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How to Hear Yourself

A Proprioceptive Writing Intensive

February 11 - 16, 2018

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

$525 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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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 Linda teaches this course with Anne Bright. A member of the PWC faculty, Anne has taught PW for over 20 years.

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  • Faculty Bio
    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.

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    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.


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  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    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

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.

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