Live and Interactive Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Certificate II Program with Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D.

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The Live Certificate program will occur online and in-person on the *Pacifica Lambert Campus

The Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Certificate II Program introduces the cutting edge of Dr. Stephen Aizenstat’s new work on the imagination matrix in relation to Dream Tending. This certificate program includes a time of creative incubation—a time to imagine, innovate, and tend dreams as portals into deep imagination. The work will be deeply personal as well as community-oriented. As part of this new cohort, you will journey into the universe of the dreamtime.

Throughout the four sessions of Certificate II, you will have access to individual and group mentorship within residential and online mediums. Over the months of the program, particular attention will be given to creating and deepening our heartfelt Dream Tending community. In fact, community building and networking will be a primary emphasis of our gatherings. With this protection and care, we will embrace the love, pain, and fun that come with tending dreams and deep imagination.

Live and Interactive Schedule

This is a live and interactive program hosted by Dr. Stephen Aizenstat

The Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Certificate II Program is a limited-enrollment program that takes place over four separate three-day modules. The four modules reflect the multiple dimensions of psychic life and the dream.

To learn more about the Dream Tending Certificate programs, please contact Myka or Samantha at programs@DreamTending.com or 805-770-0195 and schedule a phone call or Zoom video meeting to discuss questions, program price, and payment plan options. Limited spaces are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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Module One

Dream Tending and Deep Imagination

Expand beyond the personal, collective, and world unconscious. Here in deep imagination, learn skills, tools, and methods of working in the realm of the autonomous psyche.

Module Two

Dreams, Nightmares, and Underworld Consciousness
Pursue the intelligence of the nightmare image into the underworld. Deepen into relationships with ancestors, elders, and angels.

 

Module Three

The Imagination Matrix
Explore the confluence among deep ecology, depth psychology, new technology, and Indigenous cosmology. Enter the cycle of the deep imagination matrix. Participate in a working laboratory, complemented by individualized supervision.

Module Four

Sanctuaries of Healing: An Imaginal Approach
Learn to open the portals offered by dream. Through the healing powers of the illuminated image, apply medicines of the soul to emotional and physical affliction.

Certificate II Benefits

  1. Certificate II extends dreamwork into the realms of deep imagination
  2. Students learn the unique practice of journeying and accessing imaginal intelligence
  3. Graduates of Certificate II become eligible to apply to Certificate III

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Application Process

To learn more about the Dream Tending Certificate programs, please contact Samantha at programs@DreamTending.com or 805-770-0195 and schedule a phone call or Zoom video meeting to discuss questions, program price, and payment plan options. Limited spaces are available on a first-come first serve basis. You may email your application to programs@DreamTending.com with the responses to the following questions:

  1. Please provide the number and type of Dr. Stephen Aizenstat’s Dream Tending and/or related programs you have attended.
  2. Please share your present life situation in relation to undertaking an advanced intensive in Dream Tending.
  3. Please provide a self-evaluation of your current skill level in relation to dreamwork.

Schedule a time to learn more

To learn more about the Dream Tending Certificate programs, please contact Myka, Samantha, or Jillian at programs@DreamTending.com or 805-770-0195 and schedule a phone call or Zoom video meeting to discuss questions, program price, and payment plan options. Limited spaces are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Schedule a Time to Talk

Meet Dr. Stephen Aizenstat


Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., 
is the Founder of Dream Tending, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and 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. He has collaborated with many notable masters in the field including Joseph Campbell, James Hillman, Marion Woodman, and Robert Johnson.

General Information

*Continuing Education Credits
24 continuing education credits are available for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs through the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (provider #67021), for RNs through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider #CEP 7177), and for psychologists through the California Psychological Association (PAC014). Pacifica Graduate Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance at the program is required to receive a certificate. A $30 fee will be charged for each certificate requested.

