“PW allows you to recognize your thinking. Once fully
recognized, consciousness alters on its own.”

-Linda Trichter Metcalf                


The PW Center offers “Read-Arounds,” small groups of students that meet in conference-call formats to simply read and listen to Writes. This is a wonderful opportunity to enhance your PW practice. If you are interested in joining a “Read-Around,” please contact Lara Gerstein at


The music most often used at PW retreats is a series of compilations produced by the Lind Institute called “Relax With The Classics.” The 4 volumes: Largo, Pastorale, Adagio, and Andante are all sequenced to promote active relaxation or what in PW we call an apreen state.

You can buy these CDs at

These CDs can sometimes be found used on eBay or Amazon as well, or you can look for music by the composers of the pieces from those four volumes. They include Albinoni, Bach, Caudioso, Corelli, Delalande, Durante, Galuppi, Giuliani, Gluck, Handel, Manfredini, Molter, Pachelbel, Paisiello, Pergolesi, Porpora, Scarlatti, Tartini, Vivaldi, and Zipoli.

Other options:  Look for titles like “Music for Activating Memory”; “Music to Increase Concentration”; “Music for Accelerated Learning” which are on and other music stations, or available for purchase from the above websites.

Here are some additional sources for Baroque Music which give you the opportunity to hear the pieces. On Pandora and iTunes you may purchase them, and make your own 25 minute playlists.


Writing the Mind Alive

Variety Pack

Retreat Centers