Information about the Metcalf/Simon Omega Proprioceptive Writing Workshop:
Proprioceptive Writing: Clearing the Mind
by : Linda Trichter Metcalf, Ph.D. and Tobin Simon, Ph.D.
A 5-day workshop at Omega's campus in Rhinebeck, NY.
Proprioceptive Writing is a therapy for nonwriters who wish to write, as well as for writers facing psychological difficulties that impede their work. Many of us, writers and non-writers alike, seem so cut-off from our own imaginations, emotions, and thought processes that we often cannot hear ourselves think-much less know the meaning of our unspoken thoughts. Our failure to understand ourselves frequently blocks our creative expression. But if we can learn to communicate with ourselves through Proprioceptive Writing, we can center ourselves in our work and our work in ourselves, thus dissolving expressive blocks.
Proprioceptive Writing is a therapy that uses writing to explore the psyche. A meditational writing practice that has the power to open the heart and clear the mind, it was developed 20 years ago by Linda Trichter Metcalf and Tobin Simon after a decade of teaching writing to college students. Psychiatrist Stephen Levine has called Proprioceptive Writing shockingly, uncannily liberating. An enthralling, surprising journey into the self. Rochelle Brener, writing teacher, says: The depth of the work-even at the beginning level-is beautiful beyond description.
In addition to codirecting a teacher-training program in Proprioceptive Writing, Metcalf and Simon do on-going work with groups and with individuals, among them actors, teachers, and therapists seeking greater imaginative freedom in their lives and in their work.
This workshop has optional extended hours when child care is not available.