How to Hear Yourself

A Proprioceptive Writing Immersion


Linda Trichter Metcalf, Anne Bright

June 11-16, 2017
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights

$525 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


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.

Faculty Bio

Linda Trichter Metcalf

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.

Anne Bright

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.


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

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    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


Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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