Finding Peace in Times of Heartache

Thursday, April 18, 2024
5 pm – 7 pm PT

Hosted Online

When hurt is present, communities of support gather. I will be offering a Master Class where you can learn skills in finding peace in times of Heartache. Tending dreams and nightmares offer “imaginal medicines.” This two-hour Master Class will provide specific tools that can be used to find a more harmonious/peaceful way of being in the world of today.

Through discussion, demonstration, and personal examples I will demonstrate methods used to calm anxiety, relieve isolating depression, and address physical afflictions.

With support and guidance participants will develop individualized templates for immediate application.

Drawing on over forty years of professional experience, research in the field, and my new work, specific skill sets will be presented. Follow-up opportunities to sustain your praxis of finding a more peaceful life will be suggested.

 What you will learn from this Master Class: 

  • Methods developed from new work in the fields of depth psychology and personal practice.
  • A skill set to address the intrusive images of international news, violence at home, changes in our planet, and personal loss.
  • Specific tools of finding a more peaceful way of living in times of heartache
  • An individualized template for immediate application
  • Follow-up opportunities to support your wellbeing.
  • Working in a community of like-minded others.

Schedule a Time to Talk

To learn more about the program, please email to discuss questions, program price, and payment plan options. One of our Program Coordinators will get back to you shortly.


Deposits and full tuition payments made towards Dream Tending Certificate Programs can be refunded 21 days prior to the start of the program. After that, any payments made can be put towards future Dream Tending programs. Dream Tending reserves the right to cancel any program or expel participants at any time. In the case of an unforeseen canceled program, you will be refunded in full. In the case of program expulsion, possible refunds will be examined on a case by case basis.

Refund Policy

Refunds will be given 21 days prior to the start of the program. After that, any payments made can be put towards future Dream Tending programs. No transfers will be given after the start date of a Certificate Program.


The Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Certificate program is a professional training program offered under the auspices of the Continuing Education Program of Pacifica Graduate Institute. Participants are encouraged to present material from their personal dreams for discussion during seminar sessions with the understanding that the ensuing dreamwork is part of an educational opportunity. The Program is not psychotherapy and will not provide the “container” of the therapeutic consulting room. Thus, there is no legally protected confidentiality for a “psychotherapist-client” communication. Although the presenter is a Clinical Psychologist and licensed psychotherapist, he will be working as seminar leader and instructor in this training program. While there will be a continuing relationship among the participants over the nine months of the seminar series, the focus of this experience is educational rather than therapeutic. Participants will want to keep this in mind in deciding what to share during seminar sessions.

As a part of this training, seminar participants will work with their own and each others’ dreams in meetings of the entire group as well as during triad and small group sessions. Triad and small group sessions have their own confidentiality, and participants must reach a mutual agreement before sharing material from these smaller meetings in the general sessions of the entire group. What participants share and learn from each other must remain within their agreed upon limits of confidentiality and does not fall under the responsibility or liability of Dream Tending.

Seminar participants who wish to include case material from their clinical practices in this training program may do so. If you choose to do this, you must present the material in a manner which obscures the client’s identity and otherwise preserves the client’s confidentiality rights.

Disability Support

It is the goal of Dream Tending to make programs and experiences accessible to all members of the community. It is the participant’s responsibility to contact directly if accommodations are desired. Each person, disability, and situation is unique, so needs will be considered individually.

All reading materials in the Dream Tending Certificate program are formatted to be compatible with read-aloud programs.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Dream Tending will not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age or other prohibited basis. Dream Tending does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in its programs.


We want to ensure your experience in the Dream Tending Certificate programs is educational and enjoyable. The Dream Tending Program Coordinators will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner when submitted by program attendees in writing to or call (805) 770-0195.


Who can I contact with any questions?

Please get in touch with a Dream Tending Program Coordinator at or call (805) 770-0195.