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Linda Trichter Metcalf, MA, PhD

Teacher, author, and pioneer in mind exploration

Linda Trichter Metcalf, teacher, author, and pioneer in mind exploration, received her graduate degrees in English literature from New York University.

In the mid-1970s, while a professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, she created the practice known as Proprioceptive Writing® to help students express their deepest thoughts and feelings.

Since then, Proprioceptive Writing has been brought to elementary school students, homeschool students, medical doctors, and PhD students. It is the only writing practice that encourages participants to slow down their thoughts and focus on what Linda calls “inner hearing,” listening to thoughts with empathy and curiosity, before reflecting on them through writing.

With Tobin Simon, Linda left academia and cofounded the Proprioceptive Writing Center, where she teaches and directs their teacher-training program. In 2002, Linda and Toby published Writing the Mind Alive: The Proprioceptive Method for Finding Your Authentic Voice. In Linda’s workshops, participants hear themselves in new, often liberating ways.

Upcoming Programs

Writing the Mind Alive

August 5 - 10, 2018

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

What is it like to really hear your inner thoughts? It’s like entering a world where you know yourself differently, better than you did before. Open up to this blissful zone by following the three simple rules of Proprioceptive Writing®—a consciousness expanding writing practice developed by Linda Trichter Metcalf, MA, PhD. In this 5-day workshop,...

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Previous Programs

How to Hear Yourself

June 11 - 16, 2017

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

Underneath the surface of our minds, there is a rich, wise, blissful, and creative world waiting to be explored. This workshop teaches you how to unlock the power of this part of your mind through a unique practice of writing. Unlike the typical experience, you will enter a world where you come to know yourself...

How to Hear Yourself

February 11 - 16, 2018

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

What is it like to really hear yourself? Unlike ordinary hearing, it’s like entering a world where you know yourself differently than you did before. Following certain rules while you write opens a gate to this blissful realm. The more you immerse yourself in this practice,the further you travel from ordinary self-judgments,and the greater your...