Reflective Writing for Life Enrichment: An Introduction to the Progoff Intensive Journal® Method

Held via Zoom
Kelley Williams
CEUs: 3

*Limited to 20 participants. 

The Intensive Journal® Method is a nationally recognized technique for self-discovery and self-reflection that uses writing exercises.  Created by Ira Progoff, PhD, in the mid-1960’s, this technique is now taught by certified instructors.

As the first American to complete his doctoral dissertation on the work of Dr. Jung, Dr. Progoff was invited by Dr. Jung to study with him in Switzerland in the early 1950s.  Dr. Progoff’s work in Depth Psychology culminated in the Intensive Journal method.  While the Intensive Journal is distinctly Dr. Progoff’s own method, Jung’s influence on him was significant as evidenced by the inclusion of the concept of the unique seed potential of each person, the importance of the spiritual dimension in overall psychological growth and the power of symbols and imagery in one’s search for meaning.

This program provides an introduction to the Intensive Journal method, which utilizes an integrated system of writing exercises for self-awareness.  This method can be used to gain insights into personal relationships, career/interests, body/health, major events, dreams, and meaning in life.  It may also be useful for working through transitions, reducing stress, and resolving issues.

The unique workshop atmosphere is critical for the method’s success.  You work privately to feel safe to write without censorship.  You are not writing your life story but rather writing what comes from within.  The instructor will provide a program overview, including the major rules for using the method and the underlying principles of holistic Depth Psychology.  You will be guided through sample exercises to experience how the method works.

About the Instructor
Kelley Williams is a certified instructor leading Intensive Journal workshops for 30 years primarily in the Midwest, including at the C.G. Jung Center in Evanston.   Prior to relocating to the greater Phoenix area, Kelley served as Senior Editor of Publications in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago and Managing Editor of the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics.  Kelley is a published poet and fiction writer, stained glass artist, and former president of the American Medical Writers’ Association.

“Intensive Journal” is a registered trademark of Jon Progoff and is used under license by Dialogue House, the headquarters for the Intensive Journal program.   For more information, see or read At a Journal Workshop by Ira Progoff, PhD. By registering you are agreeing to allow the Center to share your registration information with Dialogue House, which may provide occasional updates about future programs.

*Program CEUs are an additional $15 processing fee. Please note the current CEU processing time is around 3-4 weeks.

Recalling the Sound of Divine Humor Laughing Whilst Still Grappling with the Beasts

Held In-Person at the Jung Center
Instructor: Margot Hodgson, LPC
CEUs: 2

*Limited to 16 participants.

This presentation began as a capstone project for the 3-year training program in Anthroposophic Psychology offered by the Association for Anthroposophic Psychology. In this presentation, Margot will lead us on a brief journey, both individual and collective, inspired by her own journey. Follow her from early childhood in the Garden; through the Fall and encounters with the Beasts of Doubt, Fear and Hate; to the birth of the Higher Self or “I” and the reworkings of the astral, etheric and physical bodies. The presentation includes artistic renderings, narrative elements, theoretical wonderings and poetic inspirations. Please join us for this inner perspective on a life’s journey.

About the Instructor
Margot began studying the work of CG Jung in 2014, when she began as a staff therapist at the C.G. Jung Center in Evanston, IL. Concurrently, she began studying the work of Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy as her son was beginning pre-school at a Steiner-inspired, early childhood program, also in Evanston. During this phase of her studies, one of her main interests was how these two systems of thought on the meaning and trajectory of life could be brought together and understood as describing similar life experiences from different psychological perspectives.

*Please note, masks may be required depending on the status of COVID-19 at the time of the workshop.

The Turning of the Self: Jungian Archetypes in the Aquarian Age*

Held via Zoom
Brian Allemana
CEUs: 2.5

*Limited to 25 participants. 

In astrology, the phrase “turning of the ages” refers to a transformational cycle of human civilization over a period of roughly 26,000 years. This cycle is divided into twelve sections, or ages, outlined by the apparent movement of the Spring Equinox through the sidereal Zodiac. In astronomy, this movement is referred to as “axial precession.”

Jung wrote about the “Pisces aeon,” in reference to the current Piscean Age. We are nearing the end of that period as we move into the Aquarian Age, a time that has been wildly theorized to be a golden age, as popularized by the song Dawning of the Age of Aquarius.

In this lecture, we will explore the turning of the ages, what Jung himself said about it, how Jungian archetypes inflect its meaning, and how the telos of the Aquarian Age is influencing the difficult events we see playing out in the world today.

About the Instructor
Brian Allemana is a software engineer and practicing astrologer living in Asheville, NC. He has an interest in history and Jungian theory, and his work includes integrating those fields with astrology. He is the founder and author at Soulrise Astrology:

*Program CEUs are an additional $15 processing fee. Please note that the current CEU processing time is around 3-4 weeks.