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Writing the Mind Alive

A Proprioceptive Writing Immersion

August 5 - 10, 2018

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

$425 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

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, Linda, accompanied by one of the technique’s most esteemed teachers, Anne Bright, MFA, will guide you through a series of 25-minute writing sessions, conversations, and group-work designed to:

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

A simple technique anyone can practice, Proprioceptive Writing is a potent meditation tool that can be used for therapeutic and creative purposes. Learn how to use this tool to hear yourself in new, often liberating ways.

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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
    • The more you immerse yourself in this practice, the further you travel from limiting self-judgments, and the greater your confidence in trusting yourself. <br />

    • If you feel cut off from self-expression, you can reconnect to your authentic voice through this radically new approach to process writing.

    • Through Proprioceptive Writing, you learn to focus attention, hear inner thought as voice, and engage your mind's capacity to sense itself.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Below is your daily schedule for your stay during your program. You will always be able to attend the meals and activities shown between your program sessions. You will also have opportunities to experience Healing Arts, walking trails, and many other campus amenities throughout your stay. To schedule a treatment at Healing Arts call 844-544-1440, ext. 304 or email [email protected]Click here to view our current menu: 

    Opening Day

    2:15 pm

    Check-in begins; rooms are ready by 4:00 pm

    Luggage storage is available

    4:45 – 5:45 pm Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    5:30 – 7:00 pm Dinner at Kitchen Table

    6:45 – 7:15 pm 1440 Guest Welcome Session (optional)

    7:30 – 9:00 pm Program Session

    Daily

    6:30 – 7:45 am Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation 7:00 – 8:30 am

    7:00 – 9 am Breakfast at Kitchen Table

    Breakfast at Kitchen

    9am – 12 pm Morning Program Session

    11:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch at Kitchen

    2pm – 4:00 pm Afternoon Program Session

    4:15 – 6:45 pm Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    5:30 – 7:00 pm Dinner at Kitchen Table

    7:30 – 9:00 pm Optional Events

    Closing Day

    6:30 – 7:45 am Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    7:00 – 9 am Breakfast at Kitchen Table

    9am – 12pm Morning Program Session

    12:00pm NOON Checkout Time

    11:30am – 1:30 pm Lunch at Kitchen Table—

    Departure day lunch is included in your stay.

     

    Prerequisites

    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

  • 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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