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Posts by Jacob Gotwals

My Research on Spiritual Awakening

In the summer of 2014, I took "Foundations in Human Science Research" with Michael Schwab at Southwestern College. As part of this class, I wrote a research paper on spiritual awakening. This paper was based on 10 years of personal experience exploring spiritual awakening (through meditation and other forms of spiritual practice) from 2004 to…
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Four Mandalas from Archetypal Psychology Class

In the spring of 2014, I took "Archetypal Psychology" with Heather Wulfers at Southwestern College. I was a bit intimidated about taking this class. Of all the classes I'd taken at Southwestern, this was the subject I'd had the least experience with, and I wasn't sure exactly what to expect. I had a feeling this…
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Attracting New Clients

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. Listen Now / Download (Duration: 41:52 — 28.8MB) …
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Psychotherapy as a Creative Process with Tejal Murray

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. Listen Now / Download (Duration: 42:55 — 29.5MB) Find out: How Tejal’s background as an artist…
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Structure, Fluidity, and Presence in Sessions with Clients

This is episode 5 of the Aspiring Coaches and Therapists podcast, by Emilah Dawn DeToro and Jacob Gotwals. In this episode, we discuss the roles of structure, fluidity, and presence in sessions with clients. Listen Now / Download (Duration: 36:41 — 25.2MB) Find out about: How Emilah structures intuitive life coaching sessions with clients …
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Why I’m Getting a Master’s in Counseling at Southwestern College

This is episode 2 of the Aspiring Coaches and Therapists podcast, by Emilah Dawn DeToro and Jacob Gotwals. In this episode, Jacob describes how he chose to enter a master’s degree program in counseling at Southwestern College. Listen Now / Download (Duration: 14:26 — 9.9MB) Find out: Why Jacob decided to become a therapist …
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