Bill Israel

Who I Am

As a long-time practitioner of the Intensive Journal ® method of Dr. Ira Progoff, I  have 42 years of experience in effecting my own life transitions. In the process of transiting three separate vocational pursuits, I earned a bachelors degree, a masters degrees, and three professional certifications. But it has been my engagement with the journal process that I discovered the “central” narrative of my life.  Lying dormant beneath many failed efforts to camouflage my ” fearful, uncomfortable and shamed self” , I discovered a creativity that continues to surprise, amaze and energize. It is an ongoing and life-enhancing experience.

I now conduct a private, not-for-profit counseling and consulting service titled IMAGINE LIFE TRANSITIONS in Victoria, British Columbia.

In addition the my current certification as a Consultant/Facilitator for the Intensive Journal® program in British Columbia, I am an Honorary Life Member (and active volunteer) for the United Way of Greater Victoria.  I also volunteer with both the Restorative Justice Coalition of William Head Institution ( a minimum security federal prison) and the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness.

By means of an ongoing relationship with my personal journal work, I have come to a marvelous renewal of life-purpose, both inwardly and by means of engagement with family, friends and my community.