Dear Dream Tending Community,
I just hosted an Open House for those interested in our Certificate I program. I am pleased to share with you that a wonderful community of folks is gathering. If you would like to join us, now is the time to reach out to Myka Hansen and explore the many options and opportunities available to you.
We ended our time with an intention that I would like to share with you.
  1. Start by asking yourself what sparks your interest in exploring dreams and imagination.
  2. Next, get curious about this spark. Make a sketch or write a few lines about the nature of this spark.
  3. Take the day and notice how this imaginal spark reveals itself in your activities and emotions. Take field notes.
  4. Place these reflections next to your bed before going to sleep. Invite them to help incubate dreams.
  5. As dreams come forward (characters, feelings, landscapes, and/or activities), record these in your dream journal.
As you reflect and befriend your dreams, know that you are now in the extended field of the Dream Tending and Deep Imagination community.
Consider in what ways you can participate more fully within our international gatherings. We look forward to welcoming you ever more deeply into the ways of dream and imagination.
Stephen Aizenstat Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist/Marriage Family Therapist/Credentialed Teacher/Professor and Dream Tender

Inside The Curious Mind

This is a quote that resonated with me this week…

“Our dreams can reveal our highest aspiration, our most secret wish, as well as our hunger for something more. Dreams are the original “altered reality” that are not just phantoms in the night but have meaning originating in both the psyche of nature and the psyche of persons.”
-Dr. Stephen Aizenstat

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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 an innovator. He has served as an organizational consultant to major companies and institutions, and as a depth psychological content advisor to Hollywood film makers. He 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.