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Dr. Stephen Aizenstat extends and deepens Dream Tending training in this seminar for beginning and experienced Dream Tenders. Participants will have the opportunity to build on the skills learned in introductory seminars and advanced DreamTending programs–nurturing and developing individual styles and talents. This will be a time to mindfully consider the actuality of DreamTending as a “life practice.”

Dream Tenders will learn how to foster an ongoing relationship with their own inner “Dream Council” of figures–a vital and vibrant resource. This seminar features supervision for Dream Tenders who are seeking feedback as they work with their own and others dreams. Interchange between continuing Dream Tenders and those who are newer to this ever-extending community offers a forum for inspiration and exploration of tending dreams at home, in clinical practice, in the city, and in the world. Particular emphasis will be brought to the ecological implications of Dream Tending and to Dr. Aizenstat’s continuing work with the United Nations Earth Charter.


The seminar registration fees below include Friday breakfast, lunch, & dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch, & dinner; and Sunday breakfast & lunch. Participants will also receive a signed, hard cover copy of Dr. Aizenstat's new book, Dream Tending.

Scholarship assistance is available. Please see below.

$545 General Admission
$495 Special Admission - Full Time Students, Pacifica Alumna, Senior (65+)
$470 Active Pacifica Student

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Thursday, March 12
(light snacks served)
Opening Ritual
Brief Talk:
“Dream Tending as a Life Practice”
Demonstration: Tending a Dream

Friday, March 13
Dream Tending – Sustaining a Life Practice
Skills Set: Dream Council Skills – Basic Structure and Going Deeper
Praxis: Enactment of Dream Council in “FishBowl” setting – commentary and elaboration
Supervision: Dr. Aizenstat tending dreams – explaining and elaborating on interventions and intentions while he is working

DreamTending – Cultivating Skills
Skills Set: Deepening the Practice – A Yogic Path (tools, forms, methods)
Praxis: Dream Work and the Immediacy of Present
Experience Supervision: Dr. Aizenstat tending dreams in Fish Bowl – supervising others as they work with skills

Saturday, March 14
Tending the Dream is Tending the World
Skills Set: New Dream Tending methods rooted in Ecological Awareness
Praxis: Experimenting with new tools of “Revelation” Supervision: Working in triads with new tools – with one Dream Tender functioning as Supervisor

The Living Image, Portal to a New Consciousness
Brief Talk: “Radiance and the Shamanic Way”
Skills Set: Tools of experiencing the“extraordinary” in the ordinary” – attunement, alignment, and aesthetic praxis Supervision: Small Groups Work–with Dr. Aizenstat as supervisor moving from group to group

Sunday, March 15
Dreams Love a Dream – The Long Dance
Praxis: A full morning of Dream Tending –three hours of continuing dream sharing in a Dream Spiral/Council
Closing Ritual

The seminar will be held at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus. Located on 35 acres in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this residential retreat center provides a unique and peaceful environment for these events. The campus has lodging, dining facilities, parking onsite, as well as a swimming pool (seasonal) and hiking trails. Please note that Pacifica shuttles do not provide service to and from the Ladera Campus for public programs.

A limited number of rooms are available for participants at special rates at the following locations.

Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus, 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, 93108

$80 per night single occupancy
$115 per night couple occupancy
$125 per night double occupancy
plus 10% occupancy tax

Accommodations are simple, dormitory-style rooms with shared bath and shower. Single (twin or double bed), double (two twin beds), and couple (one double bed) rooms are available. Reservations for rooms must be made through Pacifica’s Public Program’s office.

Additionally, rooms are available at the nearby Best Western Carpinteria Inn, 4558 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013, tel. 805.684.0473
$90 per night single or double occupancy plus tax

Be sure to mention PACIFICA PUBLIC PROGRAM to receive the special rate. These rooms are held for our group at this special rate until 30 days before the beginning of the program. After that time, rooms will be charged at the special rate only if available. Please note that Pacifica shuttles do not provide service to and from the Ladera Campus and the Best Western for public programs.

Meals are provided to encourage ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the weekend. Meals commence with breakfast on Friday and continue through lunch on Sunday.

If the workshop fee would make it prohibitive for you to attend, a limited number of partial scholarships are available. To apply, send a letter of request with your registration and payment information. If approved, you will be contacted regarding processing your reduced payment.

15 hours are available through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider #CEP 7177). Also for MFT’s and LCSW’s (provider #PCE 2278) as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Pacifica Graduate Institute is recognized by the NBCC (provider #5436) to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. We adhere to NBCC continuing education guidelines. A $15 processing fee will be charged for each certificate requested. Please indicate your requirements on the registration form and include these fees with your payment.

Space is limited in all events. Register early!
To register, please complete the form and return it to Pacifica Graduate Institute, Public Programs, 249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013; fax to 805.565.5796; e-mail to; call 805.969.3626, ext. 103, or register online at Please include your email address as an email confirmation letter will be sent within 5 days of receipt of your registration.

To obtain a refund on your registration fee, send a written cancellation request postmarked no later than thirty days before the event. Tuition less a $50 processing fee will be refunded. No exceptions will be made. For refund on accommodations at the Ladera Lane Campus, cancellation with full refund will be accepted up to 5 days before the event. Cancellations made 1-4 days before the event will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refund for cancellation on the day of the event.

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