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How to Hear Yourself

A Proprioceptive Writing Immersion

June 11 - 16, 2017

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

$525 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

Registration Closed

Program Description

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 differently than you did before. Following certain rules as you write, you will open the gate to a new realm of self-discovery.

The more often you immerse yourself in this practice, the more powerful your writing becomes. You’ll gain greater confidence to think and express yourself in new ways.

Join Linda Trichter Metcalf, the originator of proprioceptive writing, to learn this simple method and powerful tool.

You will learn to:

  • Focus awareness, dissolve inhibitions, and build self-trust
  • Unburden your mind and resolve emotional conflicts
  • Connect deeply with your spiritual self
  • Write and speak with strength and clarity
  • Awaken your senses and emotions
  • Liberate your creative energies.

Through proprioceptive writing you can quiet your mind, focus your thought, clarify your feelings, and ignite your imagination. If you feel cut off from creative expression, or if you have trouble knowing and expressing how you really feel, proprioceptive writing can help you hear and share your authentic voice.

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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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  • Why Attend
    • Think and write more easily and freely, with greater confidence in what it is you are actually saying.

    • Get curious about your mind and the words and stories it holds by hearing your thoughts expressed on the page.

    • Increase the clarity, power, and effectiveness of your thinking and writing, alone and when communicating with others.

    • Add an unusually helpful practice to your personal writing toolbox that will continue to help you long after the workshop ends.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.


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

    Experience Level

    None required.

    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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