Held via Zoom
*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 www.intensivejournal.org 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.