The Pacifica Experience: January 18th

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Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus

801 Ladera Lane

Santa Barbara, CA 93013

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Join us for a One-Day Introduction to Pacifica’s graduate degree programs in Depth Psychology, Humanities and Mythological Studies. The event offers prospective graduate students a comprehensive introduction and orientation to the distinctive educational features of the Institute.

This Introduction provides an excellent opportunity to:

  • Experience Pacifica’s unique interdisciplinary graduate degree programs through faculty-led, program-specific information sessions and presentations.
  • Hear from Pacifica students and alumni about their experiences and career outcomes.
  • Explore the grounds of the Ladera Lane campus.
  • Learn more about the admissions process & financial aid.

The $35 registration fee includes all of the day’s activities and lunch.

If you have any questions about this event please contact the Office of Admissions at experience@pacifica.edu or 805-969-3626 ext: 305.

On-campus lodging is not available for this event. Please see below for links to area hotels.

Featured Presentation

Dream Tending Workshop with Dr. Stephan Aizenstat

Working with tools and methods from Dream Tending, participants learn how to access the power and potential alive in dreams. We discover how to engage untapped creativity and deep intelligence that comes awake when our eyes are closed.

In this workshop, we experience ways of transforming nightmare images to serve a more constructive purpose. As we delve into the healing potential of dreams, specific approaches are offered that support our psychological and physical well-being.

In addition to gaining the skills to remember and sustain our relationship with dreams, Dream Tending offers perspectives that assist in attending to various compulsions and addictions. Most importantly, we rediscover our relationship with the wonder and mystery, sometimes hidden yet always present, in the potency of the deep imagination.

Workshop participants will:

  • Learn how to remember dreams and examine reoccurring dream themes
  • Practice dream tending skills
  • 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

Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., is the Chancellor and Founding President of Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is a professor of depth psychology, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a credentialed public schools teacher and counselor. Dr. Aizenstat has explored the potential of dreams through depth psychology and his own research for more than 35 years. His Dream Tending methodologies extend traditional dreamwork to the vision of an animated world where the living images in dream are experienced as embodied and originating in the psyche of Nature as well as that of persons. His book, Dream Tending, describes new applications of dreamwork in relation to health and healing, nightmares, the World’s Dream, relationships, and the creative process. For more information, visit dreamtending.com.

General Information

Pacifica is currently accepting applications for Spring 2019 for our two hybrid programs and Fall 2019 for all programs. You can conveniently apply online here. For all questions regarding program information and enrollment please contact the Admissions Department, 805.969.3626 ext: 305 or email admissionsOffice@pacifica.edu. Thank you for considering Pacifica Graduate Institute for your graduate degree.

Ladera Lane Campus: 801 Ladera Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93013

Attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guests on the registration form.

Lunch on the day of the Introduction is provided to encourage ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the day. Pacifica’s caterers provide healthy meals for our attendees and their guests. Continental breakfast on the day of the Introduction will also be available to attendees and their guests. No other meal services are available.


Local Hotels
Best Western Plus
Holiday Inn Express & Suite

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. Pacifica does not offer transportation services to or from the airport. Please download our Travel and Hotel Information Guide for information about ground transportation to and from Santa Barbara. Please reach out to the admissions staff if you need any information about ground transportation to and from Santa Barbara.

It is the policy of Pacifica to accommodate event 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 Pacifica’s Disability Services web page.

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