Programs from The Retreat at Pacifica

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September 2020 - April 2021
The 2020-2021 Dream Tending Certificate I Program is a limited-enrollment program that takes place over four, three-day sessions. The September and November sessions will take place in an online format. The January and April sessions will occur at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Lambert Road Campus.
at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Lambert Road Campus

September 19 – October 30, 2020
So many of us are experiencing the little deaths that come from longings denied, longings diminished, longings unfulfilled. We may have abandoned our true longings, or at best, tucked them away in the security of our journals or explored them freely only in the safety of our therapist’s office. Still, we may be experiencing what Martin Luther King, Jr. called “the fierce urgency of now,” the desire toward self-actualization and individuation that would have us give way and sway to our deepest dreams and longings. If not now, then when?
Hosted Online

July 11-12, 2020
Participants in this two-day Online 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.
Hosted Online

October 17-18, 2020
Participants in this two-day Online workshop will build practical skills grounded in traditional and emerging methods of dreamwork. The Dream Tending methods developed by Dr. Stephen Aizenstat builds on the methods of Association, Amplification, and Animation pioneered by Freud and Jung, and expanded upon by James Hillman and Marion Woodman.
Hosted Online

Friday, July 24, 2020
The current Coronavirus Pandemic has been called the “Umbra Mundi”—a shadow passing over the world, and we can all feel the heightened fear and vulnerability that this shadow of death constellates in the personal as well as collective psyche.
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June 20, 2020
Witchcraft is a term with a terrifying and contested history while being subject to profound revisioning in recent decades. It is practiced on the margins by the marginal. It is overlooked in the sense of being pushed out of officially sanctioned knowing, and also over-looked-at in the sense of being scrutinized too harshly by mainstream authority.
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July 31, 2020
In 1933, the Berlin Jewish journalist Charlotte Beradt began collecting dreams of ordinary Germans until 1939, when she fled to the United States. Beradt’s remarkable compilation shows how the ordinary objects and experiences of daily life can suddenly “turn traitor” in their transformation into monstrosity.
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August 5th, 4:00pm (PST)
PGIAA Board President, Pacifica Alumn, and Founder of New Earth, Harry was on the TEDxSantaBarbara stage in 2018 and returns to talk about the confluence of COVID and Social Justice. We’ll discuss understanding the transformation that needs to happen as we come to grips with the amount of work facing us moving forward.
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October 22, 2020
Join SimplePractice for this exclusive webinar with Board-Certified Telemental Health Counselor Michael Jones. Michael will share how you can successfully launch your telemental health practice. He’ll also dive into specifics like insurance coverage, state licensing, fee-setting, and more. Get ready to learn how to prepare, strategize, and market a sustainable virtual practice.
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May 29, June 5, June 12, and June 19, 2020 (4 weeks online)
Our accompaniment of each other and of the natural world weaves the fabric of a caring society, the cloth essential to creating commons. Accompaniment requires radical availability, steadfast witnessing, self-reflexivity, attunement to others’ needs and desires, and committed response-ability.
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