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Monthly Archive June 2012

Somatic Psychology, from William Smythe, MA

Bill Smythe will be one of the presenters at Southwestern Colleges Transformation & Healing Conference in August, 2012   "The following article is an edited version of my plenary presentation at Dr. Rolf's 40th Year Celebration of her work at the Rolf® Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado in October 2011. I…
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Sacred Relationship…by Patricia Meek

Southwestern College Alumna, Patricia Meek, Recounts a Mission of Healing in the Mountains Sacred Relationship “The winds end when the snow caps of Mount Blanca melt.” This is a common saying in the San Luis Valley, especially in the spring when the thirty plus gusts blow grit across one’s teeth. It was a windy day.…
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President Nolan’s Inspirational Reading List in Both Philosophical and “Business” Related Stuff

Southwestern College's Presidential Recommended Reading List, from Stuff He Has Read in the Past Eight Months or so.... I have begun an initiative with staff and administration to share (and incentivize) the reading of some books that have significantly impacted my view of the world, or the College, or how to be President at…
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Manifesting a Desire to Bring Photography & Therapy Together at Southwestern College

PhotoTherapy at Southwestern College, Santa Fe OK, I am not a painting and drawing guy. I think I am creative in certain realms, and could be artistic in others, if I dedicated the time. But the techniques of traditional or mainstream Art Therapy are not up my alley. I remember being shamed around art, and…
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An Art-Based Ritual

  An Art-Based Ritual by Deb Schroder A summer ritual in the art therapy program has begun again. We’ve started our annual “Portfolio Review” process which is a part of the transition for first year students who are ready to begin second year in the fall. Deborah John and I will sit down with each…
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Southwesten College Intern, Craig McAdams, in Peru

Southwestern College, Santa Fe: Internship in Peru... In the beginning of my internship in Peru, I had the honor and blessing to be able to work with and learn from Andean Shaman (Paqo's). Through this journey, these men became my teachers, mentors, friends and brothers. First, I sat with Adolfo Ttito Condori, one of…
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What Kind of Training Do Counselors Get?

What Does Counselor (& Art Therapy) Training Look Like? In graduate training for Counseling and Art Therapy, you take a number of courses related to the theory and practice of Counseling or Art Therapy. Makes sense. In these classes, you learn fairly directly about “doing therapy.” And at Southwestern College, we strongly encourage the instructor…
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Ocean View

Ocean View by Garnett Thompson Acryllic paint, glazing medium, plywood, masonite, wood glue The landform in the foreground is laminated plywood, that was clamped together, then cut after drying, and resurfaced with a grinder. To me, it reminds me of many familiar landscapes, such as Monument Valley or images of the Sphinx, or Camel Rock.…
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Clinical Training in Counseling and Art Therapy @ Southwestern College, Santa Fe

What Kind of Training do Counselors and Art Therapists Get? In graduate training for Counseling and Art Therapy, you take a number of courses related to the theory and practice of Counseling or Art Therapy. Makes sense. In these classes, you learn fairly directly about “doing therapy.” And at Southwestern College, we strongly encourage the…
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