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 simple 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. For the last thirty-five years, Linda Trichter Metcalf, originator of Proprioceptive Writing (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. Practiced to music in twenty-five-minute sessions, under stress-free conditions, alone and in groups, PW is a simple technique that anyone can learn. Through PW you can quiet your mind, focus your thought, clarify your feelings, and ignite your imagination. If you feel cut off from creative expression, you can reconnect to your authentic voice through PW. Through daily practice you can collect a rich storehouse of material, which you can draw on in creative projects. This workshop includes two PW writing sessions daily with Linda Metcalf, with an evening poetry-writing option with Tobin Simon. Newcomers and experienced practitioners welcome.
Required reading: Metcalf and Simon, Writing the Mind Alive, The Proprioceptive Method for Finding Your Authentic Voice (chapter 2).