Sacred Ground Healing   

Pam Wood, MA, ATR 

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Past Workshops/Retreats
Previous workshops and retreats include  

Ecology and Spirituality/Eco-spirituality
  • Creation as the Body of God, weekend workshop with Fr. Richard Rohr and Sr. Ilia Delio, OSM, July 17-19, 2010.  Sponsored by the Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 
  • Creation as Family: Listening to the Voices of our Brother/Sister Beings sermon at Central Lutheran Church, Portland, OR, October 2009. 
  • Contemplating our Crucified Earth: What Would Francis Do?  (talk/workshops for students and faculty)  October 26-27, 2009, Neumann College, Aston, Pennsylvania.
  • Care for Creation: A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth, weekend retreat at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Aston, PA, October 2009.
  • Care for Creation: Franciscan Ecological Spirituality (panel and breakout workshop)  April 20, 2009, "Being Present", annual conference for Spiritual Directors International.
  • Care for Creation: A Francisican Spirituality of the Earth, day workshop at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Milwaukie, OR, September 2008.
  • "The Earth Cries Out for Peace: Franciscan Spirituality of Peace, Justice and the Integrity of Creation".  Workshop with Sr. Janice Cebula for The Hearth, Portland, OR.  September 14, 2008.
  • Care for Creation: A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth (based on St. Anthony Messenger Press book, 2008)  June 20-22, 2008, Nestucca Sanctuary, Pacific City, Oregon. 
  • Blue Moon in June, -Wild Communion hike, June 30, 2007.
  • Explorations in Ecospirituality, workshop for Numinosity Wellness Center, February 12, 2006
  • Introduction to Deep Ecology, community education class at First Unitarian Church, Portland, Oregon, Spring 2005.  (Co-facilitated with Debbie Tomasovic).
  • Council of All Beings, Northwest Earth Institute Spring workshop, Portland, Oregon, May 2004.  (Co-facilitated with Carolyn Claire Mitchell and Betty Shelley).
  • Parent/Child Wild Communion Day, St. Andrew Catholic Church, Portland, Oregon, May 1, 2004.
  • Wild Communion: Deepening Your Connection with Nature, 4-week course through Portland Parks and Recreation, Summer 2000 and 2001.


Social and Ecological Justice

  • Climate Council of the Voiceless, evening workshop at Enterbeing, December 2009.
  • Called to Be Peacemakers, youth peace-building retreat, Catholic Relief Services, August 10-14, 2008.
  • Called to Be Peacemakers, Youth Retreat with Catholic Relief Services and the Archdiocese of Seattle, August 12-16, 2007.
  • Intern Closing Retreat, for interns in the Faith, Ethics and Vocation Project, Santa Clara University, May 2006 and 2007.
  • Ecological Sustainability and Social Justice, Jesuit Volunteer Corps social justice retreat, June 8-10, 2006.  (Co-facilitated with Matt Fairbanks).
  • JustFaith Closing Retreat, Archdiocese of Portland, May 2006.  (Co-facilitated with David Carrier of the Office of Justice and Peace).
  • Inner Peace Advent Retreat, Archdiocese of Portland, December 2005. (Co-facilitated with David Carrier of the Office of Justice and Peace).
  • “Council of All Beings”, workshop at Nature and the Sacred, a Fierce Green Fire conference, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon,  October, 2004.  (Co-facilitated with Debbie Tomasovic).
  • "Council of All Beings", workshop at Sustainability Northwest conference, May 2003.  (Co-facilitated with Betty Shelley, Jeanne Roy, Tony Murzcek).

Creativity and Spirituality

  • Cultivating a Grateful Heart:  Creativity and Empowerment in Troubled Times  (experiential workshop utilizing experiential exercises, art-making, and engaged dialogue to cultivate gratitude and creative response in our current world) Spiritual Directors International conference, April 8-11, 2010, San Francisco, California. 
  • Circles of Healing: Labyrinths and Mandalas, workshop for Legacy Meridian Hospital Community Education, September 8, 2007.  (Co-facilitated with Eunice Schroeder, PhD).
  • Inner Peace Lenten Retreat, Archdiocese of Portland retreat at Silver Falls Conference Center, February 2007.  (Co-facilitated with Maria Fleming, MDiv).
  • Contemplative Practices for Lent, labyrinth and sacred circle dances at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Portland, Oregon,  Spring 2004.
  • Earth, Art and Body Spirit, St. Francis Retreat, San Juan Bautiste, CA, June 2002 and August 2001.  (Co-facilitated with Keith Warner, OFM).

Community Building and Staff Dynamics

  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps, staff retreat, September 15, 2006.
  • Numinosity Wellness Center, weekend staff retreat, September 2006.
  • “Community Dynamics and Living Systems Theory”, workshop at Jesuit Volunteer Corps Orientation Retreat, Portland, Oregon, August 5, 2004.
  • Community and Sustainability, Earth Charter Summit speaker’s panel.  October, 2003.


New Cosmology

  • “The Cosmic Walk:  Finding Hope and Courage in our Common Creation Story”, workshop at Choosing Our Legacy:  Consciousness and Climate Change conference, First Unitarian Church, May  2005.
  • Winter Solstice Cosmic Walk, St. Andrew Catholic Church, December 21, 2003.


Work and Spirituality: Finding our own Great Work

  • Work and Spirituality, talk at Jesuit Volunteer Corps retreat, January 1992 and 1993.


Voluntary Simplicity

  • Who will speak for the children?  The commercialization of childhood.  October 11, 2008.  Presentation at the Oregon School Counselor Association annual conference, Lincoln City, OR.  To see Power Point, click here. For accompanying script, click here. 
  • What Would Jesus Buy? facilitator of discussion on consumerism and overconsumption.  Vancouver For Peace film night, June 24, 2008.
  • Voluntary Simplicity, workshop at Sustainability Northwest conference, May 2003. (Co-facilitated with Liz Fitzgerald).
  • Fullness of Life: Embracing Simple Living, workshop at Jesuit Volunteer Corps orientation retreat, August 2005.


Women’s Spirituality

  • Feminine Spirituality – Reconnecting Body, Earth, and Spirit, NWEI National Network workshop, July 2005. (Co-facilitated with Betty Shelley).



Closing Retreat for Interns, Faith, Ethics and Vocation Project, Santa Clara University, CA.  May 2007.


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