Linda Trichter Metcalf, originator of Proprioceptive Writing® (PW) and coauthor of Writing the Mind Alive: The Proprioceptive Method for Finding Your Authentic Voice, has been a pioneer of writing as a way to access inner thoughts and set them free. Inner thoughts maintain power over us because we don’t recognize them: mostly they’re unspoken and unwritten. The Proprioceptive Method is a writing meditation that brings these thoughts forward, allowing you to hear and see them. This recognition creates change.
In this workshop, Linda Metcalf guides two writing meditations daily, and explores them individually and creatively, to help you hear and see them. As these inner thoughts come into focus, your perspective on them shifts — from distant and obscure to up-close and clear — producing a sense of greater mental space, with more room for both play and profundity.
Learning about your own thinking is one of the high pleasures of life. Like the practice of yoga, meditation, a musical instrument, or art form, a PW practice can bring you to the center of your experience, where your sense of self is rooted and a creatively expressive life rightly belongs, and from there expand your connection with the world. As a bonus, every practice session leaves you with a gift: a tangible record of your thinking in writing.
No prior writing experience is required.
Recommended reading: Metcalf and Simon, Writing the Mind Alive.