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 one-day 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 recurring 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.
For more information please call 805.969.3626 extension 374.
Full refunds for registrations and lodging will be provided up to 3 days prior to an event. The Retreat at Pacifica reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. In this instance, you will be refunded in full.
The workshop will be held at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Campus at 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93013.
Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus A limited number of rooms are available for participants at Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus, 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Accommodations are simple, dormitory-style rooms with a shared bath and shower. Bed linens and towels are provided.
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 Pacifica Graduate Institute Dream Tending to receive the special rate. Please note that Pacifica shuttles do not provide service to and from the Best Western for Retreat Programs.
Lunch is provided to encourage ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the day. Included in your registration fee is Saturday 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. 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.
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.
DISABILITY SERVICE ON CAMPUS
It is the policy of The Retreat at Pacifica Graduate Institute to accommodate attendees with disabilities in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in advance if you have special needs or require assistance due to a disabling condition while you are attending a 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 https://www.pacifica.edu/student-services/disability-services/.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
This program meets qualifications for 4.5 hours of continuing education credit for Psychologists through the California Psychological Association (PAC014) Pacifica Graduate Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Pacifica Graduate Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.
This course meets the qualifications for 4.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Pacifica Graduate Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (#60721) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Pacifica Graduate Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Full attendance is required to obtain a certificate.
For Registered Nurses through the California Board of Registered Nurses this conference meets qualifications of 4.5 hours of continuing education credit are available for RNs through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider #CEP 7177). Full attendance is required to obtain a certificate.