Dear Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Community,
As the end of the year gets close, we are provided with a possibility. An annual check-in where we get to ask, “is this the life most authentic to me? Am I showing up as the person I want to be being?”
While these questions can be challenging to sit with and listen into, they can help us deepen into our vulnerability and truth. Jungian Analyst, Marion Woodman, said “a life truly lived constantly burns away veils of illusion, burns away what is no longer relevant, gradually reveal(ing) our essence, until, at last, we are strong enough to stand in our naked truth.”
If you are looking for community to, as Marion Woodman said, stand in your naked truth with there are two things happening in the Dream Tending community I want to personally invite you to be a part of. The first, is a rare opening for our Winter Montana Dream Tending Retreat. This five-day retreat will nourish and replenish psyche and soul. Each participant will work with a dream in a small group setting located in the majestic landscape of Montana (bordering Yellowstone National Park.) There is a chef, afternoons are free for creative play, and space is held to burn away veils of illusion to stand strong in your naked, authentic truth.
The second invitation is for our Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Certificate I program. This program conveniently starts in January, allowing you to enter 2023 with a community of professionals that are gathering who are looking to listen to dreams and hold each other in deepening their creative process. This program is perfect if you are yearning to listen into your authentic calling as it specializes in tapping into subconscious material and bringing it into more awareness through specific training tools and techniques on how to work with dreams and access deep imagination. To learn more, we are offering a free Open House / Coffee and Tea Hour on December 9th at 1:30 pm. Please register with the link below.
If either of these programs interest you, now is the time to get started. Participants are offered an additional free online course (that is $400 value) to start the journey today in addition to a free Dream Tending book. Please get in touch with our Program Coordinators to hold your spot and learn more at
I look forward to seeing you in the New Year and holding community together.
Alia Aizenstat, LMFT
Executive Director, Dream Tending

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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.