About Dialogue House Associates, Inc.
Serving Diverse Audiences: New Directions and Opportunities
Dialogue House Associates is the administrative headquarters for the programs
and materials of Ira Progoff, Ph.D. Our office is located in Beachwood, Ohio, a
suburb of Cleveland. .
Our programs go well beyond the workshops that are offered to the public. We
offer a broad range of services to specialized audiences in the following areas:
Organizing and coordinating approximately 150 public Intensive Journal
workshops annually. We offer introductory programs as well as the advanced
modules. Extended programs offer participants an opportunity to experience the
full method in a continuous experience. Programs are offered year-round both
in the United States, Canada and overseas. Our goal is to offer affordable
and accessible workshops in the major metropolitan areas so that people have a
structured setting to work in the method on an ongoing basis.
We are an approved provider of continuing education to counselors
and social workers. Professionals begin to learn Progoff’s theories of growth
through a direct experience in their own lives in a workshop setting. The
Intensive Journal method is an important resource to complement the counseling
Wellness programs and applications. Here are some major areas:
- Prevention/Ongoing wellness. Our program offers an effective
way to strengthen the mind-body connection, reduce stress and help people
develop more meaningful lives.
- Employee wellness. Organizations offer our program as a tool for
employee wellness. Employees become more productive by:
- resolving issues in their personal lives or in the workplace,
- reducing stress, and
- stimulating their creativity capacities.
- Mental health. The Intensive Journal method can serve as an effective
complement to therapy or provide an alternative means to develop a person’s
- Patient populations. Research studies are desired at major medical
centers to document how the Intensive Journal method can help people cope with
the emotional challenges of having a serious illness (e.g. cancer), or to deal
with issues that may have contributed to an illness (e.g. an addiction).
We offer programs for the professional development of ministers and related
professionals at leading seminaries, sabbatical programs and retreat centers.
Our program is neutral with regard to any particular faith.
Social Service programs.
The Intensive Journal method can be used effectively by participants with
only a modest level of education. We offer workshops in the following settings:
Criminal Justice. The Intensive Journal method can transform
offenders in a deep and long-lasting way as they find answers about life
for themselves. Improved behavior and changed attitudes results in less
violence, reduced recidivism, and greater possibilities for becoming a
constructive member of society.
Family Services. People who have faced traumatic experiences
(e.g. rape or domestic violence) have used the Intensive Journal method
to rebuild their lives. The method connects a person to their underlying
capacities in a non-threatening way.
Job training. Trainees attend Intensive Journal sessions while
they are being trained in entry level positions. Our program contributes
to improved attitudes leading to higher rates of completion, job performance
Training our program leaders.
Offering advanced professional training for individuals to become certified
leaders of the Intensive Journal method (Advanced Studies Program)
Books and audio materials (Dialogue House Library).
Dr. Progoff authored 14 books on the Intensive Journal method, depth psychology,
meditation, C.G. Jung’s theories, and mysticism. Progoff’s audio materials provide
an effective way to learn more about his unique theories of self-development and
benefit from Entrance MeditationTM readings.
Tax-deductible contributions are an important way that we can continue to
offer these services. Progoff established a separate organization, The Foundation
for Integral Research (FIR) to help fund, through tax-deductible donations, the
development of his programs and materials in psychology, including the Intensive
Journal program. Contributions are most welcome. FIR's 501(c)(3)
status is inactive so donations are not presently deductible.
Dialogue House Staff
Director: Jonathan Progoff
Computer Systems: Sean Leroy
Director of the Advanced Studies Program: Avis Smalley, Ph.D.