SOURCE: Southwestern College

August 02, 2005 07:10 ET

Mandalas, Masks, Music, and Milagros: Using the Arts for Healing & Growth

SANTA FE, NM -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 2, 2005 -- The value of imaginative self-expression will be the theme of "The Transformational Palette," the 24th annual Transformation & Healing Conference, to be held by Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM, August 24-28, 2005. Counselors, art therapists and creative spirits are invited to choose from 21 experiential workshops given by local practitioners and nationally known art therapists Bruce and Catherine Moon. No art experience required.

Morning workshops will run from 9 am to noon Wednesday-Sunday; afternoons from 2 to 5 pm Wednesday-Saturday. Southwestern's 2005 Alumni Reunion will follow the conference on Sunday evening. More details and a registration form can be found at or call 505-471-5756 x10 or x11.

Weekday events are at Southwestern College, 3960 San Felipe Road, Santa Fe; weekend events with Bruce and Catherine Moon will take place at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat Center, 50 Mt. Carmel Road. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for counselors and therapists. Space is limited; a few press passes are available. Costs run from $35 per workshop to $285 for the full conference.

Conference workshops (in chronological order):

--  Conversations with the Invisible: Multimedia Collage (Dante Ruiz)
--  Using Art in Healing Grief (Janet Schreiber)
--  Indigenous Energy Work & Art (Diane Berman)
--  Art from Left & Right Brain (Lee Cartwright)
--  Art & Soul (Howard McConeghey)
--  Healing Art of Sound (Robin Easton)
--  The Sheltered Pond: Watercolor (Deborah Schroder)
--  The Folding Book (Kris Sly-Linton)
--  Maskmaking (Deborah Bergeron)
--  The Mandala: Spiritual Physics (Robert Waterman)
--  Ancestors, Milagros & Shrines (Christine Tiernan)
--  Art & HeartMath™ (Elsa LaFlamme)
--  Dolls Are Us (Kate Rogers)
--  Imagining with Clay (Megan Sturges)
--  The Art of Storytelling (Stephen Fadden)
--  Mandalas: Journey of Healing (Rosvita Botkin)
--  Song & Silence (Susan Hale)
--  Methods of Play Therapy (Mark Ferriegal & Charlotte Knauber)
--  Role of Metaphor in Art Therapy (Bruce Moon)
--  Symbolism & Significance of Art Materials (Catherine Moon)
--  Performance Art & Artwork (Bruce & Catherine Moon)
Southwestern College offers graduate degree and certificate programs in psychological counseling, art therapy, and grief counseling in a holistic, person-centered and experiential learning environment. For more than 30 years, students have graduated from Southwestern with the skills necessary to foster transformation in themselves and others.

Contact Information

  • For information or registration:
    Southwestern College T&H Conference
    505-471-5756 x10 (Amy) or x11 (Dianne)
    Email Contact