Two Successful INTENSIVE JOURNAL workshops in Victoria: March, 2016

15 participants completed the two-day LIFE CONTEXT workshop on March  18-19, 2016 in Victoria, B.C.  The stated objectives of this basic introduction to the INTENSIVE JOURNAL method were:
  1.  to gain a perspective on your life;
  2. to gain insights about your relationships with others, your career, special interests , your body and health.
The evaluative feedback has been positive and enthusiastic.  Here are some sample comments:
  • “….(based on my own personal experience, I will say) this process is incredibly valuable for all those who have experience trauma”. K. H.
  • “This (workshop experience) is providing positive meaning to me. (some things) have snuck up on me and this is providing me with a lot of meaning to my past and hope for today and tomorrow – I can taste it.” D. H.
  • “The workshop was helpful in reframing significant events in my life and encouraged looking at events from completely shifted perspectives. This was very helpful in gaining insight and larger context for some assumed thinking and attitudes. Special emphasis on tolerance and compassion for self that flows out to others.” A.M.
13 Individuals participated in the DEPTH CONTACT workshop in Victoria on March 20-21,
The stated objectives  for this advanced INTENSIVE JOURNAL  workshop included:
  1. Continue the Journal Workbook process with work in the areas of Dream and Images – learn Dr. Progoff’s unique method for developing your symbolic experiences;
  2. Focusing on Meaning in Life: (1) Clarifying personal priorities and ultimate concerns; and (2) Deepen your connections to important areas of your life.
The evaluative feedback was very positive and encouraging.  Here are some samples:
  • “I’m very grateful for this workshop. (I came) feeling lost, frightened and mired within myself.  Getting in touch with a greater reality, to feel my life called to a relationship with it, to see myself as part of this greater reality, was encouraging and validating.  I’m very grateful for it.  Not just very.  Surpassingly.”  N. G.
  • “I would highly recommend the facilitator’s ability to guide the participants to a stream of consciousness they may not have been aware of. ” A.M.
  • “I would describe it as time well spent.  At times I felt out of my depth, but I was able to work through that feeling.  My experience challenged me, inspired me – renewed my energy to actively continue this writing process.” G.G. 

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