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How to Hear Yourself

A Proprioceptive Writing Intensive

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

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 confidence to think in new ways.

Through Proprioceptive Writing, you can learn to:

  • Express unconscious thoughts directly in language
  • Hear your thoughts as voices
  • Surpass your current thinking
  • Practice mental proprioception, the sense by which the mind knows itself.

A simple technique anyone can practice, Proprioceptive Writing (PW) is a powerful tool that can be used to:

  • Focus awareness
  • Unburden your mind
  • Build self-trust
  • Liberate your creative energies

If you feel cut off from self-expression, you can reconnect to your authentic voice through PW.

Linda Trichter Metcalf, originator of PW and co-author with Tobin Simon of Writing the Mind Alive, The Proprioceptive Method for Finding Your Authentic Voice, has pioneered writing as a way to heighten consciousness through inner hearing. In this workshop, Linda guides you towards hearing yourself in new, often liberating ways. Find out more about Linda and PW at www.pwriting.org.. Linda teaches this course with Anne Bright. A member of the PWC faculty, Anne has taught PW for over 20 years.

Linda Trichter Metcalf, MA, PhD | Anne Bright, MFA

February 11 - 16, 2018
Sunday-Friday , 5 nights

$525 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

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 confidence to think in new ways.

Through Proprioceptive Writing, you can learn to:

  • Express unconscious thoughts directly in language
  • Hear your thoughts as voices
  • Surpass your current thinking
  • Practice mental proprioception, the sense by which the mind knows itself.

A simple technique anyone can practice, Proprioceptive Writing (PW) is a powerful tool that can be used to:

  • Focus awareness
  • Unburden your mind
  • Build self-trust
  • Liberate your creative energies

If you feel cut off from self-expression, you can reconnect to your authentic voice through PW.

Linda Trichter Metcalf, originator of PW and co-author with Tobin Simon of Writing the Mind Alive, The Proprioceptive Method for Finding Your Authentic Voice, has pioneered writing as a way to heighten consciousness through inner hearing. In this workshop, Linda guides you towards hearing yourself in new, often liberating ways. Find out more about Linda and PW at www.pwriting.org.. Linda teaches this course with Anne Bright. A member of the PWC faculty, Anne has taught PW for over 20 years.

Faculty Bio

Linda Trichter Metcalf, MA, PhD

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.

Anne Bright, MFA

Anne Bright is director of the Proprioceptive Writing Center, Southeast, and has brought Proprioceptive Writing (PW) to hundreds of students over the past 20 years.

A faculty member of the PW Center in Oakland, California, Anne works closely with PW’s founders, Linda Metcalf and Tobin Simon. She teaches this simple method as a path to self-expression, creativity, and emotional health and a means to gain insight into and power over how we live and think—leading to a renewed sense of well-being and confidence.

Anne has brought her training in the study of literature, writing, storytelling, and theological reflection into her extensive study of PW, which she shares through her center, in schools and universities, and through centers for art, mindfulness, and spirituality.

As well as teaching PW, Anne has written fiction and essays for newspapers and magazines and has performed as a storyteller for both children and adults.

 

Why Attend

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    Read at least Chapter 2 in Writing the Mind Alive: The Proprioceptive Method for Finding Your Authentic Voice, Linda Trichter Metcalf

  • Recommended Reading

    Writing the Mind Alive: The Proprioceptive Method for Finding Your Authentic Voice, Linda Trichter Metcalf

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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