Dear Dream Tending Community,
​Dream Tending is in full swing this Fall!
Last Saturday Pacifica Graduate Institute celebrated welcoming Dr. Mattison, the new CEO and President into the community. As a part of the weekend festivities, the Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association threw a lively evening tribute and roast to honor the dedication and work of Dr. Stephen Aizenstat, located at the beautiful Santa Barbara Zoo on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
In other exciting news, yesterday a new group of dreamers and seekers started their journey in the Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Certificate I program. The group is diverse, engaging, and full of meaningful perspectives and insights. We are really excited to deepen this journey together and take a deep dive into the dreamtime.
If you or someone you know is interested in deepening your journey with dreams and imagination, Dream Tending is still enrolling for Certificate I this January. Register here and reach out to to learn more.
Alia Aizenstat
Executive Director, Dream Tending
Licensed Psychotherapist

Journal Exercise

Awakening Internal Resiliency

Grit is the ability to withstand the storm. To maintain values in the face of everything pushing you against them. Grit is staying true to who you are no matter what the circumstances are.
Reflect on a time in your life you experienced Grit.
What did you feel inside? What helped you withstand the storm and stay true to your values? How did you learn these values? How did experiencing grit show you internal resiliency?

Inside The Curious Mind

A quote that resonated with me this week…
“Grit is that ‘extra something’ … It’s the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality.”
-Travis Bradberry

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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.