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Expressive Writing Fall Series for Resilience with John Evans

October 11, 2019 @ 10:30 am - November 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

Imagine an efficient, proven process to increase wellness and build resilience.  Expressive writing is such a process and promises to help manage the challenges of our complex lives, including high stress, decreasing immune function, increasing chronic symptoms, deteriorating health, grief and overcoming trauma. It has been proven to increase immunity, improve overall health, and subsequently improve quality of life. So, if you’re feeling stressed out, have undergone major life stressors, are feeling down and are looking for a way to express yourself, come join the Expressive Writing Fall Series! This is a 6-week long series and its purpose is to allow you to open up your heart, be vulnerable and write freely without the constraints of grammar and structure. Research has shown that expressive writing is known to decrease depression, stress, rumination and increase resilience. No writing experience is necessary for this series! Come join renowned Expressive Writing coach, John Evans, on this journey of self-discovery.

Dates: Fridays, October 11 – November 15

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Health Humanities Lab (Trent Hall 037A)

REGISTER FOR WHOLE 6 WEEKS: October 9th (but walk-ins are accepted too)

(If missed the cutoff to register for the whole 6 weeks, you can still attend. Just register every Wednesday prior to the event – October 16th, 23rd, 30th, November 6th, and 13th)

Click here or email HHL Lab Manager, Cuquis Robledo, at carolina.robledo@duke.edu with which dates you can attend and dietary preferences. It’s beneficial to attend all 6 events to get the most out of it, but we welcome anyone who can attend as many events as they can.

Brunch will be provided!


John F. Evans, MAT, MA, EdD, is the founder and director of Wellness & Writing Connections, LLC.  He partners with others interested in using writing to promote health.  He is a writing clinician and integrative health coach who works with groups,  individuals, and health care professionals.  In addition to working with individuals, Dr. Evans serves those in the traditional, mental and complementary healthcare fields, teaching them how to use writing for better physical, emotional, and spiritual health.  These practitioners use Dr. Evans’ techniques personally to increase their resiliency and decrease burnout or incorporate his approach into their own practice with their clients.  His recent books include: Expressive Writing: Words that Heal with James W. Pennebaker (2014) and Wellness & Writing Connections: Writing for Better Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Health (2010), a collection of essays from the Wellness & Writing Connections Conference Series.

Check out John Evan’s website to learn more about his experience with Expressive Writing in the healthcare field.


October 11, 2019 @ 10:30 am
November 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm


Trent Hall Room 037A – Health Humanities Lab
310 Trent Dr.
Durham, NC 27710 United States
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(919) 681-7760