Writing for Self-Awareness

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  •  February 24, 2018
     1:00 pm CST - 3:30 pm CST

CEUs: 2.5

Instructor: Mary Theis

In this workshop, participants will utilize writing to explore who they are. The Proprioceptive Writing (PW) method will be used for this exploration. (PW is a method developed by Linda Metcalf and Tobin Simon).

Proprioceptive Writing is a way to clarify one’s thinking.   The three seemingly simple rules: Write what you hear; Listen to what you write, and Be ready to ask the Proprioceptive Question, are powerful tools to help us discover what we truly believe and know.

From a Jungian perspective, writing can help us get in touch with different aspects of the personality, such as persona and shadow. Participants will learn to look for those elements of personality in what they have written and learn how to distinguish the different thinking voices. Instruction will be given as to how to “listen to” the body sense (i.e., focusing) in the process. This work can help one move toward integrating aspects of the personality and discovering one’s unique self.

Participants will have the opportunity to read aloud what they have written and get feedback on how they might enter more deeply into their story.  No prior experience necessary.

About the Instructor
Mary Theis is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She is a volunteer therapist at The C. G. Jung Center, specializing in depth exploration.   She is a member of the Clinic Committee at the Jung Center. She studied at the Jung Institute in Zurich and received her master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame. She has been actively involved in Jungian Psychology for more than 40 years. She is affiliated with Apple Farm Community, a retreat center in Three Rivers Michigan (applefarmcommunity.org). Mary acts as a companion for those who are on an inner journey. She can meet with people either in Evanston, or at Apple Farm.

Recommended Reading
Writing the Mind Alive, Linda Metcalf and Tobin Simon


Venue Phone: 847-475-4848 *221

Venue Website:

817 Dempster St., Evanston, Illinois, 60201, United States