"Introduction to DreamTending" with Stephen Aizenstat - 3 Day Workshop
January 22nd, 23rd and 24th
Duncan Center, Delray Beach, FL
15820 S. Military Trail (Corner of Linton Blvd.)
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DAY 1: Friday, January 22, 2010 • 7-9:30 pm (Registration at 6:30)
Introduction to DreamTending
Understanding Principles of DreamTending • Tools for Remembering
Dreams • “Getting Started”—Methods of Association • The Personal
Psyche • Exploring Common Dream Themes • Demonstration and
DAY 2: Saturday, January 23 • 9:30-5:30 pm (Breakfast and Lunch included in price of workshop)
Archetypal Imagination and the Living Image
Listening to the Symbolic Language of Dreams • Tools of Working
with Puns, Metaphor, and Symbol • “Moving Forward”—Methods
of Amplification • The Collective Psyche • Befriending Angels,
Ancestors, and Animals in Dreams • Demonstration and Experiential
DAY 3: Sunday, January 24 • 9:30 am-1 pm (Breakfast included in price of workshop)
Translating DreamTending into Awake Life Experience
Personal Dream Council—Forming an Ongoing Relationship with
Figures of Your Dreams • Tools for Working with Nightmares and
Night Demons • “Tending the Living Image”—Methods of Animation
• The World Psyche • Attending the Psyche and Soma, Body and
Soul • Understanding Dreams as a Form of Archetypal Activism •
Demonstration and Experiential Work
“For many centuries human beings have explored the
mysteries and meanings of dreams, most often imagining
ourselves as center and source of the dream. When we listen
to dreams in a different way – when we tend to their living
presence, something quite extraordinary happens. Dreams
come alive and tell their stories. Our perception changes, our
intuition opens, and we hear and learn from the timeless
intelligence of Nature as well as our own deeper sense of well
being.” – Stephen Aizenstat
In this introductory seminar, Dr. Stephen Aizenstat offers both traditional and emerging methods of dream work that explore common dream themes, nightmares, archetypal images, and the recurring dream.
DreamTending is a method of working with dreams that considers dream images as “living
images.” It makes the particularity and presence of these images available to the dreamer. The wisdom of ancestral callings, the instinctual knowledge of animal visitations, the musings of the soul are attended to from a psyche-centered, rather than person-centered, perspective. The “intelligence” of the dream is listened to from the inside out.
To “tend” a dream is not just to interpret or analyze it. The figures and landscapes of dreams are experienced as alive and moving about with a certain degree of autonomy. In a very practical and accessible way, the craft of DreamTending offers the possibility of listening deeply to the voices of the dream images themselves as they come forward to offer their insights and perspectives.
DreamTending appreciates that dreams carry an inner knowing, an innate sensibility, and an element of potency that affords each of us the capacity to open to the depths of our own experience. When we tend a dream, images come “awake,” imagination is animated, and we participate in life more fully rooted in the way of the dream.
DreamTending is based on four essential concepts:
Visit www.dreamtending.com for more in-depth
Learning Objectives: Following the completion of this program, participants will be able to:
Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, marriage and family therapist, and the founding president of Pacifica Graduate Institute. For more than 35 years he has explored the power of dreams through the study of depth psychology and the pursuit of his own research. He has collaborated with many masters in the field, including Joseph Campbell, Marion Woodman, Robert Johnson, and James Hillman; as well as native elders worldwide. Dr. Aizenstat has conducted hundreds of dream work seminars throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
The Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida, Inc. is a non-profit educational association that serves licensed mental health professionals and the greater community by fostering the study of the psychology of Carl G. Jung. The Center presents educational services including lectures, seminars, discussions and workshops to address the psychological, social and spiritual issues of our time while providing a forum for personal reflection and development. For more information: Call the Center’s Message Phone:954-525-4682 http://www.jungcentersouthflorida.org
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