Meet our Founder: Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D.
World-Renown Professor of Depth Psychology, Imagination Specialist, Entrepreneur, and Founder of Dream Tending
The Groundbreaking Program that Taps into our Dream State with Powerful Applications to Creativity and Innovation
Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., has devoted his life to understanding the profound wisdom and healing power that exists within each of us. Through our dreams and imagination access limitless creativity, innovation, improved relationships, and ultimately your human potential.
I believe that the DNA of our individual and planetary evolution is coded in the images of dreams. Combine this conviction with the idea that dream images not only live within us, but they exist all around us, in every animal, plant and object of this world. It is our dream images that give meaning to our life’s story, the journey of who we are and who we are becoming.
It was in this setting that he pioneered his revolutionary, patented Dream Tending approach; a proven system based on four-decades of rigorous scholarship and practical applications road-tested with students, clients and global workshops.
Professor Aizenstat’s Dream Tending methodologies have helped thousands of people to unlock their deep imagination, increase intellectual and emotional bandwidth and to realize personal and professional goals.
Dream Tending asks us to experiment with a worldview that playfully and soulfully sees the world as alive and always dreaming…and an attitude of wonderment, curiosity and presence.
This inquiry was a driving force in his creation of the Pacifica Graduate Institute, a center for the study of the human experience through depth psychology, mythology and the humanities and the natural world, located where the mountains meet the sea in Santa Barbara, California.
Professor Aizenstat has served as an organizational consultant to leading Tech Companies, Hollywood films, and he has lectured extensively on the subject of dreams and the deep imagination. He is affiliated with the Earth Charter International project through the United Nations, where he has spoken. Professor Aizenstat has collaborated with many notable masters in the field including Joseph Campbell, James Hillman, Marion Woodman and Robert Johnson. He has conducted sold-out Dream Tending seminars, workshops and “pop-up” events in the U.S. Asia and Europe.