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(photo by Rena Garrett)
Actually, this photo by Rena Garrett was taken during the rain storm last Wednesday evening.
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“A traditional-age college student tends to not pick miniatures from other cultures." – Susan Larsen
Susan Larsen, ENMU’s director of Counseling and Career Services, uses Sandplay therapy with student clients.
“These types of therapies help students communicate nonverbally something that is hard to describe with words,” she said.
Ms. Larsen attended Eastern Michigan University (which, coincidently, has the same colors as ENMU) and received a master of arts in counseling and special education. She specializes in community and college student mental health.
She also attended Western Michigan University, Schoolcraft College, and received a bachelor's in elementary education from Madonna University in Michigan.
Having been a community college, traditional four-year and non-traditional student, Ms. Larsen can identify with a wide range of student issues.
“People think Sandplay therapy is just for children, but it has helped others with issues ranging from test anxiety to deep personal trauma. I would highly recommend this kind of therapy for both children and adults because I have seen it work effectively.”
Sandplay therapy establishes a safe environment where students can create their own worlds without having the worry of being judged or analyzed.
“Students can choose whether or not they want to use Sandplay, as long as they make progress,” said Ms. Larsen.
“If a student chooses to use Sandplay, they can build as many times as they need to and a picture is taken of their own world to be confidentially documented.”
Over the years, Ms. Larsen has collected over 1,000 miniature figurines used in Sandplay. They cost from free to $28.
“A traditional-age college student tends to not pick miniatures from other cultures, which I find interesting.”
After each session, she smoothes out and makes designs in the sand with plastic combs for aesthetic enjoyment and because, “It helps to smooth away the other person’s energy, because, when they touch it, all of their energy goes into the sand.”
She has been using this type of therapy for eight years and attended workshops that helped her better understand Sandplay.
For more information, call Ms. Larsen at 562.2211 or email email@example.com.
Meet Sherry Stewart of Business Affairs
photo and story by Shantiana White
“My faith, family, and friends are what give meaning to my life." – Sherry Stewart
Sherry Stewart, grants accountant and budget analysis for Business Affairs, has been working at ENMU for a year.
“It is a great job; I have learned a lot and enjoy the people I work with,” she said.
Mrs. Stewart deals with federal and state grants and helps create the overall university budget.
The Belen native attended ENMU and received a bachelor’s in business administration in 2005.
“My parents have owned a business in Belen since I was a young child and I always wanted to pursue a business degree.”
Mrs. Stewart has two sisters. One is a music teacher in a Las Cruces public school and the other is a cosmetologist in Artesia.
“My family loves the small-town feeling and it is a safe place to raise our children: Landen (6) and Lexi (4).”
Before working at ENMU, Mrs. Stewart was the office manager at Craig Hughes Welding in Portales for seven years.
“I was looking for a career with good benefits that also allows me to spend time with my family," she said of landing at ENMU.
During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and doing yard work with her husband.
“My faith, family, and friends are what give meaning to my life.
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