Progoff Intensive Journal ® Program for Self-Development

Specialized Audiences | Health | Major Illness Support

Practical Ways to Help Patients

As participants use the Intensive Journal method, they develop new awareness about their lives, which gives them the ability to grow as individuals. Here are some of the many ways that your patients can use our method to develop themselves.

Foster Self-Empowerment to Overcome Their Challenges
  • Patients connect to their inner capacities to draw forth new resources to grow and develop, overcoming the challenges created by an illness. They are better able to handle the tension, uncertainty and physical demands placed upon them physically and emotionally. Maintaining a constructive attitude leads to a more active life style.
Coping and Making Sense of the Illness
  • Patients become more actively engaged in determining the next phases of their total treatment program. They become more proactive in developing plans to help themselves, conscious of changes in their condition, and aware of the consequences of destructive behavior.
Deepen Self-Understanding
  • Working in privacy creates safety for patients to be honest with themselves to accurately describe issues in their lives.
  • Patients connect more deeply with their true selves which may have been overshadowed by the illness. They develop a broader perspective, realizing possibilities in life beyond the illness.
  • Greater acceptance of the existence of the illness becomes possible, which leads to a process of dealing with the condition and its consequences. Patients view their lives as an unfolding process and realize connections between illness and other facets of life.
Work Through Other Issues
  • Issues are clarifed that had become clouded or complicated by illness. Patients learn a new approach for continuing self-growth and developing other aspects of their lives. Resolving issues generates energy and momentum and reduces anxiety and stress.