One year ago,esteemed colleague and friend, art therapist Julie McIntyre, introduced me to the book Writing the Mind Alive, written by Linda Trichter Metcalf and Tobin Simon. In the book, the technique called Proprioceptive Writing is described. Dr Christiane Northrup, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, wrote the foreword for the book. She tells us her life was transformed by doing the proprioceptive writing practice daily for many years. She says in that foreword, "The essence of health is trusting yourself, your thoughts, and your feelings. Self-trust is the ability to know the truth about what you think and feel in your very bones-- and then to use this information to guide your life." She asserts that learning and practising the proprioceptive writing technique helped her reconnect with her deepest self, and gain self-trust. This resulted in being able to write her best selling book.
I have done the proprioceptive writing practice often during this past year, enough to experience its benefits. Soon I hope to offer a workshop designed to share with others this remarkable, beneficial practice.