About Intensive Journal® Workshops
Eremos is a proud sponsor of the
Intensive Journal workshops in Australia.
Workshops currently available through Eremos
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These workshops are run by Kate Scholl.
Kate Scholl has been leading Intensive Journal® workshops for over 30 years and is passionate about their potential for enabling one to live more creatively and genuinely.
She is highly skilled facilitator and deeply passionate about the potential for transformation the Journal enables.
Read this article by Kate and her experience of using the Intensive Journal method and leading workshops:Writing our Truth
Eremos welcomes expressions of interest from individuals and groups that would like to hold an Intensive Journal workshop in their area. Contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org
Read Kate's article about Ira Progoff's work and the Intensive Journal process: Finding a Way that is True. You can read more about Ira Progoff, the creator of the Intensive Journal Method, here Ira Progoff. Visit the Intensive Journal® website for more information: www.intensivejournal.org
"The Intensive Journal workbook is specifically designed to provide an instrument by which persons can discover within themselves the resources they did not know they possessed."
"Growth takes place in a person by working at a deep inner level in a sustained atmosphere of silence." - Ira Progoff.
Richard Rohr wrote about the Intensive Journal process:
“Many Westerners today are now reacquiring and accessing more of the skills we need to go into the depths of things—and to find God’s Spirit there. Whether they come through contemplation, psychology, spiritual direction, shadow work, the Enneagram, Myers-Briggs typology, grief and bereavement work, or other models such as Integral Theory or wilderness experience , these tools help us to examine and to trust interiority and depth.
One of the most profound spiritual experiences of my life came in 1984 during a journaling retreat in Ohio led by the psychotherapist Ira Progoff (1921–1998).  Dr. Progoff guided us as we wrote privately for several days on some very human and ordinary questions. I remember first dialoguing with my own body, dialoguing with roads not taken, dialoguing with concrete memories and persons, dialoguing with my own past decisions, and on and on.
I learned that if the quiet space, the questions themselves, and blank pages had not been put in front of me, I may never have known what was lying within me. Progoff helped me and many others access slow tears and fast prayers, and ultimately intense happiness and gratitude, as I discovered depths within myself that I never knew were there. I still reread some of what I wrote over forty years ago for encouragement and healing. And it all came from within me!”
Read the full post on Richard's daily reflection from 29 May 2019 here: https://cac.org/going-to-the-depths-2019-05-29/
Photo source: Center for Action and Contemplation, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
Read more about how the Intensive Journal process can enhance contemplative practice on this Intensive Journal website page and brochure.