Proprioceptive Writing (PW) is a method for exploring your mind through writing.
PW is about thinking.
It’s about using your mind to recognize your thinking. This very act, on it’s own, can shift and change your thinking.
Think of PW as a doorway which opens us to the self we yearn to be.
It is a technique for hearing your inner voice. For exploring the nuances. For going beyond the easily known and recognized.
What we write about are the sign posts that point us to accessing deeper understanding of ourselves.
While it’s a simple method anyone can learn, PW is a powerful tool that can be used to:
- Focus your awareness, dissolve inhibitions, and build self-trust
- Unburden your mind and resolve emotional conflicts
- Connect more deeply with your spiritual self
- Help you write and speak with greater strength and clarity
- Awaken your senses and emotion
- Liberate your creative energies
PW is widely recognized as a useful adjunct to therapy, as a form of meditation, and as a valuable writing tool.
Linda Trichter Medcalf, PhD, the founder of the most widely recognized PW program, explains it like this:
PW is a method for exploring the psyche through writing. Easy enough for anyone to learn, PW is practiced to music in 25-minute sessions, alone or in groups, under conditions that are designed to promote relaxation and reflection.Through a process we call “Inner Hearing,” PW teaches you to listen to your thoughts with empathy and curiosity and reflect on them in writing. Practiced regularly, this simple yet powerfully effective method gradually opens a path to self-trust.
Frequently reported benefits include:
- Deepened powers of attention
- Increased self-confidence
- Greater intimacy and spontaneity in relationships
- Enhanced emotional health
- Awakened spirituality
Use Proprioceptive Writing (PW) to make weight loss easier.
As PW awakens your senses and emotions, you begin to connect more deeply with yourself and your thoughts. Through PW, you can unburden your mind and resolve emotional conflicts related to weight loss..
When you first get started, you may have no idea about the direction PW will take you.
When it comes to weight loss, you might consider beginning with a sentence like this: “This is how I can lose weight for the last time while making it easy…” Or, “This the kind of woman I want to be on my weight loss journey…” Or, “This is what I’m discovering/learning on my weight loss journey…”
You can even begin with a question that you want to answer like: “Why is so important to me that I heal my relationship with food, my body and my weight once and for all?”
Proprioceptive Writing (PW) allows you to navigate through your own thoughts.
Don’t worry about correcting mistakes, misspellings, editing curse words, editing anything, for that matter. The most important thing is to get your thoughts out of your head and down on paper or your computer document.
If that harsh inner critic tries to butt in or judge, gently reassure her you’re just fine. All is well. And then keep writing.
Prepare for your writing session.
Allow 40-45 minutes. Grab a notebook, journal, a piece of paper will do, plus a pen/pencil and timer. Use your cell phone timer to make it easy.
If favorite fragrances inspire you, light a candle for your writing session.
If including music appeals to you, Linda Trichter Metcalf, recommends Baroque music because it’s suppose to induce relaxing alpha wave frequencies in your brain. Find some selections to right here.
The idea is to make this a sacred space for your writing experience.
Follow this process:
Take a few deep breathes to center your energy.
Start by writing the first thing that comes to your mind. Don’t over think it.
Keep on writing. When something you’ve written captures your attention, stop.
Ask yourself or write on your paper: “What do I mean by ________________?”
Then write the answer to that question until another item of interest piques your interest. Follow this pattern.
Write for at least 25 minutes, allowing for time at the end for reflection.
When your timer chimes, finish your final thought.
Take time to reflect.
Spend the next 15 or so minutes reading what you wrote aloud.
Listen to your own thoughts in your own voice.
You can also spend a few minutes writing a summary of what you discovered. Make a note or two about any areas you would like to further explore based on what surfaced in your writing.
Becoming aware of your thinking about weight loss can make sustainable weight loss easier.
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” — Gautama Buddha
Isn’t it about time to discover your thinking about your weight loss journey? What you are making your thoughts mean about you, your relationship with food, your body and your current weight.
Please take me up on my offer for your FREE Strategy Call. Then you can see for yourself how it’s possible to jump start weight loss by intentionally increasing your awareness of your thinking through propriospective writing. I can teach you how.
This exploration can help you reach your weight loss goals with a lot less stress and drama.
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