2024 Introduction to Dream Tending and Deep Imagination


Friday, September 27, 2024
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Pacific Time

Saturday, September 28, 2024
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Pacific Time

Dream Tending and Imagination is a life practice that healers, storytellers, and poets have known by many different names for thousands of years. Passed on through generations, the art of tending living dream images emerges when the call to the see the natural world as alive becomes urgent. Participants in this two-day workshop will build practical skills grounded in traditional and emerging methods of dreamwork. The Dream Tending methods developed by Dr. Stephen Aizenstat build on the methods of association, amplification, and animation pioneered by Freud and Jung, and expanded upon by James Hillman and Marion Woodman. Dream Tending puts animation into practice and allows us to experience dreams in their living, embodied reality. By hosting and tending relationships with the living images of dreams we discover new ways of experiencing life and achieve better psychological and physical health.

We invite you to join the upcoming Introduction to Dream Tending and Imagination Workshop on Friday and Saturday, September 27 & 28, 2024. This online workshop will provide you with resources and methods you will need to tend to your personal dreams as well as those of others. During this workshop, Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., will demonstrate his approach of Dream Tending by working with dreams of participants’ live. He will then describe what tools he used and how these methods were utilized.



Workshop participants will learn these skills!

  • How to remember dreams and examine reoccurring dream themes.
  • Dream tending skills with nightmares, anxiety and sleepless nights.
  • Identify three methods to aid in better dream recollection.
  • Apply two dream journaling approaches to decode dream metaphors.
  • Develop the three Dream Tending skills of Association, Amplification, and Animation.
  • How dreams and imagination can support and improve physical and psychological health.
  • Identify and develop supportive relationships with figures in dreams.
  • Select and identify three common dream themes and how they relate to your personal journey.
  • Assess recurring dream themes; utilize interventions to change the pattern.
  • Explain embodied dream images through emphasizing the use of the association process.