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A Life Changing Process
Gain greater direction, discover resources & possibilities
Through the Intensive Journal program, experience a life-changing process to give your life greater direction, vitality and purpose. Developed in 1966 by Dr. Ira Progoff, this nationally-recognized program has helped people lead more fulfilling lives. Discover resources and possibilities you could not have imagined.
The Intensive Journal method is an integrated system using writing exercises in a setting of privacy and quiet to help you; gain awareness about diverse areas of your life, connect with your real self and develop a more meaningful life.
The Intensive Journal
An innovative rehabilitation process
Through a grant from the Victoria Foundation, the Centre for Earth and Spirit is working in partnership with Our Place NEW ROADS: Therapeutic Recovery Community, to offer the Intensive Journal therapeutic writing program for federal parolees and those transitioning from prison. The program will engage small groups of qualified clients in a “trauma-informed care” process for building self-esteem and empathy for self and others in alleviating stigmatizing effects of childhood and adult trauma to empower individuals in re-establishing a sense of personal wholeness. The project goal is to support client re-integration with family, society and workplace. This project is coordinated and delivered by Bill Israel.
To Inquire Or Register
Bill Israel continues to facilitate Intensive Journal workshops for the general public via Zoom. To register, visit the Intensive Journal organization, the Family Caregivers Association of BC or contact Bill directly
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – Bill at 250 744 0590
** Custom classes are available for organizations, families and groups.
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Bill Israel continues to volunteer his professional expertise inside William Head Institution, a federal minimum security penitentiary on Vancouver Island. Under the title of The FOUNDATIONS COURSE, the Intensive Journal program is offered to prisoners on a voluntary...
As of January 9th, 2020 marks the beginning of a forth year of the FOUNDATIONS COURSE Bill Israel facilitates for prisoners, as a volunteer, inside the William Head Institution (WHI) on Vancouver Island. The FOUNDATIONS COURSE is a special title given to the INTENSIVE...
by Bill Israel Here are the highlights of an article originally published in The Out of Bounds Magazine Vol 35, No. 2, a quarterly publication at William Head Institution. A publication for and by inmates. The “aim” of the publication is “…to provide an artistic,...
This past May, Bill Israel completed the 6th in a series of INTENSIVE JOURNAL® workshops at William Head Institution on Vancouver Island, BC. The program inside the federal minimum security prison is titled FOUNDATIONS For the Preparation of Personal Release Plans and...
The INTENSIVE JOURNAL Method at William Head Institution by William Israel As a member of the Restorative Justice Coalition at William Head federal penitentiary on Vancouver Island, Bill Israel spends one evening a week with fellow Coalition members and 15 - 20...