Barbara Bain

Barbara Bain, M.S., M.A., and PhD. Candidate, is an Indigenous dream worker and Community Psychologist devoted to helping reconnect human beings with dream and vision. She writes, teaches, and presents on dreaming, as well as themes related to Indigenous psychology, personal identity liberation, and the address of Western colonization and oppression. She believes that personal liberation can be found in a renewed relationship with Dream. Barbara is a personal consultant in Santa Barbara, CA. She is an enrolled member of the Shasta Indian Nation of Northern California and a Certified Dream Tender with Master dream worker Stephen Aizenstat. She is an ambassador to the Global Dream Initiative. She holds an M.A. in Depth Psychology, an M.S. in Cultural and Natural Resource Management, and is currently completing her PhD in Depth Psychology. She can be reached at Indigenous Awakening Consulting:

Workshops & Presentations

  • Dream and Personal Identity Emancipation

    60 min | The River Stage (Altar of Water)

    This workshop explores the idea of personal emancipation and liberation through dreaming and a return to a natural relationship with dream work and dream practice. Dreams are conceived of as waking dreams, night dreams, visions, meditations, and active imaginations that are gathered through personal or group dreaming experiences. Bring a recent or recurring dream, a pillow and blanket, and an openness to engage dreaming as a process of personal emancipation.