Introduction to Dream Tending and Imagination

A Fall Dream Tending Workshop with Dr. Stephen Aizenstat

Saturday, November 12th, 2022
10:00am – 12:00pm Pacific Time with 30 minutes of questions and discussion after

Dr. Stephen Aizenstat will offer his Introduction to Dream Tending and Imagination workshop where he will focus on clinical applications. He will bring particular emphasis to the generative qualities of dreams and imagination. Dreams prepare us for what is to come; in times of uncertainty and challenge, this support and guidance is invaluable.
The program will be interactive, online, and convey the primary underpinnings of Dream Tending’s approach to working with dreams and imagination. This workshop will provide you with a tool kit of methods you will need to tend to your personal dreams as well as those of others. Common dream themes like flying, falling, the intruder, finding valuables, water, animals, death, birth, journey and many others will be explored.
Dr. Aizenstat will show you how to tap into the innate intelligence of your dreams. He will demonstrate his approach by working with dreams of participants live. He will then describe what tools he used and how these methods were utilized.
Enroll today and receive a free Explorers Guide to Dream Tending at the workshop which outlines the hard skills used in working with living images and dreams.
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Workshop participants will learn these skills!

  • Learn how to remember dreams and examine recurring dream themes
  • Practice Dream Tending skills with nightmare images
  • Explore the multiple dimensions of psyche—the personal, collective, and world unconscious
  • Animate dream images and form relationships with figures in dreams
  • Discover how living images impact and inform our moods, behaviors, and perceptions
  • Learn how dreams can support and improve physical and psychological health


“The Creativity and Imagination workshop with Stephen Aizenstat was beyond my expectations.  What I learned from this seminar has had applicable implications to my work as a clinician working with patients.  Bringing in the world of the imaginal into the consulting room is a powerful portal in which we both can walk through that brings about a sense of well-being and play!”

– Mai Lai Breech


“Dream Tending is allowing for images to emerge that have as much to do with my inner struggles as with those of the world: the pain over the personal paths not taken as well as the missed opportunities for the healing of the planet. It also points me to unexpected allies – both in the dream group and dream time – that help materialize new strategies for being in, and with, this world.” 

– R. Funke, educator and accompanist.


“I came to Dream Tending in a moment of mid-life identity crisis. Stephen models a way of being with dreams that inspires me to step into my life with greater authenticity and stronger vision.” 

– Susanna M., Creator and Mother, MFA, PhD


“The workshop is still resonating in me. Dr. Aizenstat worked on a dream of mine during the workshop and the underlying emotion of guilt that has tinted my days has vanished in response to that work.”

– Susan Walcott, M.A.

“The skills I’m learning in Dream Tending are a great source of healing to me. They help me create a safe container for the ups and downs of my emotional life. Instead of reacting, I’m learning.”

– YP, writer.


“It was a wonderful event.  I learned new skills to apply when working with my clients, especially how to be present and allow an imaginary field presence. It challenged my natural inclination to want to offer interpretation and led to deeper understanding of working with the subconscious/ unconscious. It was well organized, and Steve is great.”

–  Cindy Chau, LMFT


“I enjoyed the workshop. I am grateful for this live introduction to Steve and am grateful for his scholarship and Dreamwork these many years.  I am still looking forward to learning more.”

Daniel Davis, LMFT 


“Thank you for this. This was my first ever experience with a community talking about dreams in any way.  And, I loved it!  I look forward to plugging in more.”

– Joshua Ramsey


“Thank you, Steve, for your presence as well as the many years of study and sharing of your expertise and compassion!”

– Tess Keehn

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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


The workshop will be held Online.


To learn more about the Dream Tending programs, please contact Samantha or Myka at 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 in our programs on a first-come-first-serve basis.