Module One Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the concept of how dream images are a form of emergent phenomena from a multi-dimensional psyche.
  2. Demonstrate the skill of animation.
  3. Discuss the difference between the skills of animation and illumination.
  4. Apply an understanding of the difference between personal, collective and world unconscious and how they relate to Jung’s Red Book journey.
  5. Explain Dream Tending’s tool of “The Dig”, which is a method for journeying in realms of deep imagination.
  6. Create a personal daily praxis that accesses the “underworld dimension of the unconscious,” as described by Jung in The Red Book.

Module Two Learning Objectives:

  1. Utilize the application of Dream Tending’s 6-steps to working with nightmare images.
  2. Identify the skills of illumination to explore the deeper resonant quality of dream images.
  3. Differentiate Jung’s Red Book journey from your personal Red Book experience.
  4. Develop a personal, daily praxis that accesses the metaphorical underworld dimension of the unconscious as described by Jung in the Red Book.
  5. Explain the correspondence between indigenous dream practices and Jung’s journey into the underworld of the soul.
  6. Analyze literature, mythology, and the presence of evil as expressed in nightmares.
  7. Critique how the use of film, poetry, and literature influence new perspectives on the meaning and vitality of dream images on a collective, social and cultural level.

Module Three Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the Imagination Matrix and demonstrate an understanding of its four quadrants.
  2. Articulate the healing potential of working with the deep imagination matrix.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of adding the skills of illumination to working with the healing potential of dreams.
  4. Assess dream images in imaginal space from the four quadrants of the deep imagination matrix.
  5. Identify similarities between indignenous traditions of native peoples and quantum reality as a metaphor for psychological healing.
  6. Compare the “autonomous imagination” and “guided imagination.”

Module Four Learning Objectives:

  1. Articulate and demonstrate what the skill of illumination is and how it can be used for healing.
  2. List advanced uses of how dream images can be used as medicines.
  3. Describe how dream images, when illuminated, can help with emotional and physical affliction.
  4. Explain at least four ways images and physiological symptoms can be correlated.
  5. Define addiction and describe how the Dream Tending methods of association, amplification, animation, and the advanced method of illumination can be used to work with addictive syndromes and chronic illnesses.
  6. Design a method of using portals offered by dream to create a ‘dig’ experience that you practice ongoing.
  7. Discuss the “wounded image.” Describe how illuminating wounded images can transform wounded archetypes into internal allies.

Continuing Education Credit

This program meets the qualifications for 24 hours of continuing education credit for Psychologists through the California Psychological Association (PAC014) Pacifica Graduate Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists.  Pacifica Graduate Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.

This course meets the qualifications for 24 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  Pacifica Graduate Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (#60721) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.  Pacifica Graduate Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.  Full attendance is required to obtain a certificate.

For Registered Nurses through the California Board of Registered Nurses, this conference meets qualifications of 24 hours of continuing education credit are available for RNs through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider #CEP 7177).  Full attendance is required to obtain a certificate.

Pacifica Graduate Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.  Pacifica Graduate Institute maintains responsibility for each program and its content.  Full day attendance is required to receive a certificate.

Continuing Education Goal.  Pacifica Graduate Institute is committed to offering continuing education courses to train LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice.  Course completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation.

CECs and Online Program Attendance: Participants requesting Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for Online programs must attend all live sessions (offered via Zoom) in order to receive CECs. Please make sure that your Zoom account name matches the name of the attendee requesting CECs.

Enroll Today
To enroll and secure your place, we encourage you to call or write Samantha, the Program Director now in order to explore enrollment options.  Please email programs@DreamTending.com, or call 805-770-0195.

Schedule a Time to Talk
Please feel free to schedule a time to contact Samantha Eddy, the Program Coordinator by clicking here, or email with any questions at programs@DreamTending.com or call 805-770-0195.

Payment Plans Available
Please contact programs@DreamTending.com regarding payment plans.

Location
Use of Pacifica Graduate Institute Lambert campus is pending on Pacifica’s campus reopening plans.

Cancellations
Cancellations 21 days or more prior to the program start date receive a 100% refund of program registrations. After 21 days, no refund is available, but the balance will be transferred to a future program.