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A Seminar with Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D.
October 23-25, 2009 at Pacifica Graduate Institute's Ladera Lane Campus in
Santa Barbara, California

Friday, October 23 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, October 24 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 25 | 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

$450 General Admission
$400 Special Admission (Full-Time Students, Pacifica Alumni, and Seniors)
$375 Active Pacifica Students
Fees includes Friday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner;
Sunday breakfast and lunch.

16 Continuing Education Credits are available for MFTs, LCSWs, RNs and Counselors

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Dream Tending and the power of the Living image can be directly applied to painful life dilemmas. Health concerns, dysfunction in relationships, trouble in the workplace, and separation from our true vocation are challenges most of us face at various times in the course of our lives. I have found that dream images open people to new ways of living, and we need only pay attention to the deep resources of our dreams in order to gain their help to transform some of our most difficult afflictions.
—Stephen Aizenstat       

Dr. Stephen Aizenstat extends and deepens Dream Tending training in this seminar for more experienced Dream Tenders. Participants will have the opportunity to build on the skills learned in introductory seminars–nurturing and developing individual styles and talents. Dr. Aizenstat discusses and demonstrates ways to tend living dream images to:

  • Bring fresh warmth and intimacy into your relationships: One of the most effective ways to reunite with the enchantment at the heart of love relationships is to follow the path of your dreams.
  • Re-imagine your career and cope with difficulties in the workplace: Learn how dreams can assist you in staying on mission, supporting work-related interpersonal relationships, making constructive contributions in times of crisis, and even helping guide your career aspirations.
  • Find imaginal “medicines” through engagement with the healing forces of your dreams: Discovering, prescribing, and administering the medicinal properties of living images as if they were tangible organic substances is often effective in preventing and treating illness and is useful as an adjunct to regular medical treatment.
  • Find engagement with the inner and outer worlds of the spirit: At a certain point in your work with dreams, the images will come and touch you directly. When living images present themselves in such a strong way, they are like portals to the source of life.

Participants will meet daily in ongoing small group “councils” to apply material learned in the seminar. This provides an opportunity for each member to work with his or her own dreams.


Friday, October 23
7:30 to 9:00 am Registration & Breakfast
9:00 to 12:00 noon Opening Session
12:00 to 2:00 pm Lunch (w/optional Pacifica information session)
2:00 to 5:00 pm Afternoon Session
5:00 to 6:00 pm Dinner

Saturday, October 24
8:00 to 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 to 12:00 noon Morning Session
12:00 to 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 to 5:00 pm Afternoon Session
5:00 to 6:00 pm Dinner

Sunday, October 25
7:30 to 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am to 12:30 pm Closing Session
12:30 to 1:30 pm Lunch

This intermediate training program in Dream Tending takes place at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus in Santa Barbara, California. 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 study and contemplation. The campus has lodging, dining facilities, and parking on site.

Meals are provided to encourage ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the seminar. Meals for this seminar include Friday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Sunday breakfast and lunch. No other meals will be available. Pacifica’s caterers make every attempt to provide healthful meals for our guests. Please indicate on the registration form if you need a special vegan or vegetarian meal or if you have other dietary restrictions.
At Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus, 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108.
$82.50 per night single occupancy (twin or double bed); $115.00 per night couple occupancy (one double bed); $125.00 per night double occupancy (two twin beds) plus 10% occupancy tax. Reservations for rooms must be made through Pacifica’s Public Programs office.

Major airlines provide service into the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) located 90 miles south of Santa Barbara and into the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA), approximately 18 miles from the Campus. Information on ground transportation will be included with your confirmation letter.

Space is limited. Register early! To register, complete the form provided and return it to Pacifica Graduate Institute, Public Programs, 249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013. The form may be faxed to 805.565.5796 or emailed to You can also click here to register online or call 805.969.3626 ext. 103. Be sure to include your email address, as an email confirmation will be sent within 5 days of receipt of your registration.

To obtain a refund of your registration fee, send a written cancellation request postmarked no later than September 23, 2009. Tuition less a $50 processing fee will be refunded. No refunds of registration fees will be made after that time. For a 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 of accommodation fees. There will be no refund for cancellation on the day of the event.

A limited number of partial tuition scholarships are available to those who find it prohibitive to pay the full tuition.  To apply, send a letter of request with your registration and payment.  Please be specific regarding your financial circumstances.  If accepted, you will be contacted regarding specific details of available scholarship assistance.

16 hours of continuing education credit are available for RNs through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider #CEP 7177), for MFTs and LCSWs (provider #PCE 2278) through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, and for National Certified Counselors (provider #5436), through the National Board of Certified Counselors. Pacifica adheres to NBCC continuing education guidelines. A $15 processing fee is charged for each

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