Proprioceptive Writing® is a meditational discipline. It is a method of listening to thoughts and feelings, a method of reflection. In this process, we can slow down, notice details, and give ourselves permission to experience emotions as they arise. Over time, the writer is able to reflect more clearly. As chatter dissipates, stories emerge and the relationship with the inner self becomes more familiar and more intimate. The self emerges more frequently from burdens of stress, current concerns and questions of everyday existence. This workshop utilizes the Metcalf/Simon Method of Proprioceptive Writing®, which anyone can begin to use immediately. Former student quote: I came to this practice thinking it would help me write. I was a poor writer...I could describe through visual means but I felt awkward using words. What I found surprised me. PW gave me trust in my own imagination. It broadened my ability to listen to my inner thoughts and it gave me a sense of aliveness I did not believe possible. For more information on PW: www.pwriting.org
TUITION: $200 + FEES: $n/a
Charles Melcher studied Proprioceptive Writing® for over ten years with its founders, Linda Trichter-Metcalf, Ph.D. and Tobin Simon, Ph.D. , and has practiced since 1983. He has introduced this new kind of meditational discipline in the US, Scotland, and Germany. He is a graphic designer and photographer and is a member of the BFA Faculty at Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.
Recommended text: Writing the Mind Alive, Metcalf/Simon $14.95 available on Amazon.