"The Intensive Journal method was an integral part of my recovery. The organization of the Intensive Journal workbook allowed me to pull from inaccessible parts of my life and bring them into a synthesis that enabled me to make better life-affirming decisions. It helped me to be more in control of my life. Through these workshops, I was empowered to make a career change to be a substance abuse professional. The Intensive Journal method has helped me deal with life's adversity and work through transitions. I am immersed in a positive addiction to the Progoff™ method and I highly recommend the Intensive Journal method to substance abuse professionals."
George LeRoy, LCAS, CCS, CSAPC, LPC
North Carolina Addictions Fellow
"The Intensive Journal method has been instrumental in the integration of a way of living that works to keep me sober and to deepen experiences of conscious contact with the spiritual, emotional and interpersonal challenges, resources and presences necessary to the rewards and fulfillment of sobriety and inner growth."
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Levi Gardner, MA, CSAC
"The experience of combining these two Intensive Journal method and Twelve-Step Program powerful recovery tools is synergistic."
Author of "Overcoming Addictions: The Intensive Journal Method and Twelve-Step Programs"
"The Intensive Journal method, like the twelve steps, leads me into undiscovered dimensions of myself. Whether past, present, or future, it opens new horizons that make me experience my own powers, who I am now and can become."
"These workshops have been highly successful and particularly useful in enriching the perspective that our counselors have in the complexity of their own lives and that of their clients."
Dr. Paul Poplawski
Former Director of Training Delaware Health & Social Services Div. of Alcoholism, Drug Abuse & Mental Health
"The Intensive Journal method is an excellent tool to use in addiction recovery as it provides:
1) a nonjudgmental way to approach the events and movements in one's life;
2) a gentle and compassionate approach to sensitive personal aspects of one's life that are often colored by shame, ambivalence, confusion;
3) a way to bring hope as insights from journal entries can suggest a way "out" and "through" painful and toxic situations of addiction; 4) a sense of the movement of one's life, which is core to the Intensive Journal process, that empowers an individual who can feel "stuck" in addiction to bring hope and vitality to their lives."
Joseph Jeffers, MFT
San Diego, CA