Progoff Journal Workshops Will Be Held This Summer

Posted: May 13, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Megan McDonnell

Vic Kryston, Northern Virginia Writing Project teacher and consultant, will offer two Progoff Intensive Journal Workshops at George Mason. The workshops, an integrated system of writing exercises for accessing feelings and experiences in an organized way, lead participants through a series of journaling exercises in which they explore the flow of their lives—both the “outside historical” part, as well as the “inner emotive” part.

The first workshop, to be held May 21 and 22, is titled “Life Context.” It is a basic intensive journal workshop in which participants discover new ways to look at the process of their lives. The second workshop on June 25 and 26, “Depth Contact, Symbolic Images, and Meaning in Life,” continues work done in the previous workshop. It focuses on using Ira Progoff’s nonanalytic method, developed in 1966, to draw messages from inner symbolic experiences such as dreams and insights. A “Life Context” or “Life Experience” workshop is a prerequisite. The cost is $150 for each workshop, or $285 for both.

Kryston will provide all materials, and the workshops are open to the university community. For more information, contact Kryston at or 540-822-5607.

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