How to Hear Your Inner Self: A Proprioceptive Writing® Immersion
Linda Trichter Metcalf, PhD, author and teacher, created the practice of Proprioceptive Writing® (PW) in the mid-1970s and is coauthor of Writing the Mind Alive. Founder of the PW Center, currently located in the San…
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Tobin Simon, PhD, poet and educator, began his collaboration with Linda Trichter Metcalf in 1977 to develop the Proprioceptive Writing® (PW) method. Coauthor of Writing the Mind Alive, he is cofounder of the PW Center…
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Proprioceptive Writing helped me forge the connections between my intellect, my heart, and my pen that eventually became Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, a work that I couldn’t have dreamed possible when I started Proprioceptive Writing.
—Christiane N., MD
For everyone; no prior writing experience required.
What does it mean to really hear yourself? Unlike ordinary hearing, it facilitates knowing yourself differently than you ever have before. Following certain simple rules while you write opens a gate to this blissful realm. The more you immerse yourself in this practice, the greater your confidence to think in new ways.
For the last 35 years, Linda Trichter Metcalf, originator of Proprioceptive Writing (PW), and Tobin Simon have pioneered writing as a way to explore consciousness through inner hearing. Practiced to music in 25-minute sessions, alone and in groups, PW is a simple technique that anyone can learn. Using PW, you can quiet your mind, focus your thoughts, clarify your feelings, ignite your imagination, and reconnect to your authentic voice.
Recommended reading Linda Trichter Metcalf and Tobin Simon, Writing the Mind Alive: The Proprioceptive Method for Finding Your Authentic Voice (Ballantine Books).
Note Tobin Simon will offer optional mini poetry-writing workshops in the evenings.
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $565 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $860 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More