Pamela Dakota Gold

Facilitator since June 24, 2012

Pamela Dakota Gold
Tucson, Arizona 85747 (United States)
P 520.906.7542

Biography

Pamela Dakota Gold, MA, LISAC, REAT, KMCC created Arts for the Heart Center in 1995 which specialized in using the arts to enable self-expression and to co-create clarity and solutions, honor lives, and build community in diverse settings. Since 1982 she has pioneered using the transformative power of creativity through the arts in treatment facilities, schools, conferences, workshops, community events and private practice. As a Nationally Registered Expressive Arts Therapist she has specialized in integrating expressive arts therapy in the addictions field and is also an AZ State Licensed Addictions Counselor. She is presently working part time at Cottonwood de Tucson Treatment Center integrating the use of the creative process as a treatment modality for the recovery of addictions and behavioral health disorders as well as developing her Creative Living Coaching and SoulCollage® practice. In addition, Pamela Dakota is a Playback Theatre Practitioner/Artist and is known as the founder and creative director of the past Tucson Playback Theatre Troupe. She has also been a faculty member of International School for Interdisciplinary Studies Southwest Expressive Arts Therapy Training Institute affiliated with the European Graduate School in Switzerland. Her latest passions are offering Kaizen-Muse and Art Abundance Creativie Living Coaching as a certified coach in a dynamic and fun process and offering SoulCollage® workshops and Gatherings. She also offers a free creativity support service called A.C.T., Accountable Creative Time, to encourage setting time aside to use creativity, make SoulCollage® cards or complete unfinished projects. Pamela Dakota exhibits a passion for using art, expressive arts therapy, creativity coaching, SoulCollage®, creativity and spontaneity because of continually witnessing the power of the arts to connect, express, create community, empower and heal. She lives in theTucson desert with her True Companion and Honey Pie doggie.

Description of SoulCollage® work

I have had the opportunity to offer SoulCollage® in several venues. I use SoulCollage® as a modality of personal expression and exploration for the treatment of addiction and other behavioral disorders. I also offer an Intro to SoulCollage® workshop and ongoing SoulCollage® Gatherings in the Tucson community. Our Gatherings are located at various interesting venues. The last one took place at a local vegetarian restuarant, The Tasteful Kitchen, where we not only fed our souls creating SoulCollage® cards, we nourished our bodies with great healthy food! More venues and offerings are in the plans for SoulCollage® in Tucson. Stay tuned!

Personal work with own SoulCollage® cards

I have been creating my own SoulCollage® cards for the past couple of years. It has been so rewarding watching my deck grow with all those parts of me! I have valued my own personal expression and reflection through the process of making these wonderful special cards. I also happen to love to collage so the fit has been perfect for me. I love to offer processes that I enjoy, that are of value for me and be creativily fun to others which is why I became a SoulCollage® facilitator....and to spread the good vibes!