GETTING STARTED WITH

PROPRIOCEPTIVE WRITING® 

There are several ways to begin Proprioceptive Writing (PW). The Book, Writing the Mind Alive, The Proprioceptive Method for Finding your Authentic Voice serves as an introduction to PW and as an invaluable resource to help you sustain your practice. You can read more about the book and order it from Amazon here.

The PW Center offers Five-day and Weekend PW Immersions as well as Conference Call Classes to help you begin and support your practice. You can read about both these options below.

Immersions

5-day and Weekend PW Immersions allow you to do PW in a circle of others while you experience the PW method through the teaching of Linda Trichter Metcalf and/or PWC faculty. Immersions are offered in various locations across the country through the PWC as well as through educational institutions and retreat centers such as Kripalu and Esalen.

Read more about upcoming Immersions here.

Online and By Phone

Exploring The Basics of Proprioceptive Writing

A six-week series of conference calls in consultation with a PW teacher. Private or semi-private. One hour weekly. This series is for anyone wishing to establish and sustain a PW practice. At least two rounds of this series are recommended.

In conference calls, you and your PW teacher explore elements of the proprioceptive method through the lens of your Writes (the texts that result from your PW sessions). In response to your Writes, your PW teacher stimulates inquiry into your thinking.
 
Students are encouraged to have 3-5 Writes weekly. They email one or two of these Writes to their PW teacher in advance of each weekly conference call.

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Ongoing Personal Exploration through Proprioceptive Writing

A series of conference calls in consultation with a PW teacher offered in six-week segments. Private or semi-private. One hour weekly.

This is an opportunity to deepen into PW and make it your own with the support and structure a PW teacher provides. As you relax into the practice and write your thoughts as they come to you, your life concerns announce themselves. Your PW teacher helps you identify these themes and engage them imaginatively through the strategic use of the Proprioceptive Question (the mantra like question integral to the proprioceptive method).

Students are encouraged to have 3-5 Writes weekly. They email one or two of these Writes to their PW teacher in advance of each weekly conference call.

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Delving into Writing the Mind Alive, The Proprioceptive Method for Finding your Authentic Voice

A twelve-week series of conference calls with a PW teacher. Private, semi-private, or small group.
For those who have had some experience with PW, having attended either an Immersion with Linda or classes with another PW Teacher, or having taken at least 2 rounds of Exploring the Basics.

In this series, your PW teacher discusses key concepts in Writing the Mind Alive (WMA), the basic PW text co-authored by Linda Trichter Metcalf and Tobin Simon. To help you relate these concepts to yourself and begin to think with them, your PW teacher suggests passages from WMA for you to explore through Guided Writes.

Unlike regular Writes, Guided Writes require that you allow your attention to be guided by your subject matter.

Students are encouraged to have at least 3 Guided Writes weekly. They post one or two of these to the class board in advance of each week’s conference call.

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