• Awareness

    Learn how to befriend dream figures as companions of the soul

  • Consciousness

    Discover a shift in consciousness and experience liberation

  • Openness

    Move from the confines of your fears to a realm of creativity

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Learn the skills of:

  • Association: Linking dream images to other similar life events or circumstances

  • Amplification: Deepening dream imagery to make connection to its archetypal references

  • Animation: Experiencing dream images as alive with presence, pulse and body.

  • Open Body Awareness: Engaging embodied dream figures in the way of body awareness

  • Living Images: Experiencing dream images as living entities of the Dreamtime

  • Presence in the Here and Now: Discovering how dreams never were, but always are, in the actuality of experience

  • The Attitude of Not Knowing: Allowing yourself the comfort of not having all the answers about a dream

Inside the Course

  • On-Demand Video

    25 on-demand video lessons to explore at your own pace.

  • Text Modules

    11 in-depth text modules with practical skills and tools.

  • Exercises

    2 step-step exercises to bring the teachings into your life

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Experience the Mystery of Dreams

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Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D. is the Chancellor and Founding President of Pacifica Graduate Institute. Professor Aizenstat has devoted his life to understanding the profound wisdom and healing power that exists within each of us. Through our dreams, we are able to access limitless creativity, innovation, improved relationships, and ultimately our human potential. Such an inquiry was a driving force in his creation of Pacifica Graduate Institute, a center for the study of the human experience through depth psychology, mythology and the humanities within the beautiful surroundings of the natural world, located where the mountains meet the sea in Santa Barbara, California. Within such a setting, Professor Aizenstat pioneered his revolutionary, patented Dream Tending approach, a proven system based on 35 years of rigorous scholarship and practical applications road-tested with students, clients and global workshops. Professor Aizenstat’s methodologies have helped thousands of people to unlock the meaning of their dreams, increase intellectual and emotional bandwidth and realize personal and professional goals. Professor Aizenstat has served as an organizational consultant to leading Tech Companies, Hollywood films, and has also lectured extensively around the World. 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 seminars, workshops and “pop-up” events in the U.S. Asia and Europe. When not teaching and lecturing, Professor Aizenstat can be found snorkeling, swimming, or just observing the song line of the cosmos while watching the sunset over his beloved ocean at the Santa Barbara Harbor.

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Dr. Stephen Aizenstat

I am Dr. Stephen Aizenstat and I will be offering you a step-by-step program in learning how to understand your dreams. I have been working with dreams all of my life and from my direct experience along with many years of research and reflection, I have developed an approach to dream work that I name Dream Tending. I am enthused to share the tools and methods of Dream Tending with you. I am pleased you have taken the steps to join us here.


“I found the material presented very clear and easy to understand. I feel that I have a structure to use for my dreams after Part 1”


Marigrace Gleason

“The choice of words and phraseology are loaded with insight working through the energy charged complexes its a real delight to recognize the wisdom that has been poured into it.”


Bruce Schmaltz

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do I get out of taking the Living Image: Part 1 course?

    You will learn the fundamental principles of Dream Tending that make it such an effective method of understanding the many meanings of your dreams. Learn how to remember your dreams, understand common dream themes and discover how dreams can enhance your emotional and physical well being.

  • How much does the Living Image: Part 1 e-learning course cost?

    The course is priced at $75.00. We are providing 15% off your first purchase on the Dream Tending Academy which can be applied to this course.

  • Are there CEC/CEU available for this course?

    The Living Image: Part 1 course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit: Psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Please contact Heidi Townshend at heidi@dreamtending.com for more information.

  • What is the structure of the course?

    All course content is available after purchase. There are no prerequisites or synchronous blocks to learning content. There are seven media rich chapters including text, video and exercises. Furthermore, we’ve included two in-depth exercises and two bonus clinical videos.

  • How do I get into contact with a person?

    For general inquiries and questions about the course, please contact: Heidi Townshend | heidi@dreamtending.com | 1-805-879-7374

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