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Summer Dream Tending Workshop with Stephen Aizenstat

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801 Ladera Ln

801 Ladera Lane

Montecito, CA 93108

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Summer Dream Tending Workshop: A Practical Approach to Dreamwork with Stephen Aizenstat, at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA

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Summer Workshop with Stephen Aizenstat in Santa Barbara, CA

Dream Tending is a life practice that healers, storytellers, and poets have known by many different names for thousands of years. Passed on through generations, the art of tending living dream images emerges when the call to the see the natural world as alive becomes urgent.

Participants in this three-day workshop will build practical skills grounded in traditional and emerging methods of dreamwork. The Dream Tending methods developed by Dr. Stephen Aizenstat build on the methods of association, amplification, and animation pioneered by Freud and Jung, and expanded upon by James Hillman and Marion Woodman. Dream Tending puts animation into practice and allows us to experience dreams in their living, embodied reality. By hosting and tending relationships with the living images of dreams we discover new ways of experiencing life and achieve better psychological and physical health. Workshop participants will:

• Learn how to remember dreams and examine reoccurring dream themes

• Practice dream tending skills with nightmares

• Explore the multiple dimensions of psyche—the personal, collective, and world unconscious

• Animate dream images and form relationships with figures in dreams

• Discover how living images impact and inform our moods, behaviors, and perceptions

• Learn how dreams can support and improve physical and psychological health

Participants will meet daily in four-person Dream Kivas to practice their dream tending skills. During these sessions, each member of the group will have the opportunity to work with their own dreams.



Friday, July 12

Session - 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday, July 13

Breakfast - 8am - 9am

Session - 9:00 am–5:30 pm

Dinner - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Sunday, July 14

Breakfast - 7:45am - 8:30am

Session - 8:30 am–12:30 pm

Lunch - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Tickets include Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Sunday breakfast and lunch

• $235 Pacifica Student Rate

• $285 Pacifica Alumni, Full Time Students, & Senior Rate

• $335 General Rate


Fees include Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and Sunday breakfast and lunch


The workshop will be held at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus at 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Located on 35 acres in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this residential retreat center provides a unique and peaceful environment for these events. This campus has lodging, dining facilities, and parking.


Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus

A limited number of rooms are available for participants at Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus. Accommodations are simple, dormitory-style rooms with a shared bath and shower. Bed linens and towels are provided. Here is a link to purchase guest room accommodations on campus

Book Your Stay at the Ladera Campus

Best Western Carpinteria Inn

4558 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013; 805.684.0473

A limited number of rooms are available for participants. Please be sure to mention Dream Tending to receive the special rate. Please note that Pacifica shuttles do not provide service to and from the Best Western for Public Programs.


Meals are provided to encourage ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the weekend. Included in your registration fee are Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and Sunday breakfast and lunch. No other meals will be available. Pacifica’s caterers make every attempt to provide healthful meals for our guests and include organic ingredients whenever possible. Under the comment area, please indicate on the registration form if you need a special vegan, gluten free, or vegetarian meal or if you have other medical dietary restrictions.


13 continuing education credits are available for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs through the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (provider #67021), for RNs through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider #CEP 7177), and for psychologists through the California Psychological Association (PAC014). Pacifica Graduate Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance at the program is required to receive a certificate. A $25 fee will be charged for each certificate requested.


Major airlines provide service into the Los Angeles International Airport located 90 miles south of Santa Barbara and into the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, approximately 18 miles north of the Campus. Information on ground transportation to and from Santa Barbara will be included with your confirmation letter.


It is the policy of Pacifica’s External Affairs Department to accommodate attendees with disabilities in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Please let us know in advance if you have special needs or require assistance due to a disabling condition while you are attending a public program. If you are accompanied by a service dog, please contact Disability Services directly (805.679.6125), as all animals visiting campus must have pre-approval. For additional information regarding Pacifica’s policies, visit www.pacifica.edu/disability-services.aspx.

Stephen Aizenstat - Bio

Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., has devoted his life to understanding the profound wisdom and healing power that exists within each of us. Through our dreams and imagination, we access limitless creativity, innovation, improved relationships, and ultimately our human potential.

Professor Aizenstat’s Dream Tending methodologies have helped thousands of people to unlock their deep imagination, increase intellectual and emotional bandwidth and to realize personal and professional goals. He asks us to experiment with a worldview that playfully and soulfully sees the world as alive and always dreaming…in an attitude of wonderment, curiosity and presence. This inquiry was a driving force in Dr. Aizenstat’s creation of Pacifica Graduate Institute, a center for the study of the human experience through depth psychology, mythology, and the humanities.

Professor Aizenstat has served as an organizational consultant to leading Tech Companies, Hollywood films, community and educational institutions, and he has lectured extensively on the subject of dreams, the deep imagination, new technologies, and organizational development. He is affiliated with the Earth Charter International project through the United Nations, where he has spoken. Professor Aizenstat has been mentored by and collaborated with many notable masters in the field including Joseph Campbell, James Hillman, Marion Woodman and Robert Johnson. He has conducted sold-out Dream Tending seminars, workshops and “pop-up” events in the U.S. Asia and Europe.

For more information, visit dreamtending.com

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