As a prolific dreamer myself, I have long been a student of the Dream. There are many theories, methods and approaches to working with one's night time dreams in all cultures. More recent scientific inquiry has led to more understanding. After a long search, I found the approach that resonates most deeply with me and was Certified as a Dream Tender with Dr. Stephen Aizenstat, PhD in 2020. I continue to grow my personal and professional Dream Tending practice with awe, curiosity and gratitude. As we tend our dreams and our deep imagination, we gain access to such a potent source of personal, emotional and spiritual insight, growth, healing and wisdom. We also gain insight into the collective human condition and the soul of the world. Our dreams and yes, our nightmares, if gently tended, offer us practical solutions and guidance to the challenges we face. We all long for a wellspring of eternal solace, comfort and guidance as we seek to know our true soul's purpose on this human journey. Dream Time is one such wellspring if only we pay careful attention.
"To tend a dream is not to interpret a dream, nor is it to really analyze a dream, but to be present with a dream, to allow the dream itself to open, to reveal, to come to life, so that the images themselves can come forward, take shape, have body, move in their activity and to present the knowledge, and the wisdom, and the teachings that are inherent to each of these characters, or motifs that are located in the dream."
-Excerpted from Dr. Stephen Aizenstat's Sounds True Audio Recording - Dream Tending, Techniques for Uncovering the Hidden Intelligence of Your Dreams
"I feel held with unconditional love and acceptance when Dream Tending with Kathie. She skillfully and compassionately guides the dreamer into the deep imagination and facilitates profoundly meaningful, soulful journeys with dream images. Kathie's methods, intuition, and ability to actively listen, assisted me with deepening my connection to the Divine wisdom, love, and creativity of the dream time. Dream Tending is Soul Tending with Kathie." - Monica Tweet
I am available to Tend Dreams in 60-75 minute sessions or as part of ongoing Spiritual Direction or Creative Depth Coaching Sessions. I offer sliding scale rates and pro bono as needed. Please Inquire and schedule a complimentary first meeting.
"Messengers between the creative unconscious and consciousness, dreams speak their own language of image, symbol and metaphor. When we bring our imagination, openness and discernment to them, they are possible sources of inner guidance, wisdom, revelation, healing and development." Marion Woodman