Are you looking for answers to the age-old question “what do my dreams mean”? Use these resources to learn more about Dream Tending, a unique modality that helps unleash the healing and creative power of your own dreams. Learn how to unlock your creativity, reconnect with your inner passion and find your true vocation.
These resources will help lead you along the path of self-actualization through tending your dreams.
Where better to learn about dream tending than from the man who coined the term and developed the dream tending method? Dr. Stephen Aizenstat’s book is a powerful combination of theory, philosophy and practical exercises to help you understand and access the knowledge and wisdom that lies hidden in your dreams. Dream Tending provides tips to help you remember, record and learn from your dreams “in the way of the dream.”
Learn More About Imagination and Medicine
Curious about how dreams can affect and inform your physical health? Delve into this collection of essays where medical scientists, architects and practitioners of healing modalities talk about the connection between the imagination and physical health. You’ll come away with a deeper understanding of dreamwork and the power of the imagination to heal and empower people to create a more physically healthy world and environment.
Dig Deeper: Interview With Dr. Aizenstat
Looking for more understanding about how Dream Tending can help heal the world? Check out this in-depth interview with Dr. Aizenstat, aired as part of the 2017 Earth Climate Dreams Symposium. Dr. Aizenstat talks with Dr. Bonnie Bright about the meaning of dreams, the psyche of the Earth, how humans have profoundly changed the Earth, and how activating and understanding your potential for creativity can help spur individual and collective action on ecological and social issues, consumerism and industrial development. This longer interview offers a deeper look at how tuning in to dreams—and turning others on to the power of dreams—can help profoundly change lives, and the world.
Take an Online Class
Ready for something a little more interactive? Sign up for the launch of online classes that will introduce you to the core concepts and commitments central to Dream Tending. This introduction to Dream Tending will show you how Dr. Aizenstat’s methods build on the traditions of indigenous healers and extend the future direction of depth psychology and dreamwork.
Read the Dream Tending Blog
Check out the growing library of articles and posts about Dream Tending on the blog where you can find personal takes and explanations on how to use Dream Tending in everyday situations. From building strong relationships to dealing with burnout, authors from a variety of disciplines talk about the value of tending your dreams and the ways of dream tending.
This 53-minute DVD filmed by Russ Spencer is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to enrich their understanding of Dream Tending. The documentary-style film includes on-camera interviews with Robert Johnson, James Hillman, Marion Woodman and Michael Meade, in addition to Dr. Aizenstat’s compelling narrative and carefully chosen mythic images. It’s a film to be watched over and over, with each new viewing revealing new insights and understanding.
Follow Dream Tending on Social Media
Keep up with the latest information and happenings directly from the source by following Dream Tending with Dr. Aizenstat on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube or connect with Dream Tending on LinkedIn.
Attend a Dream Tending Workshop
The most powerful way to experience and understand the full potential of Dream Tending is to attend an in-person workshop, lecture or event. You can always find upcoming events and workshops on the Events page at the Dream Tending website.
Enroll in the Dream Tending Certificate Program
If you’re ready for an in-depth experiential immersion into the use and methods of Dream Tending, the Certificate Program is the first step toward becoming a Certified Dream Tending Practitioner. The year-long program is limited to those with some experience in Dream Tending or an equivalent discipline and includes 85 hours of programming at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Lambert Road Campus. It offers Continuing Education Credits.
By Deb Powers
Deb Powers is a freelance writer who has studied and written extensively about archetypal images, dreams and metaphysical subjects. Her self-published tarot deck focuses on using tarot images and concepts for self-empowerment, problem-solving and personal growth.
Dr. Stephen Aizenstat
Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., is the Founder of Dream Tending, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and The Academy of Imaginal Arts and Sciences. He is a world renowned Professor of Depth Psychology, an imagination specialist and innovator. He has served as an organizational consultant to major companies, institutions, Hollywood films, and has lectured extensively in the U.S., Asia and Europe.
He is affiliated with the Earth Charter International project through the United Nations where he has spoken. Professor Aizenstat is the Chancellor Emeritus and Founding President of Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has collaborated with many notable masters in the field including Joseph Campbell, James Hillman, Marion Woodman and Robert Johnson.