How to Hear Yourself: A Proprioceptive Writing® Immersion
Linda Trichter Metcalf, PhD, author and educator, has been hailed as "an original thinker in the field of creativity." She created the practice of Proprioceptive Writing® (PW) in the mid-1970s, and in 1982, she and…
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Tobin Simon, PhD, poet and educator, received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Jefferson College, his master’s degree from Stanford, and his doctorate from New York University. While a professor of English and humanities at…
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Proprioceptive Writing helped me forge the connections between my intellect, my heart, and my pen that eventually became Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, a work that I couldn’t have dreamed possible when I started Proprioceptive Writing.
—Christiane N., MD
For everyone; no prior writing experience required.
For the last 35 years, Linda Trichter Metcalf has been a pioneer of writing as a way to access inner thoughts, explore them with impassioned curiosity, and set them free.
Through the simple and pleasurable practice of Proprioceptive Writing® (PW), Linda teaches writing as an activity not unlike yoga or meditation. Everyone thinks, but many thoughts dwell below the surface of expression. When you “hear yourself think” by slowing down the expression of thought through writing, thoughts evolve. Personal intelligence expands. You become more knowing, more useful to yourself.
Deep Thinking through PW is a creative way to come face-to-face with the thoughts that influence your life profoundly. Like prayer, Deep Thinking demands openness and undivided attention; it requires the different facets of the mind to work together as a whole, producing a healthful, life-affirming attitude and a sense of greater mental space.
Recommended reading Linda Trichter Metcalf and Tobin Simon, Writing the Mind Alive: The Proprioceptive Method for Finding Your Authentic Voice (Ballantine Books).
Note Tobin Simon will offer optional mini poetry-writing workshops in the evenings.
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9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $565 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $860 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More