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Fri, Feb 04


Hope Springs Institute

Proprioceptive Writing

This workshop will explore the principles and practice of meditative writing.

Proprioceptive Writing
Proprioceptive Writing

Time & Location

Feb 04, 2022, 6:00 PM EST – Feb 06, 2022, 2:00 PM EST

Hope Springs Institute, 4988 Mineral Springs Rd, Peebles, OH 45660, USA

About The Event

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3 Days/ 2 nights: $425 includes tuition, room, board, and supplies!

This workshop will explore the principles and practice of meditative writing. Anyone interested in discovering the wonder of unhindered thought and the pleasure of getting it down on paper, will benefit from this weekend. Mary Bok, workshop leader, is a farmer, writer and teacher from Camden, Maine.

At this workshop you will:

  • Become familiar with the fundamentals of Proprioceptive Writing.
  • Exercise your capacity to listen to yourself and others, in a way that may be new to you.
  • Complete five Proprioceptive writes, in the company of a small group of others.
  • Bring up rich material, which might later lead the way to poems, stories, communications to family and friends, or perhaps deeper journal experience.
  • Begin your Proprioceptive Writing practice, and be ready to continue on your own.

Register online or send a check to:

Hope Springs Institute

4988 Mineral Springs Road

Peebles, Ohio 45660

Make check payable to Hope Springs Institute and put Proprioceptive Writing on the Memo line. Please include your contact information: Name, Address, Phone and Email.

About the Facilitator:

Mary Bok has always been interested in the magic of words as they relate and give voice to the thought that moves in each of us.

As a child, she kept diaries and picture books that recorded something of her relationship to the world around her. Later, as a young adult, she wrote stories and poems which mirrored this same connectedness; and even later, in the early 1970's, she began work with Ira Progoff, whose approach to journal keeping deepened her explorations.

In the early 1980's Mary met Linda Trichter Metcalf and Tobin Simon, the founders of Proprioceptive Writing. After attending a workshop in 1983, Mary began her own practice and then studied with Tobin and Linda at the Proprioceptive Writing Center, in Rockport and later in Portland, Maine. After a three-year training, she began teaching in 1987, offering workshops, leading group writes, and working with students privately.

Mary has led Proprioceptive Writing workshops at Elderhostels in Maine and New Hampshire, The International Women's Writing Guild conference in Canaan, New York, the Center for Health and Healing in Rockland, Maine, and at her home in Camden. She leads groups each Spring and Fall at the Temenos Retreat Center in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and since 1997 has been doing an annual workshop.

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