Sacred Ground Healing   

Pam Wood, MA, ATR 

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Pam Wood, MA, ATR
I am an art therapist, spiritual director and retreat facilitator based in Portland, Oregon.  I have facilitated experiential workshops and retreats nationally which explore the interconnections between ecological and social justice, creativity, and engaged spirituality.  My deepest calling is to create experiences which expand one's sense of connection to all of creation, deepen the motivation to act on behalf of our world, and create a positive and hopeful vision for a sustainable future.  My work is inspired by the Joanna Macy, Thomas Berry, and Brian Swimme.  I coauthored the book Care for Creation: A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth with Ilia Delio, OSF and Keith Douglass Warner, OFM.  

I hold a Masters in Art Therapy from Marylhurst University.  I earned my ATR (Art Therapist-Registered), which is the national registration process for art therapists, requiring 1000 supervised post-Masters clinical hours.  I have 18 years of experience working with children, teens and families in day treatment, community mental health and school settings.  I have a passion for working with teens, and started the first Earth Scouts group in the Northwest (co-ed scouting based on the Earth Charter).  I have years of experience leading children and adults on hiking, climbing and backpacking adventures, and helping individuals to overcome fears and barriers to connecting with themselves and nature.  I have offered workshops and retreats for churches, non-profit organizations, staff teams, and conferences, including:
  • Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, NM
  • Franciscan Spiritual Center, Aston, PA
  • Franciscan Spiritual Center, Milwaukie, OR
  • Spiritual Directors International
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Archdiocese of Portland
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps: NW
  • Archdiocese of Portland Office of Justice and Peace
  • Numinosity wellness center
  • Northlake Unitarian Church
  • Portland Parks and Recreation Outdoor Education
  • Northwest Earth Institute
I seek to integrate into all of my work experiential processes such as art, music, movement, creative  ritual, community-building, and outdoor experiences.  

Contact:  503-708-9751
Formal Education and Training
•    Certificate in Spiritual Direction - Namaste Contemplative Listening Program, May 2006

•    Facilitators' Retreat and 10-Day Intensive with Joanna Macy, December 2009 and August 2005
Art Therapist-Registered (ATR) - National credential received in 2002, required 1000 hours of supervised post-graduate client work
MA in Art Therapy, Marylhurst University - Oregon  
BA in Psychology, Creighton University -  Nebraska  
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