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Writing the Mind Alive: An Afternoon of Proprioceptive Writing®

Sunday, February 24
Cost: $60
$10 discount available for previous PW students.

Appropriate for those new to PW and continuing practitioners

Kim Chandler

Kim Chandler

“The essence of health is trusting yourself, your thoughts, and your feelings.
~Christiane Northrup, M.D. from the Foreward of Writing the Mind Alive by Linda Trichter Metcalf Ph.D and Tobin Simon Ph.D.
“My life and my thinking have changed in ways I never thought were possible. Because of my practice, calcified ways of thinking about the people in my life and the experiences that shaped me have cracked open. The compassion that I’ve experienced for myself as a result of PW has expanded to include compassion for others and for the human condition itself.” ~ Ann Mullen, PWC faculty

Build self trust through being present to your thoughts in writing and reflecting upon your thoughts in writing. Connect more deeply with your spiritual self, cultivate compassion for self, and other. Integrate emotions and intellect. It’s a simple practice done in 20-25 minute increments under quiet conditions, alone or in the presence of others.

This immersion is designed as an introduction for those new to Proprioceptive Writing as well as an opportunity for those with prior experience to deepen. Didactic presentation, two Writes and Kim’s responses to Writes will be included in the afternoon. Participants sit on the floor or in chairs for teaching sessions. The writing practice is done sitting at a table. All materials are provided.

Discover writing as a path to self-expression, creativity, and emotional health!

A simple method anyone can learn, Proprioceptive Writing® (PW) is a form of meditative writing that teaches you to listen to your thoughts with empathy and curiosity and reflect on them in writing. When engaging in this way you become open, receptive and focused. The mind is freed from anxiety and you feel refreshed, energized, and restored to your natural state of vibrant aliveness.

PW is a powerful tool that can focus awareness, dissolve inhibitions, and build self trust; unburden your mind and resolve emotional conflicts; write and speak with strength and clarity; awaken your senses and emotions; and liberate your creative energies.

Writing is not the end of the practice, but rather the means to gain insight into and power over how you live and think. In the short term PW invigorates your mind. Over time it strengthens your sense of self and connects you to the world. When practiced regularly, PW can bring a new sense of well-being and confidence that is vital to mental health and creativity.