Barbara Bain is a Dream Worker, Indigenous Psychologist, certified Dream Tender and Ambassador to the Global Dream Initiative. She offers dream tending workshops, community dream matrix, private dream work consultations, and public presentations on reweaving and rebuilding the human relationship with psyche, the unconscious, and the dream world. As a member of the Shasta Indian Nation of Northern California, she holds an indigenous sensibility in her work and way of life. Barbara resides in Santa Barbara California with her two sons, and is currently completing her PhD in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Workshops & Presentations
Community Dream Matrix
Community Dream Matrix, also known as social dreaming, is an ancient yet pioneering modality to dreaming. In this dream modality, we collectively invite dream and dreamers to get to know one another by speaking our recent or recurring dreams into a shared space. In this way, we access the social unconscious of the community, making it conscious. Experience where you dream with other dreamers, and how dreams connect us all on the sacred matrix of creation.
The Human Relationship with Dream and Yoga Nidra
In this workshop we explore the importance of the relationship between humans and dream and explore how to build a conscious dream practice. We close with a Yoga Nidra, led by Jenn Pharma, to facilitation a night of intentional dreaming. The following day, we again meet in dream space to see what visited.
Your New Dream: Aligning Your Life with Your Dreams
Your New Dream: Aligning your Life with your Dreams” explores the personal human relationship with dream and a return to living a life on a foundation of dreaming. We explore the ancient relationship with dream, and human realities built primarily from dream and vision. We speak to how to create a living dream practice that honors dream figures as embodied life forms that offer personal and community knowledge and a conscious psychic relationship with the individual soul. Dream is honored as healing and wisdom manifest through image and imagination.