2024 Imagination Matrix Online Workshop with Dr. Stephen Aizenstat

How to Access the Greatest Power You Have for Creativity, Connection, and Purpose

Each of us is born with a living blueprint, the essential design to evolve the imagination. You enter the world with the capacity to make creative leaps of consciousness and quantum leaps in learning. In doing so you improve your physical and emotional wellbeing.

In this three-day workshop, Dr. Aizenstat will introduce particular tools developed over 40 years of professional experience. These skills enable you to access your deepest capacities of creativity and wellbeing. Based on his new book, The Imagination Matrix, you begin with a basic shift in consciousness. This change in perception initiates the healing journey within. Next, through opening the Curious Mind you engage in an inner journey that accesses the restorative resources of self-care and healing. You will encounter elemental inner figures, Soul Companions, who offer support and guidance.  Accompanied by these soul figures, you increase your Imaginal Intelligence and your Innate Genius. You come home to your authentic life calling.

Led by Dr. Stephen Aizenstat and Mentors of Dream Tending, this program offers a supportive and creative space where you can engage in practices that cultivate your imagination, intuition, and emotional intelligence. Through a combination of experiential learning, group discussions, and individual reflection, you will learn how to honor the wisdom of your dreams and deep imagination. You will learn the ways of  working with them as a source of guidance, inspiration, and healing.

Online Experience

Includes Two Modules

Module 1: April 2nd & 3rd, 2024
Module 2: April 16th & 17th, 2024

8 AM to 12 PM Pacific

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Workshop Topics

Following Curiosity

  • The relationship between curiosity, well being, and creativity
  • Opening the curious mind — the gateway into the realms of Deep Imagination

Journeying in Deep Imagination

  • The concept of the “Dig” – methods of Journing in Deep Imagination
  • The Descent and the Return — guidelines, tool kit, and necessary support and guidance

Soul Companions

  • The actuality of the engagement with Soul Companions – evolving your inner community to gain an increased sense of support, deep belonging and homecoming
  • The functional benefits of befriending Soul Companions for emotional and physical wellbeing

The Four Quadrants of the Imagination Matrix

  • The ways of interaction and interrelationship in the Matrix of Imagination
  • Exploring the science, the philosophy, and the cosmology of the Quadrants of the Imagination Matrix

Imaginal Intelligence

  • Foundational Template: Cultivating Innate Genius
  • Actualizing Innate Genius

Utilizing the Imagination Matrix System

  • Attaining Confluence, The New Possible
  • Utilization of the Imagination Matrix System
Earn 12 Continuing Education Credits

This program meets the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credits for:

  • MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs through the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (provider #67021)
  • RNs through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider #CEP 7177)
  • 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 $40 fee will be charged for each certificate requested.

Learning Objectives
  1. Identify the four quadrants of the Imagination Matrix
  2. Identify one way to work with Quadrant 1: Earth
  3. Identify one way to work with Quadrant 2: Mind
  4. Identify one way to work with Quadrant 3: Machine
  5. Identify one way to work with Quadrant 4: Universe
  6. Design a personal practice for journeying into deep imagination that is  unique to one’s own methodology
  7. Explain the concept of the “Dig”
  8. Distinguish between Illumination and Transmutation when engaging with Soul Companions
  9. Identify one way to receive teaching from a Soul Companion
  10. Determine 2 ways to cultivate Imaginal Intelligence
  11. Explain the concept of IQ4
  12. Determine 2 ways to cultivate Innate Genius
  13. Identify 2 ways to activate the curious mind
  14. Identify one way in which the Imagination Matrix may be utilized

Dr. Stephen Aizenstat

Dr. Aizenstat is the founder of Pacifica Graduate Institute, Dream Tending, and the Academy of Imagination. For more than 40 years, he has explored the power of dreams through depth psychology. He has collaborated with Joseph Campbell, Marion Woodman, Robert Johnson, James Hillman, and Native elders worldwide. He conducts dreamwork and imagination seminars throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. He is the author of Dream Tending, The Imagination Matrix and and conducts dreamwork and imagination seminars throughout the US, Europe, and Asia.

Schedule a Time to Talk

To learn more about the Dream Tending Certificate program, please email Program@DreamTending.com or call 805-770-0195 to discuss questions, program price, and payment plan options. One of our Program Coordinators will get back to you shortly.

General Information

Learning Objectives 

  1. Identify the four quadrants of the Imagination Matrix
  2. Identify one way to work with Quadrant 1: Earth
  3. Identify one way to work with Quadrant 2: Mind
  4. Identify one way to work with Quadrant 3: Machine
  5. Identify one way to work with Quadrant 4: Universe
  6. Design a personal practice for journeying into deep imagination that is  unique to one’s own methodology
  7. Explain the concept of the “Dig”
  8. Distinguish between Illumination and Transmutation when engaging with Soul Companions
  9. Identify one way to receive teaching from a Soul Companion
  10. Determine 2 ways to cultivate Imaginal Intelligence
  11. Explain the concept of IQ4
  12. Determine 2 ways to cultivate Innate Genius
  13. Identify 2 ways to activate the curious mind
  14. Identify one way in which the Imagination Matrix may be utilized

Enroll Today
To enroll and secure your place, we encourage you to call or write the Program Coordinator, 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 with the Program Coordinator by email with any questions at programs@DreamTending.com or call 805-770-0195.

Payment Plans
Payment plans have been created to make the Certificate Programs more affordable. Dream Tending will keep payment methods on file that can be changed. On each payment date, the payment you have chosen to keep on file will be automatically deducted. If for any reason payment dates need to be changed due to extenuating circumstances, the participant agrees to alert Dream Tending one-week prior to the payment due date. Appropriate alterations can only be made upon both parties agreement and must be placed in writing. If the payment is more than 5 days late, a $50 late fee will apply. No refunds will be given after the start date of the Certificate Program. If payments are not completed according to the agreements of this document, or mutually agreed upon arrangements have not been made, the participant will no longer be permitted to participate in Dream Tending programs. By entering a payment plan you are committing to the entirety of the Dream Tending Certificate program. Therefore, you are agreeing to make all four payments in full which will be auto-deducted seven days prior to the start of each module. If you are unable to complete the program, you are still required to make all payments. If you wish to make-up a module at a future date, please contact the program coordinator.

Enroll in a payment plan
$500 Deposit – Remaining balance divided into 4 or 8 equal payments

*Continuing Education Credit
12 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 $40 fee will be charged for each certificate requested.

Continuing Education Credit Details
This program meets the qualifications for 12 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 12 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 12 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.

Location
All Residential Workshops will be held in the South Hall of Pacifica Graduate Institute. Address: 249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, California.

All Online Modules in April will be held online via Zoom.

Cancellations
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.

Confidentiality
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 Program@DreamTending.com 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.

Grievances
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 Program@DreamTending.com or call (805) 770-0195.

FAQs

Who can I contact with any questions?
Please get in touch with a Dream Tending Program Coordinator at Program@DreamTending.com or call (805) 770-0195.