Upcoming Workshops

The Language of Dreams

Thursday, September 10th
5:30 – 7:00 P.M. PDT

In this interactive webinar, I will outline the four greatest mistakes most people make when attempting to interpret their dreams, and offer guidance on what to do instead, in order to truly learn from the language of dreams. Participants are invited to bring a dream “snippet” (1-2 images or sentences) and to participate in tending each others dreams, once they learn the basics.
This is an online event via Zoom – Link will be emailed once you register
90 minute workshop
Suggested donation: $18
Bonus: All workshop attendees will receive a free 30-minute dream tending session (to be scheduled after the webinar).

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Past Workshops

“The Power of Self Hypnosis”
Free Online Class via Zoom
Saturday May 9, 2020
4:00-5:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
(UTC/GMT -7 hours)

Self-Hypnosis can be used to improve sleep, increase confidence, reduce stress, change habits, cultivate patience and much more! This class will show you how to use the 3 basic steps of Self-Hypnosis to connect with the unconcious and to achieve your personal and professional goals!

“Liberating Soul: Strategies for Coping with Life’s Trials
in Disheartening Times and a Shifting World”
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 10:00 A.M to 1:45 P.M., Santa Barbara, CA

“Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.” Joseph Campbell

In today’s changing and uncertain times, many experience fear, confusion, and anxiety; we wonder if hope is sufficient to keep us safe. History has warned that failure to comprehend the past ensures that it will repeat itself. Our collective history is replete with wars, terror attacks, and life altering disasters. At such times, the universe as we know it appears to shift dramatically and may even seem to teeter on the brink of destruction. We feel disheartened, lost and impotent in the face of such uncontrollable external forces, and desire protection. More and more, individuals turn to external sources of ‘numbing’ in an attempt to maintain a facade of safety.

C.G. Jung, James Hillman, Michael Meade, and Brene Brown, are renowned for their research into the wonder of innate genius, the gift and strength of soul, and the power of vulnerability. This experiential workshop integrates the wisdom of these wise teachers with the result that a more ‘potent’ psychological medicine is distilled.
Participants will explore the innate nature of coping styles, and distinguish between those that mire us in ‘quicksand,’ versus strategies that are liberating. Workshop attendees will learn how to recognize what approaches lead us down the wrong path into a tangled maze and into a situation with greater dangers than those we are attempting to avoid.

Using art, sandtray, story, poetry, and music, participants will also envision what solutions may be hidden from consciousness, yet are waiting to be discovered.

Linda Naylor Dench, a Jungian psychotherapist, Certified Sport Psychology Consultant, Registered Play Therapist, and Licensed Professional Counselor. Dr. Dench bridges depth psychology with sport psychology and play therapy, thereby working with the individual from a physical, psychological, and soulful perspective. She was the Executive Director of the Pottsville Family Service Agency for 7 years, and works with children, adolescents, adults, athletes, and families. Linda is a published author, educator, and counseling intern supervisor.

Darlena Dench, Ph.D. is a counselor, mythologist, teacher and retreat facilitator in Santa Barbara, CA. She has over 10 years of experience guiding individuals through travel programs and workshops. Dr. Dench’s published work and doctoral dissertation emphasize the psychological potency of place and meaningful journeys. She assists others through the challenging process of “re-souling” various aspects of their lives, be it their work, relationships or travels

Paseo Nuevo Mall, 705 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Next to Nordstrom’s, Sephora and the Parking Garage escalator.) Yes Dance is providing the space as part of its community event series!

Workshop payment is on a donation basis. Cash, check or Venmo@Darlena-Dench accepted. Please email, text or call with your intention to attend the workshop and include: your name, email address and phone number.


Phone: 805-267-9815

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