Dr. Ira Progoff – founder Intensive Journal® Workshop

Dr Ira Progroff
Since the 1950’s, Dr. Progoff has devoted his life to the exploration of new ways to encourage creativity and to enhance individual growth. He is a leading authority on C.G. Jung, depth psychology and transpersonal psychology as well as journal writing.
Dr. Progoff completed his doctoral dissertation on the psychology of C.G. Jung from the New School for Social Research in New York City. His thesis was published in 1953 as Jung’s Psychology and Its Social Meaning. After reading Dr. Progoff’s dissertation, Dr. Jung invited him to study with him in Switzerland as a Bollingen fellow. He studied with Dr. Jung in 1952, 1953 and 1955. In addition, Dr. Progoff gave several Eranos lectures in Switzerland during the 1960s, where he presented his theories of holistic depth psychology. As a practicing depth psychologist and Director of the Institute for Research in Depth Psychology at Drew University from 1959 to 1971, Dr. Progoff conducted research on the dynamic process by which individuals develop more fulfilling lives. As a psychotherapist, he found that the clients who wrote in some form of a journal were able to work through issues more rapidly. Through this research, he then developed and refined the Intensive Journal Method in the mid-1960’s and 1970’s to provide a way to mirror the processes by which people become dynamic and develop themselves…continue reading
The method provides an indirect approach to solving our life problems …we step back and move inward and meet them at a deeper level.
Dr. Progoff's PhilosophyAt a Journal Workshop (rev. ed. 1992), by Ira Progoff, Penguin Putnam, p.8
Posted on: 06/08/2013, by : Able I Am