Bio

Photo credit: Dottie Moss

I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world…  -Rilke

 

Pamela Dintaman lives in a wilderness area of the Sonoran Desert outside of Tucson Arizona. She walks daily among saguaro cactus and prickly pear, learning about desert foods, plants and wildlife. Her personal desire is to continually grow into fullness of life and love. She describes a pastoral guide as one who listens carefully to another, serving as a midwife/companion alongside someone’s life journey.  I value asking open-ended questions, helping people reflect on their lives. I like being part of releasing people’s gifts and energies. The word evoking describes my area of giftedness, calling forth what is there but may be hidden.  

Professional Summary

Pastoral guide and ordained minister for 20+ years,
working in hospitals, churches, hospice, and private practice.

Board Certified Chaplain through Association of Professional Chaplains,
assessing and responding to ‘what matters’ concerning identity, values, meaning and purpose.

Skill Highlights

  • Working with transition times, both chosen and involuntary changes
  • Exploring conscious living, life and death
  • Identifying losses and grief process
  • Bringing calm presence into times of change
  • Investigating ‘second half of life’ issues
  • Calling forth hidden resources and strengths in people
  • Moving towards body and emotional health
  • De-cluttering our lives
  • Integrating conversation, art and nature into the healing process
  • Guidance for practicing silence, solitude, contemplation

Education and Training

  • Clinical Pastoral Chaplain residency at Yuma Regional Medical Center, 2009-2011, 7 CPE units
  • Healing Touch, 2011, Guided Imagery, 2011, Crucial Conversations, 2010
  • Capacitar International Training: Healing Trauma, Empowering Wellness, Jan-Dec 2009
  • Extraordinary Leadership Seminar: Systems Theory, Dr. Roberta Gilbert, 2005-2006
  • Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, PA, M. Div degree, 1999
  • Family Therapy and Pastoral Care, Fall 1992
  • Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, B.A. Communication, 1979

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