maintaining perspective of each member’s distinctive contributions. Materials: Two Large pieces of…
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Advisor Ron Hughes, Kris Kringle and St. Nicholas (Gorgeous Shelties…)

   Fishing with Kris Kringle Kris (shortened for Kris Kringle) came to live with us at a time when our hearts needed healing. It was on the Monday before Thanksgiving in 2005, when my wife and I grieved at the sudden loss of our previous Sheltie, Nick (St. Nicholas.) Nick, a high-spirited and…
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The Big Decision

The Big Decision As most of you know I work in admissions at Southwestern College. I enjoy my position here primarily because I get to sit here and listen to people talk about their dreams and passions. Applying to graduate school is a big deal. For one thing…it ain’t cheap! It is a sizable investment…
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