Monthly Archive April 2014
Posted April 30th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
Animating your intellect is another way of describing active imagination. For some this description is preferable and yet it is essentially the same transcendent function. The intellect is keen on observation but perhaps less on aesthetic. Bringing in the creative aspect as well as personalized stylization can make our ideas truly come to life in…
Posted April 30th, 2014 by & filed under Featured, How to Build your Private Practice, Student Reflections and Updates, Top News.
This is episode 8 of the Aspiring Coaches and Therapists podcast, by Emilah Dawn DeToro and Jacob Gotwals. In this episode (recorded in November 2013), we talk about various ways of attracting new clients: what we’ve tried, what we like, what’s worked for us, and what hasn’t.
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Posted April 30th, 2014 by & filed under Featured, Student Reflections and Updates, Top News.
This is episode 9 of the Aspiring Coaches and Therapists podcast, by Jacob Gotwals. In this episode (recorded in January 2014), I interview Tejal Murray, who recently completed a master’s in art therapy / counseling at Southwestern College.
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How Tejal’s background as an artist…
Posted April 29th, 2014 by & filed under Featured, New Thoughts from President Nolan, Top News.
Lee Cartwright, M.A., developed shifting consciousness through Dimensions (SCtD), a neurological system for transforming trauma and personal limitations. He has written 3 books on SCtD. Lee believes that working with clients and teaching are sacred privileges.
Lee is one of a kind. A Psycho-spiritual Alchemist, a Quixotic Healer, a guy who, while talking about deep trauma,…
Posted April 27th, 2014 by & filed under Featured, New Thoughts from President Nolan, Top News.
(You gotta watch these guys) by Jim Nolan
Above All, Do No Harm
Ah, yes, the great Hippocratic Oath, passed down to all members of the medical profession.
Yeah, except that's not really the Hippocratic Oath.
I got to thinking sometime last year about the Hippocratic oath, as I understood it. And it struck…
Posted April 25th, 2014 by & filed under Featured, Student Reflections and Updates, SWC Blog, Top News.
An exploration of the stories, memories and personal significance behind the jewelry we wear. …
Posted April 25th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
Revolutionary is the archetypal eye for it sees with its ancient aperture yet looks out with visionary intensity. I see you for what you are – not separate from my sight, for your projection enters me, thereby becoming part of me. I take you in as light. I take you in as light. All eyes…
Posted April 21st, 2014 by & filed under Featured, Paintsplash - Art Therapy.
Chulee (Eve) Choowong-In
Art is unlimited possibilities and discoveries that can be shared. My art process is an internal dialogue that dances onto the surface of my media. Born in Thailand, I grew up in the rural area known as Chainat. At age 12, I came to the United States and lived…
Posted April 19th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
What is most tender in your life? What are those frail and ephemeral things fluttering about your day that only you can see? Do you protect these pieces and parcels from the harsh winds? Do they come and go, hide from you, flicker in and out of view? I know what I know yet it’s…
Posted April 15th, 2014 by & filed under Featured, Paintsplash - Art Therapy, SWC Blog, Top News.
I am a big fan of reusing materials into new forms. Broken bits glued together to make guardians; Torn fabric to make new yarn or a rug; Old shoes into a Journey; Or large boxes into castles. After reading, "Endangered Threads: Socially Committed Community Art Action," by Janis Timm Bottos (2011), I knew that there was a…
Posted April 14th, 2014 by & filed under Featured, Paintsplash - Art Therapy, Top News.
I'll start with an ending. Last quarter's Art Therapy Techniques class ended with each member of the group creating an altar of the art that was made during the quarter. We made Mandala's every class, masks, body tracings, finger painting, inner guides and characters, and containers to name a few. In this class I made…
Posted April 14th, 2014 by & filed under Top News.
In the lime light of this leaf’s life, there existed a certain twirling device. One clever, clutching thing was able to spin it, not once but twice. So how do we take what comes to us unraveled and turn it tight - bring it into focus, channel the light? This skill requires…
Posted April 13th, 2014 by & filed under Featured, Pets & Their People @ Southwestern College..., Top News.
Wendy Waterman works in Admissions, and has a long, loving history with her various four-leggeds.....…
Posted April 13th, 2014 by & filed under Advice for Prospective Students, Job Advice & Tips, Jobs/Careers/Opportunities in Art Therapy.
If you are seriously thinking of going to graduate school in Art Therapy, please do yourself a favor and read this note in its entirety.
Hi, my name is Jim Nolan, and I am president of Southwestern College. I have been tracking this issue very closely, as it is immensely important to the leadership…
Posted April 10th, 2014 by & filed under Advice for Prospective Students, Featured, Student Reflections and Updates, Top News.
Sylvan Schneider is a funny, creative guy, who also happens to be a graduate student at Southwestern College...…
Posted April 9th, 2014 by & filed under Featured, New Thoughts from President Nolan, Top News.
President Nolan asks for your help in keeping Southwestern College on the walls of its followers! But you have to take active steps....…
Posted April 4th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
The soul hears past the loud and obnoxious. It knows there is little substance in clamor. It does not detour just to stumble drunkenly down the stairs for there is little down there. Nor does it crawl over others to be at the top of the stairs for there is little there too.…
Posted April 3rd, 2014 by & filed under Top News.
The New Earth Institute of Southwestern College is bringing John Bradshaw to be the Keynote Speaker, for the annual Transformation & Healing Conference in August, in Lovely Santa Fe!!
John Bradshaw has been an icon in popular mental health, healing and growth literature for decades. Stay tuned for his specific topics (there are…