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Dreamtending ™



Dreamtending ™ is loving Presence.

It is honoring the numinous images that arrise from our night dreams, our day dreams, our bodies, our wild imaginings and the physical world around us. 


Dreamtending is compassionately, care-fullly & fiercely supporting the person and the Image

as they encounter each other for the first time, or eternally. It is fostering productive relationships with the Soul's emmissarys who visit us in our waking and sleeping dreams.

The Dreamtender tends the garden of images through spontaneity, presence, deep listening & integrity. Integrity includes Self-awareness & trust:

Trust in our unique gifts & ways of knowing,

always acting in harmony with the dreamers deepest truths and for the healing of the Anima Mundi, the Soul of the World. 


Dreamtending is ceremonially celebrating Mystery& Mother Earth --the body that all images are born out of --

and midwifing them through our bodies and into the world. 


Dreamtending is making the power of the unconscious conscious for the betterment of all. IT is the Art & Science of tending the living images that are dreaming us alive.


Dreamtending is dancing with Eros & Psyche on in the ballroom of the imagination.


Dreamtending is Falling in love with life. 




Dreamtending was created by Dr. Stephen Aizenstat, my Mentor.

-- Amy Beth Katz, M.A.

Certified Advanced Dream Tender since 2005


Call Amy to experience a Dream Tending Session today, in person/phone/Skype

or for organization-wide or family group trainings


Cell/Text: 805-428-9252













Amy Beth Katz on Dreamtending

Year of production: 2012

Running Time: 58.50

Color / Sound / Subtitled

Amy Katz, Dream Tender, Intuitive, and Author of The Lizard Thieves shares how dreams are the gateways into peoples souls, and that they can lead richer and more fulfilling lives by paying attention to them and interacting with the living dream images  Check out her LIVE dream interpretation on Nancy Siegal's popular show, Rising Above it!

The Creator of Dream Tending, Dr. Stephen Aizenstat, on Dream Tending

Year of production: 2011

Running Time: 2:30 min

Color / Sound / Subtitled


In this scene from the film "DreamTending," Dr. Stephen Aizenstat explains that tending a dream means allowing it to come to life on it's own terms, a way of nurturing not only the dream, and the images in the dream, but the dreaming psyche that created that story for us in the first place. Visit: for more information on Dreamtending, Pacifica Graduate Institute and Dr. Aizenstat's workshops.

James Hillman, Marion Woodman & Robert Johnson on Dreamtending

Year of production: 2011

Running Time: 1:58 min

Color / Sound / Subtitled

In this scene from "DreamTending," authors James Hillman, Marion Woodman, and Robert Johnson speak to the uniqueness of Stephen Aizenstat's approach.

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In Dream Tending, Dr. Aizenstat shows how to access the power of your dreams to transform nightmare figures into profound and helpful mentors; bring fresh warmth and intimacy into your relationships; overcome obsessions, compulsions, and addictions; engage healing forces of your dreams through imaginary "medicines"; re-imagine your career and cope with difficulties in the workplace; discover the potential of your untapped creativity; and see the world around you from a new and dynamic perspective.

Wild MInd by Bill Plotkin

Our human psyches possess astonishing resources that wait within us, but we might not even know they exist until we discover how to access them and cultivate their powers, their untapped potentials and depths. Wild Mind identifies these resources — which Bill Plotkin calls the four facets of the Self, or the four dimensions of our innate human wholeness — and also the four sets of fragmented or wounded subpersonalities that form during childhood. Rather than proposing ways to eliminate our subpersonalities (which is not possible) or to beat them into submission, Plotkin describes how to cultivate the four facets of the Self and discover the gifts of our subpersonalities. The key to reclaiming our original wholeness is not merely to suppress psychological symptoms, recover from addictions and trauma, or manage stress but rather to fully embody our multifaceted wild minds, commit ourselves to the largest, soul-infused story we’re capable of living, and serve the greater Earth community.


Dreambody by Arnold Mindell

Introducing the concept of meaningful connections between nighttime dreams, myths, and body experiences, this work traces attitudes toward the body in Eastern and Western thought and illustrates the connections between body experiences and universal patterns evident in philosophical systems, fairy tales, and myths. This newly revised second edition contains a new foreward, which locates the original dreambody concept within later developments in process work, including work with relationships, addictions, coma, movement, and worldwork, and theoretical links to modern physics.


Inner Work by Robert Johnson

A noted author and Jungian analyst teaches how to use dreams and inner exercises to achieve personal wholeness and a more satisfying life.


In a deepening of the thinking begun in The Myth of Analysis andRe-Visioning Psychology, James Hillman develops the first new view of dreams since Freud and Jung.

